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Archival description
N-2010-003 · Accession · [1983-1994]

These photographs are of people and events in a variety of Northwest Territories communities from the North Slave, South Slave and Sahtu regions, with a large number of images from the Tlicho region. Subjects include traditional camp activities, harvesting, community celebrations, and portraits.

Carseen, Dorothy
N-2008-005 · Accession · 1959

Records include photographs of school children having a picnic outside of the school in Fort Good Hope. The photos were taken in 1959. One of the photographs shows an unidentified woman setting up an x-ray machine outside of the school building. The photographs were taken by Monica MacDonald who was a teacher in Fort Good Hope.

N-2004-017 · Accession · [199-?]

Records are comprised of an unpublished manuscript by Margaret Scott called "Treasures of the North". It describes the author's three years spent in the north, 1941-1944, first at Ptarmigan Mine, then Whitehorse and Prince Rupert. The section on Ptarmigan mine (approximately 26 pages) provides anecdotal account of her trip to Yellowknife, including her wedding ceremony, and the year she spent at Ptarmigan mine where her husband was an employee of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company.

Scott, Margaret
Northern Map collection
N-2004-011 · Accession · [1897-196-]

The photographs include a colour photograph of the Northern Transportation Company vessel the "M.V. Kelly Hall" and a hand coloured black and white portrait of a couple. The settlement plans are from the communities of Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Aklavik, Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Wrigley, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Port Radium, Fort Resolution, Taltson River, Pine Point, Fort Liard, Tuktoyaktuk and Fort Providence. In addition, there are maps showing water routes of steamships and mining claims in the Yellowknife area. Most of the maps and plans were published by various federal departments, including the Department of the Interior, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, and Department of Mines and Resources.

A.W.R. Carrothers
N-2004-007 · Accession · 1965-1966

The photographs document A.W.R. Carrothers' travels while head of the Advisory Commission on the Development of Government in the Northwest Territories in August 1965 and March 1966. The photographs, which were taken in Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Detah, Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvik and other communities, document meeting sessions, aerial and other scenic views of the communities, Inuit and Dene families, including children. Transportation to meetings by way of canoe, boat, jet, floatplane, or trolley by commission delegates and stakeholders alike is a main theme. There are children at play photographs which include scenes at a playground and a baseball game. There are also photographs of youth playing billiards at a recreation centre. Featured in the Detah photographs is Chief Jimmy Bruneau. John Parker can be seen in many of the photographs. Two churches are featured, St. Georges in Cambridge Bay and the Saint Peter Roman Catholic stone church at Kugaaruk.

N-2003-033 · Accession · 1990

The videos consist of the production "History in the Making: The NWT Legislative Assembly." Each videocassette contains the production in a different language including: English (:0001), Tłı̨chǫ (Dogrib :0002), Dëne Sųłıné (Chipewyan :0003), Dene Zhatıé (South Slavey :0004), French (:0005), Dene Kǝdǝ́ (North Slavey :0006) and Inuktitut (:0007). The program, which is approximately 10 minutes in length, was produced by Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) in 1990. The production was commissioned by the Management and Services Board of the 11th Legislative Assembly, and traces the political development in the NWT, including the development of the NWT Council and the Legislative Assembly. The production incorporates archival photographs and moving images from the Northwest Territories, as well as footage of Legislative Assembly sessions from the 1980s. Fran Hurcomb wrote the script for the production, and archival material was provided by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Northern Service, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Crawley Films, Library Archives Canada and the NWT Archives. The Director was Chris Mullington and the Executive Producer was Lorraine Thomas. https://vimeo.com/pwnhc/nwta-n-2003-033-0001

N-2002-008 · Accession · 1930

The map was produced and sold by the Mundy Map Company of Edmonton. The map shows travel routes from Edmonton into the NWT up to Great Bear Lake and as far north as Kugluktuk. The map includes many place names and travel hints, including directions and distances between locations. It also shows air travel routes, RCMP stations, missions, hospitals, mining claims, wireless radio stations, gas caches and the boundaries of mining districts. It shows the position of claims at Echo Bay, Hunter Bay, Dismal Lake and the Camsell River and provides rough information on landmarks such as mountain ranges, the tree line, waterfalls and rapids.

Charles Reiach Interview
N-1997-022 · Accession · 1995

The sound recording documents an interview with Charles Reiach. The recording includes a narration of a film donated to the NWT Archives by Charles Reiach and his experiences as an HBC trader from 1926-1936.

N-1993-015 · Accession · 1958-1959

This accession consists of two newsletters entitled "Norman News" which were published by the students at the Federal Day School in Fort Norman (Tulita). The newsletters (dated October 1958 and February 1959) contain school-related items and items pertaining to the community. There are lists of community events for the upcoming months, birth announcements, stories, crossword puzzles and a column titled hunting news. The reporters listed in the October issue are: Richard Hardy, Randy Stowell, Faye Eliason, Sandra Clement and George McDonald.

Federal Day School (Fort Norman, NT)
Esso Resources Canada, Ltd.
N-1992-277 · Accession · 1982-1989

This accession consists of issues of "Esso North", a newsletter published by Esso Resources Canada Ltd. The newsletter contains information on employment opportunities for local residents, environmental studies, histories of the Great Bear Lake and Mackenzie Delta region, as well as updates on the companies current and planned activities for oil extraction in Norman Wells and Tuktoyaktuk.

Esso Resources Canada Ltd.
Canada. Census Branch
N-1992-260 · Accession · 1872

The record is comprised of a handwritten one page census report for 1871 'Statement of the Indian population of the Mackenzie River District', listing total numbers of Indian (Indigenous) residents by Men/Women/Children (boy/girl). Posts reported include: Youcon [Yukon], LaPierre's House, Peel River, Fort Good Hope, Fort Norman, Bear Lake, Fort Nelson, Fort Liard, Fort Simpson, Fort Providence, Hay River, Fort Resolution and Fort Rae.

Canada. Census Branch
Northern Games Association
N-1992-217 · Accession · 1975

This accession consists of one programme from the 6th annual Northern Games held in Fort McPherson in July of 1975.

Northern Games Association
Williams, S.R. collection
N-1992-216 · Accession · [19-?]

[This accession consists of one cairn document in fragile condition. Very little of the penciled text message survives. Cairn was located near Franklin Pierce Bay (now) Nunavut by C.P.O. Steve Williams of the Joint Services Expedition to Princess Marie Bay, Ellesmere Island, 1980. See Accession file for coordinates]

Canada. Privy Council
N-1992-214 · Accession · 1874, copied 1980

This accession consists of one true copy of Order in Council 1248. Copied from the Arctic Island Centennial 1874-1974.

Canada. Privy Council
N-1992-148 · Accession · 1847

This accession consists of one letter from Sir John Richardson to Reeve, Benham & Reeve, dated December 25, 1847, regarding illustrations from his latest book. Attached to the letter is a newspaper clipping of another letter written by Richardson in 1848.

N-1992-131 · Accession · [1890?]

This accession consists of a letter addressed to 'Thomas', dated July 8, regarding a book review of 'Ice-bound on Kolguev'. [Russia]

Back, Sir George 1796-1878
N-1992-126 · Accession · [ca. 1850], 1865

This accession consists of two short notes written by George Back. One contains his salutation and signature.

Ellestad-Sayed, J.
N-1992-113 · Accession · [1978?], photocopied [ca. 1979]

This accession consists of a photocopy of the Appendix to J. Ellestad-Sayed's "Nutrient Analyses of Non-Commercial Foods Eaten by Canadian Inuit and Indians." This Appendix describes the objectives, background, and design of a proposed project to determine the nutrient value of indigenous foods as prepared traditionally.

Ellestad-Sayed, J.
Steele, Tom
N-1992-109 · Accession · [ca. 1830]

This accession consists of a one page letter from 'Honest' Tom Steele to Peter FitzGerald [Enger?], regarding Sir John Franklin.

Rae, Sir John, 1764-1848
N-1992-095 · Accession · 1877

Records are comprised of letter from John Rae to Mr. Hyde Clarke, signed and dated, 2 Addison Gdns. [London], 25 April, 1877, extending an invitation to Rae's lecture at the Royal Institute.