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Robert R. Janes
N-2002-027 · Accession · [ca. 1970-1993]
Part of Robert R. Janes fonds

The records relate to Robert Janes’ archaeological field work at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, Dealy Island (Kellett’s Storehouse), Drum Lake, and the Canol Camp, his interest in archaeology and anthropology, his work as the first Director of the Territorial Central Museum (later the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre or PWNHC), and his work as the Executive Director of the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories (SINT). The textual records include archaeological field notes and reports, papers and articles written and collected by Janes, including his thesis, book and article reviews, correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, PWNHC building planning and operation files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, EXPO’86 planning files, and PWNHC and SINT publications. The photographs, maps, and architectural drawings document archaeological excavations at Fort Alexander, Willow Lake, and Dealy Island (Kellett’s Storehouse) and show the building and operations at the PWNHC. One plan also shows preparations for the Northwest Territories pavilion at EXPO’86. The sound recording also relate to the ethnoarchaeological project at Willow Lake, including interviews and a recording of a church service.

Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd.
N-2001-014 · Accession · 1944-1999
Part of Giant Yellowknife Mines Ltd. fonds

The majority of the textual records dates from 1944-1999 and includes monthly operational reports and reports from the President, underground operations, diamond drilling and treatment plant for Giant Yellowknife Gold Mines Ltd. There are also meeting minutes, by-laws and constitution for the Giant Recreation Association and 10 Year Club, as well as menus and dinner invitations from 10 year club celebrations. There are also copies of the Giant Mine newsletter Baker Creek News. The remaining textual records consists of correspondence and monthly operational reports for the Salmita Mine, Taurcanis (Bulldog) Mine and Tundra Gold Mine. The photographs date from the 1950s to 1991 and include aerial views of Giant Mine, headframe buildings, tailings retreatment plant, tailings ponds, employees at work both above and underground, pouring of the 10,000th gold brick and safety awards. In addition, there are photographs of the Akaitcho Mine, Salmita Mine, Tundra Mine and Crestaurum Mine. There are also several black and white prints that were taken by George Hunter in the 1950s documenting activities at Giant Mine. The architectural plans show buildings and mine site layout for Taurcanis Mine. There are also blueprints, site plans and milling flow sheets from Giant Mine.

N-1993-014 · Accession · 1953, 1962-1963
Part of Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer fonds

The records relate to 18 June 1962 election for the Electoral District of the Mackenzie River and 8 April 1963 election for the Electoral District of the Northwest Territories. The maps illustrate the electoral boundaries within the Northwest Territories between 1962 and 1963. The textual records consist of working documents and copies of official documents that L.F.G. "Bob" Borden had to compile for the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer after the elections were held. The records document the difficulties encountered in organizing these elections and in attempting to distribute electoral boxes to all potential polling stations within the Northwest Territories. The records have been divided into two series; the first series is of textual materials and the second is cartographic.

June Helm
N-2002-014 · Accession · 196-?-1999
Part of June Helm fonds

The textual records date primarily from 1967-1990 and relates to June Helm's work regarding the Indian Brotherhood, Caveat '73 and the Berger Commission or Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry, with some annotations dating from 1999. The records related to the Indian Brotherhood consists of material from the land use mapping project including documentation of trails, routes and animal resources. This project was undertaken by June Helm for the Indian Brotherhood. The Caveat '73 material consists of documents related to the Caveat filed by the Northwest Territories Chiefs on March 24, 1973. In addition, there are copies of June Helm's testimony at the Caveat hearings. The Berger Commission (Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry) material consists of newspaper clippings, press releases and transcripts of the hearings. The blueprints, maps and charts date from the 1960s. The two blueprints consist of versions, some with annotations, of a Synoptic Chart of Contact Events. These diagrams illustrate first contact between Aboriginal peoples and the Europeans, development of missions, highways, railways, significant government buildings and the impact of disease within the Northwest Territories, as well as other locations. The four annotated maps show the Camsell River, Marian River, Hardisty Lake and the Yellowknife and Rae (Behchokǫ̀) area. The remaining item is a hand-drawn chart.

Parks Canada
N-1979-091 · Accession · 1972-1977, copied 1996
Part of Parks Canada fonds

The records include sound recordings of interviews with 36 individuals, relating to the history of the Nahanni. The textual material is comprised of the transcripts of the sound recordings. In some cases up to three copies of the transcripts existed: a first draft; an edited draft; and a final transcript, edited for publication. Where extant, only the final transcript has been retained. A few of the interviews have not been transcribed. Many of the transcripts include an introduction prepared by Addison, which provides background information on the person interviewed. In addition, there is information on the Nahanni History project, such as reports and correspondence. The 6 maps are appended to the interview transcripts. A 1977 report on the project describes the methodology, itinerary, and provides a list of people contacted and interviewed.

Bobby Porritt
N-1987-016 · Accession · 1929-1984
Part of Bobby Porritt fonds

The textual records consists of correspondence, Porritt's notes, accounting records, banking records, other business records including a Traders Fur Record Book, records pertaining to the Northwest Territories Legislative Council (consisting primarily of copies), memorabilia, Jock McMeekan's records, a few annual reports and newsletters, some posters and ephemera. In particular, the records document Porritt's occupational and political activities, his personal interests and his relationships with many friends and family members. The photographs, taken and collected by Porritt, cover a wide variety of subjects and dates. The photographs were sorted according to a several categories including: communities such as Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Resolution, Fort Smith, Behchoko (Fort Rae), Tulita (Fort Norman), Lutselk'e (Snowdrift), Pine Point and Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River); family and friends; native people; aircraft and pilots; boats and ships; politics; prospecting and mining; logging; trapping, fishing and hunting; railways; and trucking.

Cominco Ltd.
N-1980-002 · Accession · 1937-1977
Part of Cominco Ltd. fonds

These records provide information on the development and operations of Con Mine, and to a lesser degree, other mines operated by Cominco including Pine Point Mine, a lead and zinc mine at Pine Point, NWT, and Box Mine, a gold mine at Goldfields near Uranium City in northern Saskatchewan.

The textual records have been divided into 14 series and include general administration records, personnel records, legal records, financial records, records of development at Pine Point, records from the office of the mine superintendent, records from the office of the mine engineer, records from the office of the geologist, health and safety records, and the records of the Con Athletic Association. The company records consist of personnel files, health and safety records, financial records, mill logbooks, and assay test data statistics. Also included are personal files of A.J. Richardson and records of the Con Athletic Association.

The photographs come from a 1950 report produced by the Northern Transportation Company (NTCL) and document Northern Transportation Company Ltd. (NTCL) 'Radium' line vessels, barges and transportation activities at Waterways, Bell Rock and in the Great Bear Lake Region.

[RCMP map]
G-1979-007: 0244 · Item · [ca. 1959]
Part of Royal Canadian Mounted Police fonds

The map, (National Topographic System Sheet 106 M) depicts Fort McPherson, and is annotated with the locations where the Dawson Patrol (Fitzgerald, Scarter, Taylor, Kinney) died in 1911 and the location where Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper, killed RCMP Constable E. Millen in 1932.

[Map showing the block land transfer boundary and locations such as the large landing area, an alternate barge landing site, a community picnic/recreation area, the sewage/solid waste disposal site, a gravel source, the water reservoir, future industrial subdivisions, future residential subdivisions, a future airport site, and access to the future airport site. The map is lightly annotated.]