Item # :0001 (running time 10:00 min.) entitled "Lacombe Monument" shows missions in Alberta. Included are images of Indigenous costume and the construction of a teepee. Item # :0002 (running time 8:50 min.) entitled "Fort Providence" shows Catholic missions along the Mackenzie River. It would appear to document the tour of a bishop to the various Catholic missions in the Mackenzie region. Included in the footage are views of Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, Fort Good Hope, and Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River). The footage shot at Fort Simpson shows the treatment of a burn victim after one of the mission buildings burned. The footage shot at Fort Good Hope focuses primarily on the landscape and river in that area. The views of Tsiigehtchic show the church building and a "loucheux dance."
This fonds consists of 224 black and white photographs and 1 16mm film reel (original master) and 1 betacam SP videocassette (archival master). The photos were taken primarily in the Tree River area circa 1925. Images include Inuit, camps, ships, and buildings. Many of the images are unidentified; however, some are of people from the Tree River area. There are many images of boats such as the "Margaret A" and the "Aklavik." The film is of Wop May on Reid Island in the 1940s. Other photos, primarily of his son Raymer and daughter Patricia, were taken by Ross while at Holman and Read Island. These date from 1937 to the early 1940s.Ross, Ray
This fonds consists of 5 mm. of text, 53 black and white photographs (prints) and one DVD version of a film entitled "The Secret Years of Eldorado". The text includes a letter from the Semaine Internationale Contre Le Cancer announcing Charles Labine as as recipient of the "Pierre et Marie Curie" medal in consideration of the discovery of radium; prospectus and share distribution re: "Eldorado Gold Mines Limited" and a "Portfolio of Reproductions of the Documents of Surrender" from the Second World War which was presented to Chalres Labine. The photographs include images of the mining operations at Eldorado Mine at Great Bear Lake.LaBine, Charles Leo, 1888-1996
The textual records include a letter from the Semaine Internationale Contre Le Cancer announcing Charles Labine as as recipient of the "Pierre et Marie Curie" medal in consideration of the discovery of radium; prospectus and share distribution re: "Eldorado Gold Mines Limited" and a "Portfolio of Reproductions of the Documents of Surrender" from the Second World War which was presented to Charles Labine. The photographs include images of the mining operations at Eldorado Mine at Great Bear Lake. The DVD consists of a film entitled "The Secret Years of Eldorado".
This fonds consists of 0.1 cm of textual records, 859 photographs (242 black and white negatives, 300 black and white prints - original masters; 766 black and white digital files (TIFF), 15 colour digital files (TIFF) - archival masters; 55 black and white negatives, 23 black and white prints - original and archival masters), 15 8mm film reels (original masters), four 16mm film reels (original masters), 19 Betacam SP videocassettes (archival masters), and one 8mm film reel (original and archival master).
The textual records consist of a membership certificate. The majority of the photographs document Sam’s life prospecting, mining, and trapping between 1930 and 1950, while a smaller selection document Sam’s nuclear family life beginning in 1952. There are five main series of photographs: work in the Great Bear Lake region with the Northern Transportation Company and uranium mines in the early to mid-1930s; gold mining, camping, and prospecting in the Great Slave Lake area in the mid-1930s through the 1940s; work on the Canol project in 1942-1943; trapping on the barren lands (tundra) of the Keewatin region near Clinton-Colden Lake and the Back River area in the late 1930s to 1950; and Sam’s nuclear family life from 1952 onwards. Communities documented in this fonds include early images of Yellowknife’s Old Town and Latham Island, Fort Franklin (Deline), Cameron Bay camps, Norman Wells, Fort Resolution, and Fort Smith. The moving images document being on the land, prospecting, and hunting between 1930 and 1960, and town and family life between 1950 and 1970.
The digital files (TIFF) are scans of the original black and white negatives, black and white prints, and colour negatives, while the videocassettes are transfers from the original 8mm and 16mm film reels, all created by Sam Otto and loaned by his son Sheldon in 2000. The majority of the originally loaned items were returned by Sam Otto's daughter Lorraine in 2015, in addition to some newly offered materials.Otto, Sam
Approximately two thirds of the photographs date between 1927 and 1950 and document Sam’s mining activities prior to his arrival in the NWT (1927-1929), his mining, prospecting and camping activities in the NWT (1929-1950), and his brief period working on the Canol Trail (1942-1943). The remaining third of the photographs and the film date from approximately 1952 to 1960 and depict Sam’s nuclear family life.
Records include 197 black and white photographs taken by Finnie between 1939 and 1946 that feature people and scenes of Yellowknife, Fort Rae, Aklavik, Fort Norman, Norman Wells, Fort Smith, and the Canol Project. The accession also contains a photograph album containing 142 colour prints titled "Canol: The Authors Photographic Post Mortem" which was put together by Finnie from photos of his 1977 tour of the remains of the Canol project. The films in this accession are: "In the Shadow of the Pole" (1928); "The Arctic Patrol" (1929); "Among the Igloo Dwellers" (1930-31); "Ikpuck, The Igloo Dweller" (highlights from "Among the Igloo Dwellers"); "Patrol to the Northwest Passage" (1937); "The Dogrib Treaty" (1939); and "Canol" (1946?). The first two films listed cover the Eastern Arctic voyages of the "Beothic" (ship), and the next two focus on the Copper Inuit. "Patrol to the Northwest Passage" depicts the meeting of the "Nascopie" (ship) and "Aklavik" (ship). There are copies of all the films on Umatic videocassette and copies on Betacam videocassette for "The Igloo Dweller", "The Dogrib Treaty" and "Canol". The sound recordings are of Trevor Lloyd interviewing Henry Larsen and Vilhalmjur Stefansson in 1962, E.M. Weyer interviewing Stefansson in 1955 and the soundtrack from the 1962 National Film Board film "Stefansson the Arctic Prophet."
"In the Shadow of the Pole" is Richard Finnie's film record of the Canadian Government Arctic Expedition of 1928 on the 2,700-ton sealer Beothic. Footage includes: a group of Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables in front of the Beothic prior to starting on the 8000 mile trip; supplies being loaded aboard the Beothic in North Sydney Harbour, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia; RCMP and crewmen saying goodbye to their wives at the dockside; the Beothic at sea; personnel aboard, including ice pilot Captain L.D. Morin, RCMP Inspector A.H. Joy, government medical officer Dr. L.D. Livingstone, chief of the Division of Biology at the National Museum of Canada Dr. R.M. Anderson, and Captain E. Falk of the Beothic; crewmen boxing on ship; Godhavn harbour and townsite in Greenland where the Beothic stopped for a few hours; a Greenland Inuit paddling a kayak; Danish and Inuit settlers and their houses; two men delivering milk with a cart and dogteam; icebergs in the harbour; tea being served aboard the Beothic to Danish and Inuit guests; Danish officials saying goodbye to the crew; the Beothic moving through the ice toward Baffin Island; a polar bear (known in Inuktitut as nanook) running over a stretch of sea ice; the establishment at Button Point; Inspector C.E. Wilcox of the RCMP rowing out to meet the Beothic and being greeted by expedition officer George P. Mackenzie; and Inuit breaking camp, loading dogs and gear aboard the Beothic. The establishment at Pond Inlet; an Inuit mother with her child; provisions being taken ashore by boat; the Beothic at anchor in the bay; an Inuit mother sewing; a girl playing an accordion; men walking across sea ice; the Beothic approaching Dundas Harbour, Devon Island; a flag at half-mast at the RCMP post (RCMP Constable Maisonneuve accidently shot himself while hunting walrus); Richard Finnie undressing and diving into icy water for a swim; the government supply ship Arctic; Dr. R.M. Anderson catching a sculpin fish; hills and bays near "the pole"; walrus on the ice; Greenland Inuit Nookapiungwah, a hunter, leading a walrus hunt in a kayak; a swamped whaleboat; dogs floating in the boat and being rescued by the crew; the Beothic in Fram Haven; the cairn and cross erected to explorer Dr. John N. Svendsen of the Sverdrup expedition, dated 11-6-99; the mountains at Fram Haven; Constables W.C. Beatty, N. McLean, and E. Anstead of the RCMP Fram Haven detachment; and the cross atop the mountain at Fram Haven.
The Beothic starting her homeward journey. Footage of: the Beothic caught in a great mass of heavy ice; an Inuit family being unloaded at Etah, North Greenland (they had been employed by the RCMP); dogs on the beach; a man examining an ancient Inuit dwelling in the rocks; the Beothic at anchor in the bay; Inspector A.H. Joy sitting in front of a skin tent; Richard Finnie saying goodbye to Inuit; a baby kittiwake (which became the ship's mascot) being fed; gigantic icebergs; the ice-filled waters around Cape Sparbo, Devon Island; Greenland hunter Nookapiungwah leading the way through a pall of mist as the expedition goes looking for a herd of musk oxen; two musk oxen with a dog holding them at bay; Dr. Anderson photographing the animals; one musk ox charges. During the return trip the Beothic visits Beechey Island where the Franklin expedition wintered nearly 90 years earlier (1838). Footage of: walrus swimming near the ship; the hill on Beechey Island; the remains of Northumberland House, built in 1854 by Captain Pullen; battered meat casks in the ruins; the cairn to Franklin, the tablet sent out by Lady Franklin and erected by Captain Sir Leopold McClintock in 1855; the script "To the Memory of Franklin, Crozier, Fitzjames and all their gallant brother officers...who suffered and perished...etc."; crewmen and officers examining remnants and cairn; the beached yacht Mary left by John Ross for the possible use of Franklin expedition survivors; an Inuit woman, Mrs. Penniloo, paddles a skin boat towards the Beothic and, drawing alongside, thanks them for calling; the settlement at Pangnirtung; crew going ashore and being welcomed by Inuit and RCMP; George Mackenzie, officer in charge of the expedition, handing out souvenirs; the house being built for Dr. Livingstone who is remaining at Pangnirtung to carry out medical work among the Inuit; Dr. Livingstone driving a nail in for good luck; a whaleboat bobbing in rough water at Lake Harbour bringing an Inuit pilot aboard to guide the Beothic through the maze of islets and reefs; the pilot shaking hands and talking with the crew; a scow loaded with supplies approaching; men unloading supplies; and a sign reading "Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Lake Harbour". The final port of call for the Beothic is Burwell, Cape Chidley. Footage of: whaleboats moving toward the shore; the freighter Canadian Raider, out of Montreal, stranded on the rocks after a heavy storm; an old Moravian mission house, now occupied by wireless engineers from the Department of Marine and Fisheries; the wireless tower atop a hill; a pig in a sling being swung over the ship's side into a scow; two men from the Beothic fishing for arctic char over the side; the Beothic in heavy seas with the crew securing moveable objects; an ocean liner passing the Beothic; RCMP officers lining the deck as they dock; men leaving the ship; and RCMP officers walking along Main Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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The textual material dates from 1978-1988 and consists of Exhibit Storyline and Exhibit Content Plans for the North and South Galleries at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. In addition, there are Exhibit scripts for Chapters in Our History, The North before People, Greenland Kayak Exhibit, Dene Women's Art Exhibit and the traveling exhibit about "The Land." The textual material also includes two Pilot's Log Books from 1928 and 1946 that belonged to Walter James Beaumont. The sound recordings contain interviews with J. Davids and H. Hollick-Kenyon, Denny May, Cam Jordheim and Mark Dodd. The content of the material focuses on aviation in the north, bush pilots, and Wop May. It is likely that this material was used in developing the aviation exhibit at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. The 2 videocassettes are in Umatic or Betacam formats and consist master copies of "Trapline Lifeline" and "Wings of Change." "Trapline Lifeline" was a traveling exhibit that examined the history and modern-day realities of fur trapping. The exhibit contained an audio-visual section that included video footage of interviews with trappers and an overview of life in northern communities. "Wings of Change" is the video component from the aviation gallery at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre.
"The Arctic Patrol" is Richard Finnie's film record of the 1929, Canadian Government Arctic Expedition under the leadership of George P. Mackenzie. It begins with the departure of the sealer SS Beothic from North Sydney, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia on July 20 under Captain E. Falk and ends with the return to port on September 3. Scenes include: the departure of SS Beothic from North Sydney with the crew, RCMP officers, passengers, supplies, and livestock on board; the midnight sun - Baffin Bay at 3 a.m.; landing at Cape Sparbo on Devon Island to photograph muskoxen; ice floes and icebergs in Smith Sound and the ship ploughing through ice on the way to Bache Peninsula on the east coast of Ellesmere Island; unloading supplies for the Bache establishment; Mackenzie welcoming RCMP Inspector A.H. Joy aboard at Fram Haven; walrus in Robertson Bay, North Greenland; a tent dwelling and a native woman and her three children at Robertson Bay; Richard Finnie and RCMP Constables Kidston and Wishart bathing naked in Robertson Bay just south of Etah, Greenland; two young polar bears, chained together, playing in the water; thousands of Dovekies (Little Auks) at Robertson Bay; an ancient Eskimo stone dwelling at Pond Inlet; polar bears between Pond Inlet and Clyde River; Pangnirtung, Baffin Island: the Hudson’s Bay Post, government medical officer Dr. L.D. Livingstone boarding; native men bringing supplies ashore, native men engaging in a tug-o-war; the first stop at at Lake Harbour (now named Kimmirut); passing the Hudson’s Bay Company ship Nascopie, travelling in an easterly direction, heading for Lake Harbour; an experimental fox farm at Chesterfield Inlet; National Museum ornithologist Percy A. Taverner photographing a Semipalmated Sandpiper on deck; the second stop at Lake Harbour: the Hudson’s Bay Post, Saint Paul’s Anglican Mission, the Reverend C.L.W. Bailey, native worshippers; J. Dewey Soper, department investigator and discoverer of the nesting grounds of the Blue Goose, boarding; SS Aranmore and SS Sambro delivering material for the Department of Marine and Fisheries’ radio direction finding station at Acadia Cove, Resolution Island, shots of building operations, a cradle tramway on overhead wires erected to transport building material; natives in kayaks at Port Burwell, Cape Chidley; a fire on board ship; aerial shots of the ship; a newspaper cutting announcing "Beothic returns from supply trip to Arctic" after six weeks in Arctic regions supplying Canadian outposts.
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"The Igloo Dwellers" is Richard Finnie's 1930 film record of Copper Inuit at Coronation Gulf. Footage includes: Copper Inuit at Coronation Gulf; spring fishing at a stone weir; musk ox; fox; the summer reply by the RMS Nascopie; summer tents; polar bear cub; kayaks; netting fish through ice; dogsleds on the sea ice; a Fairchild landing on skis; a village at Coronation Gulf; dog sleds; Ikpuck and his wife Haiokok build an igloo; drum song and drum dancing in an igloo; heavily laden dog sleds leave; spring break up and river spear fishing.
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The textual records are copies of material that relate to the years that Baker worked in the Yellowknife area as a prospector. It consists of an 82-page transcript of an interview with John Baker that was conducted by Walter Humphries in 1994; copies of Baker's correspondence and work-related papers concerning prospecting activities in the Yellowknife area and the Rich claim (Giant Mine); extracts from newspapers; a report by A.W. Jolliffe on the Yellowknife River area; an article about John Baker form the CIM Reporter; resident hunting and trapping licenses; and a summary report on the Rich Group of Claims. The photographs depict prospecting activities around Yellowknife in the 1930s. There are images of camps, floatplanes, boats, scenery, John Baker and Herb Dixon. The videocassette contains 27 minutes of footage that was taken by John Baker between 1935-1936. There are scenes of traveling, camping and prospecting in the Yellowknife area and mining activities at the Rich claim (Giant Mine).
The photographs document the construction of a road and pipeline from Norman Wells through the Mackenzie Mountains to the Yukon, commonly referred to as the Canol Project, between 1942 and 1943. Many of the photographs include road construction, bridge building, earth moving, graders, Caterpillar tractors, dump trucks and other heavy equipment operated by construction workers and soldiers, some of whom were African American. Some of the images depict dogs being used to transport supplies, whether by dogsled or by using saddlebags. The films document being on the land, prospecting, and hunting between 1930 and 1960, and town and family life between 1950 and 1970. Subjects include Yellowknife, the ferry crossing at Fort Providence on the Mackenzie River (Dehcho), Pine Point Lake, footage of wildlife (such as bison) taken from airplanes and helicopters, the Duke of Edinburgh in Yellowknife, the Radium (King?), life at the Canol camp, and four short films entitled ‘Northern Urbanization’ which relate to Yellowknife and the surrounding area.
[Otto home film footage of prospecting activities and landscapes. Footage highlights include the loading of airplane on floats with supplies, men prospecting, canvas tents and camp supplies, and aerial footage of bodies of water, Jolliffe Island, Yellowknife, and Latham Island. Garsky? Garskie?] https://vimeo.com/686866531/a1a4810472
The videocassette is a copy of an 8 mm film loaned to the NWT Archives. A related interview with Charles Reiach is in accession number N-1997-022.Reiach, Charles
This fonds contains records documenting prospecting and mining activities around Yellowknife, primarily in the 1930s. There are images of camps, floatplanes, boats, scenery, C. John Baker and Herb Dixon. The videocassette (VHS) contains 8 mm film footage that was taken by John Baker between 1935-1936. There are scenes of traveling, camping and prospecting in the Yellowknife area and mining activities at the Rich claim (Giant Mine).
The textual material consists of an 82-page transcript of an interview with John Baker that was conducted by Walter Humphries in 1994. There are also copies of Baker's correspondence and work-related papers concerning prospecting activities in the Yellowknife area and the Rich claim (Giant Mine), as well as extracts from newspapers dated 1934-1947, a report by A.W. Jolliffe on the Yellowknife River area, an article about John Baker from the CIM Reporter, resident hunting and trapping licenses and a summary report on the Rich Group of Claims. In addition, there are 4 bound journals dated from 1935-1936 containing correspondence and observations about development and drilling, ordering mining supplies and equipment, payroll and expense information at the Giant Mine. Two of the journals contain notes and correspondence written by C. John Baker and the other two journals consist of correspondence and notes written by Lockie Burwash.Baker, Cyril John
"Ikpuck the Igloo Dwellers" is Richard Finnie's 1930 film record of the Copper Eskimos of the Coronation Gulf. The location is fixed by use of a map, and the film covers a change of seasons. Sequences include: Inuit children harnessing dogs and sledding on sea ice; October ice fishing by nets; building kamatik sled with drill and biti; and Inuit children skipping rope. Ikpuck, an elderly man, builds an igloo and his wife, Haiokok, chinks it. Footage shows an Inuit drum dance where Ikpuck sings and dances; a winter camp and preparations for a caribou hunting trip; Ikpuck wearing slitted snow goggles; Inuit in traditional long parkas, an angijutauiuq parka, a quilittaq outer parka, and an atigi; the summer ice break-up and salmon fishing; and an old woman sharpening her uluk knife, cutting the men's catch, and eating some of it raw.
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The textual records consists of letters written by Hugh Ross between 1933-1936 from the Fort Norman Wireless Station to his future wife. In addition, there is a copy of a pseudo newsletter of the Royal Canadian Corps. Of Signals Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System called "Notes of Interest." The negatives and photographs, which are located in a photo album that was compiled by Hugh Ross, include images of military personnel, wireless stations and the military base at Alert. The films show Yellowknife in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as aerial footage and the base at Alert in the 1960s.
This fonds consists of 12 film reels, 1 videocassette (VHS) which is a copy of the film footage, 3 cm of textual material and 83 photographs and negatives. The films show Yellowknife in the 1940s and 1950s including aerial footage and the base at Alert in the 1960s. The textual material consists of letters written by Hugh Ross between 1933-1936 from the Fort Norman Wireless Station to his future wife. In addition, there is a copy of a pseudo newsletter of the Royal Canadian Corps. Of Signals Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System called "Notes of Interest." The negatives and photographs, which are located in a photo album that was compiled by Hugh Ross, include images of military personnel, wireless stations and the military base at Alert.Ross, Hugh
This fonds consists of 583 photographs, most of which depict images of the Kraus' daily activities and the visits of local residents and many travelers to their home, and a 16mm colour film. The pictures are from the Nahanni area and include views of the Kraus' residences at Kraus Hot Springs (now in Nahanni National Park) and Little Doctor Lake. There are also photographs of Darrell Pfeiffer sculpting busts of Gus and Mary Kraus.
The 16mm film, which is the original master and the Betacam copy, the archival master, depict pesonalities from the Nahanni Butte/Fort Simpson area in the early 1960s, including Gus and Mary Kraus, their son Mickey Kraus, Dick Turner, Father Posset and Albert Faille.