Cartographic records are primarily comprised of zoning maps, but also include infrastructural development plans for roads, water and sewage, and lighting systems. Photographs feature buildings and people in and around Yellowknife, including the Gerry Murphy Arena, Municipal Town Hall and Yellowknife schools. Textual records include certified copies of City Council meeting minutes and correspondence, town planning records, business license, election records (including voter lists) financial, and files regarding the Centennial Committee, Town Planning Committee and Museum Committee.
The records are made up of three files of correspondence and two blue print maps of leased areas documenting applications and maintenance of surveying permits for petroleum and natural gas exploration in the south Great Slave Lake region including, Pine Point and Presquille Point areas.
The photographs document a variety of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachments and personnel, the 1973 RCMP Ball, the Flat River Patrol of the South Nahanni, Governor General George Vanier's 1961 tour of the Northwest Territories. Locations include Hay River, Fort Smith, Yellowknife and Inuvik. The map, (National Topographic System Sheet 106 M) depicts Fort McPherson, and is annotated with the location where the Dawson Patrol died in 1911 and the location where Albert Johnson, the Mad Trapper, killed an RCMP constable in 1932.
Map of the Mackenzie River and Hume River area.
This fonds consists of approximately 1.15 m of textual material, 60 maps, 3 architectural plans and 84 photographs generated by the Local Trustee Board, Municipal District of Yellowknife, Town of Yellowknife, and the City of Yellowknife between 1940 and 2005.
The textual materials, which date from 1940 to 2005, include Local Trustee Board/City Council meeting minutes, correspondence files, Centennial Committee records, licenses, Yellowknife Board of Trade records, and by-laws. Subject files also include road construction, hospital construction, health and welfare, taxes, elections, federal funding, lot development, budgets, infrastructure development and the construction of housing. There are records from the Town's Planning Committee including budget information, utility franchise information, and records relating to town planning and zoning. A select number of municipal financial statements can also be found within this fonds.
This fonds also contains a select number of reports commissioned by the city and presented to council on issues such as the Yellowknife School District and water and sewage systems. Also included are reports delivered by the City of Yellowknife Heritage Committee, a committee funded directly by the City of Yellowknife. These records include "Policy for the Preservation and Development of Yellowknife's Heritage Resources," prepared by the Yellowknife Heritage Committee (1986), and a copy of the pamphlet entitled "Four Walking Tours of Yellowknife Old Town" (1987). As well, there are several reports authored between 2001-2005 documenting abandoned or demolished Yellowknife buildings as well as an inventory of New Town Historical Buildings.
The cartographic materials consist of maps of Yellowknife, development plans for Frame Lake and the capital site, street lighting plans, plans for water and sewage services, and zoning plans.
There are also architectural plans documenting the renovation of City Hall in 1969.
The graphic content, dating from 1920-1973, depicts meetings of the Municipal Council, municipal buildings, houses and businesses in the town. Buildings depicted include the Gerry Murphy Arena, the Municipal Town Hall, City Hall, the Bellanca Building, St. Patrick's High School, William McDonald High School and Mildred Hall Elementary School. Several photographs feature airplanes operated in Yellowknife by local transportation companies. There are also photographs taken during a dinner attended by Commissioner Stuart Hodgson and Bishop Henry Cook to mark the unveiling of Pilot’s Monument in Yellowknife.Yellowknife (NT)
This fonds consists of 196 photographs in both print and negative format and 1 photographic reproduction of a map. The photographs were taken in Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska and Lapland and document reindeer herding activities. One of the images is a reproduction of a map of the Richardson Islands that Dr. Hadwen used in 1939. The images are the result of numerous trips to the circumpolar north during the 1920s and 1930s when he was studying the potential for reindeer herding for both the Canadian and United States governments. Traditional Yupik villages and clothing are also documented.Hadwen, Isaac Seymour
The textual records recount the story of "Jim Wilkie's [Jim Wolki?] Dangerous Journey" from Walker Bay Post to Letty Harbour. The photographs depict communities such as Aklavik, and Tsiigehtchic (Arctic Red River), boats and bush planes and trading posts. The two maps detail the journey.
The series consists of signed minutes of the Council of the Northwest Territories during the period of appointed Council members. The minutes of the first five sessions are not signed, but they are clearly intended of to the be the official proceedings of the Council, and the signed versions can be found in Series 3. Regular and special sessions are numbered from 1921-1950.
A large number of attachments have been included with the minutes, but this has not been done consistently. These attachments include agendas, copies of correspondence, reports, some Ordinances (including some drafts), and minutes of related committees, including the Interdepartmental Reindeer Committee, Yellowknife Board of Trustees, and Hay River Board of Trustees. Some maps and photographs are also included.
Subjects include: Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake, Dismal Lakes, Coppermine River, Mackenzie River, Thelon River, Backs River (Back River), Camsell River, Slave River and Cameron Bay.
The files in this series contain the papers kept by the Secretary for each session. Although this practice continued until 1951, all of the files between 1929 and 1949 were probably destroyed before 1967. Although the files consist largely of copies which can also be found in the signed minutes (series 01), they also contain some additional information.
Records relating to fisheries and wildlife management include those on the subjects of disease, endangered species, land use, predator control, trapping, hunting, fur production and harvesting data, hunting and trapping associations, environmental protection, land claims, trapper taxation, trapping standards, animal sightings, game management reports, registered trapping areas, pipelines, sport fishing and lake stocking, conservation education, national parks, territorial parks, preserves, sanctuaries and refuges. Records also include manuals, permits, licenses, newsletters, annual reports, strategic plans, and mandate documents relating to the operation of the Division. The wildlife management records include studies or records relating to falcons, gyrfalcons, geese, duck, swans, bears, bison, beaver, sheep, caribou, fox, reindeer, wolf, muskoxen, muskrat, marten, mink, wolverine, moose, hare, and arachnids (spiders). Policies and programs covered by this accession include the Guiding and Outfitting Policy, Community Freezer Program, Fur Program, Biodiversity Working Group, Fire Management Policy, Firearm Safety Instructor Course Program, Bathurst Management Planning Committee, and the Trapper Treeline Program. There are records relating to Trapper Training, Harvesters Assistance, Trapper Compensation, and interaction with COSEWIC, and the Fish and Wildlife Service Policy. Each region of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is represented.Northwest Territories. Department of Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development. Wildlife and Fisheries division
The file consists of the sessional papers of the 3rd Session of the NWT Council, as kept by the Secretary. This file contains the signed version of the minutes (see file G-1979-042: 1-3), minutes from the 2nd Session, and other attachments relating to the 3rd session. Similar meeting packages are also found in files G-1979-042: 10-20, 10-21, and 10-22.
Navigational map produced by the Dept. of Interior, Topographical Survey of Canada and (0003) is of the scale 1:380,160 and is entitled "Map of Great Slave Lake: Western Sheet" [between 1923 and 1924]
Navigational map produced by the Dept. of Interior, Topographical Survey of Canada and are of the scale 1:253,440. (0002) is entitled "Map of Great Slave Lake: Resolution to Windy Pt.". [between 1923 and 1924]
Navigational map produced by the Dept. of Interior, Topographical Survey of Canada and are of the scale 1:253,440 (0005) is entitled "Map of Mackenzie River: Simpson to Wrigley". [between 1923 and 1924]
This accession consists of four cartographic sheets which collectively are entitled Map of Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay. They were originally published by the Federal government in 1900 and reprinted in 1923, to accompany a report by J.B. Tyrell. They are stamped Department of Interior-Yukon and Northwest Territories Branch. They are annotated with the inscription "help yourself". (:0001) is entitled Sheet No. 1 and shows McLeod Bay in the east end of Great Slave Lake, the water route to Artillery Lake, Lac Du Bois, Casba Lake, Campbell Lake and Sifton Lake. (:0002) is entitled Sheet No. 2 and shows the Thelon River. It includes Granite Falls and Hanbury River. (:0003) Sheet No. 3A and 3B shows the Thelon River and includes Beverly Lake and Aberdeen Lake. (:0004) is entitled Sheet No. 4 and shows the lower Thelon River and includes Schultz Lake and Baker Lake. The maps also show Dene and Inuit encampments along the Thelon River. There are no copies of these maps on deposit with either the National Archives of Canada or the National Museum of Civilization.Canada. Department of the Interior
Map of Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay. Originally published by the Federal government in 1900 and reprinted in 1923, to accompany a report by J.B. Tyrell. They are stamped Department of Interior- Yukon and Northwest Territories Branch. (0001) is entitled Sheet No. 1 and shows McLeod Bay in the east end of Great Slave Lake (Old Fort Reliance), the water route to Artillery Lake, Lac Du Bois, Casba Lake, Campbell Lake and Sifton Lake. The maps also show Dene and Inuit encampments along the Thelon River.
Map of Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay. Originally published by the Federal government in 1900 and reprinted in 1923, to accompany a report by J.B. Tyrell. They are stamped Department of Interior- Yukon and Northwest Territories Branch. . (0004) is entitled Sheet No. 4 and shows the lower Thelon River and includes Schultz Lake and Baker Lake. The maps also show Dene and Inuit encampments along the Thelon River.