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Wop May fonds

  • 18
  • Fonds
  • [1928-1948]

This fonds consists of 580 copy negatives (35 mm) and 196 prints which are duplicates of the negatives. These are copies of photographs which belonged to Wop May. Though many of the images are not dated, however, the original photographs appear to date from circa 1928 to 1948. Many of the photographs were taken in northern Alberta, but locations within the Northwest Territories include Aklavik, Fort Norman, Rae, Arctic Red River, Hay River, Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, and Fort Resolution. The images include pilots, aircraft, and various aspects of air mail delivery.

This fonds also includes one map which appears to have been published in the Edmonton Journal. The map depicts Canada Post's inaugural air mail flight on December 10, 1929 between Edmonton and Aklavik piloted by Wop May.

May, Wop

Susan Jackson fonds

  • 209
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975

This fonds consists of 1.5 cm of textual material and two photographs. The text is comprised of copies of the proceedings of the 1972, 1973 and 1974 Arctic Air Symposiums sponsored by the Canadian Air Transportation Administration. Jackson attended these meetings in her capacity as a member of the group working to establish a search and rescue group within the Northwest Territories. The photographs show a Canadian Forces Lockheed C-130 being unloaded at Alert in 1973 and May Willmot, a writer from Ottawa and a member of the Canadian Air Force standing beside a signpost at Alert. In addition, there is also a copy of the proceedings of a meeting held in Yellowknife in 1975 in conjunction with the United Nation's International Women's Year.

Jackson, Susan

John Davids fonds

  • 226
  • Fonds
  • [1930?-1962?], 1973

This fonds consists of 1 audio reel and 81 photographs. The sound recording contains an interview conducted in 1973 by John Davids with H. (Bertie) Hollick-Kenyon. Mr. Hollick-Kenyon was a pilot and during the interview discussed a variety of planes that he piloted and some of his flying experiences in western Canada and the north. Mr. Hollick-Kenyon was also involved in the MacAlpine Search. The images include various airplanes used in the north, aerial photographs including views of communities in the western arctic and people involved in the aviation industry in the north. The print, taken in 1962, is thought to be the last photograph showing Henry Busse before he died.

Davids, John

David Sherstone fonds

  • 403
  • Fonds
  • 1973 -1975

This fonds contains photographs taken between 1973 -1975 during three distinct northern expeditions. Photographs taken from the first expedition, which took place in May 1973, documnent transport vehicles used by the team, sites and captured phenomenon related to Sherstone's glaciology work, and the townships of Fort Simpson, Norman Wells, and Inuvik. Photographs of the second expedition, taking place from May -June 1974, capture transport vehicles and other equipment used by Sherstone's team, notable homes and buildings in Yellowknife, Fort Good Hope, Fort Wrigley, Norman Wells, Tuktoyuktuk, Resolute Bay and Frobisher Bay [Iqaluit], and Sherstone's research sites and camp facilities during this expedition. Photographs of the third expedition occuring in May 1975 mainly feature aircrafts and landing sites, and natural phenomena viewed by Sherstone during this trip through Tuktoyuktuk and Norman Wells.

Sherstone, David

Koenen's Air Service Limited Fonds

  • 419
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1962

The fonds consists of 42.6 cm of textual records and 4 maps created and used by Koenen's Air Service while operating a charter air service in Yellowknife, primarily in the 1950s and 1960s. The fonds also includes some personal records of owner Henry Koenen, including records of flying experiences with other companies in the 1930s and 1940s. The records include log books, correspondence, bills of sale, contracts and agreements, inspection forms, insurance information, payroll information, accident statements, Pilots' Flying Histories, invoices and receipts, an account ledger, income tax and financial statements, Air Transport Board reports, a promotional pamphlet, and maps showing areas flown to often.

Fonds put into artificial series arrangement based on record type: Personal Records, Aircraft, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Charter Records.

Koenen's Air Service Limited

Brock “Rocky” Parsons fonds

  • 423
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1992

The fonds consists of 16.5 cm of textual records, 23 colour slides, and 20 maps created, collected, and used by Parsons during the course of his career as a pilot. The textual records include correspondence, certifications, exams and study notes for various aircraft, and records of training and flights taken. The slides appear to relate to his flights in the Arctic and show a number of unidentified people and communities. The cartographic material consists of maps, which Parsons used as working documents to plan routes.

Parsons, Brock

MacKenzie Air Service, Ltd.

  • G-1990-008
  • Accession
  • 1940

This accession consists of one copy of a pamphlet from Mackenzie Air Service entitled, "Schedules, Tariffs: Serving All Mining Areas and Trading Posts in the Canadian Northwest from Edmonton to the Arctic".

Mackenzie Air Service Ltd.

Edmonton Air Museum Committee Collection

  • N-1979-003
  • Accession
  • 1920-1973

Textual records include two telegrams from 1937 relating to the flight of Sigismund Levanevsky of the U.S.S.R.; one autographed program "Commemorating Bush Pilots of Canada", August 20, 1967, Yellowknife; and one Canadian Airways Limited card showing flight routes. The photographs, most obtained from Matt Berry, relate to aviation in the north. The images feature views of life in numerous NWT communities, and activities such as mining. The map illustrates the route flown by W.L. Brintnell in G-CASK during August of 1929. The 21 day (105 hours), 1000 miles trip from Winnipeg (Manitoba) and back included stops in Fort Simpson, Fort Norman, Aklavik, Dawson (Yukon), Prince Rupert (B.C.), Edmonton (Alberta). Some of the photographs in this accession are copies of images held by the National Archives of Canada (NAC). The NAC's reference number for the items in their holdings has been recorded in the accession file.

Edmonton Air Museum Committee

Edmonton Bush Pilots

  • N-1979-047
  • Accession
  • [1920?-1939?], copied 1970

The accession consists of a commemorative album titled "The Edmonton Bush Pilots: Northwest Territories Centennial Flight, August, 1970" compiled on behalf of the City of Edmonton for the NWT Centennial. It is a tribute to the importance of aviation in the histories of both Edmonton and the Northwest Territories. The album contains: a list of bush pilots; a chronology of events from 1904-1970, relating to the Edmonton Industrial Airport (Blatchford Field) and the associated pilots; brief profiles of selected bush pilots; and 23 black and white copy photographs of aviation, dated primarily in the 1920s and 1930s.

St. Louis, Philip

  • N-1979-060
  • Accession
  • [1930?]

Records include photographs taken at Labine Point, Great Bear Lake. The images depict Philip St. Louis, an aerial view of Labine Point, and a Canadian Airways plane refuelling. One photo may have originally belonged to F. M. Boland.

Lonergan, Ted

  • N-1985-015
  • Accession
  • [1929-1938]

This accession consists of six black and white photographs of aviation activities in the north. Included among the images are views of the first air mail services in 1929 and an aerial photograph of Yellowknife.

Lonergan, E.T. (Ted)

Ward, Max, 1921-2020

  • N-1988-001
  • Accession
  • [1947-1956]

This accession consists of photographs collected by Max Ward. The images show Max Ward and many of his aircraft in the North.

Ward, Max, 1921-2020

Pawluk, Roy, 1945-

  • N-1988-026
  • Accession
  • [1947]

Photographs depict a DeHavilland Fox Moth, aerial views of Yellowknife and Giant and Con mines.

Oak, Alivor

  • N-1988-027
  • Accession
  • 1946, copied [1988]

The images depict the DeHavilland Fox Moth at Gordon Lake, NWT. Originals returned to owner.

Byrne, Norman W. 1912-1973

  • N-1988-031
  • Accession
  • 1947, copied 1987

Records include photographs of the Viking Yellowknife Gold Mines Limited property at Morris Lake. The photographs were taken in the summer of 1947 and depict a Fox Moth airplane (CF-BNI) moored on the mine property, where Byrne was working as a consultant mining engineer. There are also photographs of Norman W. Byrne, his wife Rose, and his son Donald.

Byrne, Norman W.

Byrne, Norman W., 1912-1973

  • N-1989-021
  • Accession
  • [1945-1950], copied 1989

This accession consists of six black and white negatives depicting a variety of aircraft such as the Gypsy Moth, Bellanca Air Cruiser, and a Biplane among others in Yellowknife and at Giauque Lake.

Byrne, Norman W.

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force

  • N-1993-009
  • Accession
  • 1949

This accession consists of two black and white photographs of the crash site of a RCAF DC-3 in 1949. Item :0001 shows the salvage crew and Inuit men in front of the crashed plane and :0002 shows the crashed aircraft.

Hartwell search and rescue map

  • N-1994-008
  • Accession
  • 1972

This accession consists of a composite map used by Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue in the search for pilot Marten Hartwell, nurse Judy Hill and medivac patients David Pisurayak Kootook and Neemee Nulliayok following a plane crash on November 8, 1972.

The item is made of a series of aeronautical maps that were adhered together and annotated. Two sets of plastic overlays detailing search grids and the actual crash site are also annotated. The maps used depict the geographical area from Spence Bay southeast to Great Bear Lake and southwest to Great Slave Lake.

Will Rogers and Wiley Post photographs

  • N-1996-008
  • Accession
  • [194-?]

This accession consists of 7 black and white photographic prints of Will Rogers and Wiley Post while on their ill-fated flight to Alaska in 1935. One of the images at least may be a copy of a photograph held in the National Archives.

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