This fonds documents three generations of the Glick family over the course of the twentieth century: Jacob Isaac (J.I.) Glick and Sadie Glick, their son Harold Glick, his wife Zelda (Vinsky) Glick, and their children Leah, Murray, Jeffrey, and Marilyn Glick.
The records in Series 1-7 and 11 were predominantly created and maintained by Jacob Isaac Glick between 1925 and 1973. The records in Series 1 relate to his work as a fur trader and prospector in northern Ontario, his criminal trials and incarceration, and his military service during the Second World War. Series 2, 3, 4, 6, and 11 his postwar business activities in Yellowknife, including the Veterans Restaurant (Veterans Café), Central Real Estate, the Gold Range Hotel, Premier Electrical, Lizel Holdings, and La Gondola Restaurant. Series 5 and 7 document his personal and political activities and perspectives, including his membership in the Yellowknife Town Council and the Northwest Territories Progressive Conservative Association.
The records in Series 8-12 were predominantly created and maintained by J.I. Glick’s son Harold Glick between 1955 and 2007. They document local business activities including Yellowknife Radio Ltd, Williams Electronics, Lizel Holdings, the 50-50 mini mall, and mining interests, as well as travels and international trips taken by the Glick family through their work with YK Radio.
Records in Series 13-15 document the personal (non-business) life of the Glick family. The records in Series 13 document the personal life of the Glick family, including correspondence between family members and from friends and family across Canada and internationally. Records also include sound recordings made by family members in Montreal for J.I. Glick and Sadie Glick in Yellowknife, as well as recordings of an interview (oral history) with Harold Glick by his grandson Jeremy Glick in 2007. Series 14 includes extensive documentation of schooling in Yellowknife in the 1960s-1980s, including yearbooks and school newsletters distributed by Yellowknife Public School, William McDonald Junior High, St Patrick’s High School, and Sir John Franklin Territorial High School. Also included is some documentation of extracurricular activities of the Glick children from the 1960s-1980s. Series 15 contains a collection of souvenirs maintained by the Glick family, including programs and flyers from community, musical and sporting events held in Yellowknife, as well as NWT tourism guides, and souvenirs from trips abroad.