Accession N-2017-007 - Pappas family film and photo collection

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Pappas family film and photo collection

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  • [1934-1967] (Creation)
    Pappas, George

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four 8 mm film reels and 69 photos (58 b&w prints, 1 col. print, and 10 col. slides)

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George Pappas was the proprietor of Yellowknife Bakery from 1950 to 1968. His sister, Esther Pappas, married Ken "Curly" McDonald, a Yellowknife prospector. Photos from Ken document his time at the Outpost Island mine. George Pappas married Helen Pappas (nee Thom), whose uncle was Art Umbach, the Yellowknife postmaster from 1942 to 1963. Art and Elsie Umbach had a son, Russell Umbach. George and Helen Pappas had a daughter, Lynn Carrier.

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The records, created by the Pappas family and their relations, document settler life in Yellowknife and Outpost Island mine.

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      Copyright transferred to NWT Archives by donor.

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