Departmental library albums [graphic material]
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Departmental library albums [graphic material]
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- R216-956-8-E, RG85
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70 albums (15,820 photographs) : b&w.
7 folios (79 articles) : b&w.
ca. 1000-2000 photographs : b&w.
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- Finding aid:
(Paper) Volume 1 index of photographers, sources and albums Volumes 2 - 4 index of photographs by subject Volumes 5 - 8 supplementary reference material. FA-011. Volumes 1 - 4 available in room 1020, 344 Wellington and room 326, 395 Wellington. All original volumes in Gatineau, container barcode 2000802680. (32: Restricted by law)
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- General Note:
Photographs in the albums depict the transformation and development of northern resources by non-native enterprises in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alaska, Greenland, and other northern areas; maritime, land, and aerial transportation facilities which feature involvement by the Department of Transport, Canadian Airways Ltd.; Canadian Pacific Airlines; steam ships such as Nascopie, Distributor, Medico, Paterson, and Beothic; the Alaskan and Yukon Highways and Haines Junction, Yukon; mining industry developments at Yellowknife, Negus Bay, and Ptarmigan, N.W.T., under the responsibility of the Department of Mines and Resources, the Geological Survey of Canada and the International Tungsten and Thompson-Lundmark Companies; the Alcan project; the petroleum industry; the Canol project, Imperial Oil ltd.; and Hudson's Bay Co. activities.
There are aerial photos of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon taken by the Royal Canadian Air Force; activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the north, such as production of census reports and management of Inuit communities.
Photographs of Inuit in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alaska, Greenland and other northern areas for ethnographic and population management purposes: formal and informal portraits of individuals, families and communities; Inuit building shelter, hunting and fishing, participating in customs and rituals, dogs and transportation; settlement patterns.
Photographs depicting activities of non-native settlers, visitors and government administrators in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alaska, Greenland and other northern areas: nursing stations and health services; education facilities and schools; views en route to and from southern Canadian locations; interactions with Inuit communities; churches and religious instruction; and police investigations.
Articles in the folios cover national parks; wild life; recreational activities in Canada, such as fishing, trail riding, and climbing. Published in a wide variety of Canadian and American newspapers, magazines, and journals.
- Custodial history:
- Accession 1974-366 originally came with seventy (70) albums, 7 folios of articles, and an assortment of loose photographs that were to total 17,729 photographs. There are approximately 800 photos currently not accounted for in the photo albums, which creates a total of ca. 1000 - 2000 loose photographs from this collection. This accession was a government transfer from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs' Departmental Library in 1974. However, most of the photographs were originally taken for the Department of the Interior's Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch.
- Container note(s):
14950 : Album 1 (Arctic). Old container no. 197-357, box 02187
14946 : Album 6 (Arctic). Old container number 1973-357 box 02180.
14948 : Album 7 (Arctic). Old container 1973-356 box 02181.
14947 : Album 9 (Northwest Territories). Old container 1973-357 box 02182.
14942 : Album 46-Aklavik Album 47-Chesterfield Album 48-Fort Smith
14943 : Albums 25 and 26, both untitled.
14944 : Folios 4 to 7. Old container no. 1973-357 box 02207.
14945 : Album 3 (Arctic). Formerly in container 1973-357 box 02179.
14949 : Album 19 (Arctic). Old container 1973-357 box 02178
14951 : Album 14 (Northwest Territories). Old container 1973-359 box 02184.
14952 : Album 15 (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon). Former container no. 1973-357 box 02185
14953 : Album 24 (Arctic). Former container no. 1973-357 box 02189.
14954 : Album 21 (Untitled). Former container no. 1973-357 box 02188.
14955 : Album 17 (Yukon). Former container no. 1973-357 box 02186.
14956 : Album 34 (Mining). Former container no. 1973-357 box no. 02194.
14957 : Album 31 - Northwest Territories. Album 32- Reindeer. Old container 1973-356 box 02193.
14958 : Album27 - Fort Smith and Waterfront. Album 28 -Untitled. Old container 1973-357 box 02192.
14959 : Album 29 - Untitled. Album 30 - Northwest Territories. Old container 1973-357 box 02192
14960 : Album 11- Arctic. Album 12 - Alberta and Wood Buffalo Park. Old container 1973-357 box 02183.
14999 : Album 40 and 41
15001 : 3 copies of the album in box.
15002 : Album 62
03592 : Albums 65-69.
50157 : Album 59
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