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Description found in Archives

Department of the Interior photographic records (North West Territories) [graphic material] : alpha-numerical series NWT.

Sub-series consists of

Date(s)

1905-1931, predominant 1920-1931

Place of creation

Northwest Territories

118 photographs b&w : prints in albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
87 photographs b&w : mounted prints from disassembled albums 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
651 photographs b&w : loose prints 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
26 photographs b&w : interpositives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
293 photographs b&w : nitrate and glass plate negatives 21 x 26 cm or smaller.
1025 photographs b&w. 21 x 26 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Sub-series consists of photographs of the North West Territories documenting the administration of public lands and development and conservation of their natural resources. The photographic sub-series was originally compiled from both federal and provincial sources including numerous sub-agencies and survey branches of the Department of the Interior. Photographs were also acquired from private sources and independent photographers from the North West Territories across Canada. The sub-series is organized alpha-numerically as follows. NWT-1 series consists of photographs documenting agricultural production and development in the North West Territories. Sources include the Immigration and Colonization Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa and other sources. NWT-2 series consists of photographs documenting forest reserves in the North West Territories. Sources include the Forestry Services Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos from Forestry Services Branch negatives and other sources. NWT-3 series consists of photographs documenting mining industries and resources in the North West Territories. Sources include the Mines Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada and other sources. NWT-4 series consists of photographs documenting fishing operations in the North West Territories. No sources or photographers are indicated. NWT-5 series consists of photographs documenting wildlife reserves in the North West Territories. Sources include the Yukon and North West Territories Branch and the Trade and Commerce Branh of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Canada and other sources. NWT-6 series consists of photographs documenting bird species in the North West Territories. No sources or photographers are indicated. NWT-8 series consists of photographs documenting scenery in the North West Territories and Greenland. Sources include the North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by C.W. Mathers of Edmonton, Mr. Oliver (1910), Mr. Bell and other sources. NWT-12 series consists of photographs documenting transportation networks, development and services across the North West Territories. Photographs of seasonal transportation in arctic regions of the North West Territories including dog sleds, birch bark canoe and sea kyaks. Photos by C.W. Mathers of Edmonton, Father Guy (1927) and other sources. NWT-13 series consists of photographs documenting aboriginal communities and culture in the North West Territories. Sources include the North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior. Photos by the Geological Survey of Cananda, Victoria Museum negatives at Ottawa, C.W. Mathers of Edmonton, F.H. Kitto, Father Guy, Bishop Dewdney (1929), Frank Ebutt (1930), Mr. Burry from Indian Affairs, Mr. Bell, Mr. Siebert and other sources. NWT-14 series consists of photographs documenting the development of schools and education in cities and towns across the North West Territories. Photos of Roman Catholic Indian residential schools. No sources or photographers are indicated. NWT-15 series consists of photographs documenting churches in the North West Territories. Photos of a Roman Catholic Mission and its facilities in the Southern North West Territories. No sources or photographers are indicated. NWT-19 series consists of one photograph of children participating in winter recreational activities in the North West Territories. No source or photographer is indicated. NWT-20 series consists of photographs documenting government buildings and faciltites in the North West Territories. Photos of Royal Canadian Mounted Police facilities and activities in the North West Territories. Sources include the Yukon and North West Territories Branch of the Department of the Interior. No photographers are indicated. NWT-21 series consists of photographs documenting towns and settlements in the North West Territories. Photos of stone houses, igloos, and new buildings for the Hudson's Bay Company at Cambridge Bay. No sources or photographers are indicated. NWT-23 series consists of photographs documenting air views and photo-topographical mapping views of the North West Territories. Photos by the Royal Canadian Air Force in collaboration with the Surveys Bureau of the Department of the Interior.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
from 07223 to 07224
90: Open
Other accession no.
1987-116 DAP

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Photocopy of and is available for consultation. FA-021 (Paper)

Original finding aid contains loose prints that have been withdrawn for preservation purposes and is located in photo accession 1987-116. FA-021 (Other)

Additional information

Textual references to photography are noted in the Department of the Interior annual reports ca. 1905-1931.

Custodial history
Sub-series of photographs from photo accession 1936-271 previously acquired and managed by one branch of the Department of the Interior, the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch ca. 1917-1922. In 1922 the name was changed to the Natural Resources Intelligence Service. The branch operated as a central agency with the purpose of classifying and disseminating documentation concerning Canada's natural resources and industry development. This organization was renamed the National Development Bureau in 1929, continuing to maintain and update a comprehensive photograph and lantern slide library containing views of Canada's geography, development and tourism. Upon the closure of the National Development Bureau in 1933, the collections were transferred to other agencies operating within the Department in addition to external federal agencies including the Department of Mines and Resources, Department of Trade and Commerce and the Tourism Board. This sub-series of photographs was transferred to the National Archives in 1936. Duplicates and some loose prints have been segregated from the acquired collection.

Alpha-numeric note
The complete alpha-numeric index to the photographic records of the Department of the Interior is located in FA-021 and in the photo accession file for 1936-271.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1936-271 NPC