This database provides access to the holdings of the Northwest Territories Archives. Use the first search box below to find descriptions of records at the Item, File, Accession, and Fonds levels. Use the second search box to find photographs. You can also use the Advanced search to further refine your search or browse by the options in the left sidebar. For more information about searching and advanced techniques, please see the Help page. Remember: To search an exact item or title, enclose the number or title in quotation marks (e.g. "G-1995-001: 6163").

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The NWT Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to records that document the history of the Northwest Territories, including records of the Government of the Northwest Territories and those created by private individuals and organizations. Learn more about the archives here or by visiting our website. To access original records, please contact the NWT Archives reference desk using the contact form or by phone at (867) 767-9347 ext. 71211.

Content warning: Please note that for reasons of historical authenticity, captions and titles accompanying archival records, especially photographs, are shown in their original form. They may contain inaccuracies or terms that are now considered inappropriate and/or offensive, as well as inaccuracies and inconsistencies in people and place names (see the Help page for more details). If you would like to provide the NWT Archives with a more appropriate or updated term or name to add to the description, please contact us. If you feel affected by the terms you encounter, please reach out to family, friends, and/or the NWT Help Line (1-800-661-0844) for assistance.

How To Use Our Database

This video shows how to use our database and some tips for more effective searching. For more information and more in-depth videos, see our Help page..

NWT Archives Basic Search Tutorial from PWNHC on Vimeo.