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N-2022-003 · Accession · 1821, 1834, [ca. 1895]-2017

This accession consists of W.D. Addison's collection of material related to the Nahanni area, including his own photographs, trip journals, and maps, the annotated bibliography and literature review he compiled, oral-history interviews he conducted, transcripts and catalogues he compiled and edited, photographs, documents, and maps he gathered from various sources, and correspondence he conducted with Nahanni old-timers and others.

Addison, W.D.
Nahanni History Project
N-2022-003-S01 · Series · 1821, 1934, [ca. 1895]-2017
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

This series consists of records relating to the work done by W.D. Addison to document the history of the Nahanni area. The records include administration files on various contracts, correspondence files, gathered historical photographs and documents, photograph catalogues, annotated maps, oral history interviews and transcripts, his annotated bibliography and literature review, and photographs of old-timers and related locations.

Administration
N-2022-003-S01-SS01 · Subseries · 1947, 1973-79, 2016-[ca. 2017]
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

This sub-series consists of records relating to the administration of W.D. Addison's contracts with Parks Canada regarding the Nahanni, including his bibliography and literature review contract and several old-timers interview contracts, and notes on work left to be done, a master chronology, old-timer death dates, and place names and coordinates.

N-2022-003: 1-1 · File · 1947, 1973-77
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The file consists of records relating to W.D. Addison's Nahanni bibliography and literature review contract PR-73-33 with Parks Canada. The records include correspondence, signed contracts, contract proposal, outlines, planning records, terms of reference, copies of historical records and articles, lists of additional resources, a list of libraries used in search, and a list of people and organizations wanting a copy of the bibliography.

"Old-Timers" Work.
N-2022-003: 1-2 · File · 1974-1976
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The file consists of records relating to W.D. Addison's Nahanni old-timers interview contracts 522/75-55 and 501/74/4 with Parks Canada. The records include correspondence, introduction and instructions for use for the preliminary chronology card file, signed contracts, contract proposals, Nahanni Seminar agenda, time sheets, interim report, and planning documents.

2nd Old-Timers Contract
N-2022-003: 1-3 · File · 1975-1977
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The file consists of records relating to W.D. Addison's Nahanni old-timers interview contract 522/76-18 with Parks Canada. The records include correspondence, draft introduction to Dick Field interview, field report, cost estimates, description of interview methods, contract proposal, signed contract, and planning documents.

3rd Old-Timers Contract
N-2022-003: 1-4 · File · 1977-1979
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The file consists of records relating to W.D. Addison's Nahanni old-timers interview contract 522/77-16 with Parks Canada. The records include correspondence, list of expenses, field schedule and itinerary, work schedule, field report, signed contract, proposal, terms of reference, introductory and explanatory material for interviews of Karl Aarhus, Ole Loe, Lloyd Tyerman and Allan Wright, rough notes on cost analysis, tape hours and duplication, draft deposit agreement and interview form, time sheets, and report.

[Notes]
N-2022-003: 1-5 · File · [ca. 1977, 2016]
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The file consists of a small black notebook containing contact information for Nahanni old-timers and items W.D. Addison needed to follow up on, a list of Nahanni Old-time Death Dates, and a list showing work completed for each interview.

[Notes]
N-2022-003: D1-1 · File · [ca. 2017]
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The file consists of digital notes and reference documents kept by W.D. Addison during his later work on the Nahanni oral histories.

[Writing Advice]
N-2022-003: D1-1-0004 · Item · [ca. 2017]
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The document consists of quotes from David Finch's book on RM Patterson on writing advice and a possible title to be reworked.

N-2022-003: D1-1-0005 · Item · [ca. 2017]
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The document consists of a chart showing names, last known locations, death date, and references for where the information was found. A hard-copy of this list is also available in file 1-5.

[Nahanni Master Chronology]
N-2022-003: D1-1-0006 · Item · [ca. 2017]
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

The document consists of Addison's Nahanni Master Chronology (1823-1971) compiled from interviews with Carl Falcon, Nazar Zinchuk, and others, Milt Campbell's diaries (1936-1941), and reference books (listed at the end).

Correspondence and Research
N-2022-003-S01-SS02 · Subseries · 1821, 1834, [ca. 1895]-2016
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

This sub-series consists of correspondence with old-timers and others regarding the history of the Nahanni and research material collected by W.D. Addison, including photographs and documents given to him by old-timers (both originals and copies), maps annotated during the interviews, and material gathered from other sources.

British North America
N-2022-003: 0158 · Item · 1834
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

Reproduction by Canada Department of Energy, Mines and Resources of a map drawn by J. Arrowsmith of British North America using documents from the Hudson's Bay Company. The boundaries are outlined in pink and the map also shows lakes, rivers, administrative districts, forts, and settlements.

Northwestern Canada
N-2022-003: 0159 · Item · 1927
Part of W. D. Addison Nahanni collection

Canada Department of the Interior map of Northwestern Canada, including Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories (District of Mackenzie) annotated with the route of one of Harry Snyder's flights. The map was copied from the Northern Administration Branch RG 85, Volume 24 held at Library and Archives Canada.