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David Wilson fonds

  • 189
  • Fonds
  • 1955

This fonds consists of two DAT audiocassettes (archival masters) and one audio reel (original master). The recordings are of the 2nd Annual Drum Dance Festival held at the Coppermine school on December 25-26, 1955. David S. Wilson recorded the festival and provided an introduction and periodic commentary on the recordings.

Wilson, David

Drama Arctic fonds

  • 191
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1975?]

This fonds consists of one DAT audio cassette and one sound cassette. The DAT is approximately 60 minutes in length and is of Inuit and Dene raven legends retold by Drama Arctic. The recording, produced by CFYK in Yellowknife, features the voices of Kathleen Johnson, Mick Mallon and Louis Blondin.

Drama Arctic

Northwest Territories. Department of Economic Development and Tourism

Records include footage for the production entitled "Dene Arts and Crafts" and Wayne Nataway's narration for the video footage. Swan Productions produced this project in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Corporate and Technical Services Division. 22 of the Betacam videocassettes contain raw footage for the Dene Arts and Crafts production. In addition, there are three Betacam tapes marked "Wayne Nataway V.O.Dub from DAT Original #1 through #3." There is also a copy of the finished production that is marked Screening Dub and one Betacam tape marked Original that contains a Promo for the "Dene Arts and Crafts" production.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services

The material has been divided into three series. Series A (sound recordings) has been subdivided into 3 sub-series. Series A, Sub-series 1 - consists of eight recordings (:0001 to :0008) of an alcohol workshop conducted by the Dene Nation at Snowdrift in 1980. Series A, Sub-series 2 - consists of three sound recordings (:0009 to :0011) of Dene fiddle, drum dance and hand game music recorded in Snowdrift in 1980. Series A, Sub-series 3 - consists of seventeen interviews conducted in 1980 (:0012 to :0028). Series B (text) consists one of administrative file on the Oral History Compendium and one file with summaries of three interviews. Series C (photographic) is a colour print (:0029) of Frank Tetcho and his wife Madelaine at Trout Lake.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Museums and Heritage division. NWT Archives

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services

The recordings, often referred to as the Dene Music Project, were made at four different Dene communities and each performance consisted of numerous songs. For identification purposes, each performance or recording session has been given a unique item number regardless of the number of physical tapes or songs it may incorporate. Included among the recordings are the master reels (:0009) compiled from a selection from original recordings. These reels were to be used in the production of the published record. Reference cassettes for most of the recordings are available. The textual records consists of documentation on each of the recording sessions. The black and white photographic negatives and corresponding contact sheets were taken during the recording sessions. Final appraisal and selection of the photographic negatives (items :0010-:0088) was completed in March 2013. Items :0004, :0006 and :0008 - original masters are cassettes. All other items have reel to reels as original masters.

Northwest Territories. Department of Justice and Public Services. Museums and Heritage division

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications

Many of the sound recordings are poorly identified. Sound recordings include soundtracks for films, interviews, special effect sounds, Inuit throat singing, and government programs such as the series entitled "Behind Closed Doors - A Series on Spousal Assault in the Northwest Territories" and "So You Want to Start Your Own Business". The moving images include copies of: "You Can't Grow Potatoes Up There"; "Koukdjuak Crossing: Caribou Tagging on Baffin Island"; "Bathurst Inlet Caribou" (may also be titled: "To Have Forever: Hunting the Bathurst Caribou Herd"); "Nikko Island", "Wood Bison"; "Kellett's Storehouse"; "Yellowknife"; "Caribou"; "Heritage Centre Spots"; "Kissiliriyeet"; "Gordon Lake"; "Decisions"; "Future"; and "Anik Info Spots" (air prints). The helical scan videos consists of a Keewatin Economic Development Conference and the film "Hire North".

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications. Radio and Television Services division

Northwest Territories. Department of Culture and Communications

The audio recordings document stories that were recorded at the Miner's Mess restaurant in Yellowknife, March 13th and March 15th, 1990, as part of the Cultural Festival component of the Arctic Winter Games held in Yellowknife, March 11-17, 1990. The recording project was sponsored by the NWT Arts Council in conjunction with the Muttart Foundation and Communications Canada. The recordings feature storytelling by Claire Barnabe, Barb Bromley, Rene Fumoleau, Jim Green, Abe Okpik, Erik Watt, Lorne Scholar, D'Arcy Arden, George Blondin, Neil Colin, Mary Forrest, Pete Fraser, Joe Tobie and Jim Bourque.

Northwest Territories. NWT Arts Council

Yellowknife Radio Ltd

Series consists of records relating to the operation of Yellowknife Radio Limited (also known as Yellowknife Radio and Records Shop and YK Radio). Records include financial statements, meeting minutes, and advertisements, as well as recordings of local bands that were made in the store.

YK Radio was a retail establishment for records, radios and appliances in downtown Yellowknife. Harold Glick began the business in October 1948, selling products and offering repair services. The store was initially in a wall tent next door to the Gold Range Hotel, and by 1952 had moved into a new building. In 1958 an addition was added to the shop. The store’s offerings expanded to include jewelry and furniture. As of 1968-1970, the company had three directors: Harold Glick (President), Zelda Glick (Secretary-Treasurer), and Jacob Isaac Glick (Vice President). By 1972, Derek A. Finall had replaced J.I. Glick as a Director. In 1986 the business was sold to Roy Williams.

Glick, Harold

Jamadam Records fonds

  • 70
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1984

This fonds consists of one VHS video tape (sound only) safety master of the "Yellowknife Album"from 1984 and one 45 rpm record from 1983 with the songs "Bombs Over Heaven" by Pat Buckna and the "Infinite Edge" by Moon Joyce and a lyric sheet autographed by Moon Joyce to Rene Fumoleau. The record was recorded to protest the Canadian government's decision to permit the testing of cruise missiles in the arctic.

Jamadam Records

Hewitt, Mike

  • N-1979-566
  • Accession
  • 1964-1965

Records include sound recordings of Dogrib (Tlicho) chants and drum dances recorded at Fort Rae (Behchoko). All three reels contain the same content.

Hewitt, Mike

Robin McGrath Research Collection

  • N-1999-026
  • Accession
  • [1970-1990]

Records consist of nine stories from Pangnirtung written in syllabics; and one file containing results of a questionnaire on the value of the magazine 'Inuttituut.' The sound recordings contain an interview with Markoosie and traditional Inuit songs and games.

McGrath, Robin

Northern Musicians Project

  • N-2005-014
  • Accession
  • 2003-2014

Records include recordings and transcripts of interviews with northern musicians that were conducted by Pat Braden as part of a project supported by the Cultural Project Contribution Program of the Government of the Northwest Territories. The objective of the project was to interview northern 'pop' musicians in order to document their experiences and gain insight into the NWT music community between the 1950s and 1990s. The musicians interviewed included Archie Loutitt, Tony Buggins, Wilf Schidlowsky, George Mandeville, Albert Canadien, Angus Beaulieu, Herbie Beaulieu, Tom Hudson, John Tees, Alex Czarnecki, Gary Tees, Ted Wesley, Kevin Mackie, John Landry, Richard Lafferty, Pat Burke, and Allen Daniels.

Braden, Pat

Robert S. Pilot collection

  • N-2006-008
  • Accession
  • [1972-1979]

The textual records are comprised of one certificate, recording the establishment of the Council of the Order of St. John for the Northwest Territories on June 24, 1972, signed on the verso by some founding members; a 1979 Ball Programme for the NWT Council for the Order of St. John from November 24, 1979; and an oversized document describing the first animals at L.D. Livingstone's Polar Sea Dairy Farm in Aklavik. The photographs document the founding members of the NWT Council of St. John Ambulance, and the first induction of members to the Order of St. John. The sound recording is an LP record of 'Two Hands and For Ever: a new musical about Old Yellowknife', produced in 1978.

Pilot, Robert S.

Nicole Beaudry music collection

  • N-2014-003
  • Accession
  • 1988-1992

Records consist of songs, stories and interview transcripts collected by ethnomusicologist Nicole Beaudry in the Sahtu communities of Deline, Tulita and Fort Good Hope in 1988-1992.

Beaudry, Nicole