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Yukon Order of Pioneers collection

  • mac mac-14
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1898-1974]

The collection consists of photographs which depict members of the Yukon Order of Pioneers in a parade in Dawson City, group shots in front of a log building, and a ceremony in front of the Territorial Administration Building in Dawson City. Textual records include the YOOP constitution and ritual.

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Yukon education collection

  • mac mac-39
  • Collection
  • 1923, 1954-1968

The collection consists of letters from teachers around the world inquiring about Yukon job postings, Term Return for the Lambert Street School, teacher's monthly report for Whitehorse Elementary School, cost recovery sheets for children of federal employees, papers relating to official opening of Jack Hulland Elementary School and a Certificate of incorporation for the Yukon Teacher's Association.

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World War One collection

  • mac mac-38
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

Collection includes newspaper clippings about Yukon soldiers in World War One, a handbill about the unveiling of the Whitehorse monument, and lists of Yukoners who joined the forces and those who died.

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Yukon Airways and Exploration Co. collection

  • mac mac-2
  • Collection
  • 1928-1930

The collection consists of papers relating to the death of John Melville Patterson, the chief pilot of Yukon Airways in 1929, a letter to White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) discussing advertising, a bill of sale for a Ryan Brougham airplane, a passenger, mail and express tariff, and an envelope commemorating the company's first flight.

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White Pass and Yukon Route collection

  • mac mac-35
  • Collection
  • 1900-1941

The collection consists of 38 stamp impressions from sternwheelers under British Yukon Navigation Co. (BYNCo.), American Yukon Navigation Co. (AYNCo.) and White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR), three navigational charts for sternwheelers on the Yukon River, certificates from the Department of Marine and Fisheries for the sternwheeler Yukoner and motorboat Neecheah, 3 promotional booklets and an advertisement, a poster with a drawing of Bennett, a handbill for winter service, a letter to the Purser on the sternwheeler Klondike, dining room check from the Casca, freight notification cards, letter from J.A. Fairborn WP&YR agent in Mayo, employee identification cards, bill of lading book, mailway bills and receipts of American Yukon Navigation Co. and Northern Commercial Co. (NCCo.), and a driver's manual for the highway division.

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Unidentified photographs collection

  • mac mac-94
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The collection consists of photographs taken in Dawson City including a group of people posing and playing on the tennis court, nurses and their friends, a view of the town from Crocus Bluff, the cable ferry and barges at the waterfront, and the firehall and fire fighting equipment. Also included are images of the Yukon River in the Whitehorse area during spring breakup, the interior of a house, people travelling by horse-drawn carriages, and a group of individuals snowshoeing, and hunting.

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Unidentified personalities photograph collection

  • mac mac-46
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The photographs were part of unidentified collections and were organized by "Personalities, Unidentified" for research and exhibit purposes. The scope of this collection is broad with a wide variation in format, size, subject matter, and dates. The images were taken by many different photographers, professional and amateur, in studios and natural settings, with people posing or candid. Some of the prints are professionally mounted and others extracted from an album, and many are loose prints. The subject matter portrayed includes people posing with big game trophies, riverboat crews, a work crew at the shipyard, life on the creeks, outings on frozen Lake Laberge, mine disaster survivors, individual and class photos, crowning of a school Queen, back stage of various amateur theatre productions, kids in a park, Rendezvous 1962, interiors of cabins or roadhouses, dance hall girls, prostitutes of Dawson City, young boys in uniform, a bridge party at Justice Macaulay's home, 1912 champion hockey team, reception for the Governor General Vincent Massey, men in fur coats, American service men in combat fatigues, first truck convoy from Whitehorse to Fairbanks November 20 1942, and the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP). There are various photographs of prospectors en route to the Klondike, out of doors concerts of the 18th Engineers Corps at Silver City, a series of midnight sun spectator group photos on the Midnight Dome in Dawson City, mining engineer's banquet 1905 in Whitehorse, a dance hall scene in Dawson City, and the Whitehorse Band. There is a series of North West Mounted Police (NWMP) group pictures at various stations, and the lost McPherson Patrol and the search party. The collection includes many images of First Nation people including a woman dancing accompanied by a man drumming, an Eskimo woman at St. Michael, Alaska, women at Moosehide Creek, women with birch bark baskets, Whitehorse July 1st 1967 celebrations with a man in a dance shirt and bear claw hat, Chief of the Teslin Indians with several other people in traditional dress, and Skookum Jim and the Carcross potlatch dancers.

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Unidentified scrapbook (#1) collection

  • mac mac-57
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

Collection consists of sequential photographs of the construction of Dredge #4 outside of Dawson City, Yukon 1940. One photograph includes an overall view of the construction site and the last photograph is Dredge #4 on an angle and partially submerged in a creek.

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Transportation photograph collection

  • mac mac-48
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The collection consists of photographs that were part of unidentified collections and were organized under the title "Transportation" for research and exhibit purposes. Included are many photographs of sternwheelers and other watercraft, crews and passengers on Yukon and Alaskan waters, and a smaller number of images of other forms of transportation including automotive and animal powered. The photographs range in size and format and were taken by amateur and professional photographers. There are images of notable events such as the sternwheeler Yukoner on fire in Dawson City, the Columbian's first trip to Whitehorse, Clifford Sifton on Lake Bennett, the launching of the Casca, the launching of the Alaska, a small steamer, the sternwheeler Lorelei shooting the White Horse Rapids, excursions on Atlin Lake aboard the Tarahne and Scotia, and the S.S. Bailey with passengers and crew at a wood landing on the Fifty Mile River. The colour print is a large format postcard of the burning of the sternwheelers Whitehorse and Casca. There is a series of 12 photographs recording a trip on the sternwheeler Casca, including icing on the paddle wheel, a landing on the Yukon River, ice breaking on Lake Laberge, and interior views of the vessel's state room, sitting room and engine room. Also included are images of the dry docks of Whitehorse and Lake Laberge, Yukon, and Fairbanks and St. Michael, Alaska, and Atlin, B.C. There is a series of wrecks and sunken sternwheelers including the Washburn, the Klondike, the Dawson, and the Casca. The vessels identified in this fonds include the Whitehorse, Casca,Yukoner, Klondike, Hannah, Washburn, Nora, Clifford Sifton, Gleaner, S.S. Bailey, Yukon, Dawson, Sarah, Susie, Louise, Mary F. Craft, S.S.Arnold, ACE Linda, Oil City, Monarch, AT&T Co. John Cudahy, Fox, Seattle No 1, Victorian, Alaska, M.L. Washburn, Bella, Selkirk, Tarahne, Scotia, and Farollon and the steel launch Tasmanian. Other images in this fonds include a 12-horse team hauling a 19,900 lb., boiler to Pueblo Mines, the railroad spur and ore cars at Pueblo Mines, the last trip of the Red Line Transportation Co. with 30 teams in Bennett, B.C. July 6, 1899, White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) cargo containers and a view of a White Pass locomotive on a bridge, the Queen of the Yukon and other airplanes, a military plane with passengers loading or unloading at Whitehorse Airport, registration CF-CPA, a 12-seater automobile with 8 adults and 1 child on board, a dog team mushing on a trail in the Whitehorse area, stampeders with wood wagons loaded down with gear being pulled by dogs and men, a horse pack train on one of the passes, reindeer pulling Eskimos on sleds near Nome, Alaska, 1913, and an image with the caption "Eskimo in Kiak, St. Michael". Also included are bulldozers, a cat, army trucks, snowplows and trucks working on the Alaska highway, two British Yukon Navigation Company (BYNCo.) buses parked outside the Duo Drop Inn and Sewell's 1927 Chevrolet Truck on a street in front of an old garage. Photographers identified include George Tumpach, H.C. Barley, E.A. Hegg, Larss and Duclos, E.J. Hamacher, and Doody. Communities and locations identified include Whitehorse, Dawson City, Carcross, Lake Laberge, Lake Bennett, Five Finger Rapids, Rink Rapids, Big Salmon, Fifty Mile River, the water control dam at Marsh Lake, Atlin Lake, and in Alaska - St. Michael, Fairbanks, Ruby and Tanana.

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Site specific photograph collection

  • mac mac-51
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The photographs in this collection were part of unidentified collections and were organized under the title "Site Specific" for research and exhibit purposes. Included are a very diverse range of photographs of sites and subjects in the Yukon, Alaska, along the Yukon River and the Chilkoot and White Pass Trails, British Columbia, and other locations. Yukon sites include Carcross showing a sternwheeler, railway bridge, and the town site, Ben-My-Chree on the West Taku Arm, Mayo, a log cabin at Haggart Creek in the Keno area and Dawson City. Images of Alaska include: Skagway, Dyea, Valdez, Fairbanks, St. Michael, Haines, Beaver City, Fort Yukon, Point Barrow, Louden, Ruby City, Cordova, Foster Glacier, Muir Glacier and Holy Cross Mission on the Yukon River. Images of British Columbia include: a street scene in Bennett, showing Dawson Hotel, Bennett Lake and Klondike Navigation Co. Ltd. warehouses, the church at Bennett, and an Atlin street scene showing the Kendome and Kootenay Hotels. The collection also consists of images of a native cemetery showing Spirit Houses and a native village on the Chilkat River, Pleasant Camp on the Dalton Trail, White Pass Summit, and Chilkoot Trail, Miles Canyon, Five Finger Rapids, a view from the Dome in Dawson Cityshowing the sternwheeler graveyard and islands near Moosehide, the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Post on Dalton Trail and Tagish, circa 1898, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) station at Haines Junction, a bridge at North Fork of the Klondike River, Pueblo Mine and Grafter Mine outside of Whitehorse, Department of Transport houses in Destruction Bay, Hotel Upper LeBarge [Laberge], a ward in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dawson City, the tram line in Whitehorse and a series of images of the Inside Passage including Prince Rupert and Alert Bay.

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