About the NWT Archives
What do we do?
The NWT Archives collects documents related to the history of the Northwest Territories. Some of these documents come from the Government of the NWT, some come from donors such as people or organizations who live or operate in the NWT. These historical documents may take many forms such as letters, photographs, diaries, sound recordings, government reports, library books, maps or even films. Our aim is to make sure that these records are available for use by people today and future generations of researchers.
What do we have?
Over the past 30 years our holdings have grown immensely. What once consisted of a handful of boxes has expanded to include more than one kilometre of text, over 350,000 photographs, many thousands of hours of sound recordings and films and more than 9,000 volumes in our library, including a world class collection of rare books on the arctic. We are proud to be able to make these records accessible to the public and to ensure that the information they contain will be preserved for future generations.