The Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon's documentary heritage. Photocopy, map and photograph reproduction services are available.
The Archives can also order reference material for patrons from other institutions through inter-library loan.
If you are unable to visit the Archives in person, reference assistance is available through correspondence. The Archives also offers periodic lecture series, film showings, displays, radio broadcasts, and newspaper articles on selected topics in Yukon history.
YT in 3D
Stereo photos from Yukon
November 1, 2013 – January 25, 2014
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hougen Heritage Gallery, Arts Underground
305 Main Street, Whitehorse
Presented by Friends of the Yukon Archives Society. Read the press release here.
A glass plate stereoscopic slide showing hunting guide Field Johnson (left) and a hunter near the Donjek River, ca. 1920.
Yukon Archives, Louis Jacquot fonds, 89/42 #17.
New functionality added to Yukon Archives Descriptive Database
The online guide of archival holdings has been upgraded to provide new features. Users can now:
Buried Treasure: The Yukon's Rich Fossil Heritage exhibit is an exciting collaborative exhibit about palaeontology in the Yukon from the documentary collections of the Yukon Archives and other sources. This exhibit is for public viewing in the Yukon Archives Exhibit Room.
Old mastodon tusk of ivory found in the Klondike Valley, Yukon.
Yukon Archives, Postcard collection, 82/427 #10.
Remembering Klondike '73
Photo: Government of Yukon
During Klondike ’73 the Yukon government sponsored a song writing contest. This year, the winning song called Yukon Song celebrates its 40th anniversary. Yukon Archives has in its collection a vinyl copy of the 45 rpm record, which has been digitized to mp3. Enjoy the music with vocals by George and Carole Hauschild, and lyrics by J.J. Winkelarr.
Hauschild, George and Carole, and J.J. Winkelarr. Yukon. Jake Doell for Studio 3 Vancouver, 1973. 45 rpm phonograph record, 02:33. (Yukon Archives PHONO 43)
Yukon Archives marks milestone with a book
Yukon Archives is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the publication of a commemorative book, For the Record: Yukon Archives 1972-2012.
Yukon Archives was established in 1972 after former Commissioner Jim Smith identified the need for a territorial archives. Smith is also a longtime member of Friends of the Yukon Archives Society, which sponsored the book.
Free copies of For the Record are available at Yukon Archives, the Whitehorse Public Library and in communities through the public libraries network. Yukon residents outside Whitehorse may contact 1-800-661-0408, extension 5321 or email to have a copy mailed to them. Read the press release here.
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Government of Yukon
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5321
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