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.
Fish Camps Through a Gwich'in Lens
Works by the late James Jerome, a Gwich'in photographer who documented life in the Mackenzie River area in the 1960s and 1970s.
May 3 - July 31, 2013
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
Peter Thompson at Nàgwìchootshik (Mouth of the Peel Village), August 1978.
Alan Innes Taylor
A multi-level description of the Alan Innes-Taylor fonds has recently been completed. Material was transferred to Yukon Archives from the Glenbow Archives in the mid-1990s and, when Mr. Innes-Taylor’s daughters donated additional boxes and thousands more photographs in 2011, Yukon Archives moved ahead with processing the entire fonds. Consisting of over 15m of textual records and other material, the Innes-Taylor records are now available for research on the Yukon Archives Descriptive Database. While only a handful of images have been digitized, the entire collection can be consulted in the Archives’ research room.
Alan Innes-Taylor was born in England but he spent much of his life in the USA and in Canada. Passionate about the north and untouched areas of the world, Innes-Taylor is probably best known in Yukon for his work on historic sites along the Yukon River; however, his records reflect his wide ranging interests and work experience. Awarded the Order of Canada in 1976, Innes-Taylor contributed to the development of the north through participation in Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, cold weather survival research and survival training for the US Air Force. He worked as the General Manager of the 1962 Dawson Gold Rush Festival and he and his family lived in several communities in both Alaska and Yukon. Prior to his retirement he worked for the federal and territorial governments conducting research on rivers, historic sites and early tourism in the territory.
Alan Innes-Taylor at Isachsen, an arctic research weather station on Ellef Ringes Island, Nunavut. 1948-1949.
Yukon Archives, Alan Innes-Taylor fonds, 2011/45, f38 #5.
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.