Yukon Archives

Identity area

Identifier

YCNYA

Authorized form of name

Yukon Archives

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Regional

Contact area

Type

Address

Street address

400 College Drive, Yukon Place

Locality

Whitehorse

Region

Yukon

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Y1A 2C6

Telephone

867-667-5321

Fax

867-393-6253

URL

Note

Description area

History

The Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon's documentary heritage.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Government Records
The Yukon Archives continuously acquires significant Yukon records through the government's records management program.
Documents from the central registry date back to 1896 and pertain to a wide range of subjects, including education, elections, wildlife, transportation, legislation and land. Also among the territorial records are Territorial and Gold Commissioner's Court records, and estate files of the Public Administrator.

The Archives also serves as a repository for the records of Yukon municipalities, including Dawson City, Whitehorse, Mayo, Faro, Watson Lake, and Haines Junction.

Some series of federal government records held by the Yukon Archives are Mining Recorders' documents and record books, Mounted Police material, Yukon Telegraph Service records and microfilm copies of the United States Army, Northwest Service Command records relating to the construction of the Alaska Highway and the Canol pipeline.

Buildings

Holdings

Photographs

The photograph collection of more than 150,000 prints portrays and documents Yukon events and people, including miners and mining activities, First Nations communities, dredges, sternwheelers and river travel, pack-trains and stagelines, aviation, the Alaska Highway, White Pass & Yukon Route construction and operation, boat building, Yukon Order of Pioneers, North West Mounted Police, churches, schools, portraits, sports and leisure pursuits, celebrations and social events, panoramas of communities, river front and street scenes, exteriors and interiors of buildings, and scenes of the Klondike Gold Rush and Trails of '98.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 1pm - 9pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

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.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language(s)

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Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal Peoples (Thematic area)
  • Industry, Manufacturing and Commerce (Thematic area)
  • Environment (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

400 College Drive, Yukon Place
Whitehorse, Yukon
CA Y1A 2C6