Album 54, Conservation [graphic material].

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    R216. Volume/box number: 14998. Container: PA-101119<->PA-101124, PA-101290, PA-101735.
    Accession number:
    1974-366 NPC
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    1 album (207 photographs) b&w
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    Scope and content:
    This album, comprised of 68 pages on which 207 photographs are mounted, consists of documenting conservation projects in Wood Buffalo Park, Alberta. Specifically, the building of dams and any repair work that needed to be done. Photos by J.L. Grew, C. Linden, and M. Meikle. There are also seven photographs from Canadian Airways. Grew's photographs are from 1938 and he photographed future dam sites; Linden and Meikle photographed the dam building process. There are also photos alluding to a fur conservation project, but it cannot be determined what that means from the photos alone.

    The following places can be found in the album: Quatre Fourches channel; Egg Lake and area; Revillon Coupe; Mud Lake; Jerry Lake; Buffalo Lake; Dempsey Creek, dam site; Murdock Creek, dam site.

    The following events can be found in the album: taking fish out of nets; bush fires near Chipewyan, Alberta; loading tractor on scow; Murdock Creek dam under construction; Savard dam under construction; loading supplies onto C.A.L. plane; building scow; Dempsey Creek dam under construction; fur conservation work; washout passage of Murdock Creek dam; repairing Murdock Creek dam; canoeing.

    The following objects can be found in the album: Native teepee (interior); fish stages; muskrat sloughs; Dempsey and Murdock Creek dams; drag line caterpillar tractor; Savard dam; Native camp; fur conservation project scow; Boots Snye dam; intake gate, fill no. 5; construction camp; C.A.L. plane (Canadian Airways).

    The following people can be found in the album: William Buggan, 2nd chief of Hay River; Natives; dam workers.

    Prints 4 and 5-1937-Canadian Airways Ltd. are missing (see negatives).
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    Physical condition note:
    Photographs have been badly bent because of being placed so close to the edge of the binding. There should be interleaving.
    Custodial history:
    This album was originally part of accession 1974-366, which had been integrated into 1973-357. It has since been separated back into the two individual accessions of 1973-357 and 1974-366.
    Location of originals note:
    Gatineau Preservation Centre. Container 2203, barcode 2000773102.
    Other accession no.:
    1974-366 NPC
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