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Accession Number: 82-1000


Temagami photographic collection.-- 1924-1974. -- 72 photographs.

Biography / History

The Community of Temagami (formerly Timagami)in the geographic township of Strathy is located at the tip ofthe Northeast Arm of Lake Temagami about 60 miles north of NorthBay. Prior to the arrival of the Temiskaming and Northern OntarioRailway (now Ontario Northland) the area was primarily an Indiansettlement. Its inhabitants were trading at one of the Hudson'sBay Company's outposts, first situated on the south shore of TemagamiIsland, and moved in the 1870's to Bear Island. By the mid 1900'sTemagami had become the centre of a popular tourist region withdaily boat and seaplane service in the summer months to remoteresorts on the lake. About that time copper was discovered onsome of the lake's islands and by the late 1960's a large ironmining complex was taking shape a few miles to the north of Temagami.Today, Temagami is best known as a site of protest against theforestry industry. (partially taken from: Mika, Nick and Helma."Places in Ontario." Belleville: Mika Publishing Company,1983.)

Custodial History

This collection was created by Ruth Sniderand Professor Bruce Hodgins in 1976. They collected and duplicatedphotographs from a variety of sources. Duplicate photographs wereacquired from Robert Ramay and the Camp Keewaydin collection.As well duplicate photographs were made from a booklet called"The Temagami Region," 1906, which is in the possesionof Mrs. Carol Bangay, granddaughter of A.L. Cochrane, founderof Camp Temagami. Colour photo duplicates were received from ProfessorJohn Hyde of Williams College, Massachusetts, who is a summerresident of Lake Temagami. In 1982, two more original photographswere received from Don Huff, a Trent University Student.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of original and duplicatephotographs of Lake Temagami, Camp Wanapitei, Camp Keewaydin,Camp Temagami and the Lady Evelyn Lake.


Title based on the contents of the collection.

The photograph collection was donated by ProfessorBruce Hodgins of Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Two photographs of Evelyn Lake were addedto this collection under the same accesion number.

For related records see: Wanapitei-Hodginsfonds.

Finding Aid

Box 1

- 20 8.5 X 12.5 cm black and white duplicatephotos, mostly acquire from RobertRamay and the Camp Keewaydin collection- they are undated and only partially identified- the 37 12.5 X 17.5 cm black and white duplicatephotos are from a booklet called The Temagami Region

- 13 colour reproductions, 8.5 X 12.5 cm,labelled, taken between 1948 and 1974by Professor John Hyde of William College,Massachusetts

- included in the collection are two recentlyacquired photos from Don Huff, a 4thyear student at Trent University, 1982- they are both 8.5 X 12.5 cm and show LadyEvelyn Lake, 1928