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Rolf and Margaret Hougen fonds

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Rolf and Margaret Hougen fonds

Title Notes 


Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Level of Description 



Dates of Creation 


[ca. 1900]-2002, predominant 1944-1979

Physical Description 


ca. 2,869 photographs : b&w and col. negatives, b&w and col. and sepia tone prints
61 audio reels : (ca. 63 hrs. 45 min.)
12 audio cassettes : (12:18:06)
0.01 m of textual records

Scope and Content 


The fonds consists of records created or acquired by Rolf Hougen of Whitehorse, Yukon, that relate to himself, his wife Margaret and their family, and his business ventures and community involvement.

The fonds is organized into the following three series: Photographs, Sound recordings, and Textual records.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Rolf Hougen (b. 1928) is a Whitehorse, Yukon businessman and entrepreneur. He moved to the community with his parents in 1944 and following graduation from high school began managing a store they had established. Hougen's Ltd. prospered over the years and became a large department store on Main Street. His other business ventures have included car dealerships, real estate, a radio station, a cable TV station, and a communications system which delivers television to northern and remote communities via satellite. Rolf Hougen's work on many boards and as a volunteer has been recognized with numerous awards. An avid photographer and amateur filmmaker, Rolf Hougen has captured people, special events and communities in the north thus creating a documentary heritage of the Yukon. He and his wife Margaret are also strong supporters of the Yukon arts community. Rolf and Margaret Hougen have six children and 18 grandchildren. Click on the link(s) below for more information.

Hougen, Rolf, b. 1928
Hougen, Margaret, b. 1929

Immediate Source of Acquisition 


Accession 82/346 was donated by Rolf Hougen in 1974 and 1975. The remaining accessions were donated to the Yukon Archives by Rolf Hougen in 1986, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Restrictions on Access 


There are no donor-imposed restrictions on this material. General copyright, legal or institutional restrictions may apply. The sound recordings are provided solely for the purpose of research or private study and any other use must be authorized by Yukon Archives. In addition, recordings containing CBC content are provided solely for the purpose of research or private study, and must not be used for any other purposes without the authorization of the copyright owner, the CBC. ©Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Related Material 


E.J. Hamacher fonds (Margaret and Rolf Hougen collection), 2002/18

Yukon Research and Development Institute fonds, 94/15R

Canadian Satellite Communications Inc. (Cancom) fonds, 2015/9

WHTV Northern Television Systems Limited fonds, 2015/18



Yukon Archives has received additional material for this fonds that has yet to be included in this description. The material is in accession 2015/22.



82/346, 86/48, 2009/81, 2010/91, 2012/2

Specific Location 


See series descriptions for locations.

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Records contained in this level of description 

Sound recordings
Textual records

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