About

Our Mission Statement

Them Days Incorporated is dedicated to keeping the history of Labrador alive by documenting and preserving the “old ways and early days” of Labrador.  Them Days was established to record, document, research and publish the oral, visual and written history of Labrador. Them Days Inc. does this by collection and maintenance of archival materials, publishing a quarterly magazine, facilitating special projects of research, translation, consultation, and production of other publications on matters relating to Labrador history and culture.

Them Days Incorporated is a registered charity (#119244796RR0001) located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador.  We publish a quarterly oral history magazine focussed on Labrador, and maintain an archive of Labrador-related material.  We also hold events celebrating Labrador history and work in conjunction with local seniors’ groups.  Them Days operates on grants, donations from supporters, and revenues generated from archival fees and sales of our magazines and related products.

Our office is open to the public, and we welcome visitors to come in and take a look at the magazine or do research in the archive.  We are open from 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday (closed for lunch hour from 12-1).  We are located at 3 Courte Maunche Street, across the street from Notre Dame Agencies, just around the corner from the Station B post office and the Labrador Friendship Centre.

  • Vol. 41, No. 1

    “I can picture in my eyes Grandma rubbing ducks on the old cast iron stove before she picked them and the unique smell it made …

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  • Vol. 41, No. 3

    “My last year at North West, Caroline Hide was my helper–a very nice cooperative girl, better suited for the younger children. More children from the …

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  • Vol. 41 No. 2

    “We ran up to the top. I just grabbed one coat, not even thinking. I never thought we were going to be leaving the ship …

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  • Vol. 41 No.1

    “We weren’t about hating men, but we were in a time when the whole culture was not ready for that change and so a lot …

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  • Vol. 40, No. 4

    Our nearest post office was at a village six miles away, and as we only had one postal delivery a week, some of my co-workers …

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  • Vol. 40, No. 2

    “As time wore on, the dogs were getting hungry. They could smell the food in the komatik box and they wanted it. They growled, whined …

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  • Vol. 40, No. 1

    One year they went down in the ’30s and they didn’t find fish until they got way up north. Well, down north as we say, …

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  • Vol. 39, No. 4: Floaters, Stationers & Livyeres

    “To us young fellers, he seemed like quite an old man in the way he got around, always the same steady pace: no rush, no …

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  • Vol. 39, No. 3

    “The coast of Labrador in a drifting March snowstorm is the perfect setting for a ghost story. The swirling white snow that blinds a man …

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  • Al and Pitt Bruce in North West River
    Vol. 39, No. 2

    “I landed in the old airport, on the Canadian side. There was a check point there. Father Charlie was the one who met me and …

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  • Vol. 39, No. 1

    “In them days, when we started out, we had to almost start from scratch. We had to hire our own staff. We picked up some …

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  • Millie Martin
    Vol. 38, No. 4

    “I was born in Hopedale in 1940, on Palm Sunday. We used to live right next to the church, so everybody used to come and …

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  • Willie Andersen and Annie Brown at Ben's Cove
    Vol. 38, No. 3

    “You’d never know when Father Charlie was coming to visit. When I came here, we lived over on Birch Island, and we had no indoor …

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  • Vol. 38, No. 2

    “In the spring of 1943, Mother was offered a job at the Cartwright hospital, which she readily accepted. Summer or winter, rain or shine, she …

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  • Vol. 38, No. 1

    “When I lived in North West River in the early 1960s to study the settlers’ way of life, one of the first things I learned …

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  • Vol. 37, No. 4

    “Around lunchtime on a warm summer day, I received a call from the detachment that a young man had taken a boat and was heading …

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  • Vol. 37, No. 3

    “I was born in Mulliauk. Well, my birth certificate says different…it was only three or four days after I was born when Mom and …

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  • Vol. 37, No. 2

    “For some time past, very ugly rumours have been rife among certain of our Labrador fishermen with reference to the manner in which it’s conjectured, …

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  • Vol. 37, No. 1 – Grand River Special Issue

    “Apparently when Horace had left the seven cartridges with the man, the man thought he knew where there might be some caribou on a marsh. …

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