Fonds 112 - Friends of the Museum of Anthropology fonds

Finding aid - Friends of the Museum of Anthropology fonds

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Friends of the Museum of Anthropology fonds

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112

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  • 1977 - 1992, predominant 1978 - 1984 (Creation)
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    Friends of the Museum of Anthropology

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19 cm of textual records

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(1977 - ca. 1985)

Administrative history

Formally incorporated on December 23rd 1977, the Friends of the Museum of Anthropology at U.B.C. (University of British Columbia) was a society that had four main objectives:

• To promote interest in, and acquaint the public with the Museum of Anthropology at U.B.C.
• To provide for the holding of educational lectures, exhibitions, public meetings, classes and conferences on the subject of anthropology
• To acquire, accept, solicit or receive any gift or real or personal property as a contribution or addition to the funds of the society
• To receive, hold, distribute, invest and reinvest contributions from donors for the collections of and operation of the Museum of Anthropology at U.B.C.

The operations of the society were physically carried out in the museum. The affairs of the society were managed by a board of 24 directors; six were directly tasked with its initial establishment, while another 18 were elected at the first annual general meeting. Various committees and sub-committees were established, including the executive committee, who had the power to exercise the will of the board. Other committees included the membership committee and the sub-committees on Finance and Fundraising. Michael Ames, then-Director of the Museum of Anthropology, worked as the secretary for the society for most of its life-span. The society was directly involved with a 1981 benefit concert that took place in the Haida House to raise funds for a special gallery for a Haida canoe they wished to acquire. The friends’ peak of activity was from 1978-1982, after which time it became less and less active; dissolution occurred sometime around 1985.

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Fonds consists of records related to the administrative functions of the society and includes meeting minutes, internal and external correspondence, membership lists, committee and sub-committee files, records about the society’s constitution and seal, and relevant financial information. There is also a file related to the 1981 benefit concert for the proposed Haida canoe wing.

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Some records in the correspondence and financial files are restricted due to their containing sensitive financial information.

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Finding aids

See attached pdf document for file list.

Associated materials

Records related to the Haida canoe matter can be found in the Michael Ames fonds (Series 6-B-17 and 6-E). Other administrative materials related to the society can also be found in the Michael Ames fonds (Series 10-D).

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Created December 4, 2015

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  • Box: Friends of the Museum of Anthropology fonds 1