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Alert Bay Community Centre

Image shows the original Alert Bay Community Centre, also known as the Namgis Big House. This original Big House was constructed in 1966, and destroyed in 1997 by arson. A new building, with a nearly identical exterior wall, was raised in 1999.

Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio fonds

  • 32
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1990

The fonds consist of slides taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio relating to fieldwork, folk arts and crafts of Ecuador and Peru taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio. The colour photographs relate to the Corpus Christi [Ecuador] fiesta and dance...

Muratorio family

Jim and Mary Prime fonds

  • 20
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1928]

Fonds consists of photographic negatives of people in the South Pacific, probably Hawaii or Samoa, in their traditional dress as well as a Polynesian tapa from the same time period and region.

Jim and Mary Prime

Nadia Abu-Zahra fonds

  • 23
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1972

The fonds consists of 26 colour slides, including ceremonies and traditions related to weddings and male circumcision taken in Tunisia, as well as scenery and people in Algeria.

Nadia Abu-Zahra

Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

  • 81
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 2003 [predominantly 1940 - 1972]

The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laur...

Traditional B. C. Coast Architecture

The Alert Bay Community House, completed in 1963. The two post arches are 17 feet high, supporting two 70 foot logs, each measuring 3 feet in diameter and weighing 5 tons. The roof has a large opening at the center to allow smoke to escape from t...