Subseries Z - CMC houses project

Split cedar plank Cedar plank being split Splitting cedar plank Splitting a cedar plank Hand splitting cedar plank at Musqueam Hand splitting cedar plank at Musqueam Cedar plank being split Cedar wood planks Cedar wood planks Stacked cedar wood planks Men stripping bark from cedar trees Man working with cedar tree Interior shot of a museum gallery Carved house posts Three carved house posts Wooden structure with doorway Longhouse with doorway Longhouse underconstruction Two men standing in front of a longhouse Two longhouses under construction

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CMC houses project

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  • [1987 - 1990] (Creation)

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21 cm of textual records
62 photographs + 1 contact sheet
1.6 MB of digital records

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(1948 - 2020)

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This subseries contains records relating to an exhibit built at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. McLennan was the project manager and design developer for this project. He oversaw the completion and installation of six west coast First Nation house designs: Coast Salish, Haida, Tsimshian, Bella Coola, Oweekeno, and Kwakwaka'wakw. The records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and notes.

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  • Box: William McLennan fonds 13