Fonds 119 - Director's fonds

Zone du titre et de la mention de responsabilité

Titre propre

Director's fonds

Dénomination générale des documents

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

Mentions de responsabilité du titre

Notes du titre

  • Source of title proper:

Niveau de description




Zone de l'édition

Mention d'édition

Mentions de responsabilité relatives à l'édition

Zone des précisions relatives à la catégorie de documents

Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

Mention de projection (cartographique)

Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

Zone des dates de production


  • 1953 - 2018, predominant 1971 - 2004 (Production)
    Director of the Museum of Anthropology

Zone de description matérielle

Description matérielle

ca. 10.2 m of textual records and other material

Zone de la collection

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Zone de la description archivistique

Nom du producteur

(1947 -)

Notice biographique

The Director of the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is directly responsible for the general administration of the museum. Responsibilities carried out by the director include, but are not limited to: directing the development of museum policy, ensuring that the museum’s mandate is met and carried out, overseeing budgets and funding, maintaining correspondence with potential donors and managing staff. The Director also administers facilities and building maintenance and is responsible for overseeing exhibits and special programming hosted by the museum. As a part of the University of British Columbia (UBC), the director reports to the Dean of Arts.

MOA opened in 1947 and Dr. Harry Hawthorn, a professor of Anthropology, was appointed the first director in that year. He remained in this position until his retirement in 1974, when Michael Ames became the second director. Ames was director until he retired in 1997, when Ruth Phillips became director. She left the position in 2002, at which point Ames returned to MOA as Acting Director until Anthony Shelton was appointed as director in 2004.

Historique de la conservation

Portée et contenu

Fonds consists of records created by the Director of the Museum of Anthropology. The records consist of mainly textual material and a small amount of graphic material and architectural drawings. The records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes of staff, committee, and association meetings, reports, handwritten notations, draft copies, published and unpublished articles and papers, applications and forms, financial reports and statements, pamphlets, brochures, day-timers ,contracts, agreements, newspaper clippings, blueline prints, programmes, invitations, staff lists, volunteer lists, donor lists, member lists, photographs, curriculum vitae, job descriptions, collections lists, architectural plans, advertisements, cards, receipts, slides, contact sheets, and other textual and graphic material related to the activities and functions of Director.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

  1. General Administration Files, 1970-ca. 2013
  2. Finances Files, 1971-2005
  3. Human Resources Files, 1972-2013
  4. Facilities and Services Files, 1972-2013
  5. Collections Files, 1953-2004
  6. Exhibitions Files, 1971-2017
  7. Public Programmes and Events Files, 1974-2013
  8. School Programmes Files, 1978-1996
  9. Teaching/Training and Research Files, 1971-2008
  10. External Relations Files, 1966-2012

Zone des notes

État de conservation

Textual records include newspaper clippings, correspondence on very acidic typewriter paper, copies of typewritten correspondence on thin tissue paper, as well as facsimiles on thermal paper. In addition, there are some photographs mounted on black construction paper and some photographs adhered to each other with scotch tape, which has become gluey.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

The records in this fonds were transferred to the archives from Michael Ames and the ANSO building between September 1996 and September 2000, from the office of Ruth Phillips from 2002-2004 and from the office of Anthony Shelton after 2004.


Due to a lack of original order, the records have been arranged by the archivist according to the Museum of Anthropology Filing Plan. Some series may contain file numbers ending with a lower case alphabet. These files were added to the series upon subsequent accruals.

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

All records in this fonds are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

The Museum of Anthropology holds copyright for records produced by the Director. The museum does not hold copyright for unpublished articles, student papers, and papers of other individuals.

Instruments de recherche

See attached pdf document for finding aid with series descriptions and file list

Instrument de recherche

Éléments associés

Other records related to the Director’s functions and activities may be found in the museum’s Administration records when they are arranged and described. Other records related to Museum of Anthropology directors may be found in the Audrey Hawthorn (MOA Curator) fonds and the Harry B. Hawthorn fonds.


Further accruals will occur when the present director gives his records to the archives.

Note générale

Description matérielle

Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Zone du numéro normalisé

Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description du document

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles ou conventions


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Created December 9, 2015
Updated April 2016
Updated June 2018 (accrual 2016-6, 2016-7 and 2016-8 added)
Updated November 2018 (accrual 2018-18 added)
Updated January 2019 (accrual 2019-1 added)

Langue de la description

Langage d'écriture de la description


Zone des entrées

Sujets associés

Personnes et organismes associés

Lieux associés

Genres associés

entreposage physique

  • Boîte: Oversized 28
  • Classeur pour cartes: Map Cabinet drawer 15