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George Szanto fonds
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- Graphic material
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May 1962 (Creation)
- George Szanto
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8 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of eight slides of totem poles being raised in the Haida Village at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The slides are dated May, 1962. The photographs were taken by George Szanto, the son-in-law of Geoffrey Andrew who was the Dean and Deputy President of UBC from 1947 to 1962.
The totem poles represented in the images were carved by Haida artist Bill Reid and 'Namgis artist Doug Cranmer. They were originally situated at UBC's Totem Park. They are now located on the grounds behind the Museum of Anthropology, and modelled on a 19th century Haida village.
Immediate source of acquisition
David Szanto, son of George Szanto.
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Multiple Private Records box 8
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Slides in the fonds have been digitized.
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No further accruals are expected.
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Created by Sophie Roberge, April 2018.
Photographs described by Steve Weisman, November 2019.