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- 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 Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.
The material is arranged in the following files:
01 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
02 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
03 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
04 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
05 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
06 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
07 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941
- 1963 or 1964
Photograph of a group of children in ceremonial dress and a brass band in uniform, possibly preparing for a parade. They are standing outside, in Alert Bay, BC.
- [ca. 196-]
Photograph of a man and woman in ceremonial dress standing on a dock in Alert Bay, BC.
- [ca. 196-]
Photograph of a number of children and a few adults wearing ceremonial dress. They are gathered outside, possibly at a potlatch.