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Audrey Hawthorn Slide Binders

This subseries consists of photographs from the history of the Museum of Anthropology. Subjects include:

  • Activities of the B.C. Totem Pole Preservation Committee
  • Totem pole restoration by Mungo Martin
  • Early images of Totem Park, including the opening ceremony
  • Raising of the Mungo Martin memorial pole in Alert Bay
  • Visit to UBC by Governor General Vincent Massey
  • Carving and construction of the Haida House by Bill Reid and Doug Cranmer
  • Images of displays from the Museum of Anthropology's original location in the old library basement
  • Exhibitions held at the Museum of Anthropology, especially through the 1950s and 1960s
  • Images of Expo 1967 in Montréal
  • The Museum of Anthropology's Northwest Coast exhibit for "Man and His World", held in Montréal
  • Opening Exhibition of the Vancouver Centennial Museum, curated by the Museum of Anthropology
  • Design plans, models, and inspirations for the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Images of the new Museum of Anthropology building at various stages of construction
  • Moving totem poles from Totem Park to the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Packing objects in the old Museum of Anthropology location in the library basement
  • Moving objects into the new Museum of Anthropology
  • Official opening of the Museum of Anthropology's new location
  • Visible storage and early exhibition in the Museum of Anthropology's new location
  • Reassembly of the Haida House on the grounds of the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Activities and classes held at the Museum of Anthropology's new location

Audrey Hawthorn discusses the work of Mungo Martin

Item is a sound recording of Audrey Hawthorn discussing the work of Mungo Martin as he provides a carving demonstration. Mungo Martin does not speak during the recording. Audrey Hawthorn provides a brief biography of Mungo Martin, a description of his work carving the totem poles that stand at UBC’s totem park, the tools he uses, his design process and lastly describes the the intricate steps required to create Kwakiutl wood carvings.

Binder 1

This sub subseries contains images on the following subjects:

  • Mungo Martin and Abaya Martin at UBC
  • Raising of the Mungo Martin Memorial Pole
  • Museum of Anthropology's exhibition at "Man and His World", 1969-1970
  • Reassembly of the Haida House on the grounds of the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Totem poles being moved into the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • The Museum of Anthropology building in various states of construction

Binder 2

This sub subseries includes images on the following subjects:

  • Exhibitions of the Museum of Anthropology from the 1950s through the 1960s
  • Staff and students working in and packing up the Museum of Anthropology's old location in the library basement
  • items being moved into the new Museum of Anthropology
  • Photographs of masks and other objects for the Claude Lévi-Strauss book "The Way of the Masks"
  • Photographs of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Binder 3

Subjects of this sub subseries include:

  • The opening exhibition of the Vancouver Centennial Museum, curated by the Museum of Anthropology
  • The opening ceremony of the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Visit of Governor General Vincent Massey to UBC and the Museum of Anthropology
  • Moving totem poles from Totem Park to the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Displays in the Great Hall and visible storage of the new Museum of Anthropology around the time of its opening
  • Displays and photographs of objects, largely but not exclusively from the Museum of Anthropology
    Plans, drawings, and models of the new Museum of Anthropology building

Binder 4

Subjects of this sub subseries include:

  • Visible storage, classes, and exhibitions at the new Museum of Anthropology around the time of its opening
  • Construction of the Haida House
  • Transportation and display of Museum of Anthropology materials for the "Man and His World" exhibit the museum curated in Montréal
  • Robert Davidson carving in the rotunda in Montréal for the exhibition "Man and His World"

Binder 5

Subjects of this sub subseries include:

  • Working in the old Museum of Anthropology in the library basement
  • Construction of the Haida House, including Doug Cranmer and Bill Reid carving poles
  • Various displays in the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Totem Pole Preservation Committee investigating and removing poles
  • Totem Poles on University Boulevard and in Totem Park
  • Expo 1967 images, extensive photography of many pavilions
  • Opening exhibition of the Vancouver Centennial Museum, curated by the Museum of Anthropology
  • Children's programs at the Museum of Anthropology in the late 1970s, notable is the program for visually impaired children

Carving demonstration by Mungo Martin

Item is a sound recording of an unidentified narrator providing the voice-over for an unidentified documentary. The narrator describes the techniques used by Mungo Martin as he provides a carving demonstration and also the acquisition by UBC of totem poles for Totem Park. The narrator also discusses the tools used by Mungo Martin, his methodology and symbolism used in his carvings. Mungo Martin does not speak during the recording.

Early MOA activities and curatorial research

Subseries consists mainly of photographs collected by MOA for curatorial research, as well as some photographs documenting MOA activities and/or people. Photographs in this subseries were collected in 1976 or earlier. Subject matter of the photographs includes Northwest Coast material culture, people, and geography; MOA history; MOA events; UBC Totem Park; and, a smaller number of non-Northwest Coast cultures.

See attached pdf document for photograph list.

Examples from How to Write the Bella Coola Language

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Marget Siwallace providing Nuxalk translations of words to an interviewer, Randy Bouchard as part of the How to Write the Haida Language project. According to the recording, Mrs. Marget Siwallace, age 62, was formerly of Kimsquit and at the time of the recording was living in Bella Coola. She is featured in the book Bella Coola: Life in the Heart of the Coast Mountains by Hans Granander. Randy Bouchard co-founded the BC Indian Language Project in 1968 (https://www.memorybc.ca/british-columbia-indian-language-project) and is the author of numerous books on First Nations subject matter.

Examples from How to Write the Haida Language

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Gertrude Kelly providing Skidegate Haida translations of words to an interviewer, Randy Bouchard as part of the How to Write the Haida Language project. According to the recording, Mrs. Gertrude Kelly was formerly of Skidegate and at the time of the recording was living in Vancouver. Randy Bouchard co-founded the BC Indian Language Project in 1968 (https://www.memorybc.ca/british-columbia-indian-language-project) and is the author of numerous books pertaining to First Nations subject matter.

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