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Vickie Jensen and Jay Powell Subseries
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Audio recordings

Consists of audio recordings created for various purposes. Many are recordings community members reading the language education materials created in both the Western and Eastern dialects. These recordings were intended to be used in conjunction with the books. Other recordings consist of interviews with community informants. Powell used the recorded interviews in preparation for the creation of language education materials. Finally, some of the recordings include community stories and songs that were considered and sometimes used in the language materials.

Audio recordings

Consists of audio recordings used as research material for Powell’s dissertation and in the creation of the Quileute language education materials

Audio recordings

Consists of audio recordings of community members reading the Nuu-chah-nulth language education books. The recordings consist of more than one copy of most of the books, as they are read in various dialects

Audio tapes and transcripts

Consists of tapes and transcripts used to form the text for Where the People Gather. The tapes contain a mix of recordings of Norman Tait teaching/directing the carving of the NEC pole and later poles, and more formal interviews between Jensen and the carvers involved in the projects of this time period.

Counting book photographs

Consists of photographs taken for the series of education books called Counting books in the Big Book series. These images were staged specifically for this purpose and included many traditional activities, such as digging for camus bulbs

Dictionary/publications

Consists of Nuu-chah-nulth and Nitinat alphabet sheets; Our World-Our Ways: T’aat’aaqsapa Cultural Dictionary; The Nuu-chah-nulth Dictionary: Roots, Affixes & English Finder List (November 30, 1995); Nuu-chah-nulth Dictionary: Roots and Affix Files (May 1, 1995).

Doreen Jensen

Consists of audio cassettes and transcripts of the photo identification session involving Sue Rowley (curator of public archaeology at the Museum of Anthropology), Vickie Jensen, and Doreen Jensen (Gitksan artist and curator). The session took place over two days, March 12, 2002 and April 9, 2002 with the goal of identifying the events and people in the photographs of Mary Johnson’s bitxw (divorce potlatch).

Eastern Gitksan photographs

Consists of photographs in the form of negatives, prints and slides from Jensen’s visit to the Gitksan villages in 1975, and from Jensen and Powell’s work and life in the Eastern villages between 1977 – 1982. The images include photographs that were used to illustrate the language books being produced, and other photographs that documented the culture and way of living in these communities.

Field notes

Consists of notes made by Powell during research on the language and culture of the Quileute.

Field notes

Consists of a number of notebooks of mostly handwritten notes by Powell on the Nuu-chah-nulth language, providing the basis for the printed vocabulary, curriculum, and dictionary developed in this period.

Field notes and correspondence

Consists of field notes taken during Powell’s research into current uses of Chinook Jargon by the Quileute, as well as correspondence with other academics and linguists.

Field notes and research

Consists of notes and research relating to the creation of the books Musqueam Language: Book 1 and Hunq’um’i’num for Kids: Books 1 & 2, as well as research done for the Shalalath Lilooet language and culture program.

Gitksan artist photographs

Consists of photographs in print and slide format documenting Gitksan artists, both amateur and professional, that Jensen and Powell worked with or knew personally during their time living with the Gitksan.

Historical and research photographs

Consists of photographs taken of historical prints and artefacts relating to the Quileute. These were taken at a number of institutions, including Brigham Young University in Utah, the Washing State Archives in Olympia, The Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, and the University of Washington Burke Museum.

Kwak’wala photographs

Consists of photographs taken of people and events in Alert Bay and surrounding Kwak’wala speaking communities. Photographs document the activities of the era such as potlatches, fishing, trapping, and activities surrounding the opening of the U’Mista Cultural Centre, and many were taken for the purpose of using them in educational language books.

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