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William McLennan (MOA Curator) fonds

  • 1
  • Fonds
  • 1956, [197-?] - 2013

Fonds consists of records created by McLennan during his employment at the Museum. Fonds has been arranged into six series. The first series is titled Exhibits and relates to McLennan’s role first as a designer and photographer of exhibits and later as a curator of exhibits. Each exhibit is arranged into a separate subseries. Some of the photographs were taken by staff who worked for McLennan.

The second series is titled Projects and events. This series relates to McLennan’s role as photographer. He has recorded many events and documented projects through the use of photography. On some projects he also took on the role of designer.

The third series is titled Multiversity galleries and contains materials related to the creation of the Multiversity gallery space which occurred as part of the Partnership of Peoples Renewal project from 2007-2010.

The fourth series is titled general research and contains materials related to McLennan’s research in art on the northwest coast of British Columbia. The research series has been sub-divided into four sub-series: museums, archives and subject files, artist files, culture photographs and books.

The fifth series is titled Bill Reid and contains materials created and collected about Bill Reid and his work by McLennan.

The sixth series is titled Administration, public relations and correspondence and relates to McLennan’s administrative role at MOA, containing administrative records.

Additional digital records from this fonds are still being processed and will be added to this finding aid at a later date.

William McLennan

A.F.R. Wollaston fonds

  • 10
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1915-1919

The fonds consists of photographs likely taken by A.F.R. Wollaston in Uganda, the Congo, New Guinea, and Fiji. Also included are the envelope in which the photos were posted, and a note from M (Marjorie Halpin) to Audrey (Shane? Hawthorn?) regarding the donation of the photos to MoA.

A.F.R. Wollaston

Carol Mayer fonds

  • 100
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2014, predominant 1987 - 2014

The fonds consists of records created by Carol Mayer at the University of British Columbia as Curator of Collections and Curator of Ethnology and Ceramics at the Museum of Anthropology, as a Department of Anthropology & Sociology Instructor, as Curator of Africa/Pacific, and as Curatorial Department Head. Also included are records relating to her role within the MOA Exhibition Committee. The fonds also contains records related to her role as an instructor at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. The records consist mainly of textual material with a small amount of graphic material and small artifacts. The records include correspondence, memoranda, incoming loan agreements, exhibit receipts, exhibit proposals and forms, policy drafts, news releases, pamphlets, minutes of committee meetings, budgets, agendas, schedules, exhibition lists, facility reports, display labels, CD’s, sketches, journals, transcribed interviews, research notes, negatives, slides and photographs.

The records are arranged into the following series:

  1. Administrative files 1987-2014

  2. Exhibition files 1977-2013

  3. Student Project files 1994-2013

See attached pdf document for descriptions of these series with file lists.

Carol Mayer

Lynn Hill fonds

  • 103
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2000

The fonds consists of the records created by Lynn Hill while she was employed as curator-in-residence at the Museum of Anthropology. They relate predominantly to her curation of the exhibition Raven’s Reprise. The exhibition involved the installation of works by contemporary Northwest Coast artists around the Museum, and was intended to challenge viewers’ expectations of Northwest Coast art by juxtaposing traditionally accepted aesthetics and technology with modern materials and urban sensibilities. Records reflect Hill’s planning of the exhibition, as well as her communication with artists involved in the exhibit and in a complimentary series of public talks. Other records relate to Hill’s work on Gallery 3 and with the Native Youth Program.

Documents include source books, correspondence, reports, training materials, budgets, grant applications, exhibit proposals, draft exhibition materials, resumes, brochures, photographs, interview transcripts, and copies of print materials.

Lynn Hill

Pam Brown fonds

  • 104
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2012

Fonds reflects Brown’s career as a curator at the Museum of Anthropology, including her role as Supervisor of the Native Youth Programme. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, press clippings, grant applications, press releases, schedules, liability waivers, itineraries, comment books, student assignments, scripts for student presentations, photographs, and audio recordings.

The records are organized into the following series:

  1. Native Youth Programme
  2. Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Programme
  3. Aboriginal Museum Internship Program
  4. Sourcebooks and Related Materials
  5. Repatriation Forum

See attached pdf document for full description of these series and file lists.

Pam Brown

Rosa Ho fonds

  • 105
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 1999, predominant 1988 - 1999

The fonds consists of records relating to Rosa Ho’s functions as a Curator of Art and Public Programmes at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Records include correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, minutes, object lists, reports, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts and tapes, financial statements, grant applications, publication drafts, policy information, mission statements, and other materials. The records are predominantly from 1988 to 1999, while Rosa was the Curator of Art and Public Programmes. The records largely pertain to events, programming, and exhibitions held at the Museum of Anthropology. Also included in the fonds are records relating to external projects and publications.

The fonds is arranged in the following 11 series:

  1. Public programme planning
  2. Exhibition planning
  3. Institutional planning
  4. Museum of Anthropology committees
  5. Collections – information, acquisition and documentation
  6. Inuit research
  7. BC First Nations research
  8. Pow Wow
  9. Volunteers and education
  10. External publications and projects
  11. Administration

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file list.

Rosa Ho

Darrin Morrison fonds

  • 106
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2005

Fonds consists of material related to Morrison’s involvement with several exhibits at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, as well as his work planning and implementing preventative conservation measures, and his work design the Museum Research Centre. The fonds consists of one series of Exhibitions with sub-series corresponding to separate exhibits. Another series consists of information on a book on textiles and costumes. The last series consists of information about building projects that Morrison was involved with. Material consists of correspondence, handwritten notes, exhibit catalogs, poster and invitation proofs, budgets, slides, copy and 35 mm negatives, floppy disks, project descriptions, postcards, video cassettes and artist histories.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:

  1. Exhibitions
  2. Textiles and Costume
  3. Building Projects

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file lists.

Darrin Morrison

Skooker Broome fonds

  • 108
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2015

The fonds consists of records relating to Skooker Broome’s function as a designer and as a coordinator for building services at UBC's Museum of Anthropology and contains detailed records relating to producing, planning, designing, and installing exhibits at the Museum of Anthropology. Records include correspondence, drawings, notes, memos, minutes, reports, photographs, proofs, labels, and other materials.

The fonds is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Exhibition & design series
Series 2: Special projects & events series
Series 3: Facilities & services series

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file list.

Skooker Broome

Robert Reford fonds

  • 11
  • Fonds
  • [1889 - ca. 191?]

The scanned images contained on the two discs in this fonds represent a selection of Robert Reford’s amateur photographs found in two albums from his time in British Columbia (1889-1891) and in the Arctic (ca. 191?). The images are presented in the order that existed in the original albums.

Robert Reford

Public Programming and Education fonds

  • 110
  • Fonds
  • [1970] - 2009

The records in this fonds are not the records of one creator, but all records that support the function of Public Programming and Education at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). The function of Public Programming and Education at MOA produces a number of different kinds of records including: textual records, correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, meeting minutes, reports, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, financial statements, grant applications, publication drafts, policy information, mission statements and other administrative materials. Graphic material include: photographs, negatives and slides.

This fond is organized into the following series:

  1. School programming
  2. Public programming and special events
  3. Special projects
  4. General Administration

See attached pdf document for descriptions of these series and file lists.

Public Programming and Education. University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology.

Friends of the Museum of Anthropology fonds

  • 112
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1992, predominant 1978 - 1984

Fonds consists of records related to the administrative functions of the society and includes meeting minutes, internal and external correspondence, membership lists, committee and sub-committee files, records about the society’s constitution and seal, and relevant financial information. There is also a file related to the 1981 benefit concert for the proposed Haida canoe wing.

Friends of the Museum of Anthropology

William McLennan fonds (private records)

  • 114
  • Fonds
  • 1984

The fonds consists of infrared photographs and drawings on mylar sheets relating to the project undertaken by William McLennan in 1984. He was assisted by Glen Wood and Lyle Wilson. The lifesized photographs are of Tsimshian houseboards in the Museum of Anthropology collection.

William McLennan

Audrey Hawthorn fonds (private records)

  • 115
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 1998, predominant 1960 -1980

This fonds consists primarily of records generated by Audrey Hawthorn in her position as an anthropology professor at the University of British Columbia and records related to her publications. It includes notes, course materials, correspondence, memos, draft copies of publications, and some published materials (originals and photocopies). This fonds also contains photographic materials, primarily slides used in teaching Anthropology 331 and 431. The fonds is organized into the following series and subseries:

  1. Teaching Records (1963-1978)
    A. Anthropology 331 and Anthropology 431
    B. Teaching Slides

  2. Professional Development Records (1973-1975)

  3. Research and Publications Records (1955-1982)
    A. Art of the Kwakiutl Indians
    B. Kwakiutl Ceremonial Art
    C. A Labour of Love
    D. Exhibits and Other Research

  4. Bill Reid (1962-1998)

See attached pdf document for full finding aid and box/file lists.

Audrey Hawthorn

Michael Kew (MOA curator) fonds

  • 116
  • Fonds
  • [1978] - 1997

The fonds consists of slides collected by Dr. Kew in the course of curating the exhibition Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth: Central Coast Salish Sculpture and Engraving. The fonds is divided into the following series: Central Coast Salish Art Inventory ([1978]-1979), and Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition (1980). It also contains reports, memos, minutes and correspondence relating to the Ways and Means Committee.

There are three series in the fonds:

1.  Central Coast Salish Art Inventory
2. Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition
3. Ways and Means Committee

Michael Kew

Marjorie M. Halpin fonds (private records)

  • 117
  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 2000, predominant 1966 - 2000

Fonds consists of records created by Marjorie Halpin as a professor and scholar of Anthropology. The records mainly consist of textual records and audio-visual material including photographs, slides, audio-cassettes, video-cassettes, posters and maps. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, curriculum vitae, cue cards, invitations, lecture notes, planning notes, research notes, draft copies of articles and papers, reviews of publications written by Halpin and reviews of Halpin’s own work, grant applications, budgets, negatives, contact sheets, postcards, overheads, taped interviews, minutes of committee meetings, published proceedings of conferences and other material relating to Halpin’s participation in conferences.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

1.  Teaching and Education Files, 1971-2000

2. Research Files, 1938-1999

3. Published and Unpublished Works, 1968-2000

4. Community Service Files, 1972-2000

5. Correspondence Files, 1924-2000

Marjorie M. Halpin

Director's fonds

  • 119
  • Fonds
  • 1953 - 2018, predominant 1971 - 2004

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

Director of the Museum of Anthropology

Ronnie Tessler fonds

  • 12
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1987

The fonds consists of photographs created by Ronnie Tessler between 1986 and 1987 documenting a canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The project was abandoned in the summer of 1987, and the canoe was left uncompleted. The photographs depict models for the canoe, transportation of the log for the canoe to the Museum of Anthropology, ceremonies performed throughout the project, and various stages of work on the canoe and model. Additional photographs from this period depict a totem pole-raising ceremony at Capilano Mall in North Vancouver, as well as portraits of Les Baker, a model Tait wanted to use for a “white man” mask. The fonds is arranged into a single series: Norman Tait canoe project and related materials.

Ronnie Tessler

Nuno Porto fonds

  • 120
  • Fonds
  • 2012 - 2015

Includes material related to the Pigapicha! exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology. Nuno Porto curated this exhibition. Records include correspondence, research, and meeting notes.

Nuno Porto

Hilary Stewart fonds

  • 122
  • Fonds
  • 1962 - 2005

Fonds consists of material related to the art, research, and writing of Hilary Stewart. The bulk of the material is related to the production of her books on the culture and art of the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest. The remaining material relates to illustrations that she did for publications by other authors, a small amount of material done for personal use, and collected research and ephemera that does not appear to be related to one specific publication. Material includes original illustrations, collected research and notes, book drafts and pre-press materials, photographs, correspondence, and collected memorabilia.

The material has been arranged into three series:
1 - Books
2 - Illustrations and other artwork
3 - Collected research and ephemera

Hilary M. Stewart

President's Planning and Coordinating Committee fonds

  • 123
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, contracts, and reports relating to the Planning of the Museum of Man (later Museum of Anthropology). The fonds includes information pertaining to the planning for the new museum, building needs, museum function, and the Functional Program which outlines the results of decisions the committee made.

President’s Planning and Coordinating Committee

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