Consists of articles, books, reports, maps, newsletters, and other information gathered by Powell as research into the culture and language of the Quileute. The research was used for both his dissertation and for subsequent education and teaching materials.
Consists of audio recordings made as part of the research for the Musqueam and Seton Lake Lillooet language materials. The Musqueam recordings mainly consist of interviews with informant Andrew Guerin on lexical and grammatical aspects of the language. The information on these recordings were used by Powell in the Musqueam language books. The Lillooet recordings are of community member Cida Link reading the Lillooet alphabet. These were done to accompany educational materials.
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
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.
Consists of articles and other records used by Powell to research Chinook Jargon and its historical uses. Powell referenced the sources in the unpublished manuscript Chinook Jargon: The Language of Northwest History.
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.
Consists of photographs documenting the work of various artists that assisted Norman Tait in the period that Jensen was photographing his work. Most of the photographs included in this sub-series are of the various side projects that the artists would spend time on whilst major projects such as totem poles were in progress. Artists photographed in this sub-series are: Norman Tait, Isaac Tait, Robert “Chip” Tait, Ron Telek , Wayne Young, Valerie Tait, Alver Tait, Bernice __ .
Consists of photographs taken of social events and carvers connected to the Tait project, but not officially part of the project itself. Jensen was invited to a number of feasts and parties hosted by the Tait family, which she often photographed, making a gift of the pictures to the family members. At one of the parties, a family member performed a dance wearing a mask made to represent Jensen and her camera, complete with the sound of the shutter. In addition to events, Jensen met a number of artists, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, through her acquaintance with the Taits, and she often photographed them.
Consists of photographs taken by Jensen for the creation of the book Where the People Gather, which covers the creation of a pole by Norman Tait and his team over a number of months. Includes some later photographs showing changes to the pole due to ageing.
Consists of notes and copies of two publications: By Punt to Kitlope (curriculum booklet 2006); two copies of the Haisla Unity Feast Book, called Our Lands, Nuyem and Stories (2005); 160 km of Haisla History: Guidebook for a visit to the Kitlope; and Our Nuyem Says… (a school curriculum).
Consists of reports done by Powell for the Kitamaat Village Council on the traditional use and occupancy of land as it relates to a number of issues, such as specific resource areas and land under proposal for non-traditional uses.
Consists of photographs documenting life in Kitamaat village, as well as journeys taken in the creation of various publications for the Haisla projects, such as the journey leading to the creation of By Punt to Kitlope.
Consists of materials produced for teaching training and development during Phase 2 of the Shuswap project. Includes a Teacher’s Manual developed with the assistance of Joy Wild, teaching units, Chilcotin readers by Maria Myers (produced during this period by Jensen) and a Chilcotin alphabet sheet.