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Research files

Sub subseries consists of research files, including research conducted by McLennan at various museums and cultural heritage institutions regarding artifacts that could benefit from the infrared photography project Transforming Image, photographs of the exhibit at MOA and in Port Alberni and research on infrared photography.

Book related

Materials in this sub subseries relate to the production and publication of the Transforming Image book, written by McLennan and Karen Duffek based on the Transforming Image exhibit at MOA.

Working files

Sub subseries contains Don Bain's working files, used during the course of his Totem Pole Files creation. Record types include notes, photocopies of archival records, and correspondence related to the project.

Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Program (ACSP)

Sub subseries consists of records related to Clavir’s participation in the Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Program which was developed for Aboriginal people from B.C. to receive training in different cultural centres. Clavir served on the Advisory Committee for the AC Stewardship Program and ran the Conservation section of the program at the Museum of Anthropology. The records include correspondence, a summary report of the program and its participants, and a module outlining the museum’s coverage under the Program.

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"

General Teaching Records

Sub subseries consists of records related to courses taught by Clavir at the Museum of Anthropology such as those for the Centre for Continuing Education, guidelines and applications for internship funding through the Teaching Enhancement Fund, and syllabi (1991-2001) for ANTH 431, a course she taught from 1991-1992. Records include course outlines, teaching notes, memoranda, applications and conservation forms.

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

Totem pole files

Sub subseries contains the Totem Pole Files, as put together by Don Bain. Material in the Totem Pole Files was compiled by Don Bain from the MOA Archives, UBC Special Collections, UBC Library, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the British Columbia Archives, and the Department of Indian Affairs, as well as information from MOA staff. Record types include photocopies of photographs, catalogues, accession files, research files, technical files, historical correspondence, internal memos and reports, and committee meeting minutes. Most records collected by Don Bain date from between 1920 and 1980.

Museum Assistance Programme (MAP)

Sub subseries consists of records related to Clavir’s training of conservation interns at the Museum of Anthropology. Much of the funding for internships came from the Museum Assistance Programme (MAP) which was established by the former National Museums of Canada (currently supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage). The sub subseries also includes records related to a search for funding through MAP and provincial government sources for a new conservator position, the establishment of a laboratory conservator position (1993), as well as student reports on internships sponsored by both MAP and the Getty Conservation Institute.

Included are: correspondence, memoranda, reports, application forms, cost summaries, funding contracts, handwritten notes, and one published discussion paper to help develop policy for conservation assistance through the Museum Assistance Programme.

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