Interviewees include: Jim Hart (2 tapes) Dorothy Grant Terry Starr Susan Point (re: [Time]) Norman Tait Alexander Peters Rita Barnes (re: feast dishes MOA's Great Hall, 2 Dec. 2002) Glen Tallio Robert Davidson Dempsey Bob (2 tapes) William White (2 tapes) Stolo Doreen Jensen Richard Sumner (28 January 1997) David Gladstone Tim Paul Richard Hunt (re: Shark mask) Cryl Carpenter Russell Smith Bill Reid Leona Sparrow Alfred Scow
The fonds consists of photographs documenting the welcome ceremony that occurred in February 1987 for the canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The Museum of Anthropology appears in the background of multiple pictures in which spectators can be seen gathered for the 1st cut ceremony of the canoe log. Norman The event included speeches as well as ceremonies and performances by Norman Tait and his close relatives. Joe David, Reva Robinson, and Bill Reid are among the other notable individuals that appear in these images.
Fonds consists of eight slides of totem poles being raised in the Haida Village at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The slides are dated May, 1962. The photographs were taken by George Szanto, the son-in-law of Geoffrey Andrew who was the Dean and Deputy President of UBC from 1947 to 1962.
The totem poles represented in the images were carved by Haida artist Bill Reid and 'Namgis artist Doug Cranmer. They were originally situated at UBC's Totem Park. They are now located on the grounds behind the Museum of Anthropology, and modelled on a 19th century Haida village.