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Slides of artifacts

Subseries consists of photographic slides taken by Sawyer of Northwest Coast artifacts housed in various museums around North America and Europe, or of artifacts located in First Nation villages on BC’s northwest coast and/or the Alaskan panhandle. Some of the artifacts include the following: masks; totem poles; hats and helmets; effigies and figures; headdresses and frontlets; fishing equipment; weavings and blankets; armor and weaponry; shaman regalia and wands; boxes; necklaces; combs; and various household items such as bowls. A majority of the slides contain additional information about the artifact depicted in it. This information may include the following: name of the artifact; the First Nations community from which the artifact originated from; the museum and/or location of the artifact; the dimensions of the artifact; and/or the date of the artifact’s creation.

ref # 13-1-A

Alan R. Sawyer

Slides and scrapbooks of artifacts

Subseries consists of photographic slides and prints, and contact sheets taken by Sawyer of Northwest Coast artifacts housed in various museums around North America and Europe. Some of the artifacts include the following: masks; hats and helmets; headdresses and frontlets; fishing equipment; weavings and blankets; armor and weaponry; shaman regalia; boxes; and various household items such as bowls. A majority of the slides contain additional information about the artifact depicted in it. This information may include the following: name of the artifact; the First Nations community from which the artifact originated from; the museum and/or location of the artifact; the dimensions of the artifact; and/or the date of the artifact’s creation.

ref # 13-2-A

Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer

The records in this sub-series relate to the development and implementation of the exhibition curated by Jennifer Kramer titled Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer. Records in the sub-series also relate to the development and publication of Kesu': The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer, authored by Jennifer Kramer and published in 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre. The exhibition featured the artwork of Doug Cranmer (1927-2006), a leading practitioner of Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw art. Kesu' took place at the Museum of Anthropology from March 17 to September 3, 2012, the Museum at Campbell River in Campbell River, BC from October 19, 2010 to February 17, 2013 and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC from May 11 to October 8, 2013. Kramer received the 2012 British Columbia Museums Association's Museums in Motion Award of Merit for the exhibition. The book designer Jessica Sullivan received the 2012 Alcuin Society's award for First Place in the pictorial category.

Files in the sub-series consist of exhibition and publication planning notes and related correspondence, research materials pertaining to the career and life of Doug Cranmer, interview transcripts, photographs, funding proposals, object loan agreement forms, photography permission agreements, interview release forms, contracts and financial records, marketing plans, book drafts, exhibit text and labels, promotional materials and printouts of digital photographs of art work.

Sunday programs

Subseries consists of photographs documenting various Sunday programs at the MOA and the children attending them. Programs include those for the visually impaired, related to visible storage, related to Japanese heritage and culture, the Punch and Judy show, Evelyn Roth’s giant salmon and others that are unidentified. Photographs were taken by McLennan, Jean Hamilton and Stephen Inglis.

ref # 1-2-A

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