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Jim and Mary Prime fonds

  • 20
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1928]

Fonds consists of photographic negatives of people in the South Pacific, probably Hawaii or Samoa, in their traditional dress. A Polynesian tapa from the same time period and region was donated to the museum's collections.

Jim and Mary Prime

Eric Parker fonds

  • 4
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-11 - 198?

The fonds consists primarily of material accumulated and/or created by Lt. Col. Parker during the period of his military duties in Tibet and time spent there after his release from the military (1921-1924). This material includes textual records such as correspondence relating to military matters with Sir Charles Bell, and those written to, and received from, Tibetan officers and the 13th Dalai Lama. A few letters written in Tibetan have been recently translated into English and are included in the fonds. Other textual materials includes handwritten speech and other notes, published documents such as an Almanac (written in Tibetan), newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items such as philatelic materials and handwritten children's rhymes and songs.

The fonds also contains a collection of black and white photographs and negatives, the majority of which were images taken by Lt. Col. Parker, while others, predate Parker’s time in Tibet. The photographs are housed in two albums (Photograph Collections A and B), and show Tibet primarily in the 1920s. The images depict military and domestic scenes in Tibet including photographs of individuals from all social strata, as well as local architecture and landscapes. Some of the places (e.g., monasteries) no longer exist. The albums also contain more recent colour prints of the many Tibetan objects acquired by the Parkers (and now housed in the Ethnology Collection at the Museum of Anthropology). Some duplicates occur within and between albums. The negatives correspond to prints in one album (Photograph Collection A). Only a small number of negatives have not been printed.
The fonds is arranged in the following 3 series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Photographs
  3. Miscellaneous Materials

Eric Parker

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

Evelyn Goddard fonds

  • 8
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1977 [predominant 1919-1923]

Fonds consists of four photographs, and correspondence between Evelyn Goddard and the Museum of Anthropology regarding the donation of the images. The photographs include two snapshots taken by Goddard of indigenous graves at Hagwilget, BC, a photograph showing scenes around Hazelton, BC, and a postcard featuring the image of a totem pole at Kitseguecla, BC.

Evelyn Goddard

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

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

Jean Telfer fonds

  • 2
  • Fonds
  • [between 1931 and 1940]

The fonds consists of records Telfer created or received during the time that she spent as a teacher at residential schools. The materials donated by Telfer include correspondence, essays, schedules, programmes, ephemera notes and a significant number of photographs. These records are primarily related to the the Morley Residential School, the Coqualeetza Residential School and the Port Alberni Residential School, as well as the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation.

Jean Telfer

Hindaleah (Hindy) Ratner fonds

  • 111
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 1988

The fonds consists of records created by Ratner in the process of conceptualizing, developing and running public programming and extension services at the Museum of Anthropology. Initially, the duties of the Extension Curator were coordinating the development of in-house exhibits, non-credit educational programming, extension activities and publicity. Programming included performances, workshops, lectures, non-credit courses, museum tours, identification clinics and audio-visual presentations, often in conjunction with the Center for Continuing Education. Ratner organized local and international cultural excursions, including acting as a tour escort. Ratner was responsible for coordinating special events and lectures in conjunction with exhibits, and from 1980 was responsible for administering travelling exhibitions. Other extension activities included print exhibits in Vancouver office spaces, installations in off-campus locations such as the Vancouver Airport, and the Special Prison Extension Project.

Communications duties included production of the calendar of events and publicity circulars. Other duties included preparation of grant applications, managing staff, including student interns, budgeting, preparing reports, and assisting film and video production use of museum space and collections.
Public relations activities included establishing contacts with media representatives, promoting exhibits and other special events, producing news releases, distributing calendars of events and brochures, arranging staff interviews with media and soliciting publicity.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

  1. Administrative and other records
  2. Calendar of events
    1. Correspondence
    2. Excursions
    3. Exhibits
    4. Open-House
    5. Outreach
    6. Publicity
    7. Reporting
    8. Special events
    9. Strategic planning
    10. Weekly programming
    11. Youth programming

See attached pdf document for series descriptions and file lists.

Hindaleah Ratner

Elizabeth Johnson fonds

  • 21
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 2006

The records in this fonds were created and received in the course of Elizabeth Johnson’s tenure at the Museum of Anthropology. The records relate to activities Johnson was involved through her various positions at the Museum in involvement with exhibitions, collections, the museums relations with the community and various community events sponsored by the museum, teaching and various administrative activities. The fonds consists of agendas, agreements, articles, artifact lists, attendance figures, books, business cards, budgets, catalogue drafts, comment book, contract lists, correspondence, curators statement, diagram, drawings, evaluations, exhibit labels, expenses, internal forms (exhibit proposal forms), financial records, flyer, final report, guidelines, grant applications, invitations, memorandums, minutes of meetings, museum exhibit diagrams, permission forms, photographs, notes, plans, policies, press releases, proposals, publications (books), publicity records, receipts, reports, reproductions of newspaper ads and articles, research notes, revisions, schedules, slide list, slides, speaking notes, student papers, surveys, teaching notes, transcripts of research interviews, audio cassettes of interviews, translations, visitor surveys and videos.

The fonds is arranged in the following 8 series:

  1. Proposed Exhibits
  2. Exhibits
  3. Collections
  4. Special projects and events series
  5. Correspondence series
  6. Museum education series
  7. Administrative series
  8. Academic materials

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

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

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

Hylton Smith fonds

  • 142
  • Fonds
  • May 1955

Colour slides of a shaman gathering labeled as a "Witchdoctor Conference" that took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1955, and other images from South Africa (Johannesburg, Zululand, Ndebele village near Pretoria, and Majuji Village near Transvaal). Photos taken by Hylton Smith, who was working as an architect in Johannesburg when he witnessed and photographed the conference.

Hylton Smith

Charles Gladstone fonds

  • 34
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888 - 1895]

Fonds consists of a diary. It appears the diary was written by Josephine Gladstone between 1888 and 1895. The content of the diary includes: Bible references, notes on events, money annotations, stories, songs, personal annotations, and transcription of correspondence written/received by Josephine and her relatives. The correspondence includes several letters to and from missionary G. Hopkins.

Charles Gladstone

Marjorie Halpin (MOA Curator) fonds

  • 118
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 2000, predominant 1971 - 2000

The fonds consists of records created by Marjorie Halpin as Curator of Ethnology at the Museum of Anthropology with some records relating to her activities as professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. The records include correspondence, reports, memos, handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, published and unpublished papers, grant application forms, loan permission forms, financial statements, course outlines and bibliographies, curator’s meeting papers, photographs, negatives and slides.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

  1. Exhibition Files (1928-1999, predominant 1973-1999)
    1. Administration Files (1966-2000)
    2. Museum of Anthropology Projects (1928-2000, predominant 1971-2000)
    3. Museum of Anthropology Events (1976-1999)
    4. Published and Unpublished Papers and Reviews (1971-1998)
    5. Conferences and Meetings (1973-1987)
    6. Teaching and Student Files (1968-1997)
    7. Miscellaneous (1971-1998)

Marjorie M. Halpin

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

Fred Ryckman fonds

  • 22
  • Fonds
  • [1920-1936]

The fonds consists of records created by Ryckman during his tenure with the Department of Indian Affairs, primarily from the 1920s and 30s. The fonds includes contact sheets made as copies of photographs that remain in possession of Ryckman’s heirs. Records in the fonds take the form of notes and correspondence. Also included in records is a ledger which contains census information. The fonds also includes photocopies of newspaper articles relating to members of the First Nations whom Ryckman came into contact with as a result of his work as well as materials relating to Ryckman himself.

The fonds consists of the following files:

1-1, Ledger Book [Original & Copies], c. 1920
1-2, Photographs [Negatives & Contact Sheets], c. 1920
1-3, Articles and Correspondence [Photocopies], 1922-1936
1-4, Kootenays [Typed & Handwritten transcipts], c. 1932

Fred Ryckman

Lilo Berliner fonds

  • 145
  • Fonds
  • Nov. 1968 - 1975

Fonds consists of negative images of petroglyphs largely from the Pacific west coast of North America. Most of the images are from sites located in British Columbia, but there are also images from sites in Washington State, New Mexico, and other areas of the United States and Mexico. There are also images of artifacts, masks, totem poles, wood carvings, and graveyards. Images of family travels, landscapes, wild animals, and house cats are interspersed within the collection.

Lilo Berliner

MOA Shop fonds

  • 140
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2011

The fonds consists of records generated and used by several creators that all support the functions of the MOA Shop at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. The fonds reflects the creators’ filing system and illustrates the MOA Shop’s activities of administration, purchasing, sales and retailing, product development and merchandising, wholesaling and distribution, vendor and artist relations, marketing, and event planning from its founding in 1977. These functions produce textual records including correspondence, committee meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, statements and reports, business plans and budgets, inventories, policies and procedure documents, agreements and contracts, and sample publications; graphic materials such as photographs, slides, and negatives that document the Shop’s activities, retail space and display, special events, products, and other MOA exhibitions and events; and product samples including postcards and slides, apparel, fabric samples, accessories, and home goods.
The fonds is organized into the following series:

  1. Retail Shop Management and Administration
  2. Wholesale
  3. Events
  4. Artist-Vendor Relations
  5. Product Development and Merchandising
  6. Product Samples

Anne Williams fonds

  • 24
  • Fonds
  • 1978

Fonds consists of a set of tapes of interviews and the corresponding interview transcripts with Dr. Charles (Carl) E. Borden, late Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the University of British Columbia, in June/July 1978. Additional textual records include comments made off-tape by Dr. Charles E. Borden during the course of the interviews. The interviews were conducted, transcribed, and edited by Anne Williams for her thesis Carl Borden and archaeology in British Columbia: an interactive history. The interviews relate to the social history of archaeology in British Columbia and were made possible by a British Columbia Youth Employment Program grant.

Anne Williams

Vickie Jensen and Jay Powell fonds

  • 3
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2008

Fonds consists of records relating to the numerous culture and language projects that Powell and Jensen worked on since 1976. The communities with which they worked include:
• The Quileute of La Push
• The Kwakwaka’wakw of Alert Bay
• The Gitksan of Kispiox, Gitanyow, and surrounding villages
• The Nuu-chah-nulth of Vancouver Island
• The Musqueam of Vancouver
• The Seton Lake St'at'imc (Lillooet) of Shalalth
• The Shuswap of Alkali Lake, Soda Creek, Dog Creek, Canim Lake, and Sugar Cane
• The Haisla of Kitamaat
• The Nisga’a of Gingolx (Kincolith) and New Aiyansh

Most of the projects had an end goal to produce a book, language education materials, or teacher training materials. Often the education materials incorporated cultural lessons throughout. The records created in the production of the books are varied and reflect the intrinsic connection between language, culture, and daily activities in the communities. Powell and Jensen were co-editors for nearly all of the language books and materials produced. Although some of the projects reflected in the records were done primarily by Powell or primarily by Jensen, the vast majority of the work involves collaboration between the two in some aspect. As Jensen and Powell immersed themselves in the communities they worked for, often their personal photographs and records are interspersed with those relating to their work. This community involvement enhanced their relationships with the people with whom they were working and allowed them to experience and participate in cultural activities as part of those communities. This close relationship is reflected in and is integral to their work. Jensen and Powell have two sons: Nels, born in 1978, and Luke, born in 1981. Their sons travelled with them to the communities in which they worked and lived, and on their work trips and sabbaticals. Nels and Luke are also present in many of the photographic records.

The records contain a mixture of research, field notes, administrative records, and publications at various stages, in addition to audio and visual records. Field notes, for the most part handwritten, and archival research into language and culture groups was undertaken by Powell, whilst the majority of the photography, found in a variety of formats, was done by Jensen. Manuscripts and final publications were a combined effort and are included at various stages. Administrative records, including grant proposals, are found throughout.

Fonds consists of 13 series of records. Series are arranged according to community and/or project, and include:

  1. Quileute
  2. Chinook Jargon
  3. Kwak’wala (U’Mista)
  4. Gitksan
  5. Nuu-chah-nulth
  6. Salishan
  7. Shuswap
  8. Haisla
  9. Tait
  10. Northwest Coast artists
  11. Northwest Coast groups
  12. UBC totems/events
  13. Publications

Vickie Jensen and Jay Powell

Anthony Carter fonds

  • 25
  • Fonds
  • [194-]-2018, predominant 1966-1979

The fonds consists of photographs, transparencies, negatives, prints, slides, textual records and objects. Contents of the fonds primarily reflect First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including the Haida, Coast Salish (formerly Burrard Reserve), Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Gitsegukla and Ans'pa yaxw (Kispiox) nations. Notable First Nations personalities and artists documented include Chief Dan George, Gerry Marks, Henry Hunt and Norman Tait. Contents also include: B.C. landscapes such as Gwayasdums (Gilford Island), Klemtu, Mamalilikulla and Uchucklesaht; First Nations children; First Nations exhibits, totem poles and installations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and for the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. The original accession was arranged in series according to Carter's published works which focus on specific localities, communities, individuals and subject matter, with additional series related to Carter's photojournalistic work and personal recordkeeping added in 2019 when an accrual was made to the fonds.

Anthony Carter

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