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George Szanto fonds

  • 138
  • Fonds
  • May 1962

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.

George Szanto

E. Polly Hammer fonds

  • 134
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1974

This fonds consists of 136 slides taken by E. Polly Hammer on various trips to British Columbia, Alaska, Manitoba, and Minnesota during the time she was based in Manitoba. The slides primarily depict totem poles from throughout the Northwest coast, including carvings by Mungo Martin and Henry Hunt. There are also depictions of petroglyphs and other works of art, as well as buildings (houses, museums, forts, and other dwelling places) and landscapes. There are also several photographs of events attended and photographed by E. Polly Hammer. The fonds also contains a booklet with information on and images of totem poles in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

E. Polly Hammer

Collections Care, Management and Access fonds

  • 133
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - 2014

Fonds consists of records generated by the Collections Care, Management (CCMA) department at the Museum of Anthropology. These records include administrative records and planning material that document the work of the three units within CCMA: Collections, Conservation, and the Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives. Record types include policies, loan documentation, acquisition documentation, object evaluations and photographs, conservation notes, teaching and special project files, exhibit planning material, correspondence, budget reports, and meeting minutes.

The fonds is divided into four sous-fonds, one for each of the three units within CCMA, as well as a sous-fonds for general CCMA administrative records:

  1. Collections
  2. Conservation
  3. Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives
  4. CCMA Administration

Because of changes to the organization of MOA over the years, there are some overlaps in these functions, especially with older material. For example, there are likely some records relevant to conservation in the Collections sous-fonds and vice-versa.

Collections Care, Management and Access department

James B. W. Cater fonds

  • 130
  • Fonds
  • [193-]

Fonds consists of five glass plate negatives taken in the early 1930s by James B. W. Cater when he worked for a farming company on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle.

Glass plate negatives feature: a young girl posed in front of a moai, the monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people; a portrait of a young girl; group portraits taken outdoors.

James B. W. Cater

Alan R. Sawyer fonds

  • 13
  • Fonds
  • 1940 - 1996, predominant 1974-1985

The fonds consists of records created and/or accumulated by Sawyer, predominately during his time as a professor and as a researcher at the University of British Columbia. Presently, there are two series in this fonds reflecting Sawyer’s research on the artifacts of Northwest Coast First Nation communities, including the: Tlingit; Haida; Tsimshian; Gitxsan; Nisga’a; Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiutl); Nuxalk; Nuu-chah-nulth (formerly Nootka); and Coast Salish First Nations. The series contains slides, scrapbooks, photographs, textual records, and ephemera.

Alan R. Sawyer

Derek Applegarth fonds

  • 128
  • Fonds
  • Unknown

Slide of a photograph taken in the spring of 1962 or 1963 of Bill Reid as he was working on a carving at Totem Park, UBC.

Derek Applegarth

Ena M. Montador fonds

  • 127
  • Fonds
  • Unknown

Hand coloured sepia photograph of Gitskan village including structures, totems poles and small groupings of walking people taken by the father of Ena M. Montador. He was a salesman who traveled up and down the coast and may be one of the people in the photograph.Gitskan is a National Historic Site of Canada located at Kitwanga, British Columbia in the Skeena Country in the northwestern region of the province. It was an 18th century earthwork fortress also known as Battle Hill. Gitskan village features several wooden totem poles (featured in the photograph) that were originally erected by several clans on Battle Hill but were moved due to floods.

Ena M. Montador

Jennifer Kramer fonds

  • 126
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2012

Fonds consists of records related to Jennifer Kramer's work as a curator at MOA. Currently only records relating to the planning and implementation of exhibits curated by Jennifer Kramer are in the fonds.

Jennifer Kramer

President's Planning and Coordinating Committee fonds

  • 123
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, contracts, and reports relating to the Planning of the Museum of Man (later Museum of Anthropology). The fonds includes information pertaining to the planning for the new museum, building needs, museum function, and the Functional Program which outlines the results of decisions the committee made.

President’s Planning and Coordinating Committee

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

Nuno Porto fonds

  • 120
  • Fonds
  • 2012 - 2015

Includes material related to the Pigapicha! exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology. Nuno Porto curated this exhibition. Records include correspondence, research, and meeting notes.

Nuno Porto

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

Director's fonds

  • 119
  • Fonds
  • 1953 - 2018, predominant 1971 - 2004

Fonds consists of records created by the Director of the Museum of Anthropology. The records consist of mainly textual material and a small amount of graphic material and architectural drawings. The records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes of staff, committee, and association meetings, reports, handwritten notations, draft copies, published and unpublished articles and papers, applications and forms, financial reports and statements, pamphlets, brochures, day-timers ,contracts, agreements, newspaper clippings, blueline prints, programmes, invitations, staff lists, volunteer lists, donor lists, member lists, photographs, curriculum vitae, job descriptions, collections lists, architectural plans, advertisements, cards, receipts, slides, contact sheets, and other textual and graphic material related to the activities and functions of Director.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

  1. General Administration Files, 1970-ca. 2013
  2. Finances Files, 1971-2005
  3. Human Resources Files, 1972-2013
  4. Facilities and Services Files, 1972-2013
  5. Collections Files, 1953-2004
  6. Exhibitions Files, 1971-2017
  7. Public Programmes and Events Files, 1974-2013
  8. School Programmes Files, 1978-1996
  9. Teaching/Training and Research Files, 1971-2008
  10. External Relations Files, 1966-2012

Director of the Museum of Anthropology

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

Marjorie M. Halpin fonds (private records)

  • 117
  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 2000, predominant 1966 - 2000

Fonds consists of records created by Marjorie Halpin as a professor and scholar of Anthropology. The records mainly consist of textual records and audio-visual material including photographs, slides, audio-cassettes, video-cassettes, posters and maps. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, curriculum vitae, cue cards, invitations, lecture notes, planning notes, research notes, draft copies of articles and papers, reviews of publications written by Halpin and reviews of Halpin’s own work, grant applications, budgets, negatives, contact sheets, postcards, overheads, taped interviews, minutes of committee meetings, published proceedings of conferences and other material relating to Halpin’s participation in conferences.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

1.  Teaching and Education Files, 1971-2000

2. Research Files, 1938-1999

3. Published and Unpublished Works, 1968-2000

4. Community Service Files, 1972-2000

5. Correspondence Files, 1924-2000

Marjorie M. Halpin

Michael Kew (MOA curator) fonds

  • 116
  • Fonds
  • [1978] - 1997

The fonds consists of slides collected by Dr. Kew in the course of curating the exhibition Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth: Central Coast Salish Sculpture and Engraving. The fonds is divided into the following series: Central Coast Salish Art Inventory ([1978]-1979), and Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition (1980). It also contains reports, memos, minutes and correspondence relating to the Ways and Means Committee.

There are three series in the fonds:

1.  Central Coast Salish Art Inventory
2. Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition
3. Ways and Means Committee

Michael Kew

Audrey Hawthorn fonds (private records)

  • 115
  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 1998, predominant 1960 -1980

This fonds consists primarily of records generated by Audrey Hawthorn in her position as an anthropology professor at the University of British Columbia and records related to her publications. It includes notes, course materials, correspondence, memos, draft copies of publications, and some published materials (originals and photocopies). This fonds also contains photographic materials, primarily slides used in teaching Anthropology 331 and 431. The fonds is organized into the following series and subseries:

  1. Teaching Records (1963-1978)
    A. Anthropology 331 and Anthropology 431
    B. Teaching Slides

  2. Professional Development Records (1973-1975)

  3. Research and Publications Records (1955-1982)
    A. Art of the Kwakiutl Indians
    B. Kwakiutl Ceremonial Art
    C. A Labour of Love
    D. Exhibits and Other Research

  4. Bill Reid (1962-1998)

See attached pdf document for full finding aid and box/file lists.

Audrey Hawthorn

William McLennan fonds (private records)

  • 114
  • Fonds
  • 1984

The fonds consists of infrared photographs and drawings on mylar sheets relating to the project undertaken by William McLennan in 1984. He was assisted by Glen Wood and Lyle Wilson. The lifesized photographs are of Tsimshian houseboards in the Museum of Anthropology collection.

William McLennan

Friends of the Museum of Anthropology fonds

  • 112
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1992, predominant 1978 - 1984

Fonds consists of records related to the administrative functions of the society and includes meeting minutes, internal and external correspondence, membership lists, committee and sub-committee files, records about the society’s constitution and seal, and relevant financial information. There is also a file related to the 1981 benefit concert for the proposed Haida canoe wing.

Friends of the Museum of Anthropology

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

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