Subseries consists of information provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games held in Vancouver regarding an Aboriginal Arts Program for the Olympics. The package includes background information about the program and application information for those wishing to apply.
This subseries contains records relating to an exhibit built at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. McLennan was the project manager and design developer for this project. He oversaw the completion and installation of six west coast First Nation house designs: Coast Salish, Haida, Tsimshian, Bella Coola, Oweekeno, and Kwakwaka'wakw. The records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and notes.
Subseries contains four files consisting of background information, meeting minutes and correspondence, research on other cultural centres, and reports. McLennan’s role in this project was to consult with community members to help them identify their needs in order to properly house their cultural heritage.
Subseries consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs and documentation regarding the totem pole that was carved for UBC by Ellen Neel in 1948, its subsequent deterioration and mishandling, and the committee formed to resurrect a new pole carved by Calvin Hunt. Bill McLennan sat on the committee that was struck to handle the installation of the new pole.
Subseries consists of several files documenting a number of projects McLennan was part of at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) over several years. Files include publicity, correspondence, artists’ statements, photographs, artists’ renderings, the YVR Art Foundation and designs for YVR regarding the creation and installation of Northwest Coast art at the International Airport. Art pieces specifically mentioned include Bill Reid’s The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, the Jade Canoe, Susan Point’s Flight Spindle Whorl and Richard Hunt, Dempsey Bob and Robert Davidson’s pieces for the Supernatural World.
Subseries contains one file consisting of correspondence, draft manuscript pages, and photographs relating to the ‘Marie Mauze Project’. This project involved the Kwakiutl Museum (now named the Nuymbalees Cultural Centre) and pieces from their collection that had been returned to them after the ban on potlatches had been lifted. The project was designed in order to create a book, however, the book was never published.
Subseries contains of one file consisting of images of two argillite sculptures at the MOA, UBC. These images were taken by McLennan while working with a student on a project related to masking the scale of the object. McLennan called it “Unravelling Scalability.”
Subseries contains one file consisting of correspondence, budget reports, drawings of the cabinetry, and label designs. McLennan worked closely on this project as liaison to Bill Reid while the cases were being constructed to house Reid's jewelry pieces.
Subseries consists of images that were selected by McLennan from Bill Holm Northwest Coast videodisk. Video disks were played in the museum. A copy of the original video disk that images are from is available in David Cunningham fonds (MOA Video 252).
Subseries consists of research McLennan did regarding 3D scanning technology and its use in a museum setting. Records include photographs, 3D stereoscope cards, STS scanning technology information, UBC published materials on McLennan’s research and correspondence.
Subseries consists of photographs and textual records relating to and documenting the reconstruction of the roof and exterior of the Haida House at the MOA. Photographs depict the exterior of the Haida House pre-reconstruction as well as the surrounding totem poles. The accompanying textual records document proposals for the reconstruction, correspondence regarding materials, construction, financial documentation including proposed budgets and grant applications, and a UBC MOA Haida House Upgrade Proposal Report.
Subseries contains images mostly taken by McLennan that show the Bill Reid pole which sat outside the Museum of Anthropology at UBC being taken down and moved inside the museum because it was no longer stable due to weathering. This spurred a project funded with a Canada Council grant to then create a new pole to put up in its place. This pole was carved by Jim Hart and called the Respect to Bill Reid pole.
This suberies contains correspondence between McLennan and organizers of the Boundaries in the Art of the Northwest Coast of America conference. In addition are draft copies of McLennan's presentation.
Subseries consists of several annotated copies of McLennan’s “Beneath the Patina: using technology to expand the study of Northwest Coast painting” for the Otsego Institute for Native American Art History conference held in Cooperstown, New York, from August 7-9, 1998. Subseries also includes correspondence between McLennan and conference organizers, and photograph permission requests.
Subseries contains three files consisting of records related to the Bill Reid symposium which was titled “The Legacy of Bill Reid: A Critical Enquiry”. The records comprise planning of the symposium, research done after the symposium on related topics, and McLennan’s presentation.