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:
- Retail Shop Management and Administration
- Artist-Vendor Relations
- Product Development and Merchandising
- Product Samples