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Teaching/Training and Research Files

Series consists of published and unpublished articles and papers, draft copies, correspondence and memoranda, minutes, handwritten notations, curriculum vitae, pamphlets, brochures, speech outlines, photographs, and other textual and graphic material related to the director’s teaching, training, and research activities, as well as those of other Museum of Anthropology staff members. Includes records related to the teaching and planning of University of British Columbia credit courses, such as the Museum Studies Certificate program, taught at the museum, as well as records regarding special volunteer training and internship programs at the museum. The series also includes files regarding research and publications by the directors, other Museum of Anthropology staff and individuals not employed by the museum. In addition, the series includes records relating to talks given by the Director of the Museum, as well as a few files related to Michael Ames’ retirement and nominations for various awards.

The series is divided into the following subseries:

A. General Files 1974-1997

B. Planning Files 1974-2005

C. UBC Credit Files 1972-2003

D. Special Training Files 1979-1995, pre-dominant 1991-1995

E. Staff Research, Publications, and Productions Files 1971-2004

F. Non-staff Research, Publication, and Productions Files 1978-2008

G. Talks-Related Files 1971-2004

H. Volunteer Training Files 1979-1991

Textual materials

Series consists of written X̄a’islak̓ala (Haisla language) documentation and learning materials by the Dutch linguist Hein Vink (also known as Henry Vink). These language materials consist of a dictionary, one beginner course book, and one advanced level Haisla learning course book. The series also contains written tellings of traditional Kitimat stories, as told by Jeffrey Legaic and collected by Gisele Mendel.

This is Haida records

Series consists of images found in or related to Carter's 1969 published work. Focus is on photographic representations of First Nations communities and individuals throughout Haida Gwaii. Geographic locations include Anthony Island (Ninstins), Masset, Skedans, Skidegate, Tanu and Yan. Series also contains images related to the 1969 Masset pole raising ceremony in honor of Robert Davidson, Jr. Files are generally arranged chronologically according to subject matter and/or locality. Except where noted with square brackets, the titles for files and items in this series were taken from annotations on the original material.

Anthony Carter

Tsimshian files

Research notes compiled by Wilson Duff during his work on the Barbeau/Beynon material held at the National Museum of Canada (now Canadian Museum of History). This research, focused specifically on the Tsimshian culture, includes correspondence addressed to and/or written by Duff, files relating to the Nishga Land Claim of which Duff was involved as a witness, and typed manuscripts.

UBC and anthropological research

Files in this series relate to the various roles Harry Hawthorn has fulfilled at the University of British Columbia as an anthropologist, a professor (and later head of the Anthropology department), and as the first Director of the Museum of Anthropology. This series consists of correspondence, slides, photographs, negatives and research notes.

The correspondence files primarily relate to the general administration of the Museum of Anthropology by Dr. Hawthorn, including correspondence related to the museum’s collections, potential acquisitions, museum funding, the official name of the museum and the establishment of a new site for the museum. Additionally, there is also correspondence regarding the proposed development of the Indian Historical-Cultural Village, correspondence with other museums, letters asking for Dr. Hawthorn’s expert advice regarding objects, and correspondence with Wilson Duff. Included is correspondence between H. Hawthorn and Bert Robson relating to Hawthorn’s trip in the northeastern region of B.C.

Slides, photographs, negatives and notes relate to the various research trips undertaken by Hawthorn in B.C. from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. Some slides document a totem pole salvage expedition on Anthony Island, B.C. in 1957. Some of these slides were used in the production of George MacDonald’s book, Ninstints: A World Heritage Site. Other slides document miscellaneous events relating to Museum of Anthropology exhibitions and research, as well as other events such as Sports Day on the grounds of the Alberni Residential School and the carving of a 20’ long 2’ wide canoe, which took place at a regatta on May 24, 1948. Series includes negatives of totem poles, stories collected from Mungo Martin and notes, mostly written in an indigenous language.

UBC, museum & artist records

Series consists of images related to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC and the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). Focus is on photographic representations of First Nations artists and artwork, including MOA installations and exhibits by Robert Davidson, Jr., Sharon Hitchcock, Henry Hunt, Gerry Marks, Rufus Moody, Norm Tait, and Francis Williams. Series also includes images of installations for the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. Files are generally arranged chronologically according to artist and/or subject matter. Except where noted with square brackets, the titles for files and items in this series were taken from annotations on the original material.

Anthony Carter

University of British Columbia (UBC) series

Series consists of photographs documenting totem pole raising or restoration and other events held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Museum of Anthropology (MOA).

In 1976 Jensen was hired by MOA to document the installation of totem poles into the new building.  Jensen did not keep the negatives for these photographs (MOA did in this instance).  She was hired again in 1981 to create a slide loop of images to be featured in the museum.  After working with the museum, she felt welcome there and often gave talks or did training.  Most of the subsequent photographs in this series were taken at public events such as book launches or pole raisings.

University of Ibadan Community Studies

The research reports were written by students of the Department of Education at the University of Ibadan. Reports cover studies of various communities is western Nigeria. Collection also includes two books published by Jack Lieber, and a piece of correspondence sent to him.

Video Recordings

Series consists of the video recordings about, by, or related to the Museum of Anthropology. Video recordings can be found in many collections and fonds in the MOA Archives; the recordings in this General Media collection are those that do not belong to a more specific archival collection, usually because their provenance is not known.

Series divided into the following files:

  1. MOA Presents
  2. Movie Footage
  3. Museum of Anthropology
  4. Native Art and Culture
  5. School Programmes
  6. Television Broadcasts
  7. Archaeology
  8. Exhibits
  9. Native Fishing
  10. Films
  11. MOA Collections
  12. Miscellaneous

See attached pdf document for list of recordings.

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