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Gordon and Louanne Houston fonds

  • 50
  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 1987

During their time living in Bella Bella, the Houstons took many photographs of the lives of the Heiltsuk First Nation community documenting the day-to-day lives of the Heiltsuk First Nation as well as ceremonial activities. The colour slides document the construction, painting, and launching of the Gi’wa, a Heiltsuk canoe which sailed with the Lootaas, the Haida canoe built by Bill Reid for Expo 86. Some of the slides document the welcome feast at Bella Bella in honour of the Haida crew of the Lootaas. The colour slides also document several potlatches and wedding feasts held in the community hall, and the local Sports Day parade. Slides also depict the role of the fishing in the community, such as smoking salmon and processing roe. Other photos document gravestones on a nearby cemetery island, derelict canneries, petroglyphs and pictographs, totem poles and house posts, all in or near Bella Bella.

Houston (family)

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

Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

  • 81
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 2003 [predominantly 1940 - 1972]

The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.

The material is arranged in the following files:

01 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
02 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
03 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
04 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
05 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
06 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
07 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941

Laurie family

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada Slide Collection

  • 149
  • Collection
  • ([192-] - [195-])

Collection consists of 48 glass lantern slides (29 of them tinted) and 2 negatives. The lantern slides include images related to four Residential Schools: Elkhorn (Manitoba), St. Michael’s (British Columbia), Shingwauk (Ontario), and Choutla (Yukon).

Collection includes images of the schools, classrooms, and different areas of the buildings (dining room, kitchen, etc.); the staff, students, and families engaged in different activities; and surroundings of the schools (cemeteries, churches, villages, etc.). Collection also includes images of landscapes and two images unidentified villages.

Collection might be similar to the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada fonds, at the Anglican Church of Canada Diocese of Rupert's Land, Manitoba.

Lantern slides shows were used during the 1920s and 1930s by the Church of England in Canada to promote the work of their missionaries and to raise funds. The slide shows took place during missionaries’ services, church services, Sunday school groups, and special church programs. Usually, the slide shows were complemented with a text with basic commentary on the mission and content of the slides.

Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada

Tahltan Native Studies Committee collection

  • 147
  • Collection
  • Between [196-] - [198-]

Collection consists of ten audio reel tapes and eight audio cassette tapes with recordings of stories, obtained by Karen J. Clark and Tahltan community members in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Along with Tahltan Native Studies Committee members, including Rose Quash, Rachel Joseph, Anne Gleason, and Judy Joseph, Karen J. Clark traveled around the Telegraph Creek area to record stories of the Elders and procure photographs. This work became the "Tahltan Native Studies" book, produced in 1976.

Documentation includes a lists of recordings with tape descriptions, a short biography of Karen J. Clark, and letters and documents related to her awards and publications.

Textual materials include three "Tahltan Native Studies" books, two sets of accompanying job cards, one set of activity cards, one set of photograph cards, and a course outline. The collection also includes the three book set "Sun, Moon and Owl" and the accompanying reading workbook and teacher's guide. "Sun, Moon and Owl" was written by Karen J. Clark, with grant funding from the B.C. Teacher's Federation, and published in 1975.

Karen J. Clark (Kuil)

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

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

MOA General Media collection

  • 132
  • Collection
  • [1870] - [2000]

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

The collection is divided into three series based on media type:

  1. Photographs
  2. Video recordings
  3. Sound recordings

Robert Reford fonds

  • 11
  • Fonds
  • [1889 - ca. 191?]

The scanned images contained on the two discs in this fonds represent a selection of Robert Reford’s amateur photographs found in two albums from his time in British Columbia (1889-1891) and in the Arctic (ca. 191?). The images are presented in the order that existed in the original albums.

Robert Reford

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

Douglas Routley fonds

  • 129
  • Fonds
  • [195-]

Fonds consists of slides taken by Douglas Routley in the late 1950's on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus. The slides feature a longhouse and totem poles. They were taken when Routley and his wife visited UBC in the late 1950s.

Douglas Routley

James Albert Gibson fonds

  • 91
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1973]

Fonds includes 20 audio reels used to record speakers of the Secwepemc language of Secwepemctsin. Gibson created the recordings while conducting research for his dissertation, “Shuswap Grammatical Structure” (1973). Other materials include a copy of a photograph of Gibson with two of his informants, and a copy of his obituary.

James Albert Gibson

MOA Publications and Ephemera collection

  • 124
  • Collection
  • [196-]-2019

Collection consists of published or printed materials produced by and about the Museum of Anthropology. These materials include records related to MOA’s exhibitions, collections, programs, events, membership, gift shop, and physical buildings/spaces. Record types include pamphlets, brochures, reports, books, magazines, newspaper articles, cards/postcards, educational handouts, and posters.

The collection has been divided into 12 series. Some series, such as the "Exhibitions and collections series" or the "Membership series," reflect the subject area or function of the records within them. Other series contain records grouped together by record type, such as the "Posters series" or the "Cards and postcards series."

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

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

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