Collection illustrates the gathering of information and writing of the book “Paddling to Where I Stand.” Collection includes interviews to Agnes Alfred conducted by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith between 1979 and 1985. Interviews are documented as audio and video recordings and their written transcriptions. Collection includes other materials gathered by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith for the edition and publication of the book. Collection also contains the manuscripts and draft for the book; correspondence between Martine J. Reid, Daisy Sewid-Smith and other people; eulogies and funeral pamphlets; Agnes Alfred’s family information; historical notes; and miscellanea. Collection includes photographic materials with photographs included in the book and additional photographs gathered by Martine J. Reid and Daisy Sewid-Smith during their research. Collection includes portraits of Agnes Alfred’s parents.
Item is an image of a group posing by a totem pole and in front of a building. A ship is visible in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in Lax-Kw'alaams (previously known as Port Simpson and Fort Simpson) by the Fire Hall and the ship in the background is the Islander.
Item is an image of a street with buildings on the sides and a church at the end. There are three people walking the street coming towards the photographer and two people at the entrance of one of the buildings. According to annotations, photograph was taken in Lax-Kw'alaams (previously known as Port Simpson and Fort Simpson).
Item is an image of four people. According to annotations, the people are the bishop William Ridley and his wife Mrs. Ridley, Mr. Vowel, and Miss Gicheman? And photograph was taken in Max?axaa?a (also known as Metlakatla).
Item is an image of two buildings, seven totem poles, and one cannon. According to annotations, photograph is of the house of Chief Wiah, Town Chief of G?aw (also known as Old Massett) in the Haida Gwaii archipielago.