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Abundant Rivers records

Series consists of images found in or related to Carter’s 1972 published work. Focus is on photographic representations of First Nations communities and individuals throughout British Columbia, including multiple images of Chief Dan George (Tsleil-Waututh nation). Series also includes images of totem poles and villages of Ans’pa yaxw (Kispiox) and Gitsegukla nations. 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

Additional planning committees

Series consists of documentation from two additional committees that played a role in planning the Museum of Anthropology building. Material includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and other planning documents.

The series is divided into two subseries, one for each committee (the Senate Building Needs Committee and the Users`Committee).

Administration files

Series consists of textual records related to Dr. Halpin’s administrative activities while she was the curator of Ethnology at the Museum of Anthropology. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, applications, agendas, grants, budgets, exhibition schedules, newsletters, pamphlets and internal review reports related to museum policies and the development of the museum’s acquisition policy. There are also records related to various committees, curriculum reports, and acquisition evaluations for specific items which were considered for purchase by the museum.

Administration, public relations and correspondence

Series consists of records relating to McLennan’s administrative role as a curator at the MOA, including public relations (interviews given, lectures given, publications about the museum and his work), annual reports and correspondence (inquiries from interested parties regarding certain artifacts, events, people and donations at the museum). The majority of this series presents itself in textual records, however there are also digital records included as well. There are a large number of digital images in the file ‘Photographs’ which depict various stages in the museum development of MOA, significant artists, MOA grounds and landscape, special events and visitors and milestone occasions.

Administrative files

Series consists of correspondence, interdepartmental memoranda, loan requests and commissions, exhibit receipts, exhibit proposals and forms including blank forms, policy drafts, news releases, pamphlets, minutes of committee meetings, budgets, agendas, exhibition and gallery schedules, exhibition lists, facility reports, expense claims, installation invoice, handwritten notations, photographs, and slides. These records relate to the administrative duties carried out by Carol Mayer either in relation to exhibitions or other miscellaneous events such as courses taught at Emily Carr College of Art and Design, conference planning and participation on a provincial Task Force on Museum and First Nations.

The Records are divided into the following sub-series:

A   Administration files    1987-2001

B Miscellaneous files 1988-2012

C Committee files 1987-2014

Artwork and Exhibition Records

Series consists of records documenting Minn Sjolseth’s practice as a painter and printmaker from the 1960s to the 1990s. Records include photographic documentation of Sjolseth’s paintings, other artwork, and exhibitions; newspaper clippings and other ephemera related to her artistic career; invitations, press releases, and one sheets from several of her exhibitions; textual records relating to her artworks and artistic career (including price lists, appraisal documents, and artist files from institutions); biographical and memorial pamphlets about Sjolseth; a scrapbook containing photographs and ephemera related to her art practice and personal life; and a sketchbook containing drawings and ephemera.

Artworks

Series consists of artworks created by Minn Sjolseth from the 1970s to the 1980s. These artworks include intaglio prints, pen and ink drawings, charcoal drawings, and watercolour paintings. Several of the artworks are landscapes, however the majority are portraits of First Nations individuals, including several portraits of Chief Dan George.

Audio Reels

Items are recordings of material used in the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven.

Bill Reid

Series consists of records created and collected by McLennan relating to Bill Reid and his art held both in private collections and at the MOA. Projects included in these records are the installation of Raven and the First Men in the MOA and The Spirit of Haida Gwaii at the Vancouver International Airport. Photographs also document jewelry designed by Bill Reid, along with small sculptures, large scale sculptures, ivory and argillite works and drums.

Books

Series consists of material related to books written and illustrated by Stewart. Material includes collected research, notes, sketches and illustrations, photographs, correspondence, book drafts, and pre-press materials. Material is grouped into subseries based by book. The series does not contain material related to all of Stewart's publication. The first subseries contains the first book that Hilary wrote, but did not publish.

Building and spaces

Series consists of materials related to the Museum of Anthropology's physical building and spaces. Record types include newspaper clippings, press releases, pamphlets, flyers, invitations, and programmes. The series is divided into 4 files, grouping together materials related to specific features of MOA's building and spaces:

  1. Koerner Ceramics Gallery
  2. Outdoor Sculpture Complex
  3. The Raven and the First Men
  4. The K'san Doors

CFI Partnership of peoples project

Series contains records pertaining to the Canada Foundation for Innovation grant named Partnership of Peoples that was awarded to the Museum of Anthropology in 2007. This project is often simply referred to by museum staff as 'the renewal'. David Cunningham was the lead project designer. His records include the architectural drawings from Stantec and Laboratorio Museotecnico Goppion, research and planning on furniture, lighting, locks, and security. In addition are photographs taken of all stages of the project.

Chinook Jargon

Series is made up of records relating to the creation of a Chinook Jargon dictionary, a Big Book created for the Quileute on Chinook Jargon, and lessons for a Chinook Jargon class at Langara College. Powell documented the use of Chinook Jargon in LaPush during research on the Quileute language. His informants used Chinook Jargon regularly, and he began to research the history of its use on the Northwest Coast with the intention of writing a book about it. The manuscript for his book was accepted by the publishing company Douglas and McIntyre, but as Powell was not satisfied with his work, publication did not take place. However, he did produce a number of works that have been used for education purposes in LaPush as well as in British Columbia.

Series comprises six sub-series:
A. Research materials
B. Field notes and correspondence
C. Unpublished manuscript and lessons
D. Chinook Jargon dictionary files

Collected research and ephemera

Series consists of research material collected by Stewart that cannot be identified as being for one particular project, as well as miscellaneous memorabilia and ephemera. Although material in this series is not necessarily connected to a particular project, it is all related thematically to Stewart’s research interests in the art and culture of First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest.

Collections Files

Series consists of correspondence and memoranda, minutes, reports, collections lists, draft copies, handwritten notations, journal articles, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, slides, and other textual records related to the Museum of Anthropology’s collections. Includes records related to the acquisition of new collection pieces, including records related to the museum’s Acquisitions Committee and the donation of particular items and collections to the museum. Also included are records related to the de-accessioning and repatriation of museum collection items. The series also includes records related to the preservation, conservation, and storage of collections, and records related to the museum’s collections in general.

The series is divided into the following subseries:

A. General Files 1971-1994

B. Acquisitions/De-accessioning Files 1953-2004

C. Preservation/Conservation and Storage Files 1972-1997

D. Loans Out 1983-1984

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