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Community courses

Subseries contains one file of records pertaining to the creation of a course for First Nation's communities at the Museum of Anthropology.

Conference Records

Subseries consists of records related to a symposium, “Doing Yourself in? The Artist as Casualty,” held in 1982 which Clavir organized and chaired. Included are an unedited transcript of the 1982 Symposium, and six audio cassettes of papers presented there. Also includes a number of conservation conferences Clavir attended between 1984 and 1989, some at which she was a presenter. These later conference records were accessioned in one unlabelled folder, and were subdivided by the archivist in relation to each conference attended.

Conservation Records

Subseries consists of records related to conservation issues that Miriam Clavir created during her duties and activities as conservator. These include: correspondence, memoranda, photos, conservation reports (including priority reports), and notes related to her laboratory activities in the form of proposals and policy notes, suggested conservation supply stock for the MOA shop, as well as a student’s conservation course paper. Records relating to her conservation internship with the Public Archives of Canada (1982), and her collaborative participation with Virginia Salazar on the International Partnerships Among Museums (IPAM) report on museum conservation (1991-1992) are also included.

Counting book photographs

Consists of photographs taken for the series of education books called Counting books in the Big Book series. These images were staged specifically for this purpose and included many traditional activities, such as digging for camus bulbs

Cowichan Indian knitting

Subseries consists of images used in the book Cowichan Indian Knitting and textual records relating to the production of the book. In addition are the images used in the exhibit which was shown in the Museum of Anthropology September 23 – November 9, 1986.

File 1: Images used in booklet
File 2: Images used in exhibit
File 3: Images of the exhibit

Culture photographs

Subseries contains binders of copies of images that McLennan has ordered, and some cases paid for, from other institutions, in addition to some that he has taken himself. He has arranged them in binders according to culture. He created these binders as an easy reference system for faculty, students, community members, and artists to use when identifying and comparing cultural artistic styles, and traditional customs. First Nations included in the culture photographs include: Tsimshian, Haisla, Kwakwaka’wakw, Northern First Nations, Ktunaxa, Kinbasket, Okanagan, Salish, Tlingit, Tahltan, Tsilhqot’in, Secwepemc, Stl’atl’lmx, Nlaka’pamux, Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, Oweekeno, Gitxsan, Haida, Nuu-chah-nulth and Nisga’a. A file also pertains to differentiating between different styles of canoes.

Department of Anthropology and Sociology Museum Program Committee

Sub-series consists of textual records kept by Duff as the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology Museum Program committee. Includes reports, correspondence, sample architectural renderings and four white prints of the Museum of Anthropology Phase 3, dated January 1975.

Dictionary/publications

Consists of Nuu-chah-nulth and Nitinat alphabet sheets; Our World-Our Ways: T’aat’aaqsapa Cultural Dictionary; The Nuu-chah-nulth Dictionary: Roots, Affixes & English Finder List (November 30, 1995); Nuu-chah-nulth Dictionary: Roots and Affix Files (May 1, 1995).

Don Bain Massive Carvings Documentation Project

Subseries consists of records collected or created by Don Bain during the course of his Massive Carvings Documentation Project. This project took place in the early to mid 1990s. The Massive Carvings Documentation Project was intended to compile information directly related to the poles and massive carvings in the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) collection into a set of Totem Pole Files. The Totem Pole Files were intended to be accessible to MOA staff, volunteers, students, and the general public. The subseries is divided into two sub subseries:

a. Totem pole files
b. Working files

Doreen Jensen

Consists of audio cassettes and transcripts of the photo identification session involving Sue Rowley (curator of public archaeology at the Museum of Anthropology), Vickie Jensen, and Doreen Jensen (Gitksan artist and curator). The session took place over two days, March 12, 2002 and April 9, 2002 with the goal of identifying the events and people in the photographs of Mary Johnson’s bitxw (divorce potlatch).

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