Series contains textual records contextualizing the petroglyphs and pictograms found in the graphic materials. Narrations include descriptions of the sites and their geologic evolution over the years that is leading to the loss of rock surface and petroglyphs and pictograms. Text also documents E. F. Meade’s hypothesis on how some of the petroglyphs and pictographs may have been carved and painted and his interpretations on the reasons behind the locations and purpose of some of them. The author also mentions conversations with local Indigenous peoples inquiring about the petroglyphs and pictographs and areas where he could not get documented due to issues with his equipment. Lastly, narrations include quotations and references to accounts by Capt. Vancouver, Archibald Menzies, and Alexander McKenzie describing the shore and locating some of Vancouver’s descriptions based on Meade’s knowledge of the coast and archaeology.
Series contains graphic materials created by E. F. Meade, L. M. Greene, Dr. Akladakov (?), Arthur Goodland, Louis Poitras, Dick Pattinson, C. Gades, Dr. Foskett, and Morley Raven, and collected by E. F. Meade while documenting and studying petroglyphs and pictographs in the West Coast. Series also contains some graphic materials documenting petroglyphs outside of Canada, including the United States of America, Russia, Scotland, and Guyana.
Chief “Bob” Selqua of Pavilion – Lillooet Indian village. Says his ancestors painted a man pictograph every time a chief died. The pictures of stars around one of the men indicate his greatness and some of the pictures represent bear tracks
File consists of images taken at or near Slatechuck Mountain on Haida Gwaii (called Kaagan in the Haida language). This mountain, located near Queen Charlotte City, is best known as a source of argillite, a rare form of slate used in Haida art. Images in this file show individuals harvesting argillite, in addition to images of women harvesting and preparing spruce roots to weave baskets, and images of the Golden Spruce tree that formerly stood in the area.
Series consists of binders made up of photographs, quotations, background information and photocopied text from published sources. These binders were created to provide context to Koerner’s collection of Northwest Coast Indian art. These albums were compiled by Madeline Bronsdon Rowan, who was one of the curators at the Museum of Anthropology.
File contains graphic materials depicting petroglyphs and pictographs in the coast of British Columbia, the west coast of the United States of America, Scotland, Russia, and Guyana. According to annotations, some of the photographs were taken by Dr. Akladakov (?) and Arthur Goodland.
File consists of images form the north coast and fjords of British Columbia, as well as the North Vancouver area. Subjects include fishing boats, canoe carving, canoe paddlers and races, and rock paintings.