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Recording of meeting between president of Kitwancool and Minister of Indian Affairs

From accompanying note, sent to Wilson Duff by Peter Williams, President of Kitwancool: "This is the recording made by Mrs. Edith Campbell, Gwas-Lam's Wife, at our meeting with the Honourable Minister of Indian Affairs Mr. Judd Buchanan in Kitwancool on the iith. day of November 1974, A.D. I present two briefs, the big one is the voice of the aborigines, the short one is the voice of the Indian citizens of Canada. The records was so small but that was the best she can do and I had to transcribe it using my own recorder. I use 3 3/4 speed and the recorder is a four tracks stereo made in Japan called 'AIWA'. The Kitwancool people are very pleased for what you have done when you were in OTTAWA." Letter dated Nov. 13, 1974.

Hilary Stewart

File consists of photographs of author Hilary Stewart. The purpose of the photographs was to find a cover shot for her book "The Adventures and Suffering of John R. Jewitt."

Jim LaRose

File consists of photographs of trapper and woodcarver Jim LaRose in the Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands). The photographs show Jim carving a tiny, working pair of pliers from a match stick, as well as documenting the traps, pelts, etc. that filled his house.

Tracy Powell

File consists of photographs of carver Tracy Powell working on a Salish-style canoe in Anacortes. Jensen was asked by Samish tribal chairman Kenny Hansen to document the event.

Judy Cranmer

File consists of photographs of potter Judy Cranmer and many of her pieces. Doug Cranmer, with whom she had lived, taught her to create the designs that she painted free-hand on her pots.

Salish Weavers

File consists of photographs taken for Ken Hansen of a group of Salish weavers on Vancouver Island. Hansen was promoting the group at the time.

Bud Mintz artists

File consists of photographs of artists represented by Vancouver gallery owner Bud Mintz. Some of the photographs were taken at the Museum of Anthropology at a show organized by Mintz. Artists recorded in this file include: Robert Davidson, Reg Davidson, Phil Janze, Don Yeomans, and Norman Tait. A small number of photographs are not identified.

Shari (Shera) Street

File consists of photographs of Shari (now known as Shera) Street. Street is a watercolour artist, and most of the photographs were taken for publicity purposes.

Northwest Coast artists series

Series consists of photographs documenting Northwest Coast artists and their work throughout the 1970s and 1980s

Jensen first began to photograph works of art for Bud Mintz around 1973 when he was working for Langara College. Before he opened his gallery she would go to the College to photograph the jewellery and art he had for sale. Often the pieces had been purchased and he wanted to document what he had sold. Once he opened his gallery of Indigenous art in South Vancouver, Jensen would go to the gallery to take pictures.

Through her work with Bud Mintz Jensen met many Northwest coast artists, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. As she developed relationships with many of these artists, she documented them and their work.

Some of the later photographs of artists were taken to accompany articles and other work that Jensen was doing at the time.

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