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B.C. and Jessie Binnings fonds

  • 26
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1972

Fonds consists of records related to the Binnings’ correspondence with (predominantly) friends and colleagues overseas in Japan from 1959 to 1971, including Bishop Kojo Sakamoto and members of his family. Mostly composed of personal letters written by hand, several letters are painted using calligraphy. Other records include program brochures and news clippings for exhibits in Japan and North America, and scrapbooks assembled by the Binnings. These either commemorate various visits they took to Japan or of visits their Japanese friends took to Canada. Fonds is divided into three series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Sakamoto Printed Exhibit Matter
  3. Scrapbooks

Bertram Charles (B.C.) Binning

Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio fonds

  • 32
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1990

The fonds consist of slides taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio relating to fieldwork, folk arts and crafts of Ecuador and Peru taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio. The colour photographs relate to the Corpus Christi [Ecuador] fiesta and dancers and the 1998 exhibit at the UBC Museum of Anthropology of works for sale by Andean artists, “Images of Andean Lives.”

Textual records consist of Ricardo Muratorio’s report on folk art, and materials relating to two exhibitions which took place at the Museum of Anthropology: the poster and Spanish text for “Images of Andean Lives” [1998] and an invitation for “Sewing Dissent: Patterns of Resistance in Chile” [1987].

Muratorio family

Bob Kingsmill fonds

  • 33
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires, and photographs relating to Bob Kingsmill’s research for his book A Catalogue of British Columbia Potters (1978). In order to gather material for his book, Kingsmill created a questionnaire requesting information and photographs, which he sent to about 70 potters throughout British Columbia. The fonds consists mainly of the responses Kingsmill received, which include the completed questionnaires containing short biographical and artistic statements by each potter, together with black and white or colour photographs of the artists and their pottery.

Bob Kingsmill

Charles S. Brant fonds

  • 38
  • Fonds
  • 1948 - [200-?], predominant 1948-1950

Fonds documents Brant’s pre-doctoral research in Burma. As a Fulbright scholar working with the United States Educational Foundation, Brant submitted quarterly reports to the foundation detailing his arrival and adjustment to life in Burma, as well as his sociological research in the community of Tadagale and other areas of the country. Brant also provided the U.S. Foreign Service with his observations of life in the Shan States, where Brant and his wife first lived when they arrived in Burma in 1949. After returning to the United States in 1950, Brant published articles on the research he completed while in Burma. Records in this series include academic and government reports; articles; Brant’s curriculum vitae; a digitized slide show and 8 mm movie; a grant application; notes; and photographic negatives and prints. It is likely that most of the photographs were taken by Jane Brant, but these are not identified.

Charles S. Brant

Gillian Darling Kovanic fonds

  • 49
  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 2010

This fonds consists of textual records, photographs, negatives, slides, audio recordings, compact discs and video on DVD that relate to Kovanic’s academic and film career. The fonds relates especially to her work in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, but also captures her work with First Nations on the Northwest coast of British Columbia.

Gillian Darling Kovanic

Sharon Fortney fonds

  • 78
  • Fonds
  • 2006 - 2008

The fonds consists of one file titled Interview Transcripts, which contains recorded interviews, transcripts, and printed copies of transcribed interviews of research done by Sharon Fortney towards her PhD thesis titled Forging New Partnerships: Coast Salish Communities and Museums. Forney's thesis explores what motivates Coast Salish communities to participate in museum representations; considers the legal implications of such representations with respect to aboriginal rights; and analyzes of the diverse experiences of Coast Salish individuals in specific museum projects and partnerships with the goal of progressing museum and community interactions along a path to equal partnership.

The audiotapes in the fonds contain interviews with Coast Salish community members and artists regarding museums. The CD-R contains transcripts of interviews and is located in the temporary CD storage box. Sharon Fortney's curriculam vitae, thesis abstract, and 10 interviewee consent forms are located in the case file.

Sharon Fortney

Stephen Inglis fonds

  • 79
  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1977

Fonds consists of photographic material created by Dr. Stephen Inglis and a series of twenty-four black and white prints depicting potters in a small community in India or images of fertility statues photographed by colleague Walter Huber. The colour negatives show local artisans and their works. The black and white photos mounted on cards were created between 1974 and 1977 and show Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. The images may have been created for the purpose of Dr. Inglis’s PhD research.

CAPTION LIST FOR PRINTS:
AC 2002-48-001 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-002 Siva Murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-003 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi, Dantewara
AC 2002-48-004 Amarkantak (source of Narbada River)
AC 2002-48-005 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-006 Gharwa Cire-perdue Caster, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-007 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-008 Nagarnar Kumar family Terracotta mata murthis and guardian figures
AC 2002-48-009 Maria pillar, old form no longer made, near Gidam
AC 2002-48-010 The Eyes Have It
AC 2002-48-011 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-012 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-013 L’Eternelle Idole, Rodin
AC 2002-48-014 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-015 Maria commemorative pillar, Bastarnar (“Bison-Horn”)
AC 2002-48-016 Kumar (demonstrating pottery wheel) Nagarnar village nr, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-017 Sonmura (source of Son River near Amarkantak Baba)
AC 2002-48-018 Assi Ghat, Benares Summer ‘76
AC 2002-48-019 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-020 Waiting for the bus near Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-021 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-022 “Bison-Horn” Maria commemorative pillar, detail, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-023 Gharwa, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-024 From Sonmura looking northwest
*Please note that AC 2002-48-01 through AC 2002-48-024 are attributed to Walter Huber

AC2002-48-025  48-76 are 51 colour negatives that depict local craftspeople and shrines in India.

AC2002-22-001 22-160 are black and white photographic prints mounted on white card. The images depict local Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. Some are identified with location and what is happening in the photo, while some are unidentified.

Stephen Inglis

Gordon Miller collection

  • 36
  • Collection
  • [1979?]-1993

The collection consists of nine large watercolour illustrative panels commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, eight of which were commissioned for the exhibit "The Four Seasons: Food Getting in British Columbia Prehistory," which ran from April to November 1979. The other watercolour is from an unidentified exhibit or sourcebook.

The collection also contains one painting that was commissioned by the museum for a publication (Museum Note, no.12, "Ninstints: World Heritage Site"), as well as a blueprint reproduction of a related drawing. These are renderings of how the houses and poles on a beach at the Ninstints village site might have looked when they were in use. The rendering is based on George MacDonald's map.

Collection consists of the following items:

001: The Four Seasons – Spring – Interior [1979?]
002: The Four Seasons – Spring – Coast [1979?]
003: The Four Seasons – Summer – Interior [1979?]
004: The Four Seasons – Summer – Coast [1979?]
005: The Four Seasons – Autumn – Interior [1979?]
006: The Four Seasons – Autumn – Coast [1979?]
007: The Four Seasons – Winter – Interior [1979?]
008: The Four Seasons – Winter – Coast [1979?]
009: Haida six beam house 1993
010: [Ninstints village painting] 1983
011: [Ninstints village, drawing for Museum Note] 1983

Gordon Miller

Certificate in Museum Studies Program

This series consists of records relating to the development and administration of MOA’s Certificate in Museum Studies Program, which ran for a single season in 1997. Materials produced during the early stages of conceptualization and development date from the early 1990s, and include funding applications for a study on other museum studies programs, the results of this survey, other research materials, and multiple drafts of a report arguing for the need for a Museum Studies program at MOA. The majority of the records, dating from the mid- to late-nineties, document the administration of the program and the collaborative process of curriculum development. Materials include grant applications, program proposals, brochures, schedules of tasks and progress reports, agendas, curricula drafts and MOA staff comments on these drafts. Later records include final copies of syllabi and other teaching materials and evaluative reports on the 1997 program. Finally, the series also provides documentation of the decision to cancel the program in 1999.

Kersti Krug

Harry B. Hawthorn fonds

  • 51
  • Fonds
  • [189-] - [200-], predominant [193-] - [197-]

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Harry B. Hawthorn in a number of different capacities: as researcher, professor, Dean of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology. Textual records in the fonds include correspondence, transcripts, research notes and clippings from publications. Much of the graphic materials relate to Harry Hawthorn’s interactions with aboriginal communities as an anthropologist, a professor, and as the Director of MOA. Other images relate to his personal life, documenting his youth in New Zealand, his life as a father and anthropologist, and his later established professional roles.

Harry Bertram Hawthorn

Jean Telfer fonds

  • 2
  • Fonds
  • [between 1931 and 1940]

The fonds consists of records Telfer created or received during the time that she spent as a teacher at residential schools. The materials donated by Telfer include correspondence, essays, schedules, programmes, ephemera notes and a significant number of photographs. These records are primarily related to the the Morley Residential School, the Coqualeetza Residential School and the Port Alberni Residential School, as well as the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation.

Jean Telfer

1st school for Tibetan boys

Item is a negative showing a group of boys standing in front of a small building. Mr. Frank Ludlow, the school master who ran the Gyantse School for Tibetan Boys, is located on the far left. There are mountains visible in the distance.

Nadia Abu-Zahra fonds

  • 23
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1972

The fonds consists of 26 colour slides, including ceremonies and traditions related to weddings and male circumcision taken in Tunisia, as well as scenery and people in Algeria.

Nadia Abu-Zahra

Photographs

Series consists of photographs, negative and slides documenting activities of the Museum of Anthropology. Most activities took place at the museum, but some took place elsewhere. The activities documented include exhibit openings, exhibit preparation, celebrations, artists working, presentations, conferences, workshops, and notable guests.
Slides in subseries 1-5 are stored in five binders, arranged chronologically. Photographs, negatives and slides in subseries 6-8 are stored in boxes, arranged according to the events they depict. Slides in subseries 9 are stored in a box, arranged topically.

Public Programming and Education. University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology.

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