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Audrey Hawthorn fonds (private records)

  • 115
  • Archief
  • 1950 - 1998, predominant 1960 -1980

This fonds consists primarily of records generated by Audrey Hawthorn in her position as an anthropology professor at the University of British Columbia and records related to her publications. It includes notes, course materials, correspondence, memos, draft copies of publications, and some published materials (originals and photocopies). This fonds also contains photographic materials, primarily slides used in teaching Anthropology 331 and 431. The fonds is organized into the following series and subseries:

  1. Teaching Records (1963-1978)
    A. Anthropology 331 and Anthropology 431
    B. Teaching Slides

  2. Professional Development Records (1973-1975)

  3. Research and Publications Records (1955-1982)
    A. Art of the Kwakiutl Indians
    B. Kwakiutl Ceremonial Art
    C. A Labour of Love
    D. Exhibits and Other Research

  4. Bill Reid (1962-1998)

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Teaching Records

Series consists of records documenting the initial development and progress of the two courses taught by Mrs. Hawthorn: Anthropology 331-Primitive Arts and Mythology; and Anthropology 431-Museum Philosophy and Methods (1963-1978). It includes bibliographies, course notes and assignments, bibliographies, correspondence, and photographic materials.

The series has been divided into the following subseries:
A. Anthropology 331 and Anthropology 431
B. Teaching Slides

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Research and Publications Records

Series consists primarily of records relating to the publication of Art of the Kwakiutl Indians (first published 1967), including correspondence with various publishing houses, reviews of the book, research notes, copies and revisions of the book, bibliographies, appendices and documents relating to the photographs used in Art of the Kwakiutl Indians. The series also contains several drafts of A Labour of Love (first published 1993), book reviews written by A. Hawthorn about other authors' works, research materials for other publications and exhibits at MoA, and three folders entitled Kwakiutl Ceremonial Art, Museum of Anthropology U.B.C. Vol. 1-3 (may have been intended as a catalogue of MoA holdings).

The series has been divided into the following subseries:
A. Art of the Kwakiutl Indians
B. Kwakiutl Ceremonial Art
C. A Labour of Love
D. Exhibits and Other Research

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Bill Reid

Series consists of correspondence between Audrey Hawthorn and Bill and Martine Reid, various invitations and programs to Bill Reid exhibits and a Haida House event, the funeral program for Bill Reid’s funeral, his obituary, various articles and newspaper clippings about Bill Reid and Haida art. Also in this series are photographs of Bill Reid and various participants with the Haida boat that was commissioned by Expo ’86. Other cards and notes in this series are addressed to Audrey Hawthorn by Michael Ames and Ruth Phillips. There are also several blank cards featuring Bill Reid’s art.

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Report of the Museum of Anthropology from 1947-1974

The report inventories exhibitions, teaching activities in the museum, programmes for preservation of First Nations material culture, interactions with other museums and galleries, public events and activities, museum students and trainees who went into museum positions, student papers based on museum materials, publications of the museum, materials gathered for the museum, and regional collections acquired.

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Audrey Hawthorn (MOA Curator) fonds

  • 35
  • Archief
  • 1941-1991, predominant 1947-1978

Fonds consists of records generated by Audrey Hawthorn in her positions as curator of the Museum of Anthropology.

The fonds is arranged into ten series:

1 - General
2 - Finances
3 - Human Resources
4 - Facilities and Services
5 - Collections
6 - Exhibitions
7 - Public Programmes
8 - School Programmes
9 - Teaching/Training/Research
10 - External Relations

These series are further divided into various subseries. The records include, but are not limited to, correspondence between Audrey Hawthorn and a variety of donors, scholars, and other parties associated with the museum; materials documenting collections acquisitions and loans; and records relating to visible storage, and the planning and development of the new museum building. There is extensive documentation concerning the acquisition, development and maintenance of the museum collections. The fonds also includes records of Harry Hawthorn, who formally held the position of Director of the museum, during much of his wife’s tenure as Curator, though often it was Audrey Hawthorn who took on the responsibilities of the directorship. Records in this fonds take the form of correspondence, memoranda, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, sketches, plans slides financial documents, schedules, notes, and forms.

See attached pdf document for full finding aid and box/file list.

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