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Historical and research photographs

Consists of photographs taken of historical prints and artefacts relating to the Quileute. These were taken at a number of institutions, including Brigham Young University in Utah, the Washing State Archives in Olympia, The Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian, the Museum of the American Indian Heye Foundation, the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, and the University of Washington Burke Museum.

Kwak’wala photographs

Consists of photographs taken of people and events in Alert Bay and surrounding Kwak’wala speaking communities. Photographs document the activities of the era such as potlatches, fishing, trapping, and activities surrounding the opening of the U’Mista Cultural Centre, and many were taken for the purpose of using them in educational language books.

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).

Gitksan artist photographs

Consists of photographs in print and slide format documenting Gitksan artists, both amateur and professional, that Jensen and Powell worked with or knew personally during their time living with the Gitksan.

Misc. photographs

Consists of photographs taken of social events and carvers connected to the Tait project, but not officially part of the project itself. Jensen was invited to a number of feasts and parties hosted by the Tait family, which she often photographed, making a gift of the pictures to the family members. At one of the parties, a family member performed a dance wearing a mask made to represent Jensen and her camera, complete with the sound of the shutter. In addition to events, Jensen met a number of artists, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, through her acquaintance with the Taits, and she often photographed them.

Ellen Neel pole

Subseries consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs and documentation regarding the totem pole that was carved for UBC by Ellen Neel in 1948, its subsequent deterioration and mishandling, and the committee formed to resurrect a new pole carved by Calvin Hunt. Bill McLennan sat on the committee that was struck to handle the installation of the new pole.

Silver Project

Subseries contains a significant number of digital images on CD-ROMs of scans of silver bracelets from MOA, as well as various other institutions including the Royal Ontario Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in order to facilitate study of these bracelets as a flat image. Bracelets were scanned and then added to a database. These scans contributed to the Signed Without Signature exhibit at MOA on works by Charles and Isabella Edenshaw. CD-ROM 7 also includes photographs of Arthur Erickson’s birthday party at MOA.

Massett Haida pole carving

Subseries consists of photographs documenting the carving of a totem pole by Jim Hart for MOA. The slides document the entire process of carving from start to finish. The totem pole is listed as the House Frontal Totem Pole on the MOA catalogue, carved by artist Jim Hart, purchased by MOA, and raised on October 12, 1982. McLennan noted that the pole was carved based on fragments of an old pole which came to MOA in 1948. These fragments remain in a carving shed.

Freda Diesing School

This subseries consists of records relating to McLennan’s teaching work at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in Terrace B.C. from 2006 until 2011. McLennan has continued to teach in 2012-2013, and may return after his retirement from the MOA at UBC.

Basket exhibit

Subseries consists of a program and information related to a basket weaving exhibit held at the Bellevue Arts Museum called American Indian Baskets: Trees, Reeds and Grasses.

Captain cook club

Subseries contains images of the unveiling of the club given to Captain Cook as well as research materials collected by McLennan on Captain Cook.

Anonymous beauty

This subseries contains images shown in the exhibit <i>Anonymous Beauty</i> curated by Miriam Clavir. This exhibit was on the Japanese handmade paper collection housed at MOA. In addition are 4 transparencies of the exhibit text.

The legacy show

Subseries contains images of objects in the exhibit <i>The Legacy: Continuing Traditions of Northwest Coast Indian Art.</i> This exhibit was held November 25, 1981 - August 31, 1982. In addition are photographs of the exhibit opening.

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