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Lecture notes

Sub-series consists of papers relating to anthropology lectures given by Duff at the University of British Columbia. The records include handwritten and typed lecture notes, course outlines, course plans, examination questions, maps and drawings, and correspondence. There are also a few student essays relating to the subject matter of the lectures.

General notes

Sub-series consists of records created and collected by Duff for his lectures including handwritten and typed notes, articles, and reports on a variety of subjects.

Reference materials

Sub-series consists of articles, reprints, and Photostats collected by Duff for his Anthropology lectures at the University of British Columbia.

Vancouver City Museum consultancy

Sub-series consists of textual records relating to Duff's work for the Vancouver Centennial Museum as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee and as a consultant curator for a display in the Vancouver Centennial Museum at its opening. Documents include policy drafts for the museum, minutes of meetings, correspondence and notes.

Department of Anthropology and Sociology Museum Program Committee

Sub-series consists of textual records kept by Duff as the Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology Museum Program committee. Includes reports, correspondence, sample architectural renderings and four white prints of the Museum of Anthropology Phase 3, dated January 1975.

Good student papers

Sub-series consists of term papers and essays written by Duff's students, mainly for Anthropology 301. The majority of the papers are the original copy.

Photographs and negatives

Sub-series consists of photographs and negatives of various artifacts, events and people. It is assumed that most were taken by Duff, although some are identified as acquired by others. Includes views of boxes and chests; plates, dishes and spoons; figures and groups; chiefs' seats and copper; frontlets, masks, rattles; housefronts and house posts; mortuaries; canes; canoes and paddles; panel pipes; Chilkat blanket and tunic; skin robe; slate objects; Raven Screen details; potlatch; picnic; and scenery.

Slides

Slides of artifacts, places, events, exhibits, air views, and unknown First Nations people. Also included are slides relating to museum history which show images of sketches and models for the new Museum of Anthropology, construction views, totem pole raising, the museum opening in 1976, and museum staff. Most of the slides were taken by Duff, although some were acquired from others or purchased. Accompanying textual material includes a letter about artifacts, slide lists from boxes, lists related to the centennial totem pole program, and a text of legends.

Binder photographs

Sub-series consists of photographs, negatives, photocopies, postcards, cut-outs, drawings, and rubbings acquired by Duff. Images consist of views of wooden and panel pipes; boxes and chests; dishes, bowls, plates, spoons, and other household articles; coppers; chief’s seats; coffins; carvings and poles; cloaks and blankets; bracelets; screens; masks and frontlets; paddles and canoes; and photos of Albert Edenshaw. Also included are textual records that describe the images.

Photographs II

Photographs depicting images of native masks, rattles, carved sticks, bowls, knives, wooden boxes, spoons, woven blankets, baskets, clothing and metal jewelry. Also included are photographs of totem poles.

Photographs and pictrostats I

Photographs, pictrostats and negatives showing images of canoes, fishing, coastal villages, and people. Some of the photographs were taken by Duff (as noted on the verso of the image) and brief descriptions and locations are noted on some of the photographs. Specified locations include Victoria, Alaska, Bella Coola and the B.C. coast. Also included in many of the files are faded black and white photocopies of the photographs.

Photographs from Barbeau’s “Totem Poles” and other images

Primarily photographs used in Marius Barbeau’s book “Totem Poles” (Vols. 1 and 2), published in 1950 -1951. Although these are copies of published images, they have been retained for reference purposes. The sub-series also contains some unidentified photographs. These photographs were accessioned into the fonds in 2002. It is unclear how Duff acquired these photographs.