Collection consists of Haisla cultural documentation and X̄a’islak̓ala/X̌àh̓isl̩ak̓ala (Haisla language) learning material, including sound recordings, stories, a dictionary, and lessons/workbooks. The collection has been divided into two series:
Item is an image of a woman walking away from the camera with three buildings and a totem pole in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in G?aw (also known as Old Massett) in the Haida Gwaii archipielago
Item is an image of a woman by a building. There are some buildings, poles, and canoes in the background. According to annotations, photograph was taken in G?aw (also known as Old Massett) in the Haida Gwaii archipielago
An image showing ocean waves breaking on shore. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "During the Winter it rains most days and is often foggy, and there are always some terrible storms. Walter's Cove is protected, but the other side of Walter's Island is open to the full force of a South-East gale! This frame shows a wave smashing into the shore at outside beach. (See accompanying map of Kyuquot.)"
Item is an audio recording of an interview by Wilson Duff with Jonathan Johnson about the geography of the Gitxsan village of Kispiox and surrounding region. According to Tribal Boundaries in the Nass Watershed by Neil J. Stewart (MOA Reading Room, call number 12.7c GIT STE), Jonathan Johnson (1902-1968) of Kispiox was from the House of Xhliimlaxha and had knowledge of territories in the Nass watershed, including his father’s territory at Gwinhagiistxw. In interviews that took place on July 6 and 7, 1965, Duff gathered information about house territories in the Nass and Skeena watersheds to produce a map showing territories and numbered sites at Kispiox, see the Wilson Duff fonds at MOA, Box/File# Mc15, File# 10-B-21.
The fonds consists of black and white photographs and negatives. Subjects depicted include villages, boats and ferries, landscapes, bridges, logging clearcuts, and totem poles. Some of the photos appear to be of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
An image, taken inside of a gymnasium hall, shows four dancers wearing traditional First Nation clothing and walking across the room, a group of people sits on the floor. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Doing the Wild Man dance in the Big Hall at a potlatch celebrating a wedding."