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Ronnie Tessler fonds

  • 12
  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1987

The fonds consists of photographs created by Ronnie Tessler between 1986 and 1987 documenting a canoe project by Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The project was abandoned in the summer of 1987, and the canoe was left uncompleted. The photographs depict models for the canoe, transportation of the log for the canoe to the Museum of Anthropology, ceremonies performed throughout the project, and various stages of work on the canoe and model. Additional photographs from this period depict a totem pole-raising ceremony at Capilano Mall in North Vancouver, as well as portraits of Les Baker, a model Tait wanted to use for a “white man” mask. The fonds is arranged into a single series: Norman Tait canoe project and related materials.

Ronnie Tessler

Robert Keziere fonds

  • 76
  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of 7 photographs taken by Robert Keziere on October 20, 1982 of artist Bill Reid working in his Kerrisdale (Vancouver) studio. The film remained unprocessed until 2009, when it was developed and the prints, contact sheet, and DVD were created. The DVD contains image files in multiple resolutions.

Robert Keziere

Rita B. Steeds fonds

  • 9
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1976

Fonds consists of a collection of photo albums, clippings and slides created and collected by Rita Steeds to document her travels in Korea and the Philippines.

Rita B. Steeds

Richard Cotton fonds

  • 75
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960 - 1969]

The fonds consists of four photographs taken by Richard Cotton of mortuary poles on an island in the Skeena River near Kitsilas, BC.

Richard Cotton

Reverend Thomas Crosby fonds

  • 96
  • Fonds
  • 1863 - [199-], predominantly 1863 - [191-]

The records in this fonds pertain to Rev. Crosby’s missionary activities and personal life in British Columbia, Canada. Personal life and missionary activity records include: photographs, bibles, hymns, scriptures, and one textile object.

Thomas Crosby

Reverend Smith Stanley Osterhout fonds

  • 89
  • Fonds
  • [1870-1911]

Fonds consists of 45 glass-plate lantern slides featuring scenes from Osterhout's work with B.C. First Nations, including Haida, Tsimshian and Kwakwaka'wakw. Images document First Nations individuals, communities, totem poles and landscapes of British Columbia.

Smith Stanley Osterhout

R.M. Ferguson fonds

  • 73
  • Fonds
  • 1910

Fonds consists of black and white and hand-tinted photos taken in 1910 depicting various monuments, landscapes, architecture and events in Japan and China. Most photos are labeled with a title and location.

R.M. Ferguson

Public Relations and Communications Office fonds

  • 71
  • Fonds
  • 1975 - 2015, predominant 1981 - 2006

The fonds consists of records generated by the Museum of Anthropology Public Relations and Communications Office in the course of carrying out its mandated functions and activities. In addition to textual records, the fond also includes graphic material. The records are composed of correspondence, publications, reports, press releases, photocopied newspaper clippings, minutes of staff, committee, and association meetings, and other materials relating to the activities and functions of the Public Relations and Communications Office and its staff.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

1.  Administrative files (1981-2006)
2. Financial files (1980-1989)
3. Media activities files (1975-2015)
4. Museum programs and projects files (1977-2008)
5. Museum events and performances files (1960-2008)
6. Museum exhibition files (1978-2008)
7. Volunteer and student position files ([ca. 1981]-2009)
8. Resource files (1976-2007)

University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology. Public Relations and Communications Office

Public Programming and Education fonds

  • 110
  • Fonds
  • [1970] - 2009

The records in this fonds are not the records of one creator, but all records that support the function of Public Programming and Education at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). The function of Public Programming and Education at MOA produces a number of different kinds of records including: textual records, correspondence, memoranda, handwritten notes, meeting minutes, reports, brochures, press releases, newspaper clippings, financial statements, grant applications, publication drafts, policy information, mission statements and other administrative materials. Graphic material include: photographs, negatives and slides.

This fond is organized into the following series:

  1. School programming
  2. Public programming and special events
  3. Special projects
  4. General Administration

See attached pdf document for descriptions of these series and file lists.

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

President's Planning and Coordinating Committee fonds

  • 123
  • Fonds
  • 1971 - 1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, contracts, and reports relating to the Planning of the Museum of Man (later Museum of Anthropology). The fonds includes information pertaining to the planning for the new museum, building needs, museum function, and the Functional Program which outlines the results of decisions the committee made.

President’s Planning and Coordinating Committee

Pam Brown fonds

  • 104
  • Fonds
  • 1987 - 2012

Fonds reflects Brown’s career as a curator at the Museum of Anthropology, including her role as Supervisor of the Native Youth Programme. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, press clippings, grant applications, press releases, schedules, liability waivers, itineraries, comment books, student assignments, scripts for student presentations, photographs, and audio recordings.

The records are organized into the following series:

  1. Native Youth Programme
  2. Aboriginal Cultural Stewardship Programme
  3. Aboriginal Museum Internship Program
  4. Sourcebooks and Related Materials
  5. Repatriation Forum

See attached pdf document for full description of these series and file lists.

Pam Brown

Nuno Porto fonds

  • 120
  • Fonds
  • 2012 - 2015

Includes material related to the Pigapicha! exhibition at the Museum of Anthropology. Nuno Porto curated this exhibition. Records include correspondence, research, and meeting notes.

Nuno Porto

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

Minn Sjolseth fonds

  • 144
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1999

The fonds reflects Minn Sjolseth's artistic career and travels to First Nations communities throughout British Columbia and Alaska with her husband Anthony Carter. Contents of the fonds depict First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including Haida, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw, Gitsegukla, Kispiox, and Nisga'a. Several of the contents depict notable figures, including Chief Dan George and August Jacks.

The fonds includes textual records including correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings; graphic materials such as photographs, slides, negatives, and transparencies that depict Sjolseth’s travels and artworks; and artworks produced by Sjolseth including paintings, drawings, and prints.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

  1. Personal records
  2. Artwork an Exhibition records
  3. Artworks

Minn Sjolseth

Michael M. Ames fonds (private records)

  • 6
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1984, predominant 1982-1984

The fonds consists mainly of slides, negatives, and other material relating to Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) and other South Asian masks held at numerous repositories worldwide, studied by Ames in the late 1950s and early 1980s. Subjects also include people, places, temples, ceremonies, and daily life in Sri Lanka, Bangkok, Cambodia, and Singapore. Numerous research articles reproduced by Ames, as well as travel brochures, are included. Material from student exhibits related to South Asian masks is also included.
The records have not been arranged into series since the entire fonds consists of closely related material.

Michael M. Ames

Michael Kew fonds (private records)

  • 69
  • Fonds
  • [195-] - 1997

The fonds consists primarily of slides as well as other materials generated in the course of Dr. Kew’s teaching and studies of the Northwest Coast from 1971-1996 as well as from the exhibit he curated on central Coast Salish three-dimensional art.

There is one series in the fonds:

  1. Teaching and Research

Michael Kew

Michael Kew (MOA curator) fonds

  • 116
  • Fonds
  • [1978] - 1997

The fonds consists of slides collected by Dr. Kew in the course of curating the exhibition Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth: Central Coast Salish Sculpture and Engraving. The fonds is divided into the following series: Central Coast Salish Art Inventory ([1978]-1979), and Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition (1980). It also contains reports, memos, minutes and correspondence relating to the Ways and Means Committee.

There are three series in the fonds:

1.  Central Coast Salish Art Inventory
2. Visions of Power, Symbols of Wealth Exhibition
3. Ways and Means Committee

Michael Kew

Mary Tucker fonds

  • 68
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]

Fonds consists of an album given to Mary Tucker by her grandfather who had received it in the early 1900s as a gift from the Japanese Diet. The album consists of a series of hand-tinted silk screen reproductions depicting a variety of Japanese scenes and landmarks. Each individual silk screen is labeled with the subject of the image. The covers of the album are black lacquer with a floral image in gold on the back cover and a scene in relief of a woman and a boy sweeping on the front cover.

Mary Tucker

Mary Lipsett fonds

  • 67
  • Fonds
  • 1929

The fonds consists of an album, embossed with the title "A Souvenir, Mr. and Mrs. Lipsett", housing 24 photographs depicting people, imperial and Shinto temples, shrines, monasteries and other sites and scenes taken in various cities in Japan.

Mary Lipsett

Marjorie M. Halpin fonds (private records)

  • 117
  • Fonds
  • 1924 - 2000, predominant 1966 - 2000

Fonds consists of records created by Marjorie Halpin as a professor and scholar of Anthropology. The records mainly consist of textual records and audio-visual material including photographs, slides, audio-cassettes, video-cassettes, posters and maps. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, curriculum vitae, cue cards, invitations, lecture notes, planning notes, research notes, draft copies of articles and papers, reviews of publications written by Halpin and reviews of Halpin’s own work, grant applications, budgets, negatives, contact sheets, postcards, overheads, taped interviews, minutes of committee meetings, published proceedings of conferences and other material relating to Halpin’s participation in conferences.

The fonds has been organized into the following series:

1.  Teaching and Education Files, 1971-2000

2. Research Files, 1938-1999

3. Published and Unpublished Works, 1968-2000

4. Community Service Files, 1972-2000

5. Correspondence Files, 1924-2000

Marjorie M. Halpin

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