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Douglas & McIntyre fonds

  • 42
  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1985

The fonds consists of 83 images associated with two books published by Douglas & McIntyre: Bill Reid by Doris Shadbolt and The Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid. The photographers responsible for these images are R. Dereth, R. Keziere, R. Lum and B. McLemore.

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Celebration of the Raven film soundtrack, ambient noise

Item is an audio recording of ambient noise which was recorded for the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven, directed by Ken Kuramoto, which documented the work process and installation of Bill Reid’s carving titled The Raven and the First Men and its unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1980. This is Reel #4 of the soundtrack.

Celebration of the Raven film soundtrack, Haida singing Part 1

Item is the second of two audio recording of performers singing Haida songs at the opening reception of Celebration of the Raven. The recording is Reel #5 of the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven, directed by Ken Kuramoto, which documented the work process and installation of Bill Reid’s carving titled The Raven and the First Men and its unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1980.

Celebration of the Raven film soundtrack, Haida singing Part 2

Item is the second of two audio recording of performers singing Haida songs at the opening reception of Celebration of the Raven. The recording is Reel #6 of the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven, directed by Ken Kuramoto, which documented the work process and installation of Bill Reid’s carving titled The Raven and the First Men and its unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1980.

Celebration of the Raven film soundtrack, opening reception speeches

Item is an audio recording of introductory speeches given during the opening reception of Celebration of the Raven. The recording is Reel #7 of the soundtrack for the film Celebration of the Raven, directed by Ken Kuramoto, which documented the work process and installation of Bill Reid’s carving titled The Raven and the First Men and its unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1980. The recording begins with an unidentified speaker who acknowledges the two groups who co-hosted the event: the Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands including the Chiefs, Chief Elders and the People as well as the Friends of the Museum of Anthropology, Corporate Friends and the Raven Committee. The recording is then interrupted. The following portion of the recording features a woman speaking, likely in Haida. The recording is interrupted several more times during various speeches so it is difficult to identify speakers. Lastly, Haida artist Bill Reid provides a tribute to the passing of Haida storyteller Solomon Wilson and then thanks various individuals involved in the creation of the sculpture including Walter Koerner and artists George Norris, Garry Edenshaw, Charles Edenshaw and others. The recording concludes with singing and drumming.

Kuldip Gill fonds

  • 7
  • Fonds
  • 1978

Fonds consists of 21 photographs from the 1978 Bill Reid pole raising ceremony at Skidegate, an event at which Gill was an observer.

Kuldip Gill

[Bill Reid makes his cut]

Image is of Bill Reid using adze to make his first cut. Doreen Jensen and unidentified persons stand behind him, watching the process.

[Handing out oranges]

Image is of Rob't Tait holding box of oranges that he offers to an unidentified person and Bill Reid as refreshments.

[Bill Reid makes his cut]

Image is of Bill Reid using adze to make his first cut. Unidentified persons stand behind him, watching the process.

[Guests post ceremony]

Image is of Moya Waters, Bill Reid and Bill McLennan and unidentified persons consuming refreshments and conversing. Ron holds box of oranges in background.

[Bill Reid's] Haida canoe - various photos, extras, or not being used

Negatives show the carving of Bill Reid's Lootaas (Loo Taas) canoe, which was carved in 1984 at MOA for Expo '86. The canoe now resides at the Haida Heritage Centre.

See file 03 in this series for prints of these negatives.

File also includes Hilary's notes about and sketches of the canoe, newspaper clippings, and MOA/UBC press releases.

[Bill] Reid's Haida canoe photos 1984 Feb. - May

Photographs show the carving of Bill Reid's Lootaas (Loo Taas) canoe, which was carved in 1984 at MOA for Expo '86. The canoe now resides at the Haida Heritage Centre.

Note that accompanied photographs: "These are not Hilary Stewart photos - whose?" It is not clear who wrote this note. The negatives are in file 02 of this series.

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