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Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

File consists of correspondence from 1966 and 1967 between Wilson Duff and K.O.L. Burridge, of the Pitt Rivers Museum, regarding Haida potlatch masks. Included is correspondence from 1902 between Franz Boas and E.B. Tylor, which notes a discussion between Charles Edenshaw and John Swanton. The file also consists of b&w photos of the masks and the article "The Haidas," from Harper's New Monthly Magazine, dated June-November 1882.

Nuu-chah-nulth

File contains historical images of Nuu-chah-nulth villages and peoples. There is a focus on totem poles and canoes. There are also photographs of a pole raising ceremony to commemorate the visit of Governor General Willingdon who came to Tofino/Ucluelet in the 1920s. There are images of James Rush, Chief Miste Laabats Hamtsiid, and Chief Joseph John, dressed in Nuu-chah-nulth regalia.

Heiltsuk/Nuxalk/Oweekeno

File mainly contains historical images of the Heiltsuk, Nuxalk, and Wuikinuxv First Nations. These images depict village life, architecture and house posts, and regalia. The file contains images of a group of Nuxalk who traveled to Berlin to perform there. Images that are not historical depict a ceremony happening in the Great Hall at UBC MOA, unidentified artists working on a set of drawings, and what appears to be the Acwsalcta High School in Bella Coola. Non textual records include photocopies of photographs, and photocopies of museum catalogue cards.

General Salish

This file contains images of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'waku artifacts. Many of the photos are official photographs taken by various museums in Canada and the United States, but others are historical photos. These artifacts include masks, rattles, carvings, fishing equipment and fish processing, canoes, and North Coast architecture, such as long houses and house posts.

Tlingit/Tahltan/North

The majority of this file contains historical images of the Tlingit and Tahltan First Nations and their respective villages. The other images are of Tlingit or Tahltan artifacts housed in various museums in Canada and the United States. The historic images are of Tlingit or Tahltan villages which include images of Northwest Coast architecture, houses posts and totem poles, canoes, and other household items such as bowls, weavings, and bentwood boxes. There are also some images of the Tlingit people in regalia. The textual records contained in this file is a paper titled "The History of the Babine Carriers," written by Wilfred Adam for the class Education 479, Cross Cultural Education.

Northern First Nations

The file contains images of Northwest Coast artifacts located in unidentified First Nation villages, and in various museums in North America. The artifacts include masks, paddles, carvings, rattles, fishing equipment, and household items such as bowls and spoons. The majority of images from various museums include information about the artifact such as what it is, the museum it's housed in, and the artifact's catalogue number.

Tsimshian

File contains images of Tsimshian artifacts housed in museums in British Columbia and in what is now known as the Canadian Museum of History. The file also contains images of Tsimshian villages along the Nass River, and historical photos of Tsimshian peoples.

Jim Hart – misc.

File contains images of Jim Hart's artworks, as well as him dancing at a pole raising and shots of him working in the Museum of Anthropology, UBC. In addition this file contains textual records such as correspondence both with and about Jim Hart.

Stan Greene

File contains images of Stan Green carving outside his workshop as well as close up images of his masks. In addition is coresspondence between Stan Green and Darrin Morrison inviting Green to speak at an event.

Dempsey Bob

File consists of records about Dempsey Bob such as a student paper and exhibit proposal. In addition are images of Dempsey Bob and his artworks.

Vickie Jensen

File contains images of Northwest Coast artifacts including bowls, baskets and nets, weavings, ropes, embroderies, hats, clothing, masks, and weapons housed in an unspecified museum(s). The textual records include a catalogue list of "materials sent to: the National Museum of Denmark, April 1928".

Pitt Rivers Museum

File contains photocopied images of Haida and Nuxalk masks housed at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Other textual records include information on featured Northwest Coast masks and correspondence between McLennan and the museum. The photographs contain images of masks and other Northwest Coast artifacts such as hats, combs, and carvings housed at Pitt Rivers Museum.

British Museum

File contains images of Northwest Coast, possibly Heiltsuk, artifacts including a mask, sculpture, and weapons housed at the British Museum.

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