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MOA General Media collection

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  • [1870] - [2000]

Collection consists of the media -including photographs, sound recordings, and video recordings - that is about, by, or related to the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) and its collections. Media can be found in many collections and fonds in the MOA Archives; the media in this General Media collection are those that do not belong to a more specific archival collection, usually because their provenance is not known.

The collection is divided into three series based on media type:

  1. Photographs
  2. Video recordings
  3. Sound recordings

Photographs

Series contains photographs collected for curatorial research by MOA staff, mostly relating to First Nations geographical areas, cultures, and artists. The series also includes photographs documenting MOA activities, staff, and volunteers.

The photographs are organized into two subseries:
A. Early MOA activities and curatorial research
B. MOA Activities, 1976 and later

Early MOA activities and curatorial research

Subseries consists mainly of photographs collected by MOA for curatorial research, as well as some photographs documenting MOA activities and/or people. Photographs in this subseries were collected in 1976 or earlier. Subject matter of the photographs includes Northwest Coast material culture, people, and geography; MOA history; MOA events; UBC Totem Park; and, a smaller number of non-Northwest Coast cultures.

See attached pdf document for photograph list.

House of Chief Albert Harry

Item is a photograph showing the family and relatives of Chief Albert Harry. From left to right: Kitty Harry, Albert Harry, Ned Wesley, Thomas Hailhemas and Mary Johnson-Walkus.

C. MacKay

Town at the head of the inlet

Item is a series of two photographs showing the rooftops of houses and a totem pole in the foreground. The pole is known as the Nispiq Pole. It belonged to Chief Simon Walkus, Sr. and tells of the origins of the Wuikinuxv people.

C. MacKay

Audrey Hawthorn Slide Binders

This subseries consists of photographs from the history of the Museum of Anthropology. Subjects include:

  • Activities of the B.C. Totem Pole Preservation Committee
  • Totem pole restoration by Mungo Martin
  • Early images of Totem Park, including the opening ceremony
  • Raising of the Mungo Martin memorial pole in Alert Bay
  • Visit to UBC by Governor General Vincent Massey
  • Carving and construction of the Haida House by Bill Reid and Doug Cranmer
  • Images of displays from the Museum of Anthropology's original location in the old library basement
  • Exhibitions held at the Museum of Anthropology, especially through the 1950s and 1960s
  • Images of Expo 1967 in Montréal
  • The Museum of Anthropology's Northwest Coast exhibit for "Man and His World", held in Montréal
  • Opening Exhibition of the Vancouver Centennial Museum, curated by the Museum of Anthropology
  • Design plans, models, and inspirations for the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Images of the new Museum of Anthropology building at various stages of construction
  • Moving totem poles from Totem Park to the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Packing objects in the old Museum of Anthropology location in the library basement
  • Moving objects into the new Museum of Anthropology
  • Official opening of the Museum of Anthropology's new location
  • Visible storage and early exhibition in the Museum of Anthropology's new location
  • Reassembly of the Haida House on the grounds of the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Activities and classes held at the Museum of Anthropology's new location

Binder 3

Subjects of this sub subseries include:

  • The opening exhibition of the Vancouver Centennial Museum, curated by the Museum of Anthropology
  • The opening ceremony of the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Visit of Governor General Vincent Massey to UBC and the Museum of Anthropology
  • Moving totem poles from Totem Park to the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Displays in the Great Hall and visible storage of the new Museum of Anthropology around the time of its opening
  • Displays and photographs of objects, largely but not exclusively from the Museum of Anthropology
    Plans, drawings, and models of the new Museum of Anthropology building

Binder 1

This sub subseries contains images on the following subjects:

  • Mungo Martin and Abaya Martin at UBC
  • Raising of the Mungo Martin Memorial Pole
  • Museum of Anthropology's exhibition at "Man and His World", 1969-1970
  • Reassembly of the Haida House on the grounds of the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Totem poles being moved into the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • The Museum of Anthropology building in various states of construction

Binder 2

This sub subseries includes images on the following subjects:

  • Exhibitions of the Museum of Anthropology from the 1950s through the 1960s
  • Staff and students working in and packing up the Museum of Anthropology's old location in the library basement
  • items being moved into the new Museum of Anthropology
  • Photographs of masks and other objects for the Claude Lévi-Strauss book "The Way of the Masks"
  • Photographs of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

Binder 4

Subjects of this sub subseries include:

  • Visible storage, classes, and exhibitions at the new Museum of Anthropology around the time of its opening
  • Construction of the Haida House
  • Transportation and display of Museum of Anthropology materials for the "Man and His World" exhibit the museum curated in Montréal
  • Robert Davidson carving in the rotunda in Montréal for the exhibition "Man and His World"

Video Recordings

Series consists of the video recordings about, by, or related to the Museum of Anthropology. Video recordings can be found in many collections and fonds in the MOA Archives; the recordings in this General Media collection are those that do not belong to a more specific archival collection, usually because their provenance is not known.

Series divided into the following files:

  1. MOA Presents
  2. Movie Footage
  3. Museum of Anthropology
  4. Native Art and Culture
  5. School Programmes
  6. Television Broadcasts
  7. Archaeology
  8. Exhibits
  9. Native Fishing
  10. Films
  11. MOA Collections
  12. Miscellaneous

See attached pdf document for list of recordings.

Binder 5

Subjects of this sub subseries include:

  • Working in the old Museum of Anthropology in the library basement
  • Construction of the Haida House, including Doug Cranmer and Bill Reid carving poles
  • Various displays in the new Museum of Anthropology building
  • Totem Pole Preservation Committee investigating and removing poles
  • Totem Poles on University Boulevard and in Totem Park
  • Expo 1967 images, extensive photography of many pavilions
  • Opening exhibition of the Vancouver Centennial Museum, curated by the Museum of Anthropology
  • Children's programs at the Museum of Anthropology in the late 1970s, notable is the program for visually impaired children

Sound Recordings

Series consists of the sound recordings about, by, or related to the Museum of Anthropology. Sound recordings can be found in many collections and fonds in the MOA Archives; the recordings in this General Media collection are those that do not belong to a more specific archival collection, usually because their provenance is not known.

Institutional recordings

Subseries consists of sound recordings made or collected by the Museum of Anthropology and its staff. Some recordings were created or collected for research purposes (such as interviews); others are final products intended for some type of distribution (such as documentaries).

See attached pdf document for list of recordings.

Ribbon-cutting speeches made during the official opening of the Museum of Anthropology

Item is an audio recording of speeches made during MOA's official opening ceremonies, featuring the following speakers: Hon. J Hugh Faulkner, then Minister of State for Science and Technology of Canada; the Honorable Grace McCarthy, Deputy Premier of the Province of British Columbia; Thomas K. [?], the Chairman of the Board of Governors of UBC; Douglas T. Kenny, UBC President; the Right Honorable Jules Léger, the Governor General of Canada.

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