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.
The fonds reflects Cunningham’s function as Manager, Design/Exhibits for MOA; his role in MOA facility planning and renovations; his position as an instructor in the Department of Anthropology at UBC; and involvement in other projects for MOA and external organizations. The records are arranged in the following series:
Education records (1988 - [ca. 2004])
Exhibit records (1987 - 2005)
Renovation records ([19-?] - 2014)
Miscellaneous project records (1987 - 2002)
CFI Partnership of peoples project (1990 - )
Photographs (1990 - )
The records include artists’ statements and artwork; banners; blueline prints; calligraphy; case lists; contact prints/proofs; contracts; correspondence; diagrams; exhibition catalogues; exhibition panels; exhibition proposals; exhibition text; guidelines; invitations; labels; lecture notes; loan agreements; manuals; measurements; memoranda; minutes; negatives; object lists; photographs; plans; policies; reports; syllabi; and tender drawings.
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