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MOA General Media collection
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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

MOA Activities, 1976 and later

Subseries includes photographic material collected to document the organizational memory of MOA. Photographs primarily depict the events and functions that have occurred in the museum, as well as events and functions that took place outside the museum that involved MOA or MOA staff members. The subseries also contains candid shots of MOA staff members, photographs of different parts of the museum, and photographs related to MOA that have made their way into the MOA archives.

See attached document for photograph list.

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.

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.

Interview with Bill Reid about Celebration of the Raven Part 2

Item is the second of a three part sound recording of an interview with Bill Reid about the origins of his carving The Raven and the First Men, located at MOA. The interviewer is unknown. During the interview he discusses how the sculpture was the result of a highly collaborative process involving other artists, his impression of the location of the carving in MOA, and his working relationship with Walter C. Koerner who commissioned the sculpture. He lastly discusses his representation and interpreation of the Haida legend that the carving is based on. This recording is part of Celebration of the Raven which documented the creation of the Raven and the First Men Sculpture, its relocation to the Museum of Anthropology, and the unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1982.

Interview with Bill Reid about Celebration of the Raven Part 3

Item is the third of a three part sound recording of an interview with Bill Reid about the origins of his carving The Raven and the First Men, located at MOA. The interviewer is unknown. During the interview, Bill Reid discusses symbolism in the carving. This recording is part of Celebration of the Raven which documented the creation of the Raven and the First Men Sculpture, its relocation to the Museum of Anthropology, and the unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1982.

Interview with Bill Reid about Celebration of the Raven Part 1

Item is the first of a three part sound recording of an interview with Bill Reid about the origins of his carving The Raven and the First Men, located at MOA. The interviewer is unknown. During the interview Bill Reid discusses how the sculpture was the result of a highly collaborative process involving other artists, his impression of the location of the carving in MOA, and his working relationship with Walter C. Koerner who commissioned the sculpture. He lastly discusses his representation and interpretation of the Haida legend that the carving is based on. This recording is part of Celebration of the Raven which documented the creation of the Raven and the First Men Sculpture, its relocation to the Museum of Anthropology, and the unveiling by the Prince of Wales in 1982.

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