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MOA General Media collection
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MOA General Media collection

  • 132
  • Collection
  • [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

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

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 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.

Lecture by Dr. Wayne Suttles

Item is an audio recording of a lecture by the American anthropologist and linguist Dr. Wayne Suttles. The recording is Lecture #2 in the University of British Columbia's Center for Continuing Education Lecture Series on Traditions of North West Coast Indian Culture. Note that mp3 file is only 1 minute in length.

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 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.

Examples from How to Write the Haida Language

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Gertrude Kelly providing Skidegate Haida translations of words to an interviewer, Randy Bouchard as part of the How to Write the Haida Language project. According to the recording, Mrs. Gertrude Kelly was formerly of Skidegate and at the time of the recording was living in Vancouver. Randy Bouchard co-founded the BC Indian Language Project in 1968 (https://www.memorybc.ca/british-columbia-indian-language-project) and is the author of numerous books pertaining to First Nations subject matter.

Examples from How to Write the Bella Coola Language

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Marget Siwallace providing Nuxalk translations of words to an interviewer, Randy Bouchard as part of the How to Write the Haida Language project. According to the recording, Mrs. Marget Siwallace, age 62, was formerly of Kimsquit and at the time of the recording was living in Bella Coola. She is featured in the book Bella Coola: Life in the Heart of the Coast Mountains by Hans Granander. Randy Bouchard co-founded the BC Indian Language Project in 1968 (https://www.memorybc.ca/british-columbia-indian-language-project) and is the author of numerous books on First Nations subject matter.

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