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Sous-série organique First Nations Anglais
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Staff research, publications and productions

Subseries consists of material produced by museum staff, among them Wilson Duff, Harry and Audrey Hawthorn, Marjorie Halpin, and Gloria Cranmer Webster. There is extensive material on Audrey Hawthorn’s Art of the Kwakiutl Indians. Included in this subseries are ca. 2000 photographs which were collected for possible use in this book. Photographs are numbered A38-A17206 with many numbers missing throughout. The majority of photographs are of wooden masks, but they are also of bowls, bentwood boxes, paddles, rattles, totem poles, talking sticks, headdresses and frontlets, wooden figures and miniatures, whistles, spoons, silver bracelets, argillite carvings, button blankets, chilkat blankets, cedar head and neck rings, woodworking tools, stone tools, and fish hooks. Other record forms included in this subseries include correspondence, notes and published materials.

Translations

Subseries includes handwritten translations of the audio and video interviews.
Translations were done by Daisy Sewid-Smith and sent to Martine J. Reid for editing.

Daisy May Sewid-Smith

The Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt: Captive of Maquinna

Subseries consists of material related to the production of Stewart's book The Adventures and Sufferings of John R. Jewitt: Captive of Maquinna, first published in 1995. This book contains the previously published narrative written by Jewitt (published in 1816), with annotations and illustrations by Stewart.

Planning

Subseries consists of material relating to a commercial tour that focused on Kwakiutl land and culture. The records in this subseries take the form of notes, correspondence, and memoranda.

Student research materials

  • 13-1-D
  • Sous-série organique
  • [1969 – 1983, predominate 1982-1983]
  • Fait partie de Alan R. Sawyer fonds

Subseries consists of research material created by Sawyer, as well as his students, regarding Northwest coast artifacts. The majority of this research pertains to a specific type of artifact known as the “Jenna Cass” mask. This portrait mask was created by the Haida First Nations, and is known for its colouring and pronounced lebret piercing. Textual materials in this subseries include reports, iconic analysis, handwritten notes, memos, correspondence, and photocopies of articles related to Jenna Cass and other artifacts research. Graphic materials include photographs, slides, film negatives, and drawings of Jenna Cass masks. Other materials not related to the Jenna Cass research include photocopies of published articles related to Northwest coast artifacts.

ref # 13-1-D

CMC houses project

This subseries contains records relating to an exhibit built at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. McLennan was the project manager and design developer for this project. He oversaw the completion and installation of six west coast First Nation house designs: Coast Salish, Haida, Tsimshian, Bella Coola, Oweekeno, and Kwakwaka'wakw. The records include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and notes.