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Vickie Jensen

File contains images of Northwest Coast artifacts including bowls, baskets and nets, weavings, ropes, embroderies, hats, clothing, masks, and weapons housed in an unspecified museum(s). The textual records include a catalogue list of "materials sent to: the National Museum of Denmark, April 1928".

UBC, unidentified masks

Image of two unidentified masks, possibly from the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology.

Anthony Carter

Tsimshian

File contains images of Tsimshian artifacts housed in museums in British Columbia and in what is now known as the Canadian Museum of History. The file also contains images of Tsimshian villages along the Nass River, and historical photos of Tsimshian peoples.

Tlingit/Tahltan/North

The majority of this file contains historical images of the Tlingit and Tahltan First Nations and their respective villages. The other images are of Tlingit or Tahltan artifacts housed in various museums in Canada and the United States. The historic images are of Tlingit or Tahltan villages which include images of Northwest Coast architecture, houses posts and totem poles, canoes, and other household items such as bowls, weavings, and bentwood boxes. There are also some images of the Tlingit people in regalia. The textual records contained in this file is a paper titled "The History of the Babine Carriers," written by Wilfred Adam for the class Education 479, Cross Cultural Education.

Tape for Mask Group, Anthropology 431

Item is a sound recording of material used in the UBC course, Anthropology 431. The recording features a speaker discussing Coast Saalish and Kwakwaka'wakw masks in terms of similarities and differences in form and meaning, particularly in reference to writing on the subject by Claude Levi-Strauss. The recording is related to the MOA exhibition Kwakiutl Masks: An Expression of Transformation, which took place from April 15 to December 31, 1979. The content of the recording is repeated three times.

Stan Greene

File contains images of Stan Green carving outside his workshop as well as close up images of his masks. In addition is coresspondence between Stan Green and Darrin Morrison inviting Green to speak at an event.

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.

Sea gull mask, side view

Image depicts a side view of a sea gull mask. The bottom section of a totem pole is visible on the right side of the photo.

Sea gull mask

Image depicts a sea gull mask, painted in brown, tan, white and gray. The mask is photographed outdoors on top of a mat.

Sam Weber with mask, Kingcome

Image of Kingcome resident holding a mask carved by the late chief Willie Seaweed of Blunden Harbour. A colour version of this image is printed on page 49 of Carter's book From History's Locker.

Anthony Carter

Pitt Rivers Museum

File contains photocopied images of Haida and Nuxalk masks housed at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Other textual records include information on featured Northwest Coast masks and correspondence between McLennan and the museum. The photographs contain images of masks and other Northwest Coast artifacts such as hats, combs, and carvings housed at Pitt Rivers Museum.

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