The collection consists of eight photographs likely taken in the Nuu-chah-nulth community in the 1920's. Some of the photographs may have been taken by Catherine, the daughter of an early Indian Agent named Augustus Cox. They include a number of images that appear to be a Samiilth or Saatlsaach ceremony, with K'aanaatla mimicking wolves. Some of these images are taken near a seaside village, which shows various types of structures and canoes. Other images taken on a beach show canoe runs, as well as two images of individuals in robes and headdresses. Another image shows a detailed view of two headdresses. There are also images of what seem to be preparations for a parade, with individuals dressed in costumes and decorated motorcars nearby.
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".
File contains copies of still images permission forms from the Royal British Columbia Museum, as well as copies of correspondence between McLennan and the RBCM regarding obtaining images from the RBCM for the <i>Signed without Signatures</i> exhibit. There are also photocopies of the images of cedar hats and silver bracelets supplied by the RBCM. The contact sheets include images of a cedar hat.
File contains four photographs of a Northwest Coast style cedar hat. The textual records include a photocopy of an image of the hat featured in the photographs, as well as a photocopy of an image of two silver bracelets.
File mainly contains images of Northwest Coast artifacts held at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA), including hats, spoons, silver bracelets, and weavings. The textual records include print outs of catalogue records of more artifacts also held at MOA.
File contains photographs and transparencies of various Northwest Coast artifacts housed at the then called Canadian Museum of Civilization [now the Canadian Museum of History]. Other images are of Charles Edenshaw. The textual records contained in this file include catalogue records for many of the artifacts included in this file.
File contains copies of correspondence between McLennan and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) regarding MOA borrowing some pieces from their collection to showcase in the <i>Signed Without Signature</i> exhibit. The majority of the photographs contain in this file are images of a cedar hat held at the ROM. Other photographs depict gold and silver bracelets.
File contains images of some of the artifacts in the Edenshaw exhibit, including argilite, carvings, hats, and metal works. The textual records in this record include photocopies of other artifacts in the exhibit, as well as photocopies of Northwest Coast artifacts housed in other museums.
File contains correspondence and art packages. The two art packages consists of Northwest Coast Art and The Whale House of the Chilkat. These packages contain historic photographs with full explanations, as well as high lighting the design elements. They were published by the Alaska State Museum.