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- [ca. 1966 - 1990]
Image shows the original Alert Bay Community Centre, also known as the Namgis Big House. This original Big House was constructed in 1966, and destroyed in 1997 by arson. A new building, with a nearly identical exterior wall, was raised in 1999.
- [ca. 1960 - 1990]
The Alert Bay Community House, completed in 1963. The two post arches are 17 feet high, supporting two 70 foot logs, each measuring 3 feet in diameter and weighing 5 tons. The roof has a large opening at the center to allow smoke to escape from the open pit fire. Photo by Eric J. Cooke; published by J. Barnard Photographer LTD, Victoria B. C.
- [ca. 1980-1990]
Two women stand in front of the Alert Bay Community House. To the women's right is a table that appears to hold barbecued salmon. The painted wall of the Community House can be seen in the background.
- [ca. 1980-1990]
Two women stand in front of the Alert Bay Community House while a third woman sits at a table. The wall of the bighouse is painted with a number of figures, likely animals. The seated woman appears to be serving salmon.
- [ca. 1980-1990]
Woman stands behind an outdoor salmon barbecue. The Alert Bay Community House with decorated wall can be seen in the distance and a black sedan is parked to the right.
- 1940 - 2003 [predominantly 1940 - 1972]
The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.
The material is arranged in the following files:
01 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
02 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
03 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
04 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
05 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
06 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
07 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941
- [ca. 1928]
Fonds consists of photographic negatives of people in the South Pacific, probably Hawaii or Samoa, in their traditional dress. A Polynesian tapa from the same time period and region was donated to the museum's collections.
Jim and Mary Prime
The fonds consists of 26 colour slides, including ceremonies and traditions related to weddings and male circumcision taken in Tunisia, as well as scenery and people in Algeria.
- 1970 - 1990
The fonds consist of slides taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio relating to fieldwork, folk arts and crafts of Ecuador and Peru taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio. The colour photographs relate to the Corpus Christi [Ecuador] fiesta and dancers and the 1998 exhibit at the UBC Museum of Anthropology of works for sale by Andean artists, “Images of Andean Lives.”
Textual records consist of Ricardo Muratorio’s report on folk art, and materials relating to two exhibitions which took place at the Museum of Anthropology: the poster and Spanish text for “Images of Andean Lives”  and an invitation for “Sewing Dissent: Patterns of Resistance in Chile” .