- ca. 1915-1919
Fonds consists of records related to the Binnings’ correspondence with (predominantly) friends and colleagues overseas in Japan from 1959 to 1971, including Bishop Kojo Sakamoto and members of his family. Mostly composed of personal letters written by hand, several letters are painted using calligraphy. Other records include program brochures and news clippings for exhibits in Japan and North America, and scrapbooks assembled by the Binnings. These either commemorate various visits they took to Japan or of visits their Japanese friends took to Canada. Fonds is divided into three series:
Bertram Charles (B.C.) Binning
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” .
The fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires, and photographs relating to Bob Kingsmill’s research for his book A Catalogue of British Columbia Potters (1978). In order to gather material for his book, Kingsmill created a questionnaire requesting information and photographs, which he sent to about 70 potters throughout British Columbia. The fonds consists mainly of the responses Kingsmill received, which include the completed questionnaires containing short biographical and artistic statements by each potter, together with black and white or colour photographs of the artists and their pottery.
Fonds documents Brant’s pre-doctoral research in Burma. As a Fulbright scholar working with the United States Educational Foundation, Brant submitted quarterly reports to the foundation detailing his arrival and adjustment to life in Burma, as well as his sociological research in the community of Tadagale and other areas of the country. Brant also provided the U.S. Foreign Service with his observations of life in the Shan States, where Brant and his wife first lived when they arrived in Burma in 1949. After returning to the United States in 1950, Brant published articles on the research he completed while in Burma. Records in this series include academic and government reports; articles; Brant’s curriculum vitae; a digitized slide show and 8 mm movie; a grant application; notes; and photographic negatives and prints. It is likely that most of the photographs were taken by Jane Brant, but these are not identified.
Charles S. Brant
Fonds consists of 83 photographs taken between 1974 and 75 when Dan Jorgensen was in Papua New Guinea to study the Telefolmin people. The images have been mounted on card and are labeled with place and title. Most of them were assigned a number and letter by Dr. Jorgensen. On the verso of the card, Dr. Jorgensen has detailed what is happening in the image.
The material is grouped according to a letter designation which Dr. Jorgensen had assigned. The assistant archivist has assigned a DJ and number to those images that Dr. Jorgensen had not numbered.
1 Daduvip boy
2 village children
3 Daduvip children
4 Foiwalmin boy
5 three young girls
6 3 Telefomin girls
7 Daduvip children
8 women and children
9 women in mourning
10 women and children
11 gov’t headsman
12 Daduvip woman [Mislabeled. This is a portrait of Robinokof, a young man, of Dividuvip hamlet.]
13 father and son
14 Faiwolmin hunter
15 decorated feather bag
16 spirit house
15 Faiwolmin man
17 imitation headdress [initiation?]
19 two men in dance regalia
20 traditional dress
21 dancing costume
22 Telefolmin men
1 prized taro plant
2 new taro garden
4 man and his gear
5 mother and child
6 pandanus fruit
7 preparing food
8 cooking fruit
9 placing cooking stones
10 cooking fruit parcels
11 food for feast
12 singeing pig
12 cooking for feast
13 & c. 2 small feast
14 cooking for feast
15 Daduvip women
17 binding pig for sacrifice
18 killing pig
19 kill pig
20 pig dispatched
21 singeing pig
23 butchering a pig
1 & c. 2 ancestral village
2 Telfolip village
3 house building
4 house building
5 house building
6 house building
7 & c. 2 old Daduvip woman
8 spirit house
9 spirit house
10 the Yolan-ritual house
11 men’s compound
13 menstrual & childbirth hut
15 ethnographer’s house
1 curing ceremony
2 plating ritual
3 ceremonial planting
4 curer & patient
5 fighting demonstration
6 fighting demonstration
7 fighting shield
8 fight demonstration
9 healing ritual
10 healing ritual
11 healing rituals
12 sacred netbag
13 child prophet NOTE: Consultation of photographer necessary before public display of this image
15 clay sculptures
16 Ifitamin valley
17 slow cooking technique
18 preparing a fire
20 curing ritual
21 food for feast
22 (H 14 F 3) old garden house
The fonds consists of records relating to African culture and craftsmanship. It includes photographs and slides of Ivory Coast and Nigerian crafts and cultural events, correspondence, research notes about African handicrafts, typed anthropological portraits of craftspeople and related drawings, postcards and magazine clippings.
The fonds consists of 7 photographs from a June 1958 centennial celebration in Alert Bay that Barwick described as having been ordered from a local cameraman. There are also 7 postcards that contain images of Alert Bay ca. 1949 or 1950 that were purchased by Barwick in the summer of 1958. Sixteen negatives were taken by Barwick at an excavation at Beach Grove in the Fraser River delta in June of 1957, likely done under the guidance of Charles Borden, a Lecturer and later Professor of Archaeology at UBC who studied the Beach Grove site from ca. 1955 to 1958. Notes on the envelope indicate these include images of D. N. Abbott, Colin McCafferty, and Nansi Swayze.
Diane Elizabeth Barwick
The fonds consists of records relating to Hennessy’s 2003 MA thesis titled The Spirit of Collaboration: Exploring Critical Pedagogical Principles in Transforming the Museum Through Space and Time. Hennessy was interested in the relationships that developed between community members and museum staff during the process of putting together the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibit The Spirit of Islam, which ran from October 2001 to May 2002. Her purpose was to document the kinds of collaborative processes that occurred as the exhibit planning progressed in order to identify a model from which other museums working with communities might benefit.
This fonds consists of textual records, photographs, negatives, slides, audio recordings, compact discs and video on DVD that relate to Kovanic’s academic and film career. The fonds relates especially to her work in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, but also captures her work with First Nations on the Northwest coast of British Columbia.
Gillian Darling Kovanic
The collection consists of nine large watercolour illustrative panels commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, eight of which were commissioned for the exhibit "The Four Seasons: Food Getting in British Columbia Prehistory," which ran from April to November 1979. The other watercolour is from an unidentified exhibit or sourcebook.
The collection also contains one painting that was commissioned by the museum for a publication (Museum Note, no.12, "Ninstints: World Heritage Site"), as well as a blueprint reproduction of a related drawing. These are renderings of how the houses and poles on a beach at the Ninstints village site might have looked when they were in use. The rendering is based on George MacDonald's map.
Collection consists of the following items:
001: The Four Seasons – Spring – Interior [1979?]
002: The Four Seasons – Spring – Coast [1979?]
003: The Four Seasons – Summer – Interior [1979?]
004: The Four Seasons – Summer – Coast [1979?]
005: The Four Seasons – Autumn – Interior [1979?]
006: The Four Seasons – Autumn – Coast [1979?]
007: The Four Seasons – Winter – Interior [1979?]
008: The Four Seasons – Winter – Coast [1979?]
009: Haida six beam house 1993
010: [Ninstints village painting] 1983
011: [Ninstints village, drawing for Museum Note] 1983
The fonds consists of records created and collected by Harry B. Hawthorn in a number of different capacities: as researcher, professor, Dean of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology. Textual records in the fonds include correspondence, transcripts, research notes and clippings from publications. Much of the graphic materials relate to Harry Hawthorn’s interactions with aboriginal communities as an anthropologist, a professor, and as the Director of MOA. Other images relate to his personal life, documenting his youth in New Zealand, his life as a father and anthropologist, and his later established professional roles.
Harry Bertram Hawthorn
The fonds consists of printed ephemera relating to First Nations art, correspondence, and photographs of Gitksan totem poles.
The fonds consists of records Telfer created or received during the time that she spent as a teacher at residential schools. The materials donated by Telfer include correspondence, essays, schedules, programmes, ephemera notes and a significant number of photographs. These records are primarily related to the the Morley Residential School, the Coqualeetza Residential School and the Port Alberni Residential School, as well as the Nakoda (Stoney) Nation.
Fonds consists of a paper written for Anthropology 301 taught by Professor Dr. Michael Kew, entitled [Red Cod Island Village or Ninstints Village] - A Memorial, with accompanying colour slide images of the carved poles of Anthony Island, a permanent village of the Kunghit Haida, located on the southern shores of Haida Gwaii.
This fonds consists of 39 16mm film reels of Celebration of the Raven. There are also five audio reels which are soundtracks for the film. Film reels include stills and test stills and camera originals. Most reels are labeled according to the scene.
Fonds consists of a copy of Wilson’s “Kitlope Report: Various Haisla Artifacts.”
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.
The fonds consists of one file titled Interview Transcripts, which contains recorded interviews, transcripts, and printed copies of transcribed interviews of research done by Sharon Fortney towards her PhD thesis titled Forging New Partnerships: Coast Salish Communities and Museums. Forney's thesis explores what motivates Coast Salish communities to participate in museum representations; considers the legal implications of such representations with respect to aboriginal rights; and analyzes of the diverse experiences of Coast Salish individuals in specific museum projects and partnerships with the goal of progressing museum and community interactions along a path to equal partnership.
The audiotapes in the fonds contain interviews with Coast Salish community members and artists regarding museums. The CD-R contains transcripts of interviews and is located in the temporary CD storage box. Sharon Fortney's curriculam vitae, thesis abstract, and 10 interviewee consent forms are located in the case file.
Fonds consists of photographic material created by Dr. Stephen Inglis and a series of twenty-four black and white prints depicting potters in a small community in India or images of fertility statues photographed by colleague Walter Huber. The colour negatives show local artisans and their works. The black and white photos mounted on cards were created between 1974 and 1977 and show Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. The images may have been created for the purpose of Dr. Inglis’s PhD research.
CAPTION LIST FOR PRINTS:
AC 2002-48-001 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-002 Siva Murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-003 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi, Dantewara
AC 2002-48-004 Amarkantak (source of Narbada River)
AC 2002-48-005 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-006 Gharwa Cire-perdue Caster, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-007 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-008 Nagarnar Kumar family Terracotta mata murthis and guardian figures
AC 2002-48-009 Maria pillar, old form no longer made, near Gidam
AC 2002-48-010 The Eyes Have It
AC 2002-48-011 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-012 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-013 L’Eternelle Idole, Rodin
AC 2002-48-014 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-015 Maria commemorative pillar, Bastarnar (“Bison-Horn”)
AC 2002-48-016 Kumar (demonstrating pottery wheel) Nagarnar village nr, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-017 Sonmura (source of Son River near Amarkantak Baba)
AC 2002-48-018 Assi Ghat, Benares Summer ‘76
AC 2002-48-019 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-020 Waiting for the bus near Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-021 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-022 “Bison-Horn” Maria commemorative pillar, detail, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-023 Gharwa, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-024 From Sonmura looking northwest
*Please note that AC 2002-48-01 through AC 2002-48-024 are attributed to Walter Huber
AC2002-48-025 48-76 are 51 colour negatives that depict local craftspeople and shrines in India.
AC2002-22-001 22-160 are black and white photographic prints mounted on white card. The images depict local Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. Some are identified with location and what is happening in the photo, while some are unidentified.