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William McLennan (MOA Curator) fonds Material Culture
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Alaska State Museum

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.

American Museum of Natural History - spoons and bracelets

File mainly contains images of silver bracelets and other silver metal works on display in an unnamed exhibit. The textual records includes print outs of catalogue records for spoons and bracelets held at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). There is also a copies of correspondence between McLennan and the AMNH regarding a loan made to MOA from AMNH.

BC Pavillion in Seville

Subseries contains photographs and textual records pertaining to the "Northwest Coast Indian Art Work" exhibit which was displayed at the BC Pavilion at the World's Fair in Seville Spain in 1992. The photo depict some of the artists involved in the project painting on a wooden screen. The textual records include copies of correspondence addressed to and written by McLennan about the artwork showcased at the World Fair. Other textual records include background information about the art work and brief biographies of the artists involved in the project.

Beadwork

Subseries consist of images showing a beaded object, possibly associated with the 1982 exhibition Beads: Selections from the Textile Collection of the Museum of Anthropology.

Booklet

File contains one copy of the publication titled A Guide to Buying Contemporary Northwest Coast Indian Arts, written by Karen Duffek. It is No. 10 in the Museum Note series.

British Museum

File contains images of bentwood boxes housed at the British Museum. The textual records contained in this file are copies of catalogue records.

Canadian Museum of Civilization [1 of 2]

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.

Cowichan Indian knitting

Subseries consists of images used in the book Cowichan Indian Knitting and textual records relating to the production of the book. In addition are the images used in the exhibit which was shown in the Museum of Anthropology September 23 – November 9, 1986.

File 1: Images used in booklet
File 2: Images used in exhibit
File 3: Images of the exhibit

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