File contains copies of administrative files related to the Bill Reid Canoe displayed at Expo 86. The files contain budgets, copies of correspondence to McLennan from Expo organizers, notes, copies of contracts between Expo and MOA, and other reports related to the exhibition.
File contains information about the Northwest Coast canoe including how they're made, their importance, and their history. There are also photocopied images of canoes from the Nuu-chah-nulth and the Kwakwaka'wakw communities.
File contains a photocopy of the article titled "Canoe names in the Northwest, an areal study" by Barry F Carlson and Thom Hess. The article appeared in the Northwest Anthropological Research Notes, Spring 1978 12.1 publication.
File contains a combination of historical and modern day images of canoes used by First Nation groups living on the Northwest Coast. The historical images contain images of village life and uses of the canoe in a historical context. The modern day images show canoes housed in various museums in Canada and the United States. The textual records contained in this file are photocopies of images of canoes, both from historical photographs and of modern day photographs.
File contains images of a canoe created by Captain Carpenter housed at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Images show the canoe prior to and post restoration. In addition this file contains the Canadian Conservation Institute report regarding the paint samples taken from the canoe.
This file contains images of Coast Salish and Kwakwaka'waku artifacts. Many of the photos are official photographs taken by various museums in Canada and the United States, but others are historical photos. These artifacts include masks, rattles, carvings, fishing equipment and fish processing, canoes, and North Coast architecture, such as long houses and house posts.