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MOA Shop fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
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63 cm of textual records
ca. 1000 photographs: prints, slides, and negatives
ca. 90 postcards
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of records generated and used by several creators that all support the functions of the MOA Shop at the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology. The fonds reflects the creators’ filing system and illustrates the MOA Shop’s activities of administration, purchasing, sales and retailing, product development and merchandising, wholesaling and distribution, vendor and artist relations, marketing, and event planning from its founding in 1977. These functions produce textual records including correspondence, committee meeting agendas and minutes, memoranda, statements and reports, business plans and budgets, inventories, policies and procedure documents, agreements and contracts, and sample publications; graphic materials such as photographs, slides, and negatives that document the Shop’s activities, retail space and display, special events, products, and other MOA exhibitions and events; and product samples including postcards and slides, apparel, fabric samples, accessories, and home goods.
The fonds is organized into the following series:
- Retail Shop Management and Administration
- Artist-Vendor Relations
- Product Development and Merchandising
- Product Samples
Immediate source of acquisition
Files 1-1 to 2-10 were transferred to the archives by Moya Waters; files 2-11 to 4-3 and Accession # 2016-9 were transferred by Salma Mawani, and Accession #2001-33 and 2018-10 were transferred by the MOA Shop.
The archival assistant arranged the series by the MOA Shop’s functions and record type. This arrangement largely maintains the original order and filing system of the creator, however some order was imposed by the archival assistant where no original order was discernable.
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Restrictions on access
All records in this fonds are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Some records in this fonds contain sensitive or confidential information. Restricted records are noted. Please consult archivist for details.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Records relating to the MOA Shop can be found in the William McLennan (MOA Curator) fonds, David Cunningham fonds, Volunteer Associates fonds, Director’s fonds, Museum of Anthropology Publications and Ephemera collection and MOA General Media collection.
Further accruals are expected. Accessions include 2001-33, 2016-9, and 2018-10.
970 photographs: col ; 25 x 20 cm and smaller
94 postcards : col. ; 10.5 cm x 14.5 cm
9 negative strips: col. ; 35 mm
33 slides: col. ; 35 mm
4 slides: col. ; 35 mm + retail packaging
1 pin : silver
3 ballpoint pens
4 sweatshirts : printed cotton
10 t-shirts : printed cotton
5 fabric swatches : cotton
6 bags : printed canvas
3 aprons : printed canvas
2 baseball caps : embroidered cotton, leather, and metal
1 tea towel : printed linen + retail packaging
Photographs, slides, and negatives have been rehoused. Thermal paper, newsprint, and post-it notes have been photocopied and the originals have been removed. Textile product samples have been rehoused and stored separately for preservation purposes. Samples of some textile fabrics have been preserved and full originals have been removed where duplicate apparel printings exist.
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Created July 2018 by Alexandra Alisauskas.