Series 1 - Photographs

Early MOA activities and curatorial research [Carved house post] Kwakiutl Northern Heiltsuk Owikeno Oweekeno women preparing fish House of Chief Albert Harry Raven pole re-erected as memorial pole Town at the head of the inlet House post MOA Activities, 1976 and later UBC and Musqueam Officials at a Ceremony Mungo Martin Mungo Martin working on a totem pole Mungo Martin working on a totem pole Mungo Martin and Charles Docherty working on a totem pole Mungo Martin painting a totem pole Totem poles restored by Mungo Martin Mungo Martin adzing a totem pole Mungo Martin working on a totem pole Mungo Martin working on a totem pole Mungo Martin and Charles Docherty working on a totem pole Mungo Martin working on a totem pole
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  • Graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Supplied title based on contents of series.

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  • [1870] - 1999 (Creation)

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ca. 5000 photographs : prints and negatives

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Custodial history

Photographs were collected and/or taken by various MOA staff and volunteers over the years.

Scope and content

Series contains photographs collected for curatorial research by MOA staff, mostly relating to First Nations geographical areas, cultures, and artists. The series also includes photographs documenting MOA activities, staff, and volunteers.

The photographs are organized into two subseries:
A. Early MOA activities and curatorial research
B. MOA Activities, 1976 and later

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Some photographs have been digitized.

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Access to some photographs is restricted due to culturally sensitive subject matter. Consult archivist for details.

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Finding aids

See sub-series level descriptions for photograph lists.

Associated materials

Many more photographs are located in other fonds/collections in the MOA archives. From ca. 2000 forward, photographs have remained with the records of their creator rather than being separated and added to this general photograph collection.

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No further accruals are expected.

General note

This series was previously catalogued as the Museum of Anthropology General Photograph collection. It was added to the MOA General Media collection in 2017.

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Jen Smith, 2002
John Lund, 2005
Janine Johnston, 2005-2006
Katie Ferrante, 2017

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