Title and statement of responsibility area
General material designation
- Graphic material
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1953 - 1976 (Creation)
Physical description area
6,202 slides ; b&w and col. 35mm.
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
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Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Scope and content
Slides of artifacts, places, events, exhibits, air views, and unknown First Nations people. Also included are slides relating to museum history which show images of sketches and models for the new Museum of Anthropology, construction views, totem pole raising, the museum opening in 1976, and museum staff. Most of the slides were taken by Duff, although some were acquired from others or purchased. Accompanying textual material includes a letter about artifacts, slide lists from boxes, lists related to the centennial totem pole program, and a text of legends.
Immediate source of acquisition
The slides were originally processed in 1977, for teaching purposes. At the time, catalogue numbers, yellow numbering stickers, and location numbers were added to the slides. In the current inventory, it was found that this arrangement did not always conform to Duff’s organization of the materials. Every attempt has been made to reconstruct his original order, by following the slide number totals, frame numbers and slot locations recorded on the indexes found in the cases. For a more detailed explanation of the ordering, see the case file.
Slides have been renumbered, in black or blue ink, using a 1-A-a-1 (i.e., case 1, row "A", section "a", slide #1) marking for cases 1, 2, 8, 15 and 19; or a 3-A-1 (i.e., case 3, row "A", slot 1) marking for cases 3-7, 9-14, 16-18 and 20-28. Slides that are labeled by Duff but do not appear on the indexes, and slides that appear (by date or content) to belong to Duff’s material but cannot be placed in any determinable location, have been put into a miscellaneous file. Unless included in the total number of slides specified by Duff, or representing the only available copy, duplicates have been removed.
In August 2001 slides stored in the 28 original metal cases were removed and placed in individual slide cases and in hollinger boxes to ensure long-term preservation. At this time, the original order of the slides was maintained and noted. In July 2002, the remaining slides marked “Duplicate Slides Duff Collection” were checked with the processed and re-housed slides from the original 28 cases. These slides were confirmed as duplicate (sometimes triplicate) copies and were deaccessioned from the collection.