Subseries A - Slides and scrapbooks of artifacts

Title and statement of responsibility area

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Slides and scrapbooks of artifacts

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  • Graphic material

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the subseries.

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  • [1967 – 1988, predominately 1976-1983] (Creation)

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Physical description

1432 photographs : color prints and slides + 24 contact sheets

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Subseries consists of photographic slides and prints, and contact sheets taken by Sawyer of Northwest Coast artifacts housed in various museums around North America and Europe. Some of the artifacts include the following: masks; hats and helmets; headdresses and frontlets; fishing equipment; weavings and blankets; armor and weaponry; shaman regalia; boxes; and various household items such as bowls. A majority of the slides contain additional information about the artifact depicted in it. This information may include the following: name of the artifact; the First Nations community from which the artifact originated from; the museum and/or location of the artifact; the dimensions of the artifact; and/or the date of the artifact’s creation.

ref # 13-2-A

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Sawyer arranged some of the collection according to the First Nations community from which the artifact originated, by type of artifact, or a combination of both. However, the majority of the slides have not been arranged, and many of the files contain more artifacts than stated in the titles.

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physical storage

  • Box: Alan R. Sawyer fonds 15
  • Box: Alan R. Sawyer fonds 16