Sub subseries a - Totem pole files

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Totem pole files

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

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  • [1991?]-[1996?] (Creation)

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29.5 cm of textual records and graphic material

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(1947 -)

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Sub subseries contains the Totem Pole Files, as put together by Don Bain. Material in the Totem Pole Files was compiled by Don Bain from the MOA Archives, UBC Special Collections, UBC Library, the Royal British Columbia Museum, the British Columbia Archives, and the Department of Indian Affairs, as well as information from MOA staff. Record types include photocopies of photographs, catalogues, accession files, research files, technical files, historical correspondence, internal memos and reports, and committee meeting minutes. Most records collected by Don Bain date from between 1920 and 1980.

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The Totem Pole Files are arranged in chronological order of collection. Folders are mostly labelled with the MOA Object ID of the item to which the information pertains. This organizational structure reflects the original order implemented by Don Bain. In some cases, the original totem pole files were affixed with an image of, or notes about, the item to which it pertained. These images and notes have been photocopied and included in the item's folder.

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35.1 - 38.20

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