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U'mista Cultural Centre photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1974]

The collection consists of photographs depicting Kwakwaka'wakw people in Alert Bay and on Vancouver Island from Fort Rupert in the north to Comox in the south. Collection includes photographs of individuals, families, village scenes, community activities, industry (primarily fishing), and of students at St. Michael's Residential School at Alert Bay.

U'mista Cultural Centre slides collection

  • Fonds
  • 1966-1980

The collection consists of slides of Alert Bay and area depicting people, totem poles, community events and activities, general scenes, and economic activity (particularly fishing). Collection incorporates the slides created by Bill Kraus.

Johan Helders fonds

  • CA VPL 54743-54774
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1925]-1937

The fonds consists of Helders' photographs taken in Vancouver, Ottawa, Friendly Cove, Williams Lake, Tofino, and Alert Bay depicting scenes, events, and native Indian life.

Helders, Johan

Alert Bay Library and Museum photograph collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860]-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Alert Bay and area depicting persons, families, churches, schools, hospital, businesses, organizations, industry, social events, activities of the Columbia Coast Mission, native Indians, and general scenes of the area. The collection incorporates the photographs of the Pioneer Journal (1939-1941, 1951-1964), a newspaper published in Alert Bay.

Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

  • Collection
  • 1940-2003 [predominantly 1940-1972]

The collection includes material relating to Alert Bay that was created or collected by Thomas and Mildred Laurie, as well as photographs and textual records created or received by James Barclay Williams, who bequeathed the records to Mildred Laurie. The collection includes a photo album, photographs, postcards, correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and a calendar. Photographs document Alert Bay and the surrounding area, including the B.C. Packers store, Christ Church, the native cemetery, St. Michael’s Residential School and Preventorium, Canada Packers, Hardy Bay, totem poles, a long house, and the Nimpkish Hotel. Photographs also document local events, including potlatches, weddings, an outdoor salmon barbeque, BC centenary celebrations in 1958, native ceremonies, and a visit by the Governor General.

The material is arranged in the following files:

1.1 - James Barclay Williams – Correspondence and press clippings, 1968-1972
1.2 - James Barclay Williams – Photographs, [1908?]-1967
1.3 - Mildred Laurie - Photo album photographs, [194-]-1974
1.4 - Mildred Laurie – Photographs and postcards, [194-]-[199-]
1.5 - Slides and negatives, 1952-1972
1.6 - Pamphlets, ephemera, and press clippings, 1947-2003
2.1 - James Barclay Williams – Photo album, 1940-1941