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Lilo Berliner fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 145
  • Fonds
  • Nov. 1968 - 1975

Fonds consists of negative images of petroglyphs largely from the Pacific west coast of North America. Most of the images are from sites located in British Columbia, but there are also images from sites in Washington State, New Mexico, and other areas of the United States and Mexico. There are also images of artifacts, masks, totem poles, wood carvings, and graveyards. Images of family travels, landscapes, wild animals, and house cats are interspersed within the collection.

Lilo Berliner

Anthony Carter fonds

  • CA UBCMOA 25
  • Fonds
  • [194-] - 2018, predominant 1966 - 1979

The fonds consists of photographs, transparencies, negatives, prints, slides, textual records and objects. Contents of the fonds primarily reflect First Nations cultures in British Columbia between 1960 and 1980, including the Haida, Coast Salish (formerly Burrard Reserve), Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw), Gitsegukla and Ans'pa yaxw (Kispiox) nations. Notable First Nations personalities and artists documented include Chief Dan George, Gerry Marks, Henry Hunt and Norman Tait. Contents also include: B.C. landscapes such as Gwayasdums (Gilford Island), Klemtu, Mamalilikulla and Uchucklesaht; First Nations children; First Nations exhibits, totem poles and installations at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and for the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan. The original accession was arranged in series according to Carter's published works which focus on specific localities, communities, individuals and subject matter, with additional series related to Carter's photojournalistic work and personal recordkeeping added in 2019 when an accrual was made to the fonds.

Carter, Anthony

Joan Goodall collection

  • Collection
  • 1926 - 1978

This collection consists of postcards and photographs collected by Joan Goodall. Areas depicted include Old Massett, Hazelton, Kitwangar, Port Simpson and other areas. Most images have totem poles or other massive carvings depicted.

ITEMS IN COLLECTION:
“The Museum of Northern British Columbia with the wolf totem and two Haida poles”
– 1960 – 1 postcard : colour ; 8.5 x 14 cm.

“From Joan Goodall Aug/78 – Fertility symbol used on island of [Tan] during yearly festival on island of [Tanna]” – 1978 - 1 photograph : colour ; 12 x 9 cm.

“623” [people in front of cemetery] – [19-] –1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“623” [totem pole and dead tree] – [19-] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“713” [wooden sidewalk with totem poles] – [19-] - 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“713” [view of a wooden fence with a tree flanked by matching totem poles] – [19-] – 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“The Lion Totem of Kitwangar, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“Port Simpson, Totems” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

“Alaska Indian Carvings” – [19-] – 1 postcard: b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“Indian Totem, Hazleton, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“Indian Totems, Old Massett, BC” – [19-] – 1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.

“1926” [two totem poles in front of a wooden house] - 1926- 1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm.

Charles S. Brant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-[200-?], predominant 1948-1950

Fonds documents Brant’s pre-doctoral research in Burma. As a Fulbright scholar working with the United States Educational Foundation, Brant submitted quarterly reports to the foundation detailing his arrival and adjustment to life in Burma, as well as his sociological research in the community of Tadagale and other areas of the country. Brant also provided the U.S. Foreign Service with his observations of life in the Shan States, where Brant and his wife first lived when they arrived in Burma in 1949. After returning to the United States in 1950, Brant published articles on the research he completed while in Burma. Records in this series include academic and government reports; articles; Brant’s curriculum vitae; a digitized slide show and 8 mm movie; a grant application; notes; and photographic negatives and prints. It is likely that most of the photographs were taken by Jane Brant, but these are not identified.

Brant, Charles S.

Victoria Yip fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1936

Fonds consists of theatre programs from Victoria, opera clippings, photographs of the Chinese Carnival in 1936, a copy of the Chinese Times, and Yip’s reminiscences of the establishment of The Chinese Canadian Times in Vancouver and the Chinese Opera in Victoria.

FILE LIST:
MAN 1997-007-001 : Chinese Times, 1936, article on Chinese Times, Willie Le[-]o n.d.

MAN 1997-007-002 : Cantonese Opera clippings, n.d.

MAN 1997-007-003 : Six photographs of Chinese Carnival, Vancouver, 1936

MAN 1997-007-004 : Theatre program from Victoria, B.C., 1923

MAN 1997-007-005 : Theatre program from Victoria, B.C., with poetry on back written by Yip’s father, 1930

Yip, Victoria

Lyle Wilson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1991

Fonds consists of a copy of Wilson’s “Kitlope Report: Various Haisla Artifacts.”

Wilson, Lyle

John Webber fonds

  • Fonds
  • [17-]

Fonds consists of matted prints of engravings made from sketches created by John Webber as official artist on Captain James Cook’s third voyage. Prints depict landscapes, animals, people, clothing styles, architecture, and events that were encountered on the voyage in places such as New Zealand, the Friendly Islands (Tonga), the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Islands), Nootka Sound (Vancouver Island, BC), and Van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania).

Webber, John

Helen Moore fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 1974

The fonds consists of printed ephemera relating to First Nations art, correspondence, and photographs of Gitksan totem poles.

Moore, Helen

Bob Kingsmill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 1979

The fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires, and photographs relating to Bob Kingsmill’s research for his book A Catalogue of British Columbia Potters (1978). In order to gather material for his book, Kingsmill created a questionnaire requesting information and photographs, which he sent to about 70 potters throughout British Columbia. The fonds consists mainly of the responses Kingsmill received, which include the completed questionnaires containing short biographical and artistic statements by each potter, together with black and white or colour photographs of the artists and their pottery.

Kingsmill, Bob

Selig and Gloria Kaplan fonds

  • Fonds
  • Digitized 1998-2011 (originally created 1977-2011)

The fonds consists of photographs of Gloria Kaplan with various indigenous artists, whose names have been recorded in the image titles and IPTC metadata. The photographs were taken by Selig Kaplan with the intention of documenting the artists from whom the Kaplans acquired artwork or anticipated acquiring artwork from.

Kaplan family

Douglas & McIntyre fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954 - 1985

The fonds consists of 83 images associated with two books published by Douglas & McIntyre: Bill Reid by Doris Shadbolt and The Raven Steals the Light by Bill Reid. The photographers responsible for these images are R. Dereth, R. Keziere, R. Lum and B. McLemore.

Douglas & McIntyre

Edward F. Meade fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955 - 1994

The fonds consists predominantly of slides of various petroglyphs and pictographs, primarily from locations on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The fonds also contains location charts of petroglyphs and the creator’s typed notes about various sites.

Meade, Edward

Ken Kuramoto fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1981

This fonds consists of six 16mm film reels of Celebration of the Raven. There are also two audio reels which are soundtracks for the film. Film reels include stills and test stills and camera originals. Most reels are labeled according to the scene.

Kuramoto, Ken

Henry Delmonese collection

  • Collection
  • ca. 1920

Collection consists of textual records that tell of a Kispiox legend and its manifestation on a traditional pole; an accompanying photograph of the pole complements the narrative.

Sharon Fortney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2006 - 2008

The fonds consists of one file titled Interview Transcripts, which contains recorded interviews, transcripts, and printed copies of transcribed interviews of research done by Sharon Fortney towards her PhD thesis titled Forging New Partnerships: Coast Salish Communities and Museums. Forney's thesis explores what motivates Coast Salish communities to participate in museum representations; considers the legal implications of such representations with respect to aboriginal rights; and analyzes of the diverse experiences of Coast Salish individuals in specific museum projects and partnerships with the goal of progressing museum and community interactions along a path to equal partnership.

The audiotapes in the fonds contain interviews with Coast Salish community members and artists regarding museums. The CD-R contains transcripts of interviews and is located in the temporary CD storage box. Sharon Fortney's curriculam vitae, thesis abstract, and 10 interviewee consent forms are located in the case file.

Fortney, Sharon

Evelyn Goddard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1923, 1977

Fonds consists of correspondence with the museum about Goddard's photographs and postcard, as well as the images themselves. Three of the photographs are annotated.

Goddard, Evelyn

Gordon Miller collection

  • Collection
  • [1979?]-1993

The collection consists of nine large watercolour illustrative panels commissioned by the UBC Museum of Anthropology, eight of which were commissioned for the exhibit The Four Seasons: Food Getting in British Columbia Prehistory, which ran from April to November 1979. The other watercolour is from an unidentified exhibit or sourcebook.

Robert Keziere fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1982

The fonds consists of 7 photographs taken by Robert Keziere on October 20, 1982 of artist Bill Reid working in his Kerrisdale (Vancouver) studio. The film remained unprocessed until 2009, when it was developed and the prints, contact sheet, and DVD were created. The DVD contains image files in multiple resolutions.

Keziere, Robert

Ben William Leeson collection

  • Collection
  • Copied ca. 1972 (originally created ca. 1914)

The fonds consists of 16 photographic prints, some of which are hand-coloured, stamped “B.W. Leeson Quatsino, B.C.”, labelled on the front or back with explanatory information, or signed in ink. One print of a longhouse is stamped “The Leeson Collection Copyright 1914.” The photographic subject matter relates to British Columbia’s Kwakiutl First Nations and the British Columbia landscape. Also included is a copy of Susan Roper's Portraits of the Indians of Quatsino by Benjamin W. Leeson, produced by the Research Project on Early B.C. Photography at the Vancouver Public Library around 1972, and 23 duplicate slides which accompany it.

Leeson, B.W.

Edward Sheriff Curtis collection

  • Collection
  • Copied [ca. 197-?] (originally created 1897-1930)

The collection consists of slides, photographs and negatives, all copies of Curtis’s most extensive work, “The North American Indian.”

Ronnie Tessler fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1986 - 1987

The fonds consists of photographs created by Ronnie Tessler from 1986 to 1987 documenting a canoe project by the Nisga’a carver Norman Tait. The project was abandoned in the summer of 1987, and the canoe was left uncompleted. The photographs depict models for the canoe, transportation of the log for the canoe to the Museum of Anthropology, ceremonies performed throughout the project, and various stages of work on the canoe and model. Additional photographs from the same period depict a totem pole raising at Capilano Mall in North Vancouver and portraits of Les Baker, a model Tait wanted to use for a “white man” mask.

Tessler, Ronnie

Kuldip Gill fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1978

Fonds consists of 21 images from the 1978 Bill Reid pole raising ceremony at Skidgate, an event at which Gill was an observer.

Gill, Kuldip

Stephen Inglis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974 - 1977

Fonds consists of photographic material created by Dr. Stephen Inglis and a series of twenty-four black and white prints depicting potters in a small community in India or images of fertility statues photographed by colleague Walter Huber. The colour negatives show local artisans and their works. The black and white photos mounted on cards were created between 1974 and 1977 and show Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. The images may have been created for the purpose of Dr. Inglis’s PhD research.

CAPTION LIST FOR PRINTS:
AC 2002-48-001 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-002 Siva Murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-003 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi, Dantewara
AC 2002-48-004 Amarkantak (source of Narbada River)
AC 2002-48-005 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-006 Gharwa Cire-perdue Caster, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-007 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-008 Nagarnar Kumar family Terracotta mata murthis and guardian figures
AC 2002-48-009 Maria pillar, old form no longer made, near Gidam
AC 2002-48-010 The Eyes Have It
AC 2002-48-011 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-012 Danteshwari Mandir Murthi
AC 2002-48-013 L’Eternelle Idole, Rodin
AC 2002-48-014 Siva murthi, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-015 Maria commemorative pillar, Bastarnar (“Bison-Horn”)
AC 2002-48-016 Kumar (demonstrating pottery wheel) Nagarnar village nr, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-017 Sonmura (source of Son River near Amarkantak Baba)
AC 2002-48-018 Assi Ghat, Benares Summer ‘76
AC 2002-48-019 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-020 Waiting for the bus near Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-021 Kumar, Nagarnar
AC 2002-48-022 “Bison-Horn” Maria commemorative pillar, detail, Bastarnar
AC 2002-48-023 Gharwa, Jagdalpur
AC 2002-48-024 From Sonmura looking northwest
*Please note that AC 2002-48-01 through AC 2002-48-024 are attributed to Walter Huber

AC2002-48-025  48-76 are 51 colour negatives that depict local craftspeople and shrines in India.

AC2002-22-001 22-160 are black and white photographic prints mounted on white card. The images depict local Indian craftspeople, particularly Bengalis and Tamils. Some are identified with location and what is happening in the photo, while some are unidentified.

Inglis, Stephen

Jim and Mary Prime fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1928]

Fonds consists of photographic negatives from the early twentieth century showing people in the South Pacific, probably Hawaii or Samoa, in their traditional dress.

Prime family

Deborah Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 1972

The fonds consists of records relating to African culture and craftsmanship. It includes photographs and slides of Ivory Coast and Nigerian crafts and cultural events, correspondence, research notes about African handicrafts, typed anthropological portraits of craftspeople and related drawings, postcards and magazine clippings.

Taylor, Deborah

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