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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

B.C. and Jessie Binning fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 1972

Fonds consists of records related to B.C. and Jessie Binnings’s correspondence with friends and colleagues overseas in Japan from 1959 to 1971. It includes correspondence with Bishop Kojo Sakamoto and members of his family. Letters are predominantly personal and are written by hand; several are painted using calligraphy. Other records include program brochures and news clippings for exhibits in Japan and North America, and scrapbooks assembled by the Binnings. These either commemorate various visits they took to Japan or the visits that their Japanese friends took to Canada.

Binning, B.C.

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.

Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 1990

The fonds consist of slides taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio relating to fieldwork, folk arts and crafts of Ecuador and Peru taken by Blanca and Ricardo Muratorio. The color photographs relate to the Corpus Christi [Ecuador] fiesta and dancers and the 1998 exhibit at the UBC Museum of Anthropology of works for sale by Andean artists, “Images of Andean Lives.”

Textual records consist of Ricardo Moratorio’s report on folk art, and materials relating to two exhibitions which took place at the Museum of Anthropology: the poster and Spanish text for “Images of Andean Lives” [1998] and an invitation for “Sewing Dissent: Patterns of Resistance in Chile” [1987].

Muratorio family

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

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.

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

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

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.”

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

Gillian Darling Kovanic fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973 - 2010

This fonds consists of textual records, photographs, negatives, slides, audio recordings, compact discs and video on DVD that relate to Kovanic’s academic and film career. The fonds relates especially to her work in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, but also captures her work with First Nations on the Northwest coast of British Columbia.

Kovanic, Gillian Darling

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.

Harlan Smith collection

  • Collection
  • 1919 - 1925, 1999

Collection consists of photographic prints and text labels used in the “Emergence from the Shadow: First Peoples’ Photographic Perspective” exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, from October 22, 1999 to January 6, 2002. The images depict several different First Nations groups including Haida, Kimsquit, Bella Coola, Ulkatcho-Carrier, Chilcotin, Assiniboine, and Gitksan. The label text incorporates information which Harlan Smith, the photographer, recorded at the time of creation. Labels gives name and age (if known) of the sitters as well as their lineage, employment, and style of dress.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Lyle Wilson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1991

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

Wilson, Lyle

Mary Tucker fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-?]

Fonds consists of an album given to Mary Tucker by her grandfather who had received it in the early 1900s as a gift from the Japanese Diet. The album consists of a series of hand-tinted silk screen reproductions depicting a variety of Japanese scenes and landmarks. Each individual silk screen is labeled with the subject of the image. The covers of the album are black lacquer with a floral image in gold on the back cover and a scene in relief of a woman and a boy sweeping on the front cover.

Tucker, Mary

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

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