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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

Lyle Wilson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1991

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

Wilson, Lyle

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

Harry B. Hawthorn fonds

  • Fonds
  • [189-]–[200-], predominant [193-]–[197-]

The fonds consists of records created and collected by Harry B. Hawthorn in a number of different capacities: as researcher, professor, Dean of Anthropology and Director of the Museum of Anthropology. Textual records in the fonds include correspondence, transcripts, research notes and clippings from publications. Much of the graphic materials relate to Harry Hawthorn’s interactions with aboriginal communities as an anthropologist, a professor, and as the Director of MOA. Other images relate to his personal life, documenting his youth in New Zealand, his life as a father and anthropologist, and his later established professional roles.

Hawthorn, Harry Bertram

Basil and Edythe Hartley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1944

Fonds consists of audio, video, and visual materials created by Basil and Edythe Hartley. Materials include video footage of the Haisla people, which Hartley shot while working in Kitimaat from 1941-1944, a voiceover for the footage which Hartley’s widow, Edythe McClure, created in ca. 1983, a letter, and three photographs of Kitimaat people and landscapes. The three audio cassettes all contain the same 1983 recording.

Hartley, Reverend Basil Shakespeare Sutherland

David Aberle fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1996; predominant 1940-1993

The fonds consists of material related to David Aberle's research activities, academic work and writing. It includes the notebooks and journals of his fieldwork beginning in 1940-41 and continuing through 1991. These consist primarily of fieldnotes and other notes made during and after those trips. The vast majority of this material relates to Aberle's work with the Navajo in Arizona. The fonds also includes notes, articles, data and codes relating to Aberle's research into kinship and language among the Navajo, Mongols and Athapaskans, and extensive research into Navajo cultural and economy. The fonds also includes correspondence on a variety of academic subjects, Aberle's teaching materials from UBC's Department of Anthropology and Sociology, his work, including a number of reports written as part of, the Navajo-Hopi land dispute. Finally, the fonds includes the research for and manuscripts of a number of Aberle's essays and articles, as well as chapters and appendixes of his books.

Aberle, David

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

William Carr fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1949 or 1950]

The fonds consists of black and white photographs and negatives. Subjects depicted include villages, boats and ferries, landscapes, bridges, logging clearcuts, and totem poles. Some of the photos appear to be of the Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Carr, William

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

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

Susan Lindenberger fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-1996

Susan Lindenberger was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and came to Vancouver in 1974. Prior to immigrating to Canada, she worked in campus ministry and as Education Director within the Presbyterian Church. Lindenberger served as Staff Associate at Ryerson United Church, Vancouver (1976-1980); St. Andrew's United Church, North Vancouver (1985-1988); and Dunbar Heights United Church, Vancouver (1988-1994). She also worked on many significant committees and working groups over a 25-year period, including: the BC Conference Children's Section, the National Committee for Theological Education for Ministry, BC Conference Interview Board, National Division of Mission in Canada, BC Conference Women in Ministry Committee, and BC Conference Task Force on Native Residential Schools. She served as President of BC Conference from 2002 to 2003. Lindenberger has also been a sessional lecturer and workshop leader at the Vancouver School of Theology in the areas of Christian Education, Biblical archaeology, pastoral liturgy, inclusive language, and intergenerational worship.

Lindenberger, Susan

Edwin Searcy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1974-2015

Fonds consists of records relating to Ed Searcy’s work in pastoral ministry, his studies, his teaching and writing, and his work in the wider church. Fonds comprises the following record series: Sermons (1974-2005); Lectures and addresses (2000-2007); Leadership-related records ([1991]-2003); Publications and manuscripts (1989-2015); Student papers (1974-2002); Audiovisual recordings (2001-2010); and Significant documents (1976-2015).

Searcy, Edwin

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.

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

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

R.A. Brooks collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1940-1950]

Collection consists of 81 b&w photographic prints of the Brooks heads and one of the Vancouver airport.

William McLennan fonds (private records)

  • Fonds
  • 1984

The fonds consists of infrared photographs and drawings on mylar sheets relating to the project undertaken by William McLennan in 1984. He was assisted by Glen Wood and Lyle Wilson. The lifesized photographs are of Tsimshian houseboards in the Museum of Anthropology collection.

McLennan, William, 1948-