Collection - Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

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Thomas and Mildred Laurie collection

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  • Textual record
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  • Source of title proper: Title based on name of collector

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  • 1940-2003 [predominantly 1940-1972] (Collection)
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    Laurie family

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2 cm of textual records
407 photographs

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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

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Donated by Cathie Laurie (daughter of Thomas and Mildred Laurie) in memory of her parents on February 2, 2011. 

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Includes 2 cm of textual records, 175 photographs : b&w, 150 photographs : col, 24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm, 58 photographs : col. slides ; 35 mm

Conservation

Photographs were removed from a magnetic photo album for preservation purposes, as the acidic pages and adhesives were causing the photographs to deteriorate. Each page of the album was photocopied before the photographs were removed so as to preserve contextual information and descriptive metadata written on the pages.

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Created 15 December, 2012
Revised 9 December 2015 (file list added)

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