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Department of Anthropology records

  • GR-3662
  • Series
  • 1909-1975; predominant 1950-1968

The series consists of operational records of the Department of Anthropology at the British Columbia Provincial Museum and it's predecessor, the Provincial Museum of Natural History and Anthropology. The records are often referred to as the W...

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Ida Halpern fonds

  • PR-0847
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1989

Fonds consists of mulitmedia records documenting Ida Halpern's professional work and private affairs of her life in Canada. The records document predominantly Halpern's study of the art and culture of First Nation's communities on t...

Halpern, Ida

Sound Recordings

Reflecting her academic training as a musicologist, the series consists primarily of Ida Halpern’s musical research into the traditional arts and culture of the aboriginal peoples of the Pacific Northwest of Canada. Beginning in 1947 Halpern made ...

Mungo Martin

The item consists of an audio disc recorded by Mildred Valley Thornton around 1950. It contains songs by Mungo Martin which are listed on the record label and in notes in accession file.Side 1:1. Nimpkish feast song.2. Marriage song of Kwakiutl.3...

Research notes of Wilson Duff

Referred to as the Wilson Duff Papers, these records are microfilm copies of primarily the original research and field notes of Wilson Duff who was curator of Anthropology at the British Columbia Provincial Museum from 1950 to 1965 and deal with ...

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Play Song, Dance Song, North

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment quoting Martin: "From North Tlingit. Dance, Play. From Ła̱nget Tlingit - Alaska Tribes."

Play Song, Dance Song, North

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment quoting Martin: "This is a two part song. Very old Haida song with hair dress. Young men are dancing. Eagle fur white." Provenance...

Robin Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment quoting Martin: "It belongs to Nasonis of the Nootka people. It is a Red Cedar Bark Dance. Women's Dance. Belongs to chief who ...

Headress Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Type of Peace Dance. Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "Bella Bella, HA HO Ha. Same dancing as song #62 with same head dress. Different singing. Bella ...

Headress Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Type of Peace Dance. Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "Bella Bella, HA HO Ha. Same dancing as song #62 with same head dress. Different singing. Bella ...

Play Song - Gilford Island

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment quoting Martin: "Recitiative, sometimes only beating, sometimes only singing. Gilford Island Indians. This song is a very old one. Avik...

Feast Song - Kwakiutl

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "Que Mikatsi - Old song. Que Mikatsi G̱wi'moladzi "Brings People Together Greatly" is the song owne...

Hamatsa Song - Mungo Martin

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comments : "Mungo Martin ; ’Na̱ḵap̓a̱nka̱m wanted this recorded. Hamai, first in the set. Song belongs to Cho Sam Taas (Alex Nelson) . He was...

Hamatsa Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C.Halpern's Notes: "Fourth song in set. Quinquam (Kingcome Inlet, Dzawada̱'enux̱w). This was a set belonging to one Hamatsa." Good transcription. ...

Potlatch Song - Nimpkish People

A Potlatch song of the Nimpkish people. Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "Handclapping. Awa Ka Lass gives big feast song. Nimkish. Mungo Martin ; ’Na̱ḵap̓a̱nka̱m did not see it long ago. Nobody knows it any longer." Song owner: ...

Old Feast Song - Madispi People

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comments: "Another Madispi Feast Song. Very old - over 300 years." From Madispi 'Ma'diłbe' Matilpi Tribe, Call Inlet.

Mungo Martin Recording Sessions

The sub-series consists of 121 songs recorded on 14 audio reels. The recordings capture Mungo Martin’s performances of Kwakwaka-wakw songs of his own personal family and surrounding communities. Many songs relate to other social and cultural topic...

Mungo Martin Recording Sessions Reel Number One

Reel contains thirteen recordings of Mungo Martin performing songs from ceremonies of the Kwakwa̱ka̕wakw people. Ida Halpern recorded Martin's performances in her Vancouver home. Martin selected the performances, most of which concern various...

Coast War Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment: "200 years old. Mungo Martin ; ’Na̱ḵap̓a̱nka̱m is the only one who knows it now, all the others are dead. Lyrics: 'I have been f...

Haida Play Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment: "Sometimes the Kwakiutl dance at Christmas time with the Haida. Kwakiutl dancing to Haida dance, not very old." This is a three p...

Play Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comment quoting Martin: "Dancing. Haida song. Dancing around the fire, kneeling down. When turning around they change the time. Lots of young m...

Wolf Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "song is recitative. West Coast, Half Nootka, Half Nimpkish. Accompanied by dance. He is coming around, dancing. Flore...

Hunting for Mountain Goat

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "Ha Waeitela tribe owns it. KLA-KLI." Tanscripts available. Martin comments this is a type of cedar bark dance. KL...

Hamatsa Song

This song was recorded in the home of Ida Halpern, 3707 West 37th, Vancouver, B.C. Halpern's comments quoting Martin: "Mungo Martin, (’Na̱ḵap̓a̱nka̱m) also wanted this one recorded. The thrid song. Every Hamatsa sings four songs. Ever...

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