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Transit on track : [revised version, 1983]

Promotional film. Presentation about the new advanced light rapid transit (ALRT) system for Greater Vancouver, explaining its purpose and impact in a very positive light. Includes shots of Vancouver and area and of different phases of construction, as well as models and artists' conceptions.

Transit on track : [original version]

Promotional film. Presentation about the new advanced light rapid transit (ALRT) system for Greater Vancouver, explaining its purpose and impact in a very positive light. Includes shots of Vancouver and area and of different phases of construction, as well as models and artists' conceptions.

Dorothy MacKinnon fonds

  • PR-2295
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  • 1969-1998

The fonds consists of the records of Dorothy MacKinnon relating to her work with the British Columbia UNICEF Committee and the Canadian UNICEF Committee. The records date from 1969 to 1998 and include correspondence, executive and AGM minutes, clippings, BC UNICEF Committee annual reports, Canadian UNICEF Committee annual reports, BC newsletter and speaking notes. The fonds also includes an interview with Dorothy MacKinnon about the founding of the BC UNICEF Committee on cassette and 82 photographs of UNICEF activities taken by Noreen Bullock.

MacKinnon, Dorothy G.

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 topics and events within the cultural and community locations of Kwakwaka-wakw territory on Northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent North Coast of BC. Many of Martin’s performances concern the Matilpi tribe. These include songs from locations on Gilford Island, Kingcom Inlet, Knight Inlet, Fort Rupert, Cape Mudge, Turnour Island and Comox. Songs relate to the Lekwiltok, Nimpkish, Gilford Island, Nahwitti and Kwakiutl tribes.

Halpern possibly learned of Mungo Martin during her 1947 recording sessions with Chief Billy Assu. During discussions, Chief Assu recommends Martin to Halpern as an excellent source of traditional music [recording session, T-4339-143]. Halpern’s formal introduction to Mungo Martin seems to have come through Dorothy MacNair (née Livesay). In a letter dated June 18, 1951 Livesay wrote to Halpern:

Another man who should be recorded is Mungo Martin, the totem carver now working at UBC Totem Park. He has a workshop there. He sings a “totem carvers song” and a “song for making boxes.” He believes that the Indian songs should be recorded. [“MacNair to Halpern,” June 18, 1951, Halpern fonds, AdMss. 2768, box 12, file 6.]

The recordings began in August 1951 less than two months after this letter. As noted in the letter, Mungo Martin journeyed with his wife Abayah to Vancouver to work on the University of British Columbia’s totem pole restauration project. The project began in 1950. It lasted two years. Halpern befriended the Martin’s during this time. He and Abayah were frequent guests at the Halpern’s home on West 37th Street. Halpern recorded most of Martin’s performances at her home on a reel to reel recorder. Martin’s performances were the first Halpern recorded directly onto a reel tape recorder. Until this time she had recorded on a disk cutter and migrated copies onto reel dissemination for publication and sharing with other scholars for discussion. Ida Halpern held Mungo Martin in very high regard. She often referred to him as “the most outstanding carver and singer of his generation.”

Pacific wave : series no. 1 : [excerpts]

Documentary. Excerpts from the first "Pacific Wave" TV series, featuring BC filmmakers and their work. Films presented include THE GIFT, THE FLYIN' MELON BROTHERS, REAL ITALIAN PIZZA (excerpt), SANTA, MIGRATION, GULF OF GEORGIA TOWING, LABYRINTH, NIGHT TIME. OCEAN PICTURE, GROWING UP IN PARADISE (excerpt), RITUAL, BATTLE OF EGO, TUFTED PUFFINS (excerpt), and GREAT RAIN MOUNTAIN (excerpt).

Pacific wave : series no. 2 : no. 03

Documentary. A program from the second "Pacific Wave" television series, featuring BC filmmakers and their work. Includes excerpts from the animated films THE FUNNY COW, THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE MUDDY THING, ANIMALS, and THE SPECIMEN, plus the live-action short AN EGG STORY (shown in its entirety).

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