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Photographs of Alaska and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos Folio 151

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Alaska and Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, 2011-2012, printed as thirty-three black-and-white gelatin silver prints and five color inkjet prints that chiefly document Haida and Tlingit people, sites, and cultures.

Images of Haida people and sites in 2011 include the installation of totem poles at Hydaburg, Alaska, and views of Ninstints, a historic Haida village site. Portraits of Haida include Crystal Robinson, Darin Swanson, Mary Swanson, Candace White, and Christian White.

Images of Tlingit people and sites include the installation of totem poles at Kalwock, Alaska, in 2011, and a celebration in Juneau, Alaska, in 2012. Identified Tlingit include members of dance groups including the Heinyaa Khwaan Dance Group led by Jonathan O. Rowan, Jr.

Several images document dance groups including Haida members of the Tluu Xaada Naay (Canoe Peoples House) Dance Group from Massett, British Columbia, and Tsimshian members of the Git-Hoan (People of the Salmon) Native Dance Group from Metlakatla, Alaska.

Signed, numbered, and dated by the photographer on versos of prints. Arranged by the photographer.

Dates

  • 2011-2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Inscriptions in English.

Conditions Governing Use

The is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Owen Luck, Photographs of Alaska and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Owen Luck on the Walter McClintock Memorial Fund, 2013.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Black-and-White Photographs, 11 x 14 Inches (28 x 36 centimeters), 2011. II. Black-and-White Photographs, 16 x 20 Inches (41 x 51 centimeters), 2011. III. Black-and-White Photographs, 20 x 24 Inches (51 x 61 centimeters), 2011. IV. Color Inkjet Prints, 17 x 23 Inches (43 x 60 centimeters), 2011-2012.

Extent

3.84 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.luckowenwpf151

Overview

Photographs of Alaska and Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia, 2011-2012, printed as thirty-three black-and-white gelatin silver prints and five color inkjet prints that chiefly document Haida and Tlingit people, sites, and cultures.

Owen Luck (born 1947)

Owen Luck is an American photographer known for his photography of Native American and First Nation Canadian life and history.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Title
Guide to the Owen Luck, Photographs of Alaska and Haida Gwaii, British Columbia
Status
Completed
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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