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Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1975-1977)

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1975-1977)

Part of

People

  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
  • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
  • Arthur Erickson (architect)

Title

Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia (1975-1977)

Dates of creation

1974-1976

Level of archival description

Project

Extent and Medium

  • 0.1 l.m. of textual records
  • 70 photographic material
  • 15 reprograhic copies

Scope and Content

Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's project for the grounds of the Museum of Anthropology located on the northern end of the University of British Columbia campus. Oberlander worked on this project from 1975-1976 with architect Arthur Erickson. The project was completed in 1976. Due to the location of museum on the Northwest Coast First Nations site, the building was designed to evoke a First Nations longhouse. Oberlander concept for the landscaping was inspired by the Northwest Coast First Nations culture. It initally included a reflecting pool to represent the coastal inlet and an ethnobotanically significant selection of plants. However some features from the original design, such as the reflecting pool and some of the indegenious planting, weren't realized until the mid-2000s. The shield the site from the noise of the busy NW Marine Drive, located next to the grounds, Oberlander included "a series of large mounds planted with Haida seed mix". [1]

The project series contains reprographic copies of working drawings, including landscape plans, landscape sections and details, grading and irrigation plans, planting plans, and site plans. The project is also documented through textual records, including specification, correspondence with architects and clients, inspection reports, and some handwritten notes by Oberlander. The project series also comprises photographs of the museum site.

Reference Number

AP075.S1.1975.PR01

Location

Vancouver British Columbia Canada

Related units of description

  • See also AP075.S1.1992.PR01 and AP075.S1.2004.PR02 for later project of restoration of the Museum of Anthropologie landscape.

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.001
    • Title: Specifications and plants selection, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1977
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLGY 1975-1977 / SPECIFICATIONS, PLANT SELECTION, COST ESTIMATES, PRESS, MISCELLANEOUS".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-031-012

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.002
    • Title: Correspondence and research, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1977
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Original folder entitled "MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY 1975-1977 / DESIGN DRAWINGS, CONCEPT NOTES, RESEARCH, CORRESPONDENCE".

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-031-013

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.003
    • Title: Photographs, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1975
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 photographs
    • 5 internegatives
    • 2 contact sheets

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-031-014

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.004
    • Title: Working drawings, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)
    • Arthur Erickson (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • landscape

    Extent and Medium:

    • 14 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 88 x 107 cm sheet (largest): 88 x 114 cmThe 13 diazotypes are stapled together.

    Physical Description:

    The 13 diazotypes are stapled together.

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-006-001

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.005
    • Title: Specifications, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: circa 1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 textual document

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-017

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.006
    • Title: Specifications, inspection reports, and correspondence, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1974-1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Contains also some handwritten notes by Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. Correspondence incluldes mainly correspondence with project architect.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of textual records

    Physical Description:

    Group separated in two folders.

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-057-001, 002

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.007
    • Title: Inspection reports, correspondence with architects and clients, photographs and site plans, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Description:

    Documents related to the prepartion of the site for official opening and maintenance after damages to landscape during the official opening.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of tetual records
    • 45 negatives
    • 12 photographs
    • 1 reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-018

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.008
    • Title: Inspection reports, correspondence with architects and notes, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1976
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of tetual records

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-019

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    • Reference Number: AP075.S1.1975.PR01.009
    • Title: Plant selection, details and section of landspaces, notes and documentation, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    • Dates of creation: 1975
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (archive creator)
    • Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (landscape architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.02 l.m. of tetual records

    Credit line:

    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Cornelia Hahn Oberlander/
    Gift of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander

    Folder Number:

    075-056-020

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