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Image of EM.0337 - Tape, Audio Reel

EM.0337 - Tape, Audio Reel

Cassette tape labeled: "History & Origin of Northwest Indian Totem Poles: October 1971."

Image of 2013.045.020 - Tape, Audio Reel

2013.045.020 - Tape, Audio Reel

Cassette tape labeled: "History & Origin of Northwest Indian Totem Poles: October 1971."

Image of 2013.045.019 - Tape, Audio Reel

2013.045.019 - Tape, Audio Reel

Cassette tape labeled: "Interview with Paul Luvera, Sr., on origin of totem poles: 1969."

Image of EM.0336 - Tape, Audio Reel

EM.0336 - Tape, Audio Reel

Cassette tape labeled: "Interview with Paul Luvera, Sr., on origin of totem poles: 1969."

Image of 2013.077.338.A,B - Envelope

2013.077.338.A,B - Envelope

Paul Luvera, Sr., used these air mail envelopes for correspondence. On the left is a totem pole, and underneath is written, "Paul N. Luvera, Sr., Totem Pole Carver" and his address and telephone number.

Image of 2013.077.136.A,B - Card, Business

2013.077.136.A,B - Card, Business

Paul N. Luvera retired in 1957 from the grocery store and took up wood carving, particularly of totem poles. His business card has a photo of a totem pole with his home in the background. It reads: Paul N. Luvera, Sr. Wood Carver 2102 9th street Anacortes, Washington 98221 Visitors Welcome

Image of 2013.077.139.001 - Pamphlet

2013.077.139.001 - Pamphlet

Probably sometime after 1960 Paul N. Luvera wrote this pamphlet titled "History and Legends of the Totem Poles of the Northwest Indians." It was copyrighted and sold for $0.75. Both sides of the covers have glossy photos of Paul and his totem poles. The bottom of each page is essentially an advertisement for where to buy the totem poles.

Image of 2013.077.260 - Advertisement

2013.077.260 - Advertisement

This promotional "souvenir card" has a photo in 1987 when Paul Luvera was 89 years old. "Retired Grocer, Former State Senator, Carver of Baby Cradles, Grandfather Clocks, and Authentic Northwest Indians Totem Poles." On the reverse are photos of a totem pole, a cradle, and a grandfather clock. His address and telephone number are included.

Image of 2013.077.267 - Article

2013.077.267 - Article

Two articles are photocopied on this piece of paper. On Friday, November 21, 1986, the SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD editor, Carl Molesworth, wrote an article about correspondence he had had with Paul Luvera. At that time Luvera had sold 20,000 copies of his book, "How to Carve and Paint Totem Poles." It gave Molesworth hope that he could publish his own "esoteric" book about aviation in China. The second article on this paper appeared in November 1986 in WOOD CARVERS MALLET. "Carve An Authentic Northwest Indian Totem Pole" by Sidney Melton was reprinted from "Decorating Craft Ideas," of April 1978. The article deals with carving and does not mention Luvera's book.

Image of 2013.077.339.A,B - Envelope

2013.077.339.A,B - Envelope

Paul Luvera, Sr., used these envelopes for correspondence. On the left is a blue totem pole, and underneath is written, "Paul N. Luvera, Sr., Totem Pole Carver" and his address and telephone number. Across the rest of the bottom edge is written, "Author of the fast selling book, in second printing, ' HOW TO CARVE TOTEM POLES' ".

Image of 2013.077.340.A,B - Envelope

2013.077.340.A,B - Envelope

Paul Luvera, Sr., used these envelopes for correspondence. On the left is written HOW TO CARVE TOTEM POLES with a photo of Luvera and his poles. Underneath is written, "Paul N. Luvera, Sr., Totem Pole Carver" and his address and telephone number.

Image of 2013.077.341.A,B - Envelope

2013.077.341.A,B - Envelope

Paul Luvera, Sr., used these envelopes for correspondence. On the left is a blue photo of Luvera and his poles. Underneath is written, "Paul N. Luvera, Sr., Totem Pole Carver" and his address and telephone number.

Image of 2013.077.345 - Stationery

2013.077.345 - Stationery

Paul Luvera, Sr., used this stationery for "Just a note from -- ". At top left is a photo of Luvera and four of his totem poles.

Image of 2013.077.336.A,B - Card, Instruction

2013.077.336.A,B - Card, Instruction

Paul Luvera, Sr., apparently created this card to be placed next to a picture of an 18" totem pole in a bookstore, encouraging patrons to buy his book, HOW TO CARVE TOTEM POLES and HOW TO PAINT THEM. Pictured are the "Haida Eagle" (a British Columbia tribe) and "Bear with Salmon" (an Alaskan tribe).

Image of 2013.077.337.A,B - Envelope

2013.077.337.A,B - Envelope

Paul Luvera, Sr., used these envelopes for correspondence. On the left is a totem pole, and underneath is written, "Paul N. Luvera, Sr., Totem Pole Carver" and his address.

Image of 2013.077.139.002 - Pamphlet

2013.077.139.002 - Pamphlet

In 1984 Paul N. Luvera revised this pamphlet titled "History and Legends of the Totem Poles of the Northwest Indians." It was copyrighted and sold for $3.95. Both sides of the cover have glossy photos of Paul and his totem poles. This cover is the mock-up for the new edition.

Image of 2013.077.139.003 - Pamphlet

2013.077.139.003 - Pamphlet

In 1984 Paul N. Luvera revised this pamphlet titled "History and Legends of the Totem Poles of the Northwest Indians." It was copyrighted and sold for $3.95. These two pages are the rough draft for the introduction to the pamphlet.

Image of 2013.077.139.004 - Pamphlet

2013.077.139.004 - Pamphlet

In 1984 Paul N. Luvera revised this pamphlet titled "History and Legends of the Totem Poles of the Northwest Indians." It was copyrighted and sold for $3.95. These seven pages are the rough draft for the body of the pamphlet.

Image of 2013.077.374 - Article

2013.077.374 - Article

On Thursday, August 31, 1961, the STANWOOD NEWS ran an article on Stanwood's Community Fair the previous week-end. The photo caption reads, "These wood carvings by former State Senator Paul Luvera of Anacortes attracted much attention at the Twin City Arts and Crafts Show. The religious figure in center was voted best in its class by the judges."

Image of 2013.077.375 - Article

2013.077.375 - Article

On Tuesday, August 29, 1961, the AMERICAN BULLETIN, ran an article on Paul Luvera and his success in Stanwood, WA. The caption reads, "Here Mrs. Tony Knudson of Stanwood, an officer of Twin City Arts and Crafts, sponsor of the recent art show at Stanwood, congratulates Paul N. Luvera, winner of three prizes on his three entries in the show. Mr. Luvera won a third place award on a four-foot totem pole; a second pace on a thirty-inch statue of St. Francis, carved from Washington cedar and stained and waxed; and a first prize as well as 'best in class' for a 32-inch statue carved in natural color Alaska cedar."