The Strutt Foundation was established in 2008 following the death of James W. Strutt, by his family, friends, and colleagues, and was incorporated as Fondation STRUTT Foundation in 2013.
Geographical and cultural context
The Strutt Foundation supports research, education, and conservation efforts of all Modern Architectural heritage within central Canada.
Mandates/Sources of authority
The Fondation Strutt Foundation incorporated in 2013 under The Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
The 'Managing Director' and two 'Directors at Large' form the Board of Directors of the organization. A volunteer group of twelve professionals form the Project Committee(s) that meet monthly to recommend conservation project activities to the Board.
Records management and collecting policies
Materials currently held by the Strutt Foundation were transfered/gifted from the Estate of James W. Strutt, former clients, protege/mentee and colleagues. Artifacts are documented and catalogued using the Canadian Council of Archives 'General Rules for Description' (minimally 1.0D1, 1.0D2 and 1.0D3) in anticipation of digitization for public access.
Materials are currently sored in an acclimatized facility (approx 400 feet square).
Most of the drawings and photographs that represent Strutt’s professional body of work now reside in the national Library and Archives of Canada, however, many of his personal papers, correspondence, articles, sketches, photographs, slides, and scholarly research is held by the Strutt Foundation. Some project documentation and reference work of other Modernist architects of the area also form part of the collection. The work to organize, document and catalogue these materials is ongoing. It is the intent of the Strutt Foundation to make this information available to the public for research and exhibits once completed. Materials from the archives have been used to support several heritage initiatives, both within and external to the Strutt Foundation.
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