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Michael Bidner fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC033
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1989

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Michael Bidner, primarily created during the mid-
1970s to 1989. Files pertain to various projects during Bidner’s artistic career and include working files,
artwork, the artist’s publications, correspondence, ephemera, photographs and slides.

Michael Bidner

Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC036
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2010, predominant 1900-1965

Fonds consists of personal and professional records created by Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani and their families, chiefly in Europe, North Africa, and Canada, for the most part between ca. 1910 and 1955, comprising photographs of Gilbert Bagnani's travels and archaeological work in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Libya and Egypt in the 1920s and 1930s; a motion picture of his activities in and around Tebtunis in Egypt in 1934; correspondence between the Bagnanis themselves, Gilbert Bagnani's mother Florence Bagnani and other family members; photos of the families of Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani, including 19th-century photo portraits of their Dewar, Houston, and Robinson relatives; a collection of copy prints and glass slides of art and antiquities used by Dr. Bagnani in his university teaching; audio recordings of Dr. Bagnani lecturing; albums of clippings and memorabilia of family and social events; miscellaneous printed, typescript and manuscript items; photos of the Bagnanis at Trent University in the 1980s; an album of postage stamps; and other material.

Contains series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Family photographs
  3. Archaeological and travel photographs
  4. Art history images
  5. Albums and scrapbooks
  6. Miscellaneous records

Bagnani, Gilbert, 1900-1985

Jack Bush fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC037
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1981

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Canadian painter Jack Bush, created chiefly in Toronto during the 1930s to 1970s: his personal diaries; record books containing notes on his paintings; photographs (slides, transparencies, negatives and prints) largely of his paintings but also of his studio, exhibit installations and other subjects; with scrapbooks of newspaper and magazine clippings about the artist, exhibition notices, examples of his commercial art, and further records of his paintings.
Contains series:

  1. Diaries
  2. Record books
  3. Photographs
  4. Scrapbooks
  5. Commercial art

Bush, Jack

Workscene Gallery fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC057
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1996

Fonds documents Workscene Gallery as an artist collective, artist-run gallery and publisher in Toronto, including photographs, negatives, slides , photo albums, one poster, newspaper clippings, invitations, guest books, log books, exhibition catalogues, one video tape, address stamp and corporate seal.
Contains series:

  1. Members and associate members files
  2. Exhibition files
  3. Executive Committee files
  4. Financial records
  5. Publications
  6. Correspondence
  7. Administration files

Workscene Gallery

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC069
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1979] - 2000

Fonds consists of material documenting Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography as a gallery and provider of educational programming and facilities to support photographic artists, including photographs, slides, exhibition invitations, exhibition catalogues, posters, newspaper clippings and notebooks.
Contains series:

  1. Exhibition publicity
  2. Board of Director files
  3. Financial records
  4. Grant applications
  5. Administration files

Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

Gallery Moos fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC090
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2011

Fonds consists of corporate records of Gallery Moos, including files on artists and associated dealers and galleries, art fair participation and travel, business correspondence, publishing and administrative records and the records of David Moos and gallery director Gerard Jennings. Fonds also contains the gallery’s published material, including exhibition invitations and catalogues, posters, and limited edition publications. Two films on gallery artist Gershon Iskowitz are also included.
The accrual of 2004 consists of Series 8 and Series 9, listed below. In 2012 the accrual of material from Gallery Moos augmented Series 1–6, 8 and 9, and added Series 10–14.

Moos, Walter, 1926-2013

Thoreau MacDonald collection

  • CA ON00012 SC104
  • Collection
  • 1933-1979

Collection consists chiefly of illustrative works by Canadian graphic artist Thoreau MacDonald, including a portfolio of drawings for an unpublished illustrated edition of Henry David Thoreau’s study Walden and a volume of layouts for the novel Maria Chapdelaine by French author Louis Hémon. Collection also includes some correspondence.

Macdonald, Thoreau, 1901-1989

Florence Vale fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC110
  • Fonds
  • 1909-2006

Fonds consists of records relating to the life and work of Florence Vale. Textual materials include correspondence, records of exhibitions, and documentation of her artwork. Visual materials include photographic documentation of the artist, her family, friends, and her work; drawings, etchings, rugs, and box construction art pieces and dolls. Also includes are media materials in the form of audio reels and a videocassette.
Contains series:

  1. Documentation of Artwork
  2. Publicity Materials
  3. Correspondence
  4. Photographs
  5. Drawings and Etchings
  6. Poems by Florence Vale and Others
  7. Artist’s bookworks
  8. Audio reels of the singing and poetry readings of Florence Vale
  9. Video Documentary on Florence Vale
  10. Dolls and Box Constructions
  11. Rugs

Vale, Florence

Gershon Iskowitz fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC114
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-1988

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Gershon Iskowitz, including photographic documentation of his family and early life, self and studio, and works of art; publicity material including newspaper clippings about his career; personal artefacts such as identity documents; a small amount of personal correspondence; and a condolence book signed at his memorial service.
Contains series:

  1. Photographs
  2. Publicity material
  3. Identity documents
  4. Personal correspondence and notes
  5. Writings about the artist
  6. Sketch and notes for Northern Lights Septet #3
  7. Audiovisual records
  8. Artist’s palettes
  9. Condolence book

Iskowitz, Gershon

A.H. Howard fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC115
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1914

Fonds consists of drawings, watercolours and designs of A. H. Howard produced in Toronto between 1880 and 1914, especially in the sketchbooks in which Howard drew Ontario landscapes and towns, flowers, trees, human figures, factory interiors and other subjects. Similar drawings and watercolours are contained in two albums and a portfolio. Also included are examples of his decorative and calligraphic work from illuminated presentation addresses, certificates, bookplates and other materials.
Contains series:

  1. Portfolio and albums
  2. Sketchbooks
  3. Decorative designs and drawings

Howard, Alfred Harold, 1854–1916

Shieky Brownstone – Jack Chambers collection

  • CA ON00012 SC116
  • Collection
  • 1977

Collection consists of photographs of Jack and Olga Chambers by Shieky Brownstone. Collection has been arranged in a single series.

Brownstone, S. (Shieky)

J.A. Wainwright – Robert Markle collection

  • CA ON00012 SC118
  • Collection
  • 2003-2007

Collection consists of audio recordings of interviews with individuals who were active in the Toronto visual art community during Robert Markle’s lifetime, art historians, and friends and family of Robert Markle. Collection also includes two notebooks containing transcriptions and notes. Interviews were created and used in the process of researching Blazing Figures: A Life of Robert Markle. Collection includes interviews with Harvey Cowan, Jack Foster, Anna Hudson, Avrom Isaacs, Craig Kenny, Mitchell Maracle, Susan Maracle, Marlene Markle, Tim Noonan, Gordon Rayner, John Reeves, Richard Gorman, Ruth Grogan, Nobuo Kubota, Don Obe, Helen & Marty Poizner, Michael Sarrazin, Peter Stollery, Hana Trefelt, Michael Snow, Patrick Watson, Paul Young, Jack Aldersley, Kenny Baldwin, Patricia Beatty, Laura Berman, Sheryl Wanagas, Dennis Burton, Vera Frenkel, Ray Hanson, Tom Hill, Jerri Johnson, Rae Johnson, Emmett Maddix, Scott Townson, Murray McLauchlan, Stephen Williams, Gordon Lightfoot, Dennis Reid, Peter Goddard, and Diane Pugen. The collection is arranged in a single series.

Wainwright, Andy

Colette Whiten fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC120
  • Fonds
  • 1970-2009

Fonds consists of documentation of Colette Whiten’s artistic career, including records of exhibitions, commissions, grants, awards, and experiments with materials. Documentation of Whiten’s public art collaborations with Paul Kipps is included. Fonds also includes records of Whiten’s teaching activity at several different institutions, including the Ontario College of Art.
Contains series:

  1. Colette Whiten’s files
  2. Teaching files
  3. Documentation of art works
  4. Project boxes
  5. Experimental work and material samples
  6. Publicity material
  7. Personal / other photo documentation

Whiten, Colette

Will Munro collection

  • CA ON00012 SC121
  • Collection
  • 2000-2009

Collection consists of posters designed by Will Munro for events organized by him at various venues in downtown Toronto. Posters employ a variety of media and processes, including silkscreen and photocopies. Some of these posters were featured in Will Munro: Total Eclipse, July 31 – September 26, 2010, part of the Toronto Now series of exhibitions at the AGO. Silk-screening of many of the posters was carried out by Michael Comeau.
Contains series:

  1. Vaseline / Vazaleen / Vazoween posters
  2. Peroxide posters
  3. Moustache posters
  4. 7th Heaven posters
  5. Miserable Mondays posters
  6. NO T.O. posters
  7. Posters for various events at The Beaver Restaurant

Munro, Will

Suzy Lake fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC122
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2010

Fonds consists of Suzy Lake’s documentation of her artistic projects and exhibitions, records of her teaching activity at the University of Guelph, trial proofs used in the production of photo murals, and an example of early experimental work by the artist. Fonds also includes Lake’s grandfather’s sketchbook from his studies at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Lake, Suzy

Barbara Astman fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC123
  • Fonds
  • 1951–2009

Fonds consists of records of the artistic and academic career of Barbara Astman, chiefly in Toronto from the 1960s to the first decade of the 21st century, including photographs of her projects and exhibitions, correspondence and textual documentation of projects, personal and other photos and journals, and some audiovisual materials.

Astman, Barbara

Robert Fones fonds

  • CA ON00012 SC125
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-2011

Fonds consists of Robert Fones’ correspondence, journals, sketchbooks, art production materials and files for artworks and public art commissions, unpublished handmade artists books, a set of rubber stamps used for correspondence art, and ephemera related to Coach House Press, a publisher Fones had a longstanding relationship with. Fonds also includes Fones’ research and business files as well as files related to his design, curatorial and writing projects.

Fones, Robert

Port Hope Friends of Music fonds

  • CA ON00154 2004.22
  • Fonds
  • 1985-2007

Fonds consists of records created over the course of running the Port Hope Friends of Music. It has been accrued over the course of several years. Please refer to series-level descriptions for more detailed information.

Friends of Music

Capitol Theatre Foundation fonds

  • CA ON00154 2004.26
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2004

Fonds consists of materials created by the Capitol Theatre Foundation over the course of renovations of the historic movie theatre, in Port Hope, 1992-2004.

Capitol Theatre (Port Hope, Ont.)

Historic Port Hope Quilt Wall Hanging

  • CA ON00154 2009.19.2.1
  • Item
  • 1984

Item is a quilted wall-hanging, showing buildings of Port Hope. The buildings depicted on the quilt are as follows: Dunain, Belgrave's Water Tower (Greenwood Towers), The Octagon House, Pinehurst, The Bluestone, The Cone, St. Mark's Anglican Church, Port Hope Harbour, Town Hall, Robert Mitchell House, Forge Cottage, Chapel at Trinity College School, Walton Street, Viaduct, Ganaraska River, Wimbourne, North American Hotel, Methodist Church, United Church, CN Railway Station and The Belvedere. It was created by Betty Kerr (d. 2001) in 1984 to celebrate Port Hope's Sesquicentennial.

Kerr, Elizabeth (Shuttleworth)

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