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Sister Mary Anthony Hartleib sous-fonds
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CA ON00279 F01-SF09
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1899-2008, predominantly 1960-2008 (Creation)
- Hartleib, Sister Mary Anthony
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7 cm of textual records
155 photographs : col. ; 28 x 21.5 cm or smaller
1 photograph : b&w ; 26.5 x 21.5 cm
ca. 80 photographs : col. negative
1 photograph album ; 16 x 12 x 7 cm
1 scrapbook ; 23 x 20 x 7 cm
1 postcard : col.
2 books ; 27 x 23 x 2 cm or smaller
1 optical disk : 13 photographs, TIFF format
1 graduation hood : silk and cotton ; 100 x 44 cm
3 memorial cards : col.
1 high school crest
7 prints : multiple processes ; 50.5 x 42 cm or smaller
21 paintings : watercolor ; 106 x 69 cm or smaller
3 drawings : sketches ; 54.5 x 35 cm or smaller
1 copper engraving : 12.5 x 30.5 cm
2 print blocks : 30 x 25.5 cm or smaller
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Name of creator
Sister Mary Anthony Hartleib (nee Mary Anne Lenore) was born in Stratford, Ontario on February 10, 1924. She was the daughter of Charles Henry Hartleib and Loretta Durand. Her stepmother was Mary Hartleib of Waterloo, Ontario. Mary Anne Lenore Hartleib joined the congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of London, Ontario and received the habit on July 2, 1965. She made her first vows on July 2, 1966 and her final vows on May 30, 1971 in the Chapel at Mount St. Joseph. She was given the religious name Sister Mary Anthony. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in art and theology at the University of Windsor in 1969, and then studied at Althouse College in London, Ontario. Sister Mary Anthony received a permanent teaching certificate in 1972, a supervisor’s certificate in art, and a teaching certificate in art and English. From 1970 until 1981, she supervised the art department at Mount St. Joseph Academy in London. She was appointed assistant bursar at Mount St. Joseph, but continued with art and the teaching of ceramics until 1985 when her art work took a new turn. Always interested in the spiritual, Sister Mary Anthony turned to iconography. She spent two years studying Chinese water colour painting, followed by three years of iconography. She was a scholar, a skilled teacher of art, and a passionate advocate of the way icons open the mystery of the sacred. Sister Mary Anthony became well known as an iconographer and maintained a studio in the Sisters’ residence after Mount St. Joseph Academy closed. For several years, she shared her knowledge of iconography with the seminarians at St. Peter’s Seminary in London. The community of the Sisters of St. Joseph moved to 485 Windermere Road in 2007, where Sister Mary Anthony occupied her own art studio. Three of her icons, including that of the Blessed Trinity, were placed in the Chapel at the new residence. After a very short illness, Sister Mary Anthony died in the care centre at the Sisters’ Residence on June 23, 2008. Her funeral Mass of Resurrection was celebrated in St. Joseph Chapel in the residence at 485 Windermere Road. Father Frank O’Connor of St. Peter’s Seminary was the main celebrant. Sister Mary Anthony was buried in St. Peter’s cemetery in London.
Scope and content
The sous-fonds consists of records kept by Sister Mary Anthony Hartleib, the majority of which are about her artwork. The records include sale agreements, publications, and thank-you letters from groups that received her icons. Also included in the sous-fonds are some of her original artworks as well as photographic reproductions of artworks that may or may not be held in the Archives. The sous-fonds also consists of speeches and presentations written by Sister Mary Anthony, and certificates and records of graduation.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records transferred to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada Archives – London site from Sister Mary Anthony’s personal custody upon her death in 2008.
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Location of originals
The records are stored off-site in London, Ontario.
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Restrictions on access
These records are restricted to public access until 30 years after the death of Sister Mary Anthony Hartleib.
The Archives reserves the right to restrict access to the collection depending on the condition of the archival material, the amount of material requested, and the purpose of the research. The use of certain materials may also be restricted for reasons of privacy or sensitivity, or under a donor agreement. Access restrictions will be applied equally to all researchers and reviewed periodically. No researcher will be given access to any materials that contain a personal information bank such as donor agreements or personnel records, or to other proprietary information such as appraisals, insurance valuations, or condition reports.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Permission to study archival records does not extend to publication or display rights. The researcher must request this permission in writing from the Archives.
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July 2, 2020