- 1959–1993 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
166 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Gallery Moos was opened by Walter Moos in May 1959 at the corner of Avenue Road and Davenport Road in Toronto. Early in 1963 it moved to Yorkville Avenue, becoming one of the first arrivals in what was to become a significant gallery district of the city, and subsequently prospered there for some 30 years. In July 1992 the gallery moved to 622 Richmond Street West.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Series comprises files of general correspondence received at Gallery Moos in Toronto over a period of more than thirty years from 1959 to 1993. The materials were received by the AGO from Gallery Moos in 2004 and 2012. The 2012 accrual comprises copies of letters sent from Walter Moos, gallery director Gerard Jennings and other gallery staff as well as letters received from clients, other dealers and galleries chiefly regarding purchases of artwork, requests to publish or exhibit works by gallery artists.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access to material in this series requires the written permission of the directors of Gallery Moos until a period of five years has elapsed from the time that Gallery Moos ceases operation. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is held by Gallery Moos. Copyright belonging to other parties, such as that of photographs, may still rest with the creator of these items. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission for the reproduction of any part of the fonds.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Physical description: Photos include 33 photographic prints, 19 slides (photographs) and 1 transparency.
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Name access points
- Gallery Moos (Creator)
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Description control area
Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Originally prepared in 2002 and 2012, revised in 2015