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Thoreau MacDonald collection

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chiefly of illustrative works by Canadian graphic artist Thoreau MacDonald, including a portfolio of drawings for an unpublished illustrated edition of Henry David Thoreau’s study Walden and a volume of layouts for the novel Maria Chapdelaine by French author Louis Hémon.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

Judith Nasby-Rolph Scarlett collection

  • LA.SC164
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1928]-2008

Collection consists of research on Rolph Scarlett by Judith Nasby, correspondence between Rolph Scarlett and Judith Nasby on his artistic method, and studies by Rolph Scarlett.

Scarlett, Rolph, 1889-1984

David Silcox-David Milne collection

  • LA.SC078
  • Collection
  • 1953-1998, predominant 1980-1998

Collection consists of David Milne Project administrative records created chiefly in the 1980s and 1990s in the Project office at Massey College in the University of Toronto for the purpose of producing a catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Canadian artist David Brown Milne (1882-1953). Collection also includes photocopied materials assembled for researching the artist’s life and works for a biography of Milne (1996) by David Silcox and the catalogue raisonné (1998) by his son David Milne Jr and David Silcox. The activity of the Milne Project ceased after the publication of the catalogue raisonné in 1998.
Milne Project administrative records (series 1 and series 21-40) document the steps taken in developing the catalogue raisonné. They begin in the late 1970s and include research forms created to organize and record data on Milne’s paintings for the two-volume work, files of correspondence, fundraising, financial, editorial/production, book launch, and marketing/publicity materials, some on computer disks; and records of Milne researcher Blodwen Davies.
Research material (series 2 to series 20) consists of photocopies made chiefly in the 1980s of primary sources such as David Brown Milne’s correspondence, essays, diary, autobiography and similar records from Library and Archives Canada, Milne Family records and other sources, and includes photocopied lists of paintings, records of the Picture Loan Society in Toronto and other art dealers and institutions relating to the sale and exhibition of Milne paintings; photocopied clippings from newspapers and magazines; and transcripts of recollections and interviews provided by David Brown Milne’s relatives and contemporaries.

Milne, David

Illustrated maps collection

  • LA.SC161
  • Collection
  • [19--]

Collection consists of commercially printed maps designed by illustrators Stanley F. Turner, Jerrine Wells Kinton and Ernest Dudley Chase.

Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario

John Vainstein-Robert Markle collection

  • LA.SC157
  • Collection
  • 1987

Collection consists of video recordings containing footage of Robert Markle working on printmaking in Otis Tamasauskas' studio, shot by John Vainstein. Portions of the footage were included in the documentary Priceville Prints (1987).

Vainstein, John

Art Gallery of Ontario biographical questionnaires collection

  • LA.SC027
  • Collection
  • 1912-1984

The Art Gallery of Ontario Biographical Questionnaires Collection consists of written responses to forms requesting factual information pertaining to the careers of 372 Canadian artists. The Collection consists of printed forms that have been completed and signed by Canadian artists between 1912 and 1979 and a group of 24 responses to questions posed by AGO staff in 1984. The final group is concerned more with the nature of the artist’s work rather than factual and biographical information. The earliest forms were one page in length; basic information regarding birth date, education, exhibitions, awards, publications and a signature was requested. Forms sent out in the 1970’s are two pages; the 1980’s files consist of lengthy responses in essay format to 7 or 8 questions. Two of the artists from the final group submitted audio tapes that have been transcribed. An alphabetical listing of artists can be found in the administration file. Forms were completed in the following years (numbers in parentheses indicate the number of forms completed for a given year): 1912 (69); 1913 (43); 1914 (20); 1915 (16); 1916 (9); 1917 (7); 1918 (17); 1919 (6); 1921 (1); 1922 (1); 1923 (47); 1924 (22); 1925 (23); 1927 (34); 1928 (3); 1929 (1); 1930 (1); 1945 (1); 1974 (3); 1976 (1); 1979 (1); 1984 (24). Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Biographical questionnaires 1912-1979 2. Toronto Painting ’84 questionnaires

Art Gallery of Ontario. Edward P. Taylor Library and Archives

Joan Murray-Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné collection

  • LA.SC159
  • Collection
  • [c.1973]-2016

Collection consists of research and administrative files created and maintained by Joan Murray during the development of the Tom Thomson Catalogue Raisonné, and further files documenting the editing and online publication of the catalogue by Emma Conner.

Murray, Joan

Anita Aarons collection

  • LA.SC156
  • Collection
  • 1970s-1980s

Collection consists of audio recordings of interviews carried out by Anita Aarons with a number of Canadian art world figures active in the 1970s and 1980s, including Ron Bloore, Graham Coughtry, Dorothy Cameron, Guido Molinari, Yves Gaucher, Ted Bieler, Gordon Rayner and Jack Pollock.

Aarons, Anita

Nellie Curnoe-Greg Curnoe collection

  • LA.SC074
  • Collection
  • 1936-1999

Collection consists of documentation of Greg Curnoe’s life and career as an artist, collected by Nellie Curnoe throughout her son’s life and after his death. The fonds includes Greg Curnoe’s childhood drawings, notes, annotated books and school records; documentation of his artistic activities, including press clippings and exhibition invitations; postcards from Greg Curnoe and his family to his parents; and sympathy cards to Nellie and Gordon Curnoe following Greg Curnoe’s death. Collection is comprised of the following series: 1. Juvenilia 2. Memorabilia 3. Elementary school records 4. Childhood books 5. Artefacts 6. Exhibition documentation 7. Postcards from Greg Curnoe 8. Press clippings 9. Sympathy cards

Curnoe, Nellie, 1909-1999

Shieky Brownstone-Jack Chambers collection

  • LA.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)

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