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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

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

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

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)

J.A. Wainwright-Robert Markle collection

  • LA.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

Will Munro collection

  • LA.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, 1975-2010

Pamela Harris Spence Bay collection

  • LA.SC126
  • Collection
  • 1971-2012, predominantly 1972-1976

The collection comprises archival material related to Harris’s photographic work from her time in Spence Bay, as well as that of the darkroom project she conducted while living there. The archival collection consists of Pamela Harris’ original contact sheets; her active and passive correspondence; documentation, publicity and text panels related to her exhibitions of Spence Bay photographs; audio recordings of interviews with people she met and worked with in Spence Bay; and related materials from the 1973 Women’s Kit. It includes the 28 b&w photographs taken by the Inuit women participants of the concurrent natural dyes workshop and the related text panels exhibited at the Artic Women’s Craft Conference and TD Centre in 1974, as well as documentation of their work in the Darkroom Project and the resulting exhibition. It also includes a questionnaire designed and distributed by Pamela Harris and colleague Paul Carter to other documentary photographers during this same time period.

Harris, Pamela

Jessie Oonark collection

  • LA.SC127
  • Collection
  • ca. 1965

Collection consists of three drawings by Jessie Oonark on mimeograph stencil sheets. Items are arranged in a single series.

Oonark, Jessie, 1906-1985

General Idea collection

  • LA.SC136
  • Collection
  • 1972-2014

Collection consists of General Idea ephemera including exhibition and performance invitations, postcards, flyers, tickets and similar items.

General Idea (Firm)

Michael Snow Up Close collection

  • LA.SC143
  • Collection
  • 1994 - 2001

Collection consists of raw footage and edited versions of Jim Shedden and Alexa Shaw’s documentary Michael Snow Up Close.

Shedden, Jim

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