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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

Donald W. Buchanan-James Wilson Morrice collection

  • LA.SC056
  • Collection
  • 1924-1968

Collection consists of letters solicited by Donald Buchanan for his study James Wilson Morrice: a biography (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1936). Correspondents include Léa Cadoret, W. Somerset Maugham, Gerald Faustus Kelly, Charles Prendergast, Elizabeth R. Pennell, Clive Bell, Walter Pach, David Morrice, Pavel Ettinger and Henri Matisse. Also included are a photograph of Morrice, a postcard from him to William Brymner, and photographs of three of his works.

Buchanan, Donald W. (Donald William)

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chiefly of illustrative works by Canadian graphic artist Thoreau MacDonald, including a portfolio of drawings for an unpublished illustrated edition of Henry David Thoreau’s study Walden and a volume of layouts for the novel Maria Chapdelaine by French author Louis Hémon.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

Paterson Ewen collection

  • LA.SC148
  • Collection
  • 1943-1996

Collection consists of research materials assembled by Matthew Teitelbaum and Ron Graham in preparation for the 1996 exhibition Paterson Ewen: Earthly Weathers/Heavenly Skies. Materials include audio recordings of interviews with Paterson Ewen and others, photographs and photocopies of photographs, interview transcripts, essays, newspaper articles, exhibition related files, and other miscellaneous research material.

Graham, Ron, 1948-

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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