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Greg Curnoe fonds

  • LA.SC066
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1996

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Greg Curnoe. It includes such textual documentation as writing files; correspondence; project files including grant applications, records of the National Gallery retrospective exhibition, and Curnoe’s published writings; notebooks and journals kept by the artist, including his cycling journals; and a number of bookworks. Visual material includes numerous sketchbooks and works on paper as well as extensive photographic documentation of Curnoe’s studio, social and professional activities, exhibitions, family life, and art work. Also included are printing blocks and rubber stamps used in Curnoe’s art making. The fonds contains audio and audiovisual material which records important events and ideas in Curnoe’s life. The fonds includes two pop culture collections relating closely to Curnoe’s art practice: his collection of buttons and his collection of regional pop bottles. Titles not in brackets follow Curnoe’s original folder names. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Writings files 2. Correspondence files 3. Organization and project files 4. Publications files 5. Research and subject files 6. National Gallery of Canada retrospective exhibition records 7. Deeds/Abstracts and Deeds/Nations files 8. Grant applications 9. Financial records 10. Inventories of art works 11. Publicity material 12. Cycling journals 13. Notebooks and diaries 14. Sketchbooks 15. Bookworks 16. Printing plates 17. Rubber stamps 18. Buttons collection 19. Pop bottle collection 20. Works on paper 21. Ephemera / found objects 22. Photographs 23. Audio cassettes 24. Video recordings 25. Clothing and personal effects 26. Sheila Curnoe’s files 27. Published material

Curnoe, Greg, 1936-1992

Avis Lang - Jack Chambers collection

  • LA.SC091
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1974, predominant 1972-1974

Collection consists of correspondence between Avis Lang Rosenberg and Jack Chambers over a three-year period, slides created for the proposed book, transcriptions of taped interviews, contents of a notebook, poetry and prose written by Chambers, research notes, Lang’s writings on Chambers, exhibition catalogues and a private press publication containing illustrations by Chambers. Much of the material is present in photocopied form. File titles were assigned by Avis Lang, except where square brackets are used. The collection is arranged in a single series.

Lang, Avis, 1944-

L.A.C. Panton fonds

  • LA.SC046
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1987

Fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, lecture notes, newsletters, cards and party invitations, exhibition catalogues, reproductions of art works, passport, certificates, and photographs relating to L.A.C. Panton’s personal and professional life. The photographs range from portraits of his family in England to scenes that provided the basis of paintings, particularly the Nova Scotia coastline. Correspondence relates to his involvement in art societies and his community in North Toronto but does not include his family life. Letters were received from several members of the Group of Seven, Florence Wyle, Arthur Heming, Fred Brigden, G.A. Reid and many others. Clipping files relate both to his professional life and his interest in economics and current events. The fonds arrived at the archives in no discernible order; order has been imposed by the archivist to correspond as much as possible to a file listing found in the fonds. Fonds is comprised of the following series: L.A.C. Panton’s file arrangement Other files Photographs

Panton, L.A.C. (Lawrence Arthur Colley), 1894-1954

C.W. Jefferys and Robert Stacey fonds

  • LA.SC038
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1987

Fonds consists of records relating to the life and work of the artist and author Charles William Jefferys. It includes the artist’s correspondence, notebooks, research materials and manuscripts of his written work. Also included in this fonds are the research materials compiled by Robert Stacey, the artist’s grandson, about all aspects of the life and work of Jefferys, including information on all Jefferys’ writings and art, articles and reviews published by and about Jefferys, as well as information about the artist’s personal life, professional activities and travels. Stacey also conducted research on the Jefferys family history. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Jefferys family genealogy compiled by Stacey Jefferys’ accounts and business records Jefferys’ associations and clubs records Jefferys’ personal records Jefferys’ correspondence Stacey’s research files on places and people associated with Jefferys Writings by Jefferys Writings on Jefferys Stacey’s research files on Jefferys’ illustrations “The Moon” files Stacey’s research files on Jefferys’ art Stacey’s notes on locations associated with Jefferys Stacey’s research files on owners of Jefferys’ art C.W. Jefferys Estate Archives contents Stacey’s research files on Jefferys’ exhibitions Jefferys’ notebooks Portraits of Jefferys and family Newspaper clippings collected by Jefferys and Stacey Jefferys’ photographs and clippings from Western Canada

Jefferys, C.W. (Charles William), 1869-1951

J. Loxton Rawbon fonds

  • LA.SC099
  • Fonds
  • [187-]-1942

Fonds includes an album (disbound) containing 45 photographs of paintings and prints restored by Rawbon, with a typed description of the "Rawbon Process" signed and dated, 1921. Collectors and collections mentioned include: Elliott W. Atkins, Toronto; Hôtel Dieu, Kingston; Major Kenneth C. Macpherson, Ottawa; Col. W. O’Brien, Shanty Bay; D.A. Story, Halifax; R.E. Cooper, Victoria; A.J. Gough, Toronto; C.S. Gzowski, Toronto; Mrs. John Small, Toronto; Henry O’Brien, K.C., Toronto; Walker House, Toronto. Fonds also includes a notebook containing a list of “Canadian Artists: Members of the Royal Canadian Academy and The Ontario Society of Artists”, September 1922. The back pages of the notebook contain records of sales of “Oxford” and “Lusterize” polish formulas, and of free sample canvas stretchers sent out to clients. Fonds also includes 14 prizes and diplomas won in art and photography competitions at fairs in southern Ontario (1874-1887); 2 photographs of J. Loxton Rawbon; notes on art restoration methods; correspondence and testimonials; and press clippings related to Rawbon’s career.

Rawbon, J. Loxton, 1855-1942

Jack Martin-Carl Schaefer collection

  • LA.SC094
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1965

Collection consists of 15 letters written from Carl Schaefer to Jack Martin, with illustrated envelopes by Schaefer. Techniques include ink and watercolour drawing, with collage elements on paper. The collection is arranged chronologically in a single series.

Schaefer, Carl, 1903-1995

Elizabeth Fraser Williamson fonds

  • LA.SC082
  • Fonds
  • 1935-[199-]

The fonds consists of poetry and prose writings by Williamson; exhibition notices, press clippings and magazine articles concerning Williamson’s career; sketches and drawings related to sculpture projects; a Canada Council grant application made for an exhibition of Williamson’s work; and photographs of Williamson, her cabin, and her sculptures. Fonds consists of the following series: Poetry and prose writings Publicity material Sketches and drawings Canada Council grant application Miscellaneous personal and professional records Photographs

Williamson, Elizabeth Fraser, 1914-2000

Judith Rodger-Greg Curnoe collection

  • LA.SC086
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2000

The collection consists of research material gathered by Judith Rodger in the course of her work on the catalogue for the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition Greg Curnoe: Life and Stuff. Collection includes audio recordings of Curnoe, published articles, photographs, ephemera, and eulogies for Curnoe. Sources for individual items include Jack Behrens, Glen Curnoe, Tony McAulay, and Brenda Wallace.

Rodger, Judith

Murray Favro fonds

  • LA.SC158
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-[200-]

Fonds contains notes, sketches and plans for artwork by Murray Favro; correspondence with curators, dealers and others; and related documents and ephemera.

Favro, Murray

Betty Goodwin fonds

  • LA.SC124
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-2005

Fonds consists of the archival contents of Betty Goodwin’s studio, including sketchbooks and notebooks in which she drew and recorded inspiration and ideas; loose sketches and notes; found and manufactured objects retained for their aesthetic or inspirational qualities; printing plates; folders containing inspirational found images and the artist’s re-workings of same; photographs of the artist and her work spaces; folders and a maquette relating to proposals for public commissions; a small amount of personal correspondence and publicity material; photographic documentation of her artwork; her numerous awards and honourary degrees; and video documentation of Goodwin’s dance collaborations.

Goodwin, Betty, 1923-2008

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