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Coach house press

Series is comprised of various ephemera, including Can-D-Man postcards, invitations to book launches and other events, samples of letterhead and logos, newsletter, one audio cassette of talking books sampler, a partial publication by David Rosenberg, Excellent Articles in Japan. It also includes invitations to Fones’ book launch for Anthropomorphiks.

Fones, Robert

Colour Xerox papers

Series comprises of files pertaining to Michael Bidner’s xerography copy art and the Colour Xerography exhibitions. These materials have been organized by Bidner into 7 curated binders: a binder titled, “Colour Xerox Papers,” a group of five binders each labelled according to the letters X, E, R, O, and X, as well as a “Back-Up” binder of materials. These binders contain documentation of copy art production and exhibition, including original copy art by Bidner and other artists, the Xerox 6500 Colour Copier, artist resumes, press releases, exhibition catalogs and invitations, photocopied newspaper and magazine reviews, photographs, and a few sample prints on fabric. The binders also contain records showing relations between the Xerox Ltd. company and the artists promoting the machine such as project funding, operation costs, technical support and letters from the company to artists and gallery curators. Binders 1 to 6 are subdivided by page separators and have been titled by Bidner; the titles are represented in the content note below. Note that these binders were created by Bidner for personal or professional use and were not shown publically as part of exhibitions. In addition to the binders, this series also includes loose files of similar materials.

Bidner, Michael, 1944-1989

Condolence book

Series consists of a condolence book from Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, with signatures of mourners from the memorial on January 26, 1988.

Iskowitz, Gershon, 1921-1988


Series comprises correspondence regarding the business affairs of the Pollock Gallery and other art-related matters between 1962 and 1982, including business (and some personal) correspondence to Jack Pollock; a file of letters notifying clients, artists and others of the impending closure of the gallery in 1981; and other correspondence.

Pollock Gallery (Toronto, Ont.)


Series comprises Arthur Lismer’s correspondence, chiefly between the 1920s to 1950s, with officials at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); the Children’s Art Centre at the Art Gallery of Toronto; Charles S. Band, president of the Art Gallery of Toronto; with miscellaneous active (unsent) and passive correspondence; and typed transcripts of some handwritten letters.

Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969


Series comprises correspondence from Thoreau MacDonald to curator Nancy Robertson Dillow, to other staff at the Art Gallery of Ontario and to collector Thomas Roche Lee; with designs from Christmas cards.

Macdonald, Thoreau, 1901-1989


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.

Gallery Moos


Series consists of correspondence sent and received by the executive of the gallery. Copies or drafts of correspondence sent include responses to applications for membership, confirmation of gallery rental, letters of support, and correspondence to members about the transfer of the Workscene Gallery records to the E.P. Taylor Research Library & Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario. Correspondence received includes membership requests, resignations or withdrawals from the collective and applications for employment. Individual files contain some or all of these. There was no correspondence in the series for 1995.


Series comprises various letters to Florence Vale from family, friends, galleries, and various institutions. Also included in the series are draft letters by Florence Vale and Florence Vale’s mailing list.

Vale, Florence, 1909-2003

Correspondence and related documentation

Series consists of correspondence with Avrom Isaacs, a photocopied typescript of "Out of the Park: Modernist Painting in Toronto 1950-1980" by Barrie Hale, and Dennis Burton’s curriculum vitae.

Burton, Dennis, 1933-

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