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Robert Markle fonds
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Costume and textile items

Series consists primarily of items of clothing designed or decorated by Robert Markle. Includes a denim suit embroidered by Markle; 3 sports t-shirts and 2 baseball caps designed by the artist for the UIC Flyers; 1 t-shirt with painted design by Robert Markle; a baseball cap with “Red Man” tobacco logo; and a baseball cap with painted design of a nude woman. Series also includes a ripstop nylon banner designed by Robert Markle and sewn by Marlene Markle.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Robert Markle fonds

  • LA.SC076
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-2003

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Robert Markle, including his correspondence; drafts and published versions of his writings and illustrations; files on various projects, exhibitions, and teaching activities; photographs (both fine art and documentary); and preparatory art works in several media. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Correspondence files 2. Writing files 3. Projects, proposals and other business files 4. Source material 5. Exhibition files 6. Arts’ Sake files 7. Income tax records 8. Published writings and illustrations 9. Publicity material and press clippings 10. Exhibition catalogues 11. Other published material 12. Sketchbooks 13. Works on paper 14. Printing plates 15. Posters and reproductions 16. Three-dimensional works 17. Costume and textile items 18. Audio-visual material 19. Photographs 20. Works by other artists 21. Marlene Markle 22. Personal items 23. Memorial

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Memorial

Series consists of letters of condolence; obituaries and printed tributes; a photograph album and guestbook created at Robert Markle’s birthday memorial party; and other memorial tributes

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Exhibition catalogues

Series consists of catalogues for group and solo exhibitions featuring Robert Markle’s work.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Photographs

Series consists of photographs by Robert Markle or documenting Markle’s life and work. Series includes a number of Markle’s photographs of nudes, similar cutout photographs and photocollages. Other photographs and snapshots are by several different photographers.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Correspondence files

Series consists of Robert Markle’s “Letters” files of correspondence received, which were filed chronologically by Markle. Series also includes some correspondence files assembled by the archivist. File titles have been taken from Markle’s file labels, except for those in square brackets, which have been supplied by the archivist.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Letters

Letters and postcards received from Avrom Isaacs, The Studio, Durham Art Gallery, Gordon Rayner, Olivia Ruth, Mendelson Joe, and others. Copies of CARFAC Copyright Collective booklet; Workseen (Vol. 1, No. 4, March 1990); Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Emptiness, 1990. Draft of A Possible Survival Plan for Temagami by Diane Pugen and Rick Carlaw.

Published writings and illustrations

Series consists of copies of publications featuring writing or illustrations by Robert Markle, including magazines, literary journals, poetry collections and novels. Frequently-appearing periodical titles are Toronto Life, Macleans, Canadian Magazine, and Imperial Oil Review. Some press clippings of newspaper articles by Markle are also included, as is an exhibition notice designed by Markle for The Isaacs Gallery.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Other published material

Series consists of books and exhibition invitations from Robert Markle’s collection which do not fall into other series. Series includes exhibition catalogues for Richard Gorman and John Meredith, books on beer and brewing, a booklet on education in Creemore (Ontario), Gordon Lightfoot’s autobiography, and a number of exhibition invitations for artists other than Robert Markle.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

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