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Sam and Ayala Zacks fonds

  • LA.SC042
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1993, predominant 1947-1993

The fonds consists of correspondence with art dealers, artists and public art institutions, invoices, shipping and customs forms and other documents relating to their involvement in the international art market in the mid-20th century. Carbon copies of letters written by the Zacks and letters written to them are included. The fonds also contains the administrative files kept by the Zacks: insurance lists, index cards for art and books, photographs and catalogues. The fonds includes the records of the Zacks’ involvement as board members in a variety of organizations relating to the arts, including agendas, memos, minutes of meetings, and travel arrangements. Correspondence files document the Zacks’ involvement in the State of Israel, through its cultural institutions, and communication with prominent citizens. Mrs. Zacks’ papers created after her husband’s death relate to her honourary degree, the Order of Canada, board activities and social involvement. Fonds is comprised of the following series: General correspondence Artist files Dealer files Public institution files Exhibition catalogues Photographs Administrative files Exhibitions of the collection Boards and committees Israel Personal

Abramov, Ayala Zacks, 1912-2011

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

J.S. McLean fonds

  • LA.SC048
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1956

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs and other material related to the J.S. McLean Collection (including the Canada Packers collection) and to J.S. McLean’s position as a vice-president of the Art Gallery of Toronto. Fonds is comprised of the following series: J.S. McLean Collection documentation Photographs Tom Thomson sketches correspondence Art Gallery of Toronto papers

McLean, John Stanley, 1876-1954

Michael Snow fonds

  • LA.SC052
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1994

Fonds consists of Michael Snow’s correspondence with family, other artists, musicians, filmmakers, dealers and curators; sketchbooks, art portfolios and sound recordings of the artist’s work; photo-documentation and other materials related to his artworks, publications, music and films; financial and legal records; reviews and other writings about the artist; posters and promotional material from exhibitions. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Correspondence (1992 donation) Walking Woman projects Film projects (1992 donation) Music projects (1992 donation) Other artistic projects (1992 donation) Public commissions (1992 donation) Financial records (1992 donation) Legal records (1992 donation) Reviews Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre Publications Sketchbooks Early portfolios Correspondence (1996 donation) Film projects (1996 donation) Other artistic projects (1996 donation) Public commissions (1996 donation) Music projects (1996 donation) Book/writing projects Secondary writings/Writings on Snow Financial records (1996 donation) Legal records (1996 donation) Posters Mailers

Snow, Michael, 1928-

Jack Chambers fonds

  • LA.SC055
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1991, predominant 1961-1978

Fonds consists of drawings and sketchbooks, working notes and storyboards for Chambers’ films, aesthetic and philosophical writings, source photographs for artworks, personal photographs and objects, professional correspondence, transcriptions of interviews with the artist, critical reviews, material relating to posthumous exhibitions, financial records, personal correspondence on the artist’s health problems, files relating to Canadian Artists’ Representation, works by other artists, and a collection of books. Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence Interview transcriptions Publicity material Critical articles Exhibition files Grant applications Canadian Artists’ Representation files Financial records Jack Chambers Memorial Foundation files Signatures of the artist Film projects Writings “Red and Green” manuscript Miscellaneous Personal effects Secondary school records Honours Drawings and sketchbooks Works by other artists Photographs and secondary images Secondary publications

Chambers, Jack, 1931-1978

Workscene Gallery fonds

  • LA.SC057
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1996

Fonds documents Workscene Gallery as an artist collective, artist-run gallery and publisher in Toronto, including photographs, negatives, slides , photo albums, one poster, newspaper clippings, invitations, guest books, log books, exhibition catalogues, one video tape, address stamp and corporate seal.
Contains series:

  1. Members and associate members files
  2. Exhibition files
  3. Executive Committee files
  4. Financial records
  5. Publications
  6. Correspondence
  7. Administration files

Workscene Gallery

A Space fonds

  • LA.SC059
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970]-[ca. 1990]

Fonds consists of the administrative records of A Space Gallery from its founding until approximately 1990, including artist files, gallery/organization files, grant applications, proposals received, and other administrative records.

A Space

Christiane and Michael Pflug fonds

  • LA.SC060
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2006

Fonds consists of records relating to the life and work of Christiane Pflug. Textual materials include the artist’s correspondence (including translations from German to English provided by Michael Pflug), records of exhibitions, and a manuscript relating to her childhood. Visual materials include extensive photographic documentation of the artist and her family and a postcard collection used for inspirational purposes. Also included are items depicted in her paintings. The fonds also contains records documenting Michael Pflug’s activities and his life and relationship with Christiane Pflug. It includes his correspondence, manuscripts of an unpublished autobiography, and records related to the management of Christiane Pflug’s art.

Pflug, Christiane

Frederick Hagan fonds

  • LA.SC063
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2000

The fonds consists of sketches and preparatory works of art from throughout Frederick Hagan’s career, records of his teaching at the Ontario College of Art, personal correspondence, poetry by Hagan, photographs of the artist and his work, journals and record books, press clippings and representative wood-blocks used in printing. Fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence Exhibition files Exhibition notices and invitations Exploration of Canada stamps Letters to Isabelle Hagan Ontario College of Art files Photographs Poetry-loose Poetry books Posters Press clippings Record books Subject files Travel journals and notes Wood-blocks for Poems for Alice Works on paper

Hagan, Frederick, 1918-2003

Iain Baxter& fonds

  • LA.SC064
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1999

Fonds consists of correspondence, sketches, exhibition notices and posters, press clippings, photographs, financial records, and artefacts relating to Iain Baxter’s career as an artist and university instructor. It includes records of the N.E. Thing Company, the Eye Scream Restaurant, and later solo work by Baxter. Also included are records of Baxter’s employment by Labatt’s Canada as Creative Consultant, and of his collaborations with Louise Chance Baxter.

Baxter&, Iain, 1936-

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