- 1984-1989 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
21 audio cassettes 7 audio reels 5 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Ann Davis (1946-) is a Canadian art historian and writer. She published Somewhere Waiting: The Life and Art of Christiane Pflug in 1991 (Toronto: Oxford University Press).
Collection was donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario by Ann Davis in 1998.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Ann Davis, 1998.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of a series of recorded interviews gathered or commissioned by Ann Davis in the course of her research for her biographical work Somewhere Waiting: The Life and Art of Christiane Pflug. Several interviews were conducted by Ann Davis’ assistant, Elizabeth Schwaiger, who is a professional translator. The subjects of the interviews are people with whom Christiane had contact with throughout her life. For the most part, the interviews focus on the interviewees’ relationship to Christiane and/or her family. The collection also contains older recordings with the voice of Christiane herself. Full or partial transcripts are included for many of the recorded interviews. Fonds is comprised of the following series: 1. Interviews conducted by Ann Davis 2. Interviews conducted by Elizabeth Schwaiger 3. Other source material for Somewhere Waiting
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Advance notice is required for use of this collection, as audio recordings must be reformatted. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
Conditions governing reproduction
Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.
Language of material
Script of material
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Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Interviews conducted by Elizabeth Schwaiger are in German and / or French.