Fonds LA.SC081 - Ann Davis-Christiane Pflug collection

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Ann Davis-Christiane Pflug collection


  • 1984-1989 (Creation)

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21 audio cassettes 7 audio reels 5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

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).

Archival history

Collection was donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario by Ann Davis in 1998.

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Donated by Ann Davis, 1998.

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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

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No further accruals are expected.

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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.

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Various copyright holders. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection.

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The Christiane and Michael Pflug fonds at the Art Gallery of Ontario contains extensive documentation of Christiane Pflug.

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Interviews conducted by Elizabeth Schwaiger are in German and / or French.

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