Fonds PR1693 - Alberta Community Art Clubs Association fonds

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Alberta Community Art Clubs Association fonds

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    PR1693

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    • 1967-2007 (Creation)

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    1.41 m of textual records. -- 1 photograph. -- 1 map.

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    Members from community art clubs from across Alberta met initially on February 10, 1968, the meeting chaired by Harry Wohlfarth, Assistant Professor of Art for the Department of Extension at the University of Alberta, with the objective of forming an association to organize the various art clubs throughout the province.

    The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) was created as a result and incorporated under the Societies Act on June 4, 1968. The goals of the association were to provide a building or buildings for society and community purposes, to provide a centre and suitable meeting place and studio space for various art activities of the community, and to encourage, foster and develop recognition of the importance of culture in the national life. The overall aims were to foster and maintain instruction in art and develop an interest in the knowledge of art and culture in communities throughout the province.

    One of the regular activities from the inception of the ACACA was holding juried art shows as a way to promote the purpose of the organization. Membership in the ACACA included both professional and amateur artists as well as art educators and students of art.

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    The fonds consists of the operational records of the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association and includes bylaws, minutes, financial records, correspondence, show catalogues, survey responses, membership and mailing lists and newsletters.

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    Jean Chubb, executive assistant of the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1987, 1990, and 1992; Cathryn Brecka, historian for ACACA, deposited records in 1996. Barbara Rivers, director of the ACACA, deposited the materials comprising PR2011.0235 On Oct. 3, 2007.

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    Arrangement note: Records received as accessions PR1990.0416 and PR1992.0273 were amalgamated into PR1987.0159.

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        The material is in English

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history is taken from the Alberta Gazette and from the records.

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        Includes accessions PR1996.0275, PR1987.0159, and PR2011.0235.

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