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  • Specify when possible, e.g. Graphic arts, Performing arts, Literature, Poetry and poets, Sculpture, etc.

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    • UF Visual arts

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      47 Archival description results for Art

      PR3341 · Fonds · 1994-2003

      The fonds consists of slides, video, photographs, and textual material created and used by the Alberta Arts Festival Association in the course of their work promoting Albertan arts festivals.

      Alberta Arts Festivals Association
      PR1693 · Fonds · 1967-2007

      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.

      Alberta Community Art Clubs Association
      PR3624 · Fonds · 1988-1996

      The fonds consists of correspondence, budgets, plans, and files related to the planning of Festival ’88. There are also similar records created during the course of administration of ACUA that offer evidence of the day-to-day management of the organization, planning and delivery of various events, workshops, projects and promotional materials, as well as long-term planning. The posters are advertisements for a public event celebrating the 10th anniversary of ACUA in 1996.

      Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts
      PR2504 · Fonds · 1931 - 2000

      The fonds consists of the records of the Alberta Society of Artists including meeting minutes of the Northern Branch, Southern Branch, annual general meeting, and the Provincial Council dating from the 1930s to 2000; membership and executive lists dating from 1931 - 2000; objects, by-laws, and the charter of the society dating from 1931 - 1996; financial records such as audits, receipts, and balances dating from the 1940s to 1990s, promotional materials related to exhibits such as brochures and pamphlets; materials documenting the work of the members of the ASA such as photographs, slides, negatives, and videos; correspondence dating from the 1930s to 2000; copies of the societies newsletter, Highlights, dating from 1948 to 1998; and oral history interviews conducted with members of the society dating from 1985 - 1998.

      Alberta Society of Artists
      Beth Imrie fonds
      PR1295 · Fonds · 1948-1976

      The fonds consists of figure skating programs, an issue of Town Talk, the Edmonton Allied Arts Council newsletter and a Christmas card.

      Imrie, Beth
      PR1088 · Fonds · 1974-1977

      The fonds consists of the records C. Denys Cook, and includes his correspondence as the Alberta Representative of the Canadian Craft Council.

      Canadian Crafts Council. Alberta Representative
      Carolyn Reesor Kaufman fonds
      PR0519 · Fonds · [189?]-1970

      Fonds consists of a book entitled Historic Churches of Alberta and the Canadian Northwest, written and illustrated by Carolyn Reesor Kaufman, newspaper clippings, a poem, and a series of water colour sketches of Alberta churches painted by Kaufman.

      Kaufman, Carolyn Reesor
      PR0388 · Fonds · 1981-2000

      The fonds consists of the records created by Celebration of Women in the Arts during the course of conducting its activities. The fonds is organized in the following two series: operational files with bylaws, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership information and publications created or received by the society; and project files which present information on activities of interest to the society.

      Celebration of Women in the Arts
      Curtis family fonds
      PR0905 · Fonds · 1900-1910

      The fonds consists of a letter about James’ and Theresa’s marriage ceremony, a copy of a newspaper article about Theresa’s parents 50th wedding anniversary, and watercolour paintings of Theresa and James.

      Curtis family
      Edmonton Art Club fonds
      PR1188 · Fonds · 1925-1986

      The fonds consists of notes on the history of the Edmonton Art Club, correspondence, newspaper clippings, exhibit programs, and a calendar, published by the Women's Committee of the Edmonton Symphony Society, featuring Len Gibb's artwork.

      Edmonton Art Club
      Ethel Field fonds
      PR0196 · Fonds · 1966-1967

      Fonds consists of colour pastel portraits of various individuals created to record the history of the Province of Alberta.

      Field, Ethel
      Euphemia McNaught fonds
      PR2659 · Fonds · 1994

      The fonds consists of a video cassette copy of Tea with Betty: A Visit with Pioneer Artist of the Peace, Euphemia McNuaght (1994) produced by Jim Nelson and narrated by Euphemia McNaught. In the video, McNuaght discusses her homestead, family history, and career.

      McNaught, Euphemia
      George Brown fonds
      PR0161 · Fonds · 1910-1943

      Fonds consists of etchings depicting various scenes throughout Edmonton created by George Brown.

      Brown, George Blair
      Gordon Snyder fonds
      PR3249 · Fonds · [194-?]-2009

      Fonds consists of contracts, budgets, correspondence, grant proposals, notes, promotional material, photographs, photocopies of research material, newspaper clippings, videotapes, audio recordings, digital photographs, and digital images of paintings for art curator Gordon Snyder's exhibit and book on artist Nicholas de Grandmaison which was mounted and published in 2007. Also includes proofs for the book and a copy of his published book, Drawn from the Past: Nicholas de Grandmaison and two framed lithographed art reproductions of Nicholas de Grandmaison pastels published by Last Arrow Ltd.: "Blackfoot Brave" and "Chief Coldweather". Videotapes include footage regarding the 1982 Glenbow exhibit "History in Their Blood" and a copy of de Grandmaison family home movies that are in the holdings of the National Gallery of Canada. Audio recordings include copies of audograph discs, for which the originals are held at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. These consist of interviews that Nicholas de Grandmaison conducted with portrait sitters, mainly First Nations people from the 1950s and 1970s. Audio recordings also include a copy of the CBC radio program "Faces Lit in the Dark" and original oral history recordings of Nicholas de Grandmaison and family members.

      The fonds also consists of material is directly related to Snyder's work as a curator, artist, and gallery owner. There are negatives, slides, and .jpeg/.tiff photos that depict images of Snyder's work or the work of artists that were curated by Snyder in a gallery, festival, or touring exhibit. These images are identified with the name of the artist also noted and provide evidence of the role and work of a curator. Includes information about artists Maxwell Bates, Ralph Hedlin, Illingworth Kerr, F.H. Johnson, Nicholas de Grandmaison, and Clarence Tillenius.

      There is also textual material (including files on the computer disks and on some of the CD-ROMs) that provides evidence of the working life of a curator and includes correspondence with artists and art dealers, drafts of program notes, printed programs that Snyder contributed to, and financial information that shows the business side of art management.

      There are audiocassettes that feature recorded artist talks given by Les Graff and Andy Fabo about their work. Snyder had dealings with both artists and these talks provide informational value related to their work and further evidential value concerning the arts milieu.

      Among these records, specific projects are particularly represented. These include major touring exhibits such as Through Alberta Eyes: The Photographs of Orest Semchishen, Snyder’s involvement with The Works International Visual Arts Society and its annual arts festival, and Snyder’s research of artist Illingsworth Kerr.

      Snyder, Gordon
      PR2360 · Fonds · 1999-2004

      The fonds consists of administrative and operational records, and promotional material created by the Grande Cache Watercolour Society dating from 1999 to 2004.

      Grande Cache Watercolour Society
      PR2934 · Collection · [ca. 1967]

      The collection consists of ten color slides featuring the work of the original members of the Group of Seven including F.J. Johnson, F.H. Varley, Arthur, Lismer, J.E.H. MacDonald, F. Carmichael, Lawren Harris, and A.Y. Jackson dating from 1920 - 1928. The collection also includes two slides featuring work by Tom Thomson dating from 1916 to 1917. The date of the creation of the slides as well as the creator of the slides remains unknown.

      Unknown donor
      PR1048 · Fonds · 1979-1980

      The fonds consists of the records of the Hairy Hill Get Culture Society, including a certificate of incorporation, Societies Act application records, bylaws, minutes, correspondence, and an annual corporate summary.

      Hairy Hill Get Culture Society
      PR1908 · Fonds · 1983-2005

      The fonds consists of materials created or collected by Jennifer Leigh McCullough and created between 1983-2005. The fonds has been divided into the following series: Pre-school materials; School Records; Personal Documents; and Death and Court case materials. The Pre-school materials series includes stickers, photographs, artwork and other materials relating to Jennifer's McCullough pre-school education in 1986-1987. The School Records series consist of schoolwork, subject scribblers, orientation guides, artwork, poetry books and other materials relating to Jennifer McCullough's K-12 education. The Personal Records series includes artwork, correspondence to and from parents, journals, birthday and valentines cards, personal identification documents and other materials relating to the life of Jennifer McCullough. The Death and Court Case series includes court documents, condolence notes, scholarship information, photographs, newspaper clippings and other materials relating to the death of Jennifer McCullough and the subsequent court case of Steven Michael Clark.

      McCullough, Jennifer Leigh
      Margaret Milner fonds
      PR0324 · Fonds · 1930-1936

      The fonds consists of an autograph book given to Margaret in 1930 by her grandfather who lived in Scotland. The item includes some sketches and artwork as well as documents common salutations popular at the time.

      Milner, Margaret
      PR4053 · Fonds · 1998-2009

      The fonds consists of promotional material (posters, flyers, programs, etc.), budgets, financial statements, meeting minutes, grant proposals, bylaws, administrative documents, and promotional material from Mayworks events held across Canada. There are also records related to planning specific events such as the May Day march, the Day of Mourning, concerts, etc. The video and audio records consist of promotional material.

      May Week Labour Arts Festival Society
      PR4059 · Fonds · 1975-2018

      The fonds consists primarily of records collected by Memoria Viva and maintained as a community archives.

      The textual records consist of publications, bulletins, newspapers, and newsletters published by Chilean progressive organizations both in Chile and Canada. These publications were produced by organizations such as Tupac Amaru, Izquierda Cristiana de Chile (ICC), Sociedad Cultural Chileno Canadiense, Popular Unitary Action Movement (MAPU), Socialist Party of Chile, and Amigas. Publications include Canada-Chile Bulletin, Entrelineas, Bulletin Comunidad Chilena, Chileno de Corazón, Resistencia, Aqui, Venceremos, and several others.

      There are also posters and programs from events held by Memoria Viva and its predecessor organizations, files created by Monica Chavez for her 1990s community radio program Chile al Dia, Tupac Amaru administrative records, ICC administrative records, academic research papers on the Chilean community in Edmonton, and a small collection of books on Chilean politics and history.

      The photographs consist of images from Escuela Salvador Allende classes and events, sporting and cultural events (including portraits of community soccer teams), and other public events such as Heritage Days.

      The videocassettes mostly consist of master tapes of episodes of Nosotros, a community television program broadcast on Shaw Television. Founded in 1982 by Lito Azócar, the program focuses on the events, viewpoints, and history of the Latin American community in Edmonton. Many of these episodes, from 1982 to 2010, have been digitized by the University of Alberta and are hosted on its website.

      The arpilleras (Spanish for “burlap”) are a unique form of Chilean folk art consisting of fabric, embroidery, or other found materials adhered to burlap to create a picture. The construction of arpilleras was popularized during the Pinochet regime and were made mostly by collectives of women called arpilleristas. These collectives worked in Chile and abroad to create artwork that celebrated Chilean culture and to draw attention to the crimes of the Pinochet regime while also creating income for impoverished communities.

      Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton
      PR3248 · Fonds · [193-]-[199-]

      Fonds consists of unfinished pastel portraits by Nicholas de Grandmaison, negatives and photographs by Nicholas de Grandmaison consisting mainly of portrait sitters, brief biographies of portrait subjects, condition reports on many of the portraits with accompanying photographs, family home movies by Nicholas de Grandmaison, art brochures, Christmas cards made by de Grandmaison family members, and audio cassettes of family reminiscences, family meetings and CBC radio programs about Nicholas de Grandmaison.

      de Grandmaison, Nicholas
      Pauline Urquhart fonds
      PR4043 · Fonds · 1997-2000

      The fonds consists of video master copies of separate productions created by Urquhart for ACCESS TV (two episodes of Career and Technology Studies, Virtually Seeking Information, English Everyday, and an episode of A Woman I Know) and one for Network One Productions (Canadian Skydiving Championship 1997).

      The remaining tapes and textual records are from an unfinished documentary focusing on Canadian artist Attila Richard Lukacs. The tapes consist of nine original camera tapes on Betacam SP and duplicate copies of the camera tapes on VHS. The footage consists of interviews with Lukacs and images of the artist at work. The accompanying textual records consist of time logs for the tapes as well as proposals for the documentary, correspondence, and notes.

      Urquhart, Pauline
      Percy Biddell collection
      PR2449 · Collection · 1966

      The collection consists images capturing Percy Biddell's art work as well images featuring Percy Biddell at his home in 1966. The fonds also includes notes on an interview with Percy Biddell in 1966.

      Biddell, Percy
      PR1004 · Collection · 1983-2018

      The collection consists of Edmonton, Alberta weekly publications SEE Magazine #16-913 (1992-2011), VUE Magazine #1-1205 (1995-2018), the Edmonton Bullet (1983-1993), Ed Magazine (2001-2007).

      The collection also consists of a complete run of Edmonton's Real Estate Weekly newspaper from 1983 to 2018, which in early years contained mostly trade advertisements, but in later years contained a variety of historical features by columnists such as Alex Mair and Lawrence Herzog, along with public interest articles on the real estate industry, the building trades, and tourism in Alberta.

      Melnycky, Peter J
      PR0003.003SF.0005 · Series · 1874-1990
      Part of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Lacombe Canada fonds

      This series consists of photographs, negatives, lantern slides and transparencies of various subjects taken in or related to the northern communities of Canada in the Vice-Province of Mackenzie. The images were created or collected by the Oblates in the course of their administrative work or personal lives, and the records often reflect their secular interests. The breadth of the subject matter is immense and unique and documents many aspects of northern Canada and its peoples. Subjects may include Oblates and sisters in the various communities, missions, religious events and activities.

      The images show communities and activities and include local landscapes, indigenous camps, missions, waterways, fauna, fishing, churches and buildings, indigenous people and families, bands and orchestras, transportation, hunting, fur trade, trapping, colleges and schools, Indian residential Schools and students, museums, sports, industries and farming.

      The subjects also focus specifically on the various communities the Oblates served in the north, including: Aklavik, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Norman, Fort Rae, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Inuvik, Yellowknife, as well as many other communities. There are many images of artists’ work at Holman (now Ulukhaktok) on Victoria Island, a cooperative the Oblates, specifically Henri Tardy, were involved in.

      PR3705 · Fonds · 2000-2009

      The fonds consists of administrative records, financial records, correspondence, educational and development tools and resources, project files, studies and evaluations, grant applications, minutes of Management Board meetings, membership lists, AGM reports, organizational chart and bylaws, press clippings, and digital photographs and video recordings related to RAFA’s events.

      Regroupement artistique francophone de l'Alberta
      Robert Campbell fonds
      PR0162 · Fonds · 1918-1966

      Fonds consists of records relating to Campbell’s work as an artist including a number of watercolour paintings and an etching created by Campbell, records pertaining to various art societies to which Campbell belonged, newspaper clippings and correspondence. Fonds has been divided into two series: Textual records and Works of art.

      Campbell, Robert
      Sara E. Johnson fonds
      PR2569 · Fonds · 1967

      The fonds consists of nine sketches of pioneers of Spruce Grove, Alberta drawn by Sara E. Johnson in 1967. Individuals featured in the fonds include Emma Lurson, Alexis Morin, James Lapotac, William Mcleod, Victor Callihoo, Katherine Suder, William Clevette, and Adelaid Dandeneav.

      Johnson, Sara E.
      Satirical Poster collection
      PR3202 · Collection · [before 1973]

      The collection consists of two satirical posters regarding money and personal finance.

      Unknown donor
      Stew Cameron fonds
      PR1884 · Fonds · 1926-1972

      The fonds consists of the cartooning records of Stew Cameron, and includes rough sketches, ink drawings, and copies of press prints of cartoons created from his time as a student, as an employee of the Calgary Herald, the military and the Vancouver Province, and as a freelance cartoonist. The fonds also includes correspondence with parents, his wife, friends and business associates, other records relating to Stew’s life and work as well as a number of published volumes of other editorial cartoonists, some of whom influenced Stew’s work.

      Cameron, Stew
      Sylvain Voyer fonds
      PR1573 · Fonds · 1880-2009, predominant 1939-1996

      The fonds consists of the personal records of Sylvain Voyer and include correspondence, a cashbook, newspaper clippings, photographs of art, programs and notes, and one series, Alberta Art Foundation records.

      Voyer, Sylvain
      T.E Brown fonds
      PR3807 · Fonds · [189-?] - 1972

      The fonds consists of military service and personal records of Dr Thomas Erwin (T.E) Brown, a veteran of both World Wars and a doctor in Taber and Lethbridge. Records include Brown’s military notebooks, ration books, field notes and correspondence; an account book from Brown’s medical practice in Taber in the 1930s and pamphlets relating to pediatric medicines; photographs of Brown’s family; and a sketchbook with Brown’s drawings of his home and family.

      Brown, T.E.
      The Seven Arts Club fonds
      PR0207 · Fonds · 1972-1994

      Fonds includes executive records, financial records as well as the work of the committees. Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, membership and mailing lists, reports, scholarship awards and evaluations, tax returns and registrations, press releases, newsletters, and records pertaining to social events and activities like the Christmas Fair.

      Seven Arts Club
      Viola Martin fonds
      PR1901 · Fonds · 1905-1978

      The fonds primarily consists of 24 oil paintings, painted from memory and photographs by Viola Martin specifically for the Provincial Archives of Alberta and donated to the Archives as the Burton Memorial Collection; the paintings are of various homes and scenes at Burtonsville, Waterways and Alberta Beach from the lives of Vi’s parents, Cornelius and Louise Burton.

      The fonds also includes descriptions and photographs of the paintings, a publication about Burton family descendents (The Burtons of Black Cape and their Descendents), newspaper clippings about Cornelius and Louise Burton, a small published booklet entitled The Gaspé with sketches by Vi Martin, a poem about Cornelius and Louise Burton, photographs of the Burton family and places of importance to the family, certificates for the Bituminous Sand Extraction Company, Limited and the publication Incidents in the Life of John L. Sullivan and Other Famous People of Fifty Years Ago.

      Martin, Viola
      W Roland Winter fonds
      PR3308 · Fonds · 1893-1938

      The fonds consists of records related to Winter’s judicial career, newspaper clippings related to the Winters’ involvement in the arts, and newspaper clippings of arts articles written by Lydia Winter.

      Winter, W. Roland