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APEC Alert collection

  • Fonds
  • 1997-1998

The collection consists of two files containing APEC Alert posters, newsletters, stickers, and ephemera relating to the groups advocacy of resistance to the APEC agenda. Also includes newsletters and like material from other groups opposed to APEC.

Peter Day fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1998

The Peter Day fonds consists of over 2000 items, monographs, limited edition books and artists' books, drawings, posters, prints, cards, boxes, wrappers, video tape recordings, and various small sculptures. The fonds contains the following series: The Peter Day collection of Concrete Poetry, correspondence, and photographs.

Day, Peter

Peter White's It Pays to Play collection

  • Fonds
  • [195-]-1997

The collection consists of material collected and generated in the process of putting together an exhibition of postcards at Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver. The collection is divided into three series: It Pays to Play postcards, It Pays to Play gallery files (including catalogue), and postcards collected as source material in the research process, but not used in the exhibit.

Morris/Trasov Archive fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1996, predominant 1969-1974

The fonds consists of material related to Image Bank, including the Image Exchange Directory, to exhibitions such as 1984, Post Card Shows, to projects such as Colour Bars, Cultural Ecology, to events such as Art's Birthday, Decca Dance, Miss General Idea Pageant (and Pavilion), to collaborative encounters and work with artists such as Robert Filliou, General Idea, Robert Fones, Robert Cummings, Ray Johnson, John Dowd, Anna Banana, Bill Gaglione, Eric Metcalfe, Kate Craig, John Jack Baylin, Herv Fischer, Victor Cavellini, Hermann Nitsch and Fluxus artists, as well as a mayoralty campaign by Mr. Peanut, artist run centre development at the Western Front, and to numerous publications such as in File magazine, catalogues and editions of cards, and to other activities as artists, including the collection and preservation of art and artist related material. The collection consists both of Morris' and Trasov's individual fonds as artists as well as their collective fonds, and additionally of an extensive collection of material complementing these personal papers, including books, periodicals, and other published material as well as art in multiple forms and media, including artists books, moving image and sound recordings, books, collages, correspondence, ephemera, exhibition catalogues, found objects, mailings, magazines, multiples and editions of cards, photographic prints, negatives, slides and transparencies, postcards, posters, drawings, prints, and other forms and media extending physically to over fifty linear metres.

Morris/Trasov Archive

Victor Doray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1967-1996, predominant 1967-1977

Fonds consists of records of two multi media projects created by Victor Doray, Turn Off Delight and Pic a Mix, and records from the Intermedia Society. Includes textual records, audio cassettes, audio reels, photographs (slides, prints and negatives), 8mm film reels, and video cassettes.

Doray, Victor, 1930-

Peter Schuyff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1978-1994

The fonds consists of mail art received by Peter Schuyff from Ray Johnson. Included in the correspondence are collages, clippings, assemblages, photocopied works and other graphic material. The material dates from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s.

Schuyff, Peter, 1958-

PUMPS fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1975-1980

Fonds consists of material documenting and advertising events at PUMPS, and to some extent the private lives of those living and working in the space. Material includes slides, photographs, cards, leaflets and posters, and other textual material.

PUMPS

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-2000, predominant 1952-2000

The fonds consists of records relating to the history and administration of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. These materials include: budgets, correspondence, memorandums, agendas, minutes, pamphlets, booklets, catalogues, list of works, appraisals, newspaper clippings, magazines, reports, terms of reference, renderings, plans, videos, sound recordings, photographs, slides, negatives, proposals, invoices, requisitions, condition reports, application forms, inventory sheets, purchase orders, plaques, donation remittances, handwritten notes, newsletters, artists statements, biographies, curriculum vitae, and invitations. The records are arranged into the following series: 1. History files, 1948-1988; 2. Alvin Balkinds files, 1959-1989; 3. Administration files, 1955-1992; 4. Exhibitions files, 1954-2000; 5. Affiliated organizations files, 1964-1970; 6. Presidents Committee on University Art files, 1923-1989, predominant 1950-1985; 7. New Gallery files, 1949-1994, predominant 1989-1994; 8. Outdoor Sculpture files, 1960-1985.

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Rodney Graham fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1987-1997

Fonds consists of two series: Vexation Island series and other projects series.

Graham, Rodney, 1949-

Vancouver Association for Noncommercial Culture fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-1998

Fonds consists of records generated by the Vancouver Association for Noncommerical Culture in the process of fulfilling their stated objectives. Includes office files, minutes, grant reports, project files, visual and multimedia records, and publications.

Vancouver Association for Noncommercial Culture

Kenneth Coutts-Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937-1987, predominant 1952-1981

The fonds consists of correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts, drafts and proofs of essays, articles, art reviews, and lectures, books, poetry, short stories and a novel, curricula vitae, drawings, prints, posters, audio and video recordings, films, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies, scrapbook, exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and other periodicals, a collection of material about artists, and miscellaneous items. Some of the material in the fonds were added by Helen K. Wright, who organized posthumous shows of Coutts-Smith works, gave lectures on KCS and gathered obituaries and other material relating to her deceased former husband. The fonds has been divided into the following series: artists files, Yugoslav artists files, manuscript and research files, Artexts, press and publicity files and biographical files.

Coutts-Smith, Kenneth

BOO Magazine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994-1997

Fonds consists of materials accumulated during the editorial process of putting together Boo. Included are letters to the editor, general correspondence, essays, articles, poems, commentaries, edited works, interviews, invoices, logo design, illustrations, photographs, slides, mailing lists, flyers, brochures, grant guidelines, slides, newspaper clippings, and issues no. 1 to no. 10 of the publication itself. Contributors to the magazine, in addition to the editors, include Gerald Creede, Michelle Normoyle, Brice Canyon, Keith Wallace, Andrew Klobucar, Andrea Fatona, Janis Bowley, Melissa Wolsak, billy little, Arni Haraldsson, Judy Radul, Colin Smith, Susan Schupli, George Stanley, Scott Watson, Janet Lakeman, Dodie Bellamy, Peter Culley, Kevin Killian, Robert Ballantyne, Myfanwy MacLeod, Peter James Hudson, Erin OBrien, Keith Higgins, Geoffry Topham, Peter Cummings, Michael Turner, Naomi Foyle, Andrea Anderson, Jeff Deby, Clint Burnham, Bob Perelman, Dorothy Trujillo Lusk, Kevin Davies, Louis Cabri, Wayne Arsenault, Zainub Verjee, Zhao Tie Hai, Hank Bull, Robin Peck, Lucy Hogg, Wayde Compton, Tim Davis, Sharla Sava, Warren Murfitt, Jacqui Nolte, Gerry Gilbert, Patrik Anderson, Shannon Oksanen, Erin Moure, Sianne Ngai, G.B. Jones, David Bromage, Rob Manery, Miles Champion, Neil Wedman, Gerald Creede, Aaron Shurin, Brian MacNevin, Caroline Bergvall, Kathy Slade, Bruce Andrews, Tim Atkins, Glenn Alteen, Mark Klobucar, Stuart Blackley, Christine Corlett, Mair Dumett, Tom Raworth, Damon Crain, Geoffry Farmer, and Brian Jungen.

BOO Magazine

Gary Lee Nova fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964-1998, predominant 1964-1983

Fonds consist of Gary Lee Novas correspondence activities. Includes correspondence received and sent to friends, artists and institutions; correspondence between Art Rat and Dr. Brute; The Dead Letter Funeral mail art project; and, Gary Lee Novas copy of the Space Ace Atlas mail art project.

Nova, Gary Lee, 1943-

Roy Kiyooka fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-1993

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Roy Kiyooka over his artistic career, and includes photographs, prints, publications, artworks given to him by friends, cards and posters. The photographic material shot by Kiyooka covers a span of over three decades and is predominantly source material and personal photographs. None of the material in the fonds was used or should be considered as finished artworks, although similar images were incorporated into Kiyooka's artwork. The photographic materials are in a wide variety of photographic media and dimensions, including colour and black and white prints of various sizes, 35mm negative strips, contact sheets, slides, transparencies and other formats. The fonds also includes a small number of prints (possibly lithographs, and 1 etching) and photographs that appear to be gifts from friends and acquaintances. Also included are catalogues and other publications that are by or about Kiyooka, and exhibition catalogues relating to Vancouver and BC artists. The fonds is divided into the following categories: photographic material shot by Kiyooka, other work by Kiyooka, publications by or about Kiyooka, other catalogues, artworks other artists, and posters/prints.

Kiyooka, Roy

Eric Metcalfe fonds

  • Fonds
  • 195?-199?, predominant 1968-1976

The fonds consists of textual and graphic materials relating to the development of Metcalfe's art projects and themes, including Leopard Realty and Banal Beauty Inc.; photographs and clippings documenting Metcalfe's works; and materials sent and received through Metcalfe's participation in several Mail Art networks, including Fluxus West, General Idea and Image Bank.

Materials from each of the abovementioned categories are organized into three series, based on content: Art Projects, Correspondence and Collected Materials. The series and subseries contained in this fonds break down as follows:

4.1 Art Projects series
4.1-1 Look at This subseries
4.1-2 Banal Beauty Inc. / Brutopia subseries
4.1-3 Leopard Realty subseries
4.1-4 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-5 Spots Before Your Eyes subseries
4.1-6 Howard Hughes subseries
4.1-7 Films and videos subseries
4.1-8 Artworks and exhibitions photographs subseries
4.1-9 Artworks and exhibitions documentation subseries
4.2 Correspondence series
4.2-1 Mail art subseries
4.2-2 Mail art compilations subseries
4.2-3 General and business correspondence subseries
4.3 Collected materials series
4.3-1 Western Front subseries
4.3-2 Collected images subseries
4.3-3 Collected publications subseries
4.3-4 Collected ephemera subseries
4.3-5 Bag of marbles subseries

Metcalfe, Eric, 1940-

Al Neil collection

  • Collection
  • 1962 - 1994

The collection consists of audio and moving image recordings of performances by Al Neil and various musical ensembles that performed with him (Al Neil Trio, Al Neil Jazz Probe, Al Neil Quartet, and solo efforts). They include performances at the Vancouver School of Art, Simon Fraser University, The Western Front and others. The performances date from 1962 through 1989, although this collection contains CD and DVD copies (not the original recordings).


These copies were produced as part of the Al Neil Project, a 2005 collaborative effort between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, New Orchestra Workshop, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society and the grunt gallery.

Neil, Al

John Reeve and Donna Balma fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951 - 2004

Fonds consists of 31.25 cm of photographic and textual materials. Records contain correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, memoirs and ephemera dating from 1951 to 2004 relating mainly to John and Donna's work and life in England at St. Ives. The fonds is divided into five series: biographical, publications/manuscripts/articles, Leach Pottery, ephemera, and Donna Balma.

The majority of records were created by/collected by John Reeve. Some series, (specifically the "Leach School of Pottery" and "Collected Ephemera" series), are undesignated in their origin or belonged to, were created by, or maintained by both Reeve and Balma and are inseparable in their provenance. Donna Balma has her own series within the fonds, containing sketchbooks and correspondence and other records whose provenance (responsibility of origin) clearly lies with Ms. Balma.

Reeve, John

Sax Island collection

  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists predominantly of works by Eric Metcalfe, with two paintings by Hank Bull. Includes storyboards, original drawings, photocopies, props and promotional materials.

Glenn Lewis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950 - 2007

Fonds consists of 3.04 meters of textua, photographic and other material created or collected by artist Glenn Lewis. Consists of records pertaining to and reflecting Lewis' travels, employment, study, artist collectives and associations, and artistic projects from 1950 to 2007. Records consist of photographic materials (prints, slides and negatives), journals/day-planners, postcards, letters, lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, notes and miscellaneous writings, published books and catalogues, exhibit pamphlets and brochures, grant and commission information, legal documents, artwork and drawings, 1 CD and 1 DVD, and 3 ceramic pieces.

Lewis, Glenn

Artropolis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1984-2005

The fonds consists of records relating to the planning, administrative, fundraising, promotional, documentary and curatorial activities of the Artropolis exhibitions. These materials include: budgets, grant applications, proposals, research files and site plans; correspondence, financial statements, fundraising letters, logos, licenses and contracts, employee and volunteer files, minutes and reports; press releases and sponsorship agreements, banners, brochures and posters; and artists’ résumés and applications, attendance records, comment books, exhibition catalogues, scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs, video recordings, and artwork.

The records are arranged into the following sous-fonds: Artropolis 87 (1984 - 1990); Artropolis 90 (1987 - 1991); Artropolis 93 (1990, 1992 - 1993); Browser Artropolis 97 (1992, 1997 - 1998); Artropolis 2001 (1988, 1999 - 2001); Artropolis 2003 (1988, 1992, 2001 - 2005).

Artropolis

Russell FitzGerald fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951 - 1978

The fonds consists of records generated by Russell FitzGerald during the course of his adult life and includes journals, sketchbooks, art reproductions and originals, slides and photos.

FitzGerald, Russell

Mr. Peanut collection

  • Fonds
  • [197-]

The collection contains materials generated by Vincent Trasov relating to the Mr. Peanut character in general and to the 1974 mayoralty campaign and materials generated by others relating to the same subject. The collection contains predominantly graphic materials in the form of ephemera (cards, placemats, stationary, and the like) as well as objects such as ceramic peanuts and a commemorative plate.

Mr. Peanut