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Stuart Baker fonds Series
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Arngrim Family

This series encompasses material relating to the family of Thor and Norma (MacMillan) Arngrim dating from the 1950s to 1980s. Thor Arngrim co-founded Totem Theatre with Stuart Baker in 1951, and married Nora MacMillan, one of Totem's actresses, in 1954. They had two children, Stefan and Alison, who became involved in acting and music.

Personal Life

The series contains slides, photographs, negatives and home movies relating to Baker's private life in Canada and several trips abroad.

Post-Totem Theatre Involvement

This series documents Baker’s involvement with North American theatre between 1952 and the late 1970s, and includes an extensive collection of slides, photographs and newspaper clippings

The series is further divided into one sub-series on Education, which documents Baker's involvement with drama and summer theatre schools.

Pre-Totem Theatre Involvement

This series documents Baker’s involvement in Canadian theatre from the late 1940s until 1951, and is comprised of both photographic material and scrapbooks compiled between 1948 and 1951.

Totem Theatre Involvement

The Totem Theatre series documents extensively Baker’s involvement with the Totem Theatre company between 1951 and 1954. The series encompasses not only the administrative and promotional side of Totem Theatre, but also the production and staging side. The series includes administrative and promotional material as well as photographs and an extensive collection of newspaper clippings.