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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.

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-

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

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

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

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

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-

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

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

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

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

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-

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