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Mara McBirney fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933-1982

The fonds consists of files of examinations and business reports, as well as correspondence, attendance registers, notes and sound cassettes relating to school activities.

McBirney, Mara

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

Harry T. Devine fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1898

The fonds consists of Devine's photographs depicting early Vancouver, including scenes, buildings, and a portrait of Vancouver's first City Council.

Devine, Harry T.

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-

Robert Smithson collection

  • Collection
  • 1951-1977, 2001-2007

The material in the Robert Smithson Collection consists of items collected by the late Vancouver writer and filmmaker Dennis Wheeler. All the material is related to Wheeler’s association with the noted American artist Robert Smithson. Materials in the collection include: articles, correspondence, journals, magazines, catalogues, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, notes, slides, and negatives.

Smithson, Robert

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-

Philip Timms fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1937

The fonds consists of Timms' photographs of Vancouver and other locations in B.C. depicting individuals and families, scenes and panoramas, businesses, buildings, streets, churches, and various modes of transportation.

Timms, Philip Thomas

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

Vancouver Ballet Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-2000

The fonds consists of records created and maintained by the Society. Records include newsletters, financial statements and grant applications, correspondence, minutes, reports, membership lists, the constitution and by-laws of the Society, and records from the Spring Seminars including applications and scholarship information.

Vancouver Ballet Society

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

J.F. Spalding fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1958]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scenes of the Rocky Mountains, the B.C. Interior, Vancouver, the Fraser Canyon, and ships.

Spalding, J.F.

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

Irina Reid fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, programmes, photographs, scrapbooks, and translations into English from Russian for various ballerinas.

Reid, Irina

Stuart Thomson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1940]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting Vancouver panoramas, streets, sports, harbour, ships, buildings and businesses.

Thomson, Stuart

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

Bailey Brothers Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1888-1900]

The fonds consists of photographs of scenes, streets, and group portraits in Vancouver, B.C., of Bailey Brothers Company and the firm of Bailey and Neelands.

Bailey Brothers Company

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-

Edwards Brothers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1900, 1920-1931

The fonds consists of portraits and photographs of early Vancouver (1888-1900) and Victoria as well as portraits and photographs of B.C. towns (1920-1931).

Edwards Brothers

Julia Tecson collection

  • Fonds
  • 1954-1988

The collection consists of letters from famous dancers such as Lynn Seymour and Margo Fontaine. These letters were collected from the holdings of the Vancouver Ballet Society by Julia Tecson.

Seiriol Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1986

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Seiriol Williams. Records are arranged into series as follows 1) Papers and memorabilia; 2) Talks and writings and 3) Photographs.

Williams, Seiriol Llewlyn

R.H. Trueman fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1930]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scenery, towns, and railways in the Rocky Mountains of B.C. and Alberta and portraits and scenery of Vancouver and White Rock, B.C.

Trueman, Richard Henry

Women's Auxiliary fonds

  • CA VAG 08.27-28; 09.13-15
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2009

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery from 1947 to 2009; most predominantly their fundraising operations, which document the growth of the Gallery. The fonds consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, financial statements, loans list, sales forms, receipt books, bank books, Certificate(s) of Change in Constitution, drafts and revisions, correspondence, member lists, Noreen Anderson award records, Alumni Association records, programs, reservations, and rentals records, bulletins, newsletters, requests, job descriptions, mission statements and objectives, a personal notebook, newspaper clippings (some copied from scrapbooks), ephemera, correspondence, prize lists, statements, lists of sales, lists of recommendations and regulations, original art work, applications, programs, agendas, maps, publicity, ticket sales, catalogues, policies, permits, histories, and scrapbooks. The fonds is arranged into 5 series: Series 1. Reports and Minutes; Series 2. Financial Records; Series 3. General Records; Series 4. Events and Activities; Series 5. Historical Records.

Women's Auxiliary to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Brian Fawcett fonds

  • CA UNBC 1996.2
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2006

Fonds consists of personal papers, books, manuscripts, photographic materials, audio recordings and electronic records arranged into five series, which relate to Mr. Fawcett's personal life, his creative works and his relationships with members of the literary community.

Fawcett, Brian

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