Fonds 00.22 - Merle Bonnick fonds

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Merle Bonnick fonds

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CA CMX 00.22

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  • [ca. 1913-2002] (Creation)
    Bonnick, Merle

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470 slides : col.;17 photographs;notebook

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Merle Bonnick was born in Red Deer Alberta. Bonnick was trained as an artist and upon moving to Comox in 1952 worked as a commercial artist creating signs for local business. In 1960s Bonnick designed the logo for the Town of Comox. As artist Bonnick traveled extensively around the Comox Valley, Denman and Hornby Island and Campbell River to find and photograph subjects for her work. Bonnicks work included charcoals, oils and watercolours.

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The material was donated to the Comox Archives and Museum by Merle Bonnick in 2000 Carl Ackland was instrumental in delivering the collection to CAMS.

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The fonds consists primarily of colour slides of Comox, Denman and Hornby Island, Point Holmes, Little River, Sproat Lake, Quadra Island, Royston, Buttle Lake, Campbell River, and flora and fauna of Comox area. There are a few photographs of people. Fonds also include a notebook.

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BCAUL control number: CMX-3

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