Fonds P180 - Bob McKenna fonds

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Bob McKenna fonds

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  • Moving images
  • Graphic material

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  • [1995?]-2001 (Creation)
    McKenna, Bob

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67 moving images
607 MB of photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.
1 poster

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([ca. 1950?]-)

Biographical history

Bob McKenna is a Quebec artist and filmmaker working in visual and media arts.
Together with his brother Kevin, Bob McKenna participated in the exhibition "Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke" that was sponsored by the Arts and Culture Committee of the 1976 international Olympic Games held in Montreal. The exhibition was dismantled by the City of Montreal before the Olympic Games opened. Several of the artists involved in the exhibition initiated legal proceedings against the city, these later known as the Corridart affair. Twenty-five years later, in 2001, Bob McKenna produced a documentary about the Corridart affair, entitled "About the Corridart Affair".

Custodial history

The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections April 6, 2016, May 3, 2016, and May 5, 2016.

Scope and content

The Bob McKenna fonds contains documents pertaining to the film “About the Corridart Affair,” produced by Bob McKenna in 2001.

The fonds contains original material used for the production of the film “About the Corridart Affair.” The documents consist primarily of on-camera interviews with the artists involved in the exhibition "Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke," bearing witness to the artists’ careers and to the legal proceedings following the dismantling of the exhibition. Also included in the fonds are the film itself and a poster announcing the film, along with electronic photographs and newspaper clippings used in the production of the film.

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The documents were donated to Concordia University Archives by Bob McKenna in 2002 and 2006. The poster was donated by Leo Rosshandler in 2010.


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  • English
  • French

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    The access to the interviews is restricted until digitized.

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