Fonds F012 - Edith Mather fonds

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Edith Mather fonds

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  • Graphic material

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F012

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  • [195- ?] ; 1957-1981, predominant 1957-1969 (Creation)
    Creator
    Mather, Edith

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72 photographs
2 slides
1 painting

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([19--]-)

Biographical history

Edith Mather is a Montreal-based photographer and a former Collections Services staff member at Concordia University Libraries. Mather is known for her candid black and white images of Montreal, which she developed and printed in her home. Her collection was donated to the McCord Museum of Canadian History in 2012. Her photographs document the evolution of Montreal’s urban landscape. Many focus on the demolition that occurred in Saint-Henri prior to the building of the Ville-Marie Expressway. Mather published Touches of fantasy on Montreal streets (1977). Edith Mather retired from Concordia University Libraries at age 82. She was friends with Irving Layton.

Custodial history

Documents were donated to Concordia University Libraries by Edith Mather.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of materials accumulated by Edith Mather resulting from her friendship with Irving Layton. This fonds is predominantly composed of photographic prints, negatives, and slides of Irving Layton, Betty (Sutherland) Layton, Aviva (Cantor) Layton, and children Max Layton, Naomi Layton, and David Layton. It also contains a painting of Irving Layton by Edith Mather.

Collection is divided into 2 series:
C010/A. Photographs
C010/B. Artwork

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Physical condition

Materials are in good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

The documents were donated to Concordia University Libraries Special Collections by Edith Mather April 11, 2012.

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Unless otherwise indicated, material has been arranged in the order of receipt.

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Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Reproduction for research and private study is permitted.
Use of material in a publication may only be done with permission of the copyright owner.

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Finding-aid and box listing available.

Associated materials

Edith Mather’s collection of 4293 black and white photographic prints and their negatives is held in the collection of the McCord Museum of Canadian History.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Copyright held by the creator(s).

Conservation

Documents were placed in acid-free file folders and archival quality boxes. 51 photographs were removed from an album for preservation purposes.

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Final

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Full

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