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Bob McKenna fonds

  • P180
  • Fonds
  • [1995?]-2001

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.

McKenna, Bob

Corridart collection

  • P119
  • Collection
  • 1976-1981

The collection consists of materials assembled by the plaintiffs' lawyers and deposited with the Quebec Superior Court in connection with the Corridart case. The collection documents the conception and execution of Corridart, as well as its abrupt dismantling and the legal proceedings that followed. There are materials related to the careers of the artists who participated in the court case, and information about related legal precedents.

The collection includes an inventory by Melvin Charney of the sites along Sherbrooke Street, explaining the conception of Corridart as a rue-musée qu'on visite à pied. There is also a comprehensive set of photographs of Corridart, documenting the common elements (the continuous assemblage), as well as the works exhibited along Sherbrooke Street, the panels of text, and the sites of activities. These photographs trace the entire Corridart route from east to west. There are photographs documenting the dismantling. Others show impounded works and several illustrate damage to works. The collection includes project proposals, planning documents, contracts between artists and COJO, correspondence, articles from legal journals, reports of meetings, blueprints, and sketches. There are also artists' curricula vitae, photographs, brochures, and other documents related to the artists' careers that were assembled to establish their status as professional artists.

The collection is arranged into the following two series:

P119/1 Textual and related documents
P119/2 Photographs of Corridart installations

Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke

Desmond Rupert Adams fonds

  • P241
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2007

Fonds consists of personal, family, and studio photographs including studio portraits, commercial assignments and personal explorations.

The fonds contains a variety of photographic formats, art works, and exhibition prints. There are photo albums, some audio-visual documents and some studio client files.

Adams, Desmond Rupert

Eric Wesselow fonds

  • P201
  • Fonds
  • [192-?]-1998

The description of this fonds is not available. Please contact Concordia University Libraries Special Collections for more information.

Wesselow, Eric

Jacques Cambay Collection

  • C019
  • Collection
  • [ca.1977-1988]

The Jacques Cambay Collection is the result of Jacques Cambay ‘s research into stained-glass in Quebec, and the contributions of artists working in stained-glass to the Province's artistic heritage. The collection documents stained-glass windows existing in Quebec churches during the 1970s and 1980s. It also includes information pertaining to select churches. In addition, the collection documents the works of a number of stained glass artists, including Guido Nincheri, Charles William Kelsey, and Flavien St. Pierre, and the stained-glass studio "Canadian Pittsburgh Industries Limited" (C.P.I.). Importantly, it contains oral history interviews conducted by Cambay with artists working in stained glass.

The Jacques Cambay collection is composed mostly of photographic materials in form of prints and slides, but also audio cassettes and textual records. As textual materials, the collection consists in pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, extracts from reference works, and handwritten notes. An index of Quebec churches with stained glass windows completes the collection.

Cambay, Jacques

Jean Noël fonds

  • P122
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1977

The fonds provides information on the artwork "FFF (banderoles)" which Jean Noël created for the exhibition Corridart in Montreal in 1976.

The fonds consists of slides of Noël's artwork and a poster for a 1977 exhibit of the work at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.

Noël, Jean

La Centrale fonds

  • P128
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2013

The fonds provides information on the administration, programming, and activities of La Centrale. It covers the gallery’s development from its beginnings in 1973 until 2013. The fonds documents the gallery’s history, as well as its role in the Montreal art scene. In addition to events and exhibitions, the fonds includes documentation concerning the Mois de la performance, Viva!, the Mois de la photographie, and HTMlles, and other Montreal-based events. It also contains biographical information on a significant number of artists based around the world.

The fonds contains a wide variety of documents, including but not limited to, meeting minutes, newsletters, reports, press clippings, publications, artists’ CVs, correspondence, photographs, posters and other publicity, programs, audio recordings and moving images, contracts, financial records, and objects.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P128/A. Administration
P128/B. Financial Records
P128/C. Programming
P128/D. Communications
P128/E. Artists and Events
P128/F. Publications
P128/G. External Relations
P128/H. Facilities Management
P128/I. Legal Affairs
P128/J. Membership
P128/K. Human Resources
P128/L. Surveys

La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse

Lawrence Hayward collection

  • C018
  • Collection
  • [19--] ; [1966-1978]

The Lawrence Hayward collection contains documentation concerning Lawrence Hayward’s research on Canadian sculptors working between 1840 and 1910. The collection contain material on a diverse array of artists, including Charles Adamson, Walter S. Allward, Emile Brunet, John Lisney Banks, Allan Archibald Cameron, Frederick Alexander Turner Dunbar, Ulric Stonewall Jackson Dunbar, Merle Foster, George William Hill, Frances Norma Loring, Hamilton T. C. P. MacCarthy, Vernon March, Charles Duncan Mckechnie, Robert Tait McKenzie, Eleanor Milne, Lauréat Vallière, Marshall Wood, Percy Wood, and Florence Wyle, among others.

The collection consists of research materials, correspondence, reports, index cards, slides, photographs, and drawings documenting Lawrence Hayward’s research into Canadian sculptors. Research files contain materials compiled by Hayward, including clippings, biographical information, articles, correspondence, and catalogues, among other items.

Hayward, Lawrence

Leon Llewellyn fonds

  • F032
  • Fonds
  • [19--] ; 1966-2018, predominant 1969-1979

The Leon Llewellyn fonds contains materials documenting the life and career of Leon Llewellyn. Significantly, the fonds is composed of documentation pertaining to Montreal's English-speaking Black Community. These materials document the activities and functions of various Black community organizations, including but not limited to, the Negro Community Centre/Charles H. Este Cultural Centre; Black Studies Centre; Quebec Board of Black Educators; Black Community Central Administration of Quebec; Black Community Council of Quebec; National Black Coalition of Canada; Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Association; Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Black Community Association; Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Development Project; Black Theater Workshop; Association of Black Artists; Montreal Black Photography Society; Union United Church; Black Action Party; National Black Coalition Institute of Research in the Black Experience; National Congress of Black Women; Black Community Communications Media; Black Is!; Negro Theater Arts Club; Revue Theater; Black Workers Association; Black Youth Radio; and the Black Youth Television Workshop. Materials related to the Concordia Student Union; Concordia University's Black Student Union; McGill Black Student Union, Caribbean Students' Society of McGill University; and the Black Students' Association of Champlain College are also found in this fonds. Additionally, this fonds contains various issues of prominent community newspapers and magazines, including but not limited to, Uhuru; Focus Umoja; Focus Magazine; Afro-Can; Afro Canadian; Contrast; The Black Voice; Montréal Camera; Community Contact; The Montreal Challenger; The Montreal Oracle; African Awakener; Canadian Tribune; Voice of Montreal; and The Black: A Canadian Journal of Self Expression. It also contains materials related to the publication of the book "Journey into Our Caribbean Past" by Eric Llewellyn.

The Leon Llewellyn fonds is composed of a wide variety of textual and graphic materials, including photographs, negatives, contact sheets, sketches and drawings, greeting cards, newspapers, magazines, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agenda, bulletins, invitations, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, booklets, posters, financial documents, programs, and curricula, among many others. The fonds also contains a few objects.

The Leon Llewellyn fonds is divided into three series:
F032/A Community organizations and events
F032/B Community newspapers and magazines
F032/C Personal papers

Llewellyn, Leon

Lucien Desmarais fonds

  • P063
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1988, predominant 1947-1988

The fonds documents the arts and crafts in Montreal and elsewhere between the late 1940s and the 1980s. The fonds covers the evolution of Lucien Desmarais' career from its beginnings at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts until his death in 1988, including his activities in theatre and his travels. The fonds also reveals his diverse interests in theatre, entertainment, and general culture. The fonds is based on the professional activities of Lucien Desmarais, tisserand concepteur (weaver-designer) and gives information on his creations for high fashion and interior decoration and the annual exhibitions in which he participated. The fonds also gives information on his involvement in numerous associations and cultural organizations as founder, director, and jury member. The fonds gives information on his teaching activities and the courses he gave at various colleges, as well as his speeches.

The fonds includes correspondence, textile samples, course notes, theatre programs, posters, invitations to openings and exhibits, photographs, clippings, drawings, albums, and a scrapbook of clippings of fashion photographs with swatches of the fabrics used in the garments shown. It includes a major collection of documents on the history of textiles and the artists and craftspersons who made them.

The fonds is organized into the following series:
P063/A Biography
P063/B Education
P063/C Administration
P063/D Financial records
P063/E Theatrical properties man
P063/F Weaver-designer
P063/G Consultant
P063/H Teaching and speeches
P063/I External relations
P063/J Travels
P063/K Awards and honours
P063/L Writings and publications
P063/M Research documents
P063/N Shows
P063/O Graphic materials

Desmarais, Lucien

Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche collection

  • C011
  • Collection
  • 1972-2014, predominant 1972-1974

Collection consists of materials accumulated by Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche, mostly relating to the founding and first exhibition of Powerhouse Gallery, now La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. Items also document The Flaming Apron craft store, and various exhibitions held at La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. This collection contains items created by Margaret Griffin, Leslie Busch, Billie-Joe Mericle, and Stansje Plantenga, founding members of Powerhouse Gallery. Materials in this collection are primarily dated 1972-1974, with select documents dated 2001 and 2004. Some documents were annotated by Margaret Griffin and Clara Gutsche in 2014.

Materials documenting the establishment and history of Powerhouse Gallery include: correspondence, newspaper clippings, proposals, descriptions, timelines, publications, posters, slides, negatives, a leaflet, a drawing, a paintings, and clothing. These materials primarily concern the Gallery’s first exhibition, Windows: From the Inside Out: Painting, Photography, Ceramic and Sculpture (1973), presented at 1210 Greene Avenue in Westmount, Quebec. Items also document various exhibitions held at Powerhouse Gallery and La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, including: Codpieces: Phallic Paraphernalia (1974), The Past to the Present (2001), and Powerhouse: Where are we now? (2001). Materials concerning the activities of The Flaming Apron, a craft store in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, include: clothing, ceramics, and a newsletter. This collection also contains La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse publications, including Women’s Bookworks (1979) and Les Centrelles (2004), as well as items related to art and artist run centers in Canada.

Collection is divided into 3 series:
C011/A. Powerhouse Gallery/La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
C011/B. The Flaming Apron
C011/C. Art in Canada

Griffin, Margaret

Marion Wagschal fonds

  • F003
  • Fonds
  • [196-] – 1984

Fonds contain records relating to Marion Wagschal as an artist and Irving Layton’s friend. Material consists of drawings, slides, postcards, and handwritten letters from Irving Layton. The Marion Wagschal Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds has been divided into the following series:
F003/A Correspondence
F003/B Drawings and paintings
F003/C Poems.

Wagschal, Marion

Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection

  • C020
  • Collection
  • [198-] ; [ca. 1982]

The collection is composed of images taken by François Lachapelle for the book "Répertoire des gravures conservées au Monastère des ursulines de Québec" (1982), created in collaboration with Mario Béland. The collection includes 465 slides, both black and white and colour, showing engravings, paintings, and embroidery from the collection of the Monastère des Ursulines de Québec. It also contains a handwritten inventory, which provides details about the items in the collection of the Ursulines de Québec.

The Monastère des Ursulines de Québec collection is divided into 2 series:
• C020/A. Textual material
• C020/B. Photographic material

Monastère des Ursulines de Québec

Pauline Morier fonds

  • F030
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1982

Textual documents related to Pauline Morier's participation in the exhibition "Pare-Chocs" at Vehicule Art gallery in 1981, and the following correspondence due to vandalizm on her works.

Morier, Pauline

Sur Rodney (Sur) fonds

  • P234
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-2019, predominantly 1974-2019

The Sur Rodney (Sur) fonds gives an insight into the life and career of Sur Rodney (Sur), from his childhood in Montreal until today. It informs about his family background and early life as part of Montreal’s black community during the 1950s and 1960s. The fonds illustrates Sur Rodney’s work as an artist and activist, and it presents the North-American and more precisely the New York East Village art scene around Sur Rodney (Sur) from the 1960s to 2018, by the means of personal correspondence exchanged with Sur Rodney (Sur), exhibition catalogues, and documents related to The Sur Rodney (Sur) Show (1980) and the All New Sur Rodney (Sur) Show (1981). It also contains information about the AIDS crisis, the organization Visual Aids and Sur Rodney’s implication within this context.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P234/A The Adams family and Sur Rodney (Sur)’s personal life
P234/B The Artist Sur Rodney (Sur) and fellow artists

The fonds includes, but is not limited to, photographs, art works, scrap-books, posters, speaking notes, correspondence, programs, flyers, newspaper clippings, ephemera, publications with contributions by Sur Rodney (Sur), moving images and sound recordings.

Sur Rodney (Sur)

Tom Dubicanac fonds

  • P163
  • Fonds
  • March 1976 - August 1976

The fonds relates to the exhibition Corridart on Sherbrooke street, a major project of the Arts and Culture program of the 1976 international Olympic Games in Montreal, taking place in July 1976. More precisely, the fonds gives information on Archigrok’s installation “Pine Forest” as part of the Corridart exhibition.

The fonds consists of correspondence, quotes for material, contracts, and the official invitation to participate at Corridart.

Dubicanac, Tom

Yves Charbonneau fonds

  • F033
  • Fonds
  • [194-?], [196-]-2007, predominantly 1970-[198-]

The fonds documents Yves Charbonneau's musical career until 1975 on the one hand, and his photographic exploitations during the 1980s on the other hand. It gives an insight into the organization of the Quatuor du Jazz libre du Québec (1967-1975), the Val-David Artistic Colony (1970), the Ferme du Petit Québec libre (1970-1973) and l'Amorce (1972-1974), while highlighting the political dimension of these jazz-related initiatives.
The fonds is divided into the following series :
F033/A – Jazz libre du Québec
F033/B – Political newspapers
F033/C - Visual arts studies
The fonds contains legal documents, press clippings, leaflets, and notes concerning the activities of free music in Petit Québec libre and in l’Amorce. The fonds also contains political newspapers collected by Yves Charbonneau during the 1970s, as well as photographs related to Charbonneau’s visual arts studies, including portraits, landscape photography, and still-lifes.

Charbonneau, Yves