Fonds RG 2035 - Department of Art and Art History - Kenderdine Campus (Emma Lake Art School) fonds

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Department of Art and Art History - Kenderdine Campus (Emma Lake Art School) fonds

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RG 2035

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  • 1937-1989 (Creation)

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1.0 m of textual records and sound recordings

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(1936 -)

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With the opening of its Murray Point Summer School of Art at Emma Lake in 1936, the University of Saskatchewan became the first Canadian University to establish an outdoor art school. The classes were designed to be equivalent to winter session courses with an emphasis on the needs of students from small towns, the majority of whom were teachers. In 1955 the Regina Campus Art Department decided to establish a two-week professional artists' workshop. Many acclaimed painters, sculptors, and art critics, especially from New York, made the trip north to Emma Lake. With the creation of the University of Regina in 1974, the University of Saskatchewan took sole administrative responsibility for the Murray Point School. In 1989 the Emma Lake Art School was renamed the Kenderdine Campus. A. "Gus" Kenderdine was director of the school from 1936 to 1947.

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This fonds contains year books, attendance books, visitor's registers and minute and account books. The series also contains audio cassettes of the symposium entitled "Emma Lake Artist's Workshop - Community Critics Workshop" (1989).

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Access to files containing personal information about faculty, staff or students in restricted.

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Finding aid available: file title list only.

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Associated materials can be found in the A.F.L. Kenderdine fonds (MG 87). Materials relating to Emma Lake and the artists who studied there can be found in the department of Art and Art History fonds (RG 2034); the Ruth Pawson fonds (MG 204); the Beth and McGregor Hone fonds (MG 183); the Hans Dommasch fonds (MG 172); the Mina Forsyth fonds (MG 97); and the Jean Murray fonds (MG 61). Other useful collections regarding Emma Lake include the Department of Visual Arts fonds and the Ken Lochhead fonds (86-29) at the University of Regina Archives. See also Faculty Biographies, Alumni records, publications, and various administrative/president's papers.

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