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Robert Calder and Holly Borgerson Calder fonds

  • MG 418
  • Fonds
  • 1910-2015 (inclusive); 1970-2010 (predominant).

The first accession (2011-053) contains a scrapbook, art catalogues and theatre playbill programs.
The second accession (2016-147) is a record of Calder’s activities in three areas: personal life and career as student and faculty member, career as an internationally published author, and contributions to the Saskatchewan writing community.

Calder, Robert Lorin

Zepp-Varga Collection

  • MG 559
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940s] – 2015 (inclusive); 1981-2003 (predominant)

This collection primarily reflects Zepp’s interest in Inuit art and artists. It includes interviews with artists, images taken over the course of several years of the northern landscape, community and individuals. Importantly, Zepp and Varga spent time at fishing and hunting camps or in the homes of artists, and the resulting material reflects that friendship and intimate relationship. Material created or acquired during Zepp’s career as a curator is also evident, including a significant photo resource of Inuit art from major collections. The reference library is an uniquely complete set of articles and major works relating to Inuit art in Canada. Additionally, the collection includes material relating to a number of other artists, predominantly from Saskatchewan, whose work Zepp admired (in many instances, Zepp organized the first major exhibition of their work).

Zepp, Norman

Terry Fenton fonds

  • MG 445
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2013 (inclusive); 1970-2013 (predominant)

This collection contains correspondence relating to Fenton’s professional and private life—including a great deal of correspondence with notable artists, art dealers, and galleries. The fonds also contains working and completed drafts of his writing, and research notes, clippings, and photocopies related thereto. Working files from his periods of directorship, and from his time running Terry Fenton Art Services are also present. News clippings and articles about Fenton are dispersed throughout.
Art / travel journals are also included, as is an extensive collection of photographs and slides both documenting Fenton’s inventory of his own work, and also showing a range of art by others encountered over his career. A number of more personal photographs, slides and videos show artists at work and at play at a variety of workshops, and in a variety of settings. Digital and physical landscape photographs used for inspiration in Fenton’s painting are also present.
A large portion of the collection is comprised of Fenton’s library, which includes publications from the Edmonton Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, and the Leighton Foundation, as well as more general collected texts, works by Fenton, and an extensive collection of exhibition catalogues.

Fenton, Terry

Tom Smith fonds

  • MG 431
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900-2012 (inclusive) ; 1930s-1970s (predominant)

The fonds includes paintings, sketches and memorabilia relating to the artistic pursuits and output of Olena (Sherven) Smith; and material relating to Tom Smith’s careers and interests, particularly archaeology and local history, as well as engineering and farming, including documentation of his job on the engineering crew for the Alaska Highway.

Smith, Tom

Harald Finkler fonds

  • MG 621
  • Fonds
  • 1986-2010 (inclusive)

This collection of images by H. W. Finkler, were taken of activities within the framework of Canada – USSR / Russia cooperation on the arctic. The subject matter follows the development of international relations, with an emphasis on the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and particularly, Indigenous peoples of the north. The collection contains images of cities, towns, and herding camps; various officials from Canada and Russia; and numerous images of local people. It is an exceptionally comprehensive glimpse into the architecture, landscape, and daily lives of people in the Russian federation, over a period of roughly 20 years.

Finkler, Harald

Walter Slipchenko fonds

  • MG 599
  • Fonds
  • 1930-2010 (inclusive); 1970-1995 (predominant)

This fonds contains materials created or accumulated by Walter Slipchenko during his career and during research for his definitive report, Canada's Arctic Cooperation with the Soviet Union and Russia, 1965-2000. The documentation is comprehensive, covering a number of subjects and organizations, and provides a valuable record of circumpolar life across several nations. In addition to the physical items, it includes a website, www.walterslipchenko.com which provides further information on the scope of the report and the development of international, circumpolar relationships.

Slipchenko, Walter

Keith Ewart Photograph Collection

  • MG 259
  • Fonds
  • 1885-2009 (inclusive), 1977-2009 (predominant)

This collection includes images Keith Ewart has taken of structural landmarks, particularly in Saskatchewan, but also from all across Canada. Also, there are glass plates from a Moose Jaw photographer ca. 1915-1920. The collection also contains some images that were not taken by Ewart, but were collected by him.

Ewart, Keith

LGBT Movie Poster collection

  • MG 540
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1956-2009] (inclusive)

This collection consists of promotional materials for films with a homosexual, bisexual, or transgender component, in terms of characters or theme. Both documentaries and feature films are included.

Mac and Beth Hone fonds

  • MG 183
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1800s]-2007 (inclusive); 1939-1996 (predominant)

This fonds contains documentation relating to the Hones' extensive involvement in the arts--notably, the art scene in Saskatchewan during the early 1940s and the establishment of the Saskatoon Arts Centre, the Art Association of Saskatoon, "The Prospectors," along with correspondence from friends Ernie Lindner, Nonie Mulcaster, Robert Hurley, etc. The Hone=s own artistic work is also well documented; as is their exceptional community work: with the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, UNESCO, Voice of Women, Regina Community Clinic, etc. The Hones were also actively involved with the Unitarian Fellowship, Regina. Additionally, this fonds contains business records from ADM Hone, Mac's father, documenting early land / mining / logging rights and development in the west. An extensive collection of slides documents the art and architecture of numerous countries visited by the Hones; including personal and commercial images of international works of art. The slide collection also illustrates many of the themes used in the Hones' art, and documents their family, friends, and interests.

Hone, John Ramsey McGregor, 1920-2007 (artist, teacher)

Maurice Yacowar collection

  • MG 430
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2006 (inclusive); 1972-1980 (predominant)

This is a collection of Yacowar’s art auction catalogues, predominantly for European and American art, ranging from the Old Masters to contemporary, representing a variety of mediums. Several of the catalogues include final price lists from the auctions.

Yacowar, Maurice

Art and Advertising collection

  • MG 623
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2005 (inclusive); 1967-1998 (predominant)

This collection consists of exhibition catalogues, posters, invitations and promotional ephemera, primarily (but not exclusively) from Canadian art galleries. The catalogues predominantly feature the work of Canadian artists, with some European and American artists (and minimal representation from Asian artists). The collection provides interesting documentation of the development of Canadian art across the country, including regional focus and to some extent, the development of interest in Indigenous art. In addition, the collection includes some auction catalogues, as well as items relating to advertising; art and design used in industry promotion; and industrial design.

Doris Hillis fonds

  • MG 444
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2004

This collection includes working papers and completed versions of Hillis’ published and unpublished poetry, drama, and fiction, as well as research and correspondence related thereto. The collection includes a range of interviews conducted by Hillis with a number of Saskatchewan authors for her books Voices and Visions and Plainspeaking. This collection also includes chapbooks published by Andrew Suknaski, Lorna Uher, and Mick Burrs.
Further, the collection contains a range of materials gathered by Doris on the subject of puppetry for her work with the Macklin Puppeteers throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Her personal memoirs are also included, as are materials from her involvement in Saskatchewan’s literary community, including helpful information on the art of writing from her workshops.

Hillis, Doris

W.A. Farr fonds

  • MG 569
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2002

Materials relating to the Saskatchewan artist Robert Newton Hurley.

Hans Dommasch fonds

  • MG 172
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2002 (inclusive) ; 1946-2002 (predominant)

This fonds documents Dommasch's career as a medical and artistic photographer and educator. This photographic material covers a wide range of subject matter, with particular emphasis on medicine, natural history, the Canadian arctic, and grain elevators. Considerable reference material, relating to the history of photography as a science and an art, is also included. In addition, this fonds contains Dommasch's extensive collection of posters, including those used for the exhibition, "Posters Against War and Violence." This fonds contains correspondence, clippings, notes, certificates and awards, photographs, slides, sketches, posters, films and publications documenting the interests and career of Hans Dommasch.

Dommasch, Hans Siegfried

Peter Millard fonds

  • MG 47
  • Fonds
  • 1680, 1932-2002 (inclusive) ; 1970-1998 (predominant).

The fonds contains material pertaining to private papers, the careers of Patrick Hayman and Dmytro Stryjek, Inuit Art, human rights in Saskatchewan during the Devine years, sexual discrimination, homosexuality, the Visual Aids Campaign the Doug Wilson Case, artists, galleries, collectors, dealers in Canada and England and the Millard Gallery, Millard’s research into Roger North and the Notes of Me manuscript. The material consists of minutes, correspondence, records, notes, clippings, articles, photographs, slides and catalogues..

Millard, Peter T., 1932-2001 (Professor of English)

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