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Robert Doyle fonds

  • MS-3-18
  • Fonds
  • 1964 - 2019
Fonds consists primarily of papers relating to Robert Doyle’s career as a costume and set designer. There are also research, administrative, and class papers from his office. The fonds consists of correspondence (1964-1997), Dalhousie University papers (1975-1997), Costume Studies program course materials (1974-1997), financial papers (1967-1994), legal documents (1972-1996), research notes and related materials (1970-1996), association related materials (1968-1997), production related materials (1976-2012), and miscellaneous papers and photographs (1968-1996) collected by Robert Doyle.

Doyle, Robert

Henry Orenstein's records

Series consists of Henry Orenstein's materials regarding his professional activities, including photographs, negatives, sketches, programs, flyers, posters, postcards, slides, correspondence and other materials. Fonds contains several of Henry Orenstein's art pieces and sketches, including related to the "Sudbury Industrial Landscape" project. In the 1950s, Henry Orenstein was commissioned by the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers of Sudbury to paint a mural for the local union hall, which was the centre of a broad-ranging cultural role of Mine Mill Local 598 in the Sudbury area. At that time, Mine Mill was in the midst of a series of raids by the United Steelworkers.

Orenstein, Henry

Joan and Henry Orenstein fonds

  • MS-2-774
  • Fonds
  • [194-?] - [before 2011]
Fonds consists of Joan and Henry Orenstein's materials regarding their professional activities, including photographs, negatives, sketches, programs, flyers, posters, postcards, slides, correspondence and other materials. Fonds includes several photographs of Joan Orenstein acting, Henry Orenstein's art pieces and sketches, and Joan and Henry Orenstein's family photographic negatives.

Orenstein, Henry

The Impossible Museum fonds

  • Fonds
  • 2018-2020

Fonds contains a selection of documents, drawings, material samples, and images collected by D'Arcy Wilson and Lisa Bouraly during a two-year research project focused on Thomas McCulloch and Andrew Downs. The fonds is part of an exhibition, the "Impossible Museum," curated by Lisa Bouraly and featuring works by D'Arcy Wilson and Amy Malbeuf. The exhibition is presented by Eyelevel Gallery in the Thomas McCulloch Museum in the Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre from March 5 to April 30, 2020.

Material includes a selection of texts and notes tracing Bouraly's research while preparing the exhibition. These documents were selected by Wilson from Bouraly's collection. Fonds also includes an encapsulated drawing of Thomas McCulloch, material swatches linked to one of the works in the exhibition, scraps and drawings left over from a collage, photographs of works in progress, a copy of the exhibition essay, and other material related to the exhibition. Fonds also includes photocopies of several nineteenth century texts reviewed by Bouraly during her research.

The file box includes a pair of white gloves and a list of materials in the box.

Wilson, D'Arcy

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972
Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.

Ballon, Ellen

Henry Orenstein's sketches

File contains sketches of various persons and scenes, including Joan rehearsing "La Sagouine," "Purcell's Cove Social Club, 1960s," "Extinct Species, Fisherman 1960s," "Do you know Anyone who Wants A Man?" "Musicians," "Instruments," "Masks," and three sketches of unidentified persons. File also contains a copy of the sketch "Juno & the Paycock" and a photograph of the "Masks" exhibition attached to the sketch.

Alan Andrews fonds

  • MS-2-710
  • Fonds
  • 1966 - 1997
Fonds comprises Alan Andrew's personal and professional correspondence; reports; newsletters; journals; conference notes; committee minutes and budgets; theatre scripts and production records including costume sketches and photographs.

Andrews, Alan Richard

The Right Honourable George Ramsay. Ninth Earl of Dalhousie. Founder of Dalhousie College : [drawing]

Item is a portrait of Lord Dalhousie copied from an earlier painting; the decorative border framing the drawing is partially rendered on paper and affixed to the illustration board. The drawing was commissioned for One Hundred Years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920), and reproduced in D.C. Harvey, An Introduction to the History of Dalhousie University (1938).

Arthur Lismer's Dalhousie sketches

  • 0000-091
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1919]

Collection includes 41 original pen and ink drawings by Arthur Lismer commissioned ca. 1919 by Dalhousie's Centenary Committee to illustrate its history of the university's first century: One Hundred Years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918, which was published in 1920. The collection includes the original and some unfinished and/or unpublished versions of all but one of the 26 illustrations used in the book, which features historic and contemporary Dalhousie figures and buildings. There are several portraits of President Arthur Stanley Mackenzie, which were rejected in favour of publishing a photographic image, as well as a rough sketch of Lismer's daughter, Marjorie. Also included in the collection are 22 reproductions, which are probably printer's proofs, given the poor quality of the paper.

Twelve of the Lismer images were also reproduced in the booklet titled simply Dalhousie University, which was produced by the Dalhousie Million Committee as part of the promotional literature supporting the university's 1920 Million Dollar Campaign and published shortly after the Centenary Committee's book.

There is little documentary evidence beyond these two publications regarding the precise date or other details of the Lismer commission; one of the drawings is marked "1 March 1920," and another "27 March 1920," on date-received stamps from the engraving department of Rous & Mann, the Toronto company that printed both publications. The existing archival correspondence between the university and the printer (UA-3, Box 621, Folder 6) is from the Million Committee file, and refers only peripherally to the Centenary Committee's book project. A letter dated 24 March 1920 from Rous & Mann advises that the cuts, or illustrations, proposed for use in the campaign booklet were "at present locked up for the printing of the other Book in course of preparation," while later correspondence indicates that the printing and delivery of the campaign booklet gained precedence over the commemorative history, and the first run of these booklets was shipped on 17 April. The history was printed shortly after that, although by 26 May it had already been reprinted, owing to the misspelling of George Stewart Campbell, whose middle name appears in the first printing as "Stuart." The existence of the misprinted copies is due to their purchase at a steep discount by the Million Committee, who wrote: "... if the price were attractive a way might be found to use them."

No correspondence or documents have been found in the Dalhousie University Archives regarding Lismer's actual commission: within the Million Committee's correspondence file exists a single telegram from President Mackenzie to Arthur Lismer, dated 3 April 1920, which expresses a need to rush the printing along with the instruction: "leave layout to your judgement," the sole reference to Lismer's role in either project.

Lismer, Arthur

Ronald Justin Inness fonds

  • MS-2-600
  • Fonds
  • [19--]
Fonds consists of materials collected by Ronald Justin Inness about ships and shipping companies, including pamphlets, manuscripts, clippings, and correspondence. Fonds also contains manuscripts written by Ronald Justin Inness about the Innes' genealogy.

Inness, Ronald Justin

Kenneth Leslie's sketchbook

File contains an undated No. 7191 "Monterery" drawing spiral sketch book, containing pencil drawings by Kenneth Leslie, with artwork created presumably in the late 1930s or early 1940s. The sketchbook is largely blank, however, there are pencil drawings on the first three pages. The first is a 45° side-on portrait of "R. Currie" signed by Leslie. The second is an untitled study of a woman's face as she leans forward. The third is also untitled, the beginnings of a rural scene with a cabin at the end of a roadway.

Photograph of a drawing of Reverend Thomas McCulloch

Item is a glass plate of a drawing of Rev. Thomas McCulloch, D.D. The drawing by Arthur Lismer itself is based on a painting of McCulloch by Daniel Munro. The drawing was commissioned and used for history books on Dalhousie University, like One hundred years of Dalhousie 1818-1918 (1920), and Daniel Cobb Harvey's, An introduction to the history of Dalhousie (1938).

Books and short story anthologies by Budge Wilson

Series consists of research, manuscripts, and drafts of books and short story anthologies written by Budge Wilson. Series also contains some draft illustrations by Budge Wilson and artists with whom she collaborated, including Terry Roscoe, and signed, published copies of her books.

Personal material

Series contains materials created by Budge Wilson that not directly related to her career as an author. Files include Budge Wilson's diaries and calendars and materials relating to her job as a fitness instructor and photographer.

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

School visits

Series consists of cards, letters, artwork, and stories given to Budge Wilson by children in schools that she visited in her capacity as an author.

The long wait

Subseries contains handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's book "The Long Wait," previously titled "The Incredible Wait." Subseries includes Budge Wilson's ideas for illustrations for the book and a typescript of its French translation, "Une Incroyable Attente," translated by Florence Treadwell.

The cat that barked

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's children's book "The Cat that Barked." Subseries also contains illustrations for the book by Terry Roscoe.

The best/worst Christmas present ever

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's children's book "The Best/Worst Christmas Present Ever." The book was previously titled "The Gift." Subseries also contains a sketch for an illustration by Terry Roscoe.

Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie

Subseries contains handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's children's book "Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie." Subseries also contains a sketch of Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky by Wilson, which was not used in the published version of the book.

Harold and Harold

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts of Budge Wilson's children's book "Harold and Harold." Subseries also contains illustrations for the book by Terry Roscoe.

Cassandra's driftwood

Subseries consists of handwritten and typescript drafts for Budge Wilson's book "Cassandra's Driftwood," previously titled "Belinda's Driftwood." Subseries also contains drafts of drawings for the book's illustrations, by Terry Roscoe.

A fiddle for Angus

Subseries consists of drafts and proofs for Budge Wilson's children's book "A Fiddle for Angus," previously titled "A Fiddle for Luther" and "Luther's Fiddle." The subseries also contains four colour slides with illustrations by Susan Tooke.

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains thank you cards hand drawn and written by students, given to Budge Wilson on her school tours, including those from the Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario.

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork relates to her books, including "Manfred the Unmanageable Monster," the Lorinda Dauphinee book series, "The Long Wait," "Mystery Lights at Blue Harbour," "A House far from Home," and "The Worst Christmas Present Ever."

Student artwork given to Budge Wilson

File contains student artwork given to Budge Wilson from various presentations that she gave at elementary schools. The artwork includes thank you cards and drawings related to her books, including Mr. John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "The Best/Worst Christmas Present Ever." The file also includes thank you letters from elementary school classes, including from the Lady Eaton School in Omemee, Ontario, and a class list for an unidentified class and school.

Budge Wilson's own ideas for artwork for The Long Wait

File contains three drawings by Budge Wilson (one pencil sketch and two coloured drawings with textual excerpts from the story) that she created for her children's story "The Long Wait." The published version of the story is illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes.
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