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Chester Playhouse fonds

  • MS-3-36, Boxes 1 - 18
  • Fonds
  • 1982-2002
This fonds consists of records created and collected by both the Canadian Puppet Festival and the Chester Theatre Council related to the management of the Chester Playhouse, including financial records such as statements, budgets, balance sheets, and invoices; press releases; photocopies of reviews; advertising and marketing records; personnel files; construction and maintenance records; meeting minutes and agendas; reports such as attendance records and box office sales; grant applications and fundraising files; correspondence; and event files, including programmes, tickets, and other promotional materials.

Chester Playhouse.

Correspondence to Canada Council

Item consists of a letter to the Program of Assistance to Galleries and Museums of the Canada Council from Marina Stewart correcting an error John Murchie had made in their financial report.

Agenda and minutes from Board of Directors meeting held on September 30, 1982

Item consists of an agenda and minutes from a Board of Directors meeting that occurred on September 30, 1982. This meeting discussed a variety of topics such as financials, the fiscal year end, a report of programming and a discussion on fundraising and management strategies for the future of Eye Level Gallery.

Correspondence between the Eye Level Gallery and the Dalhousie University President

Item consists of correspondence between Eye Level Gallery and the Dalhousie University Present, W. Andrew MacKay regarding the proposed closure of the Dalhousie Art Gallery. Michael Fernandes wrote a letter to the Dalhousie President stating the vital role the art gallery has in the "cultural health of this area" and that cutbacks to the gallery's budget "will undoubtedly set a disturbing precedent with discouraging and far-reaching effects on many people; artists and viewers alike." Fernandes' letter was accompanied with four pages of signatures who protested the idea of negative changes to the Dalhousie Art Gallery. MacKay responded acknowledging the concerns, but also states that Dalhousie is facing "severe financial problems, and we are reviewing the whole range of services and programmes other than strictly academic programmes".

1983/84 overview for the Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a "sketch" for the upcoming 1983 and 1984 years at the Eye Level Gallery, which lists the various upcoming events and needs for the gallery. The document lists the necessities for the gallery: a secretary/office manager, membership change, and a public relations plan. A floor-plan of the gallery is included. The document includes future plans for program suggestions, lecture series, projected budget, income projection, grants, and special projects.

Minutes and report from Board meeting held on February 9, 1983

Item consists of documents related to a meeting held on February 9, 1983. The item includes a meeting agenda and meeting minutes. The main issue discussed at this meeting is a study paper and recommendations for the upcoming year at Eye Level Gallery, which is also included in this item.

Notes for Eye Level Gallery Board Meeting

Item consists of a list of points written by John Murchie about issues with the Eye Level Gallery. This documents discusses: the gallery's members, the role of the Board, outreach and collaboration with the local community and the gallery's programming.

Financial report and budget for 1983 and 1984

Item consists of documents relating to the 1983 to 1984 operations of Eye Level Gallery. This item includes a document illustrating the hierarchical structure of Eye Level Gallery's operations as a corporate body and their decision making process. Also includes is a list of proposed exhibitions for 1983 to 1984, a financial report and outlook for the upcoming year.

Letter to Eye Level Gallery board members

Item consists of a letter addressed to the Eye Level Gallery's board members regarding background information for an upcoming Board Meeting. Issues discussed in this letter are the consolidation of the fall schedule, the allocation of surplus funds and summer renovations.

Letter to Tanya Mars of Parallelogramme

Item consists of a letter, and its draft and suggestions, that was sent to Tanya Mars of Parallelogramme publication based in Toronto on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Eye Level Gallery. The letter addresses the lack of representation of Atlantic non-profit centres, especially in the article which deemed to "feature" the Atlantic provinces. Michael Fernandes also submitted cover art work for the publication, but was altered and removed without knowledge of Fernandes.

Novanet Incorporated fonds

  • MS-2-738
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2001
The fonds contains business correspondence between Novanet's committee members, private vendors, and governmental agencies. Most of the administrative decisions are presented in the minutes from the various committee meetings. Also included are budget files, funding requests through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation; correspondence and contracts with Geac, the vendor of the library management system; and various Novanet reports.

Novanet Inc.

Letter from John Murchie to the Board Members of Eye Level Gallery

Item consists of a letter from John Murchie to David Craig and the Board of Eye Level Gallery stating a proposal for a change in the "free" week that gallery has where for one week a month, there is no professional exhibition. Murchie suggests holding non-traditional events during this week, which he would be responsible for collection, installation, staffing the gallery during non-normal hours, and advertising of the exhibitions.

Minutes from a Board meeting held on May 30, 1983

Item consists of Eye Level Board Meeting minutes that the following members present: Michael Fernandes, Ron Shuebrook, David Craig, John Greer, John Murchie and Gemey Kelly. Topics discussed at this meeting included new board members, the role of board members as a whole, grant and fundraising, fall programming and the production of mailers.

Minutes from a Board meeting held on June 14, 1983

Item consists of an agenda, a proposed fee schedule and meeting minutes from an Eye Level Board Meeting. Present members at this meeting included Marina Stewart, David Craig, Michael Fernandes, John Murchie, Ron Shuebrook and Gemey Kelly. This meeting discussed a project entitled "Locations", renovations, artist's fees, honorariums, proposal reviews, and establishing dates for exhibitions.

Letter to Eye Level Gallery from Marina Stewart

Item consists of a letter written to the Board Members of Eye Level Gallery from Marina Stewart. The letter expressed Stewart's concern to the fairness in payment to artists who exhibit at the gallery. Stewart mentions questionable actions done by the board in regards to a June 1983 exhibition with John Greer.

Meeting minutes from January 1983 with a list of 1983 exhibitions

Item consists of minutes from a Board of Eye Level Gallery meeting. The minutes include Ron Shuebrook announcing an open meeting for professional artists in the community, and David Craig reporting on a funding application. The meeting also produced a list of upcoming exhibitions happening in the gallery.

Minutes for Board of Directors meeting held on March 2, 1983

Item consists of meeting minutes from a board meeting on March 2, 1983. Members present included Michael Fernandes, John Greer, Stephen Borne, Diane Moore, David Craig and John Murchie. The issues discussed were: a Joseph Beuys exhibition and other upcoming shows, the Audio by Artists Festival, operating strategies and financial assistance.

Minutes from a Board of Directors meeting held on March 24, 1983

Item consists of meeting minutes from Eye Level Gallery on March 24, 1983. Members present included David Craig, Marina Stewart, Michael Fernandes, John Greer, John Murchie, Ron Shuebrook and Gemey Kelly. Issues related to the membership, board members, and budgets were discussed.

Minutes from a Board meeting held on June 7, 1983

Item consists of meeting minutes from a Eye Level Board Meeting on June 7, 1983. Members present included John Murchie, John Greer, David Craig, Michael Fernandes, Rob Shuebrook, Stephen Horne and Gemey Kelly. The various issues discussed at this meeting was the gallery's renovations, the archives of the gallery, equipment, surplus funds, the fall schedule, new members, the 10th year anniversary, an Open House and the mailing list.

Letter to the Board Members of the Eye Level Gallery from July 28, 1983

Item consists of a letter to all of the Board Members at Eye Level Gallery that provided an update to what has been happening at the gallery. Topics addressed in the letter include: Canada Council grant, a financial update, conference attendances to ANNPAC and Sound Symposium, Employment Development Grants and renovations at Eye Level Gallery.

Meeting minutes from an Eye Level Gallery Board of Directors meeting that occurred on September 27, 1983

Item consists of meeting minutes that had Michael Fernandes, Brian Paul, Cathy MacGillivray, David Craig, Diane Moore, Marina Stewart, John Murchie, Gary Conway, Stephen Horne, Ron Shuebrook, Danica Jojich and John Greer. The meeting discussed upcoming exhibitions, financial statements, a letter by Marina Stewart, the mailing list, and upcoming meetings.

Materials related to a Board of Directors meeting that occurred on October 13, 1983

Item consists of material related to a Board of Directors meeting at Eye Level Gallery. Included is a meeting agenda, financial report, proposed changed to the program schedule and fee structure, programming proposals, cost projections from October 1983 to June 30, 1984. The minutes from this meeting shows discussion regarding the board members show, upcoming exhibitions, program and free schedule for the upcoming months, and proposed exhibitions.

Letter to the Board Members of Eye Level Gallery from David Craig

Item consists of a letter sent to the Board Members from David Craig. The letter states that it enclosed several meeting minutes and addressed the key topics that discussed at these meetings. The minutes also addressed the upcoming programming schedule, grants, and the gallery's clean-up and re-painting.

Financial and programming report

Item consists of an agenda for a Board of Directors of Eye Level Gallery for a February 1, 1984 meeting. The item also includes a financial report and cash flow projection, and a report on programming, which also includes music programming with Audio by Artists.

Valerie M. Cowan fonds

  • MS-2-677
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 1985
Fonds consists of records regarding Valerie M. Cowan's activities regarding her involvement in the Dalhousie University Human Resources Planning Pilot Project, including correspondence, meeting minutes and reports.

Cowan, Valerie M.

Eye Level Gallery Board meetings and related records

File contains meeting minutes from the Board of Directors of Eye Level Gallery and general meetings of the gallery that took place between 1984 and 1987. File also contains correspondence, notes, proposals, and other material that accompany the meeting minutes.
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