Contributors

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

    Hollis at Cheapside
    P.O. Box 2262
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    B3J 3C8
    Tel:
    (902) 424-7542
    Fax:
    (902) 424-7359
    Email:
    parkers@gov.ns.ca

    Since the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia has assembled a collection of over 1,500 vertical files. The material focuses on Canadian art, with a special emphasis on Nova Scotia, the Atlantic region, and folk art. The collection is accessible on the institution's database.

  • Art Gallery of Ontario - Edward P. Taylor Research Library and Archives

    317 Dundas Street West
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5T 1G4
    Tel:
    (416) 979-6642
    Fax:
    (416) 979-6602
    Email:
    library_archives@ago.net

    In the Art Gallery of Ontario began sending questionnaires to Canadian artists and to artists active in Canada. These questionnaires formed the nucleus of the Canadian Artists Documentation Files, which today consist of over 12,000 files. They contain information on early-twentieth-century Canadian artists and contemporary artists, with a special focus on Toronto and Ontario. The files also contain resumés, exhibition announcements and invitations, newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogues, and other documentation provided by artists. The files are collected and managed as a permanent information resource, with older files microfilmed for preservation. An in-house card catalogue is available.

  • Artexte

    460 Sainte-Catherine West, suite 508
    Montréal, Québec,
    H3B 1A7
    Tel:
    (514) 874-0049
    Email:
    info@artexte.ca

    Artexte collects a wide range of documents on contemporary visual art, with an emphasis on artists from Québec as well as the rest of Canada active since . The Documentation Centre currently houses more than 4,000 files on Canadian artists. A typical file consists of a curriculum vitæ with biographical information, visual documentation, bibliographic references, artist's statements, press clippings and printed ephemera. Artist's monographs, solo exhibition catalogues and artist's books are also housed here. See our online databases for more information: http://www.artexte.ca.

  • Arts Branch – Alberta Culture and Community Spirit

    Collection Management Unit
    10708 – 105th Avenue
    Edmonton, AB
    T5H 0A1
    Tel:
    (780) 780-415-0250
    Fax:
    (780) 780-422-0398
    Email:
    Gwyneth.MacPherson@gov.ab.ca

    Started in , the collection consists of approximately 4500 artist files containing materials such as artist statements and biographical information, exhibition announcements, newspaper and journal articles, press releases, posters, photographs and other printed ephemera. In addition, the collection includes approximately 300 files documenting the activities of museums, galleries and arts organizations. The files are focused on Alberta visual artists and organizations; however material from elsewhere in Canada is also included.

  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie)

    2275, Holt Street
    Montréal, Québec
    H2G 3H1
    Tel:
    (514) 873-1100 ext 3823 / 1-800-363-9028 (in Québec)
    Fax:
    (514) 873-7168
    Email:
    collectionspatrimoniales@banq.qc.ca

    The mandate of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is to acquire, preserve and promote heritage material from or related to Québec. This includes collections of prints, artists’ books and Fine Art book bindings. BAnQ maintains approximately 1,000 artists’ files on Québec artists related to these collections. These files may include a curriculum vitae, a biography, visual material, press clippings and other ephemeral material providing information on the career or artworks of the artists.

  • Calgary Public Library - Arts Department

    616 Macleod Trail S.E.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2G 2M2
    Tel:
    (403) 260-2600
    Fax:
    (403) 262-5929
    Email:
    information@calgarylibrary.ca

    The Calgary Public Library has vertical files that focus exclusively on Alberta, with a special emphasis on artists from the Calgary area. As well as biography files, there are historical files on Arts organizations in Calgary and Alberta. Search the online catalogue to access the collection at: http://www.calgarylibrary.ca/.

  • Canadian Centre for Architecture - Library

    1920 Baile Street
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3H 2S6
    Tel:
    (514) 939-7000
    Fax:
    (514) 939-7020
    Email:
    judy@cca.qc.ca

    Started in , the collection consists of approximately 750 files on Canadian architects and architectural firms, with a strong emphasis on Montréal. The files are catalogued in the RLIN database AMC file, and a list of the files is available at http://www3.cca.qc.ca/biblio/Horizon/HIP/doss_doc_eng.htm.

  • Edmonton Art Gallery - Library

    #2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Edmonton, Alberta
    T5J 2C1
    Tel:
    (403) 422-6223
    Fax:
    (403) 426-3105

    The Edmonton Art Gallery Library has a collection of over 10,000 vertical files on regional contemporary painting and sculpture, contemporary photography, and early painting, sculpture, and printmaking.

  • Hamilton Public Library - Local History and Archives Department

    55 York Blvd,
    P.O. Box 2700
    Hamilton, Ontario
    L8N 4E4
    Tel:
    (905) 546-3402
    Fax:
    (905) 546-3202

    Initiated in the late , the Hamilton Public Library's collection consists of almost 1,300 vertical files on Canadian artists, with a special focus on local painters, sculptors, photographers, and artisans. An in-house index and an alphabetically arranged list of artists represented in the collection are available.
    Questions regarding the local artist clipping files can be directed to the Local History and Archives Department .

  • Library and Archives Canada - Art and Photography Section Library

    395 Wellington Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0N3
    Tel:
    (819) 934-7236
    Fax:
    (819) 934-6810
    Email:
    kayley.kimball@lac-bac.gc.ca

    The collection of the Documentary Art Library includes over 3,000 files. Started in the mid- , it consists of biographical information, research material, newspaper clippings, and auction records. Its particular strength is historical Canadian art to , specifically caricaturists and early photographers.

  • London Public Library

    251 Dundas Street
    London, Ontario
    N6A 6H9
    Tel:
    (519) 661-4600
    Fax:
    (519) 663-9013
    Email:
    info@lpl.london.on.ca

    The London Public Library's Canadian artists files include exhibition announcements, small exhibition catalogues, some mounted reproductions, and other ephemeral material. The collection, started in the , has a wide scope, encompassing early Canadian artists as well as contemporary local and regional artists. The files are indexed in an in-house database.

  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Library and Archives

    10365 Islington Avenue
    Kleinburg, Ontario
    L0J 1C0
    Tel:
    (905) 893-0344 ext.255
    Fax:
    (905) 893-2588
    Email:
    linda_morita@mcmichael.on.ca

    This collection of almost 3,000 vertical files documents twentieth-century Canadian artists, Inuit artists, and First Nations artists.

  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts - Library

    P.O. Box 3000, Station H
    Montréal, Quebec
    H3G 2T9
    Tel:
    (514) 285-1600
    Fax:
    (514) 285-5655
    Email:
    biblio@mbamtl.org

    The Library's collection began in the and currently includes over 16,000 documentation files, consisting of ephemeral material, posters, and small exhibition catalogues, as well as newspaper clippings up to .

  • Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - Media Centre

    185 Sainte-Catherine Street West
    Montréal, Quebec
    H2X 3X5
    Tel:
    (514) 847-6906
    Fax:
    (514) 847-6916
    Email:
    sylvie.alix@macm.org

    The Media Centre has a collection of over 12,000 vertical files, consisting of newspaper clippings, invitations, posters, letters, and small exhibition catalogues. Contemporary art is represented in a wide variety of media, including applied arts, drawing, graphic arts, painting, performance art, photography, printing, sculpture, and video art. A list of the vertical files is available at http://www.macm.org/en/media-centre/.

  • National Gallery of Canada - Library and Archives / Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography

    380 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1N 9N4
    Tel:
    (613) 998-8949 / 1-800-319-2787
    Fax:
    (613) 990-9818
    Email:
    erefel@gallery.ca

    Since the , the staff of the National Gallery of Canada has been collecting documentation in a number of areas. Today the collection contains over 34,000 files on artists working in all media in the visual arts, encompassing artists born in Canada as well as those born elsewhere who have worked in Canada. The files include material such as newspaper clippings, exhibition notices, press releases, posters, articles from non-art periodicals, unindexed periodicals, documentation received from artists (including curricula vitae), and other printed ephemera. Information forms, usually completed by the artists themselves, may also be found in the files. These forms contain basic biographical information and a brief summary of the artist's education and professional activities. All Canadian artist files are listed in the on-line version of Artists in Canada at bibcat.gallery.ca/screens/opacmenu.html.

  • Thunder Bay Art Gallery - Resource Centre

    P.O. Box 10193
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    P7B 6T7
    Tel:
    (807) 577-6427
    Fax:
    (807) 577-3781
    Email:
    tbagchin@tbaytel.net

    This collection of over 1,000 documentation files was begun in and is devoted exclusively to First Nations artists in Canada. An in-house guide is available.

  • Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery

    840 First Avenue West
    Owen Sound, Ontario
    N4K 4K4
    Tel:
    (519) 376-1932
    Fax:
    (519) 376-3885
    Email:
    ttag@e-owensound.com

    The Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery's collection of vertical files focuses on Tom Thomson and his contemporaries, including the Group of Seven, as well as some regional artists. The Gallery has been collecting material since .

  • Toronto Reference Library

    789 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M4W 2G8
    Tel:
    (416) 393-7131
    Fax:
    (416) 393-7147
    Email:
    from the website: www.tpl.toronto.on.ca

    The Toronto Reference Library started collecting material on Canadian artists in the . Today, researchers have access to nearly 10,000 files that document historical and contemporary Canadian art. The collection has a wide scope, encompassing artists working in the fine arts, crafts, design, and new media arts.

  • University of British Columbia - Music, Art and Architecture Library

    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
    1961 East Mall
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6T 1Z1
    Tel:
    (604) 822-3943
    Email:
    kevin.madill@ubc.ca

    The Music, Art and Architecture Library has been collecting files of newspaper clippings, press releases, pamphlets, bibliographies, and small exhibition catalogues on Canadian artists since . Its collection of vertical files contains information on contemporary artists, especially local painters, sculptors, and architects.

  • University of Calgary Library

    Taylor Family Digital Library
    2500 University Drive N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2N 1N4
    Tel:
    (403) 220-8895
    Email:
    leeanne.morrow@ucalgary.ca

    The collection of the University of Calgary Library includes over 4,500 vertical files on local and other Canadian artists, as well as on contemporary and lesser-known twentieth-century artists. The collection, started in , has a wide scope, encompassing artists working in all visual arts media. An in-house card catalogue is available.

  • University of Manitoba - Architecture and Fine Arts Library

    Room 206, Russell Bldg.
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3T 2N2
    Tel:
    (204) 474-8447
    Fax:
    (204) 474-7539
    Email:
    liv_valmestad@umanitoba.ca

    The collection of the Architecture and Fine Arts Library includes over 200 vertical files on Manitoba artists, architects, and designers. The collection also documents anyone associated with the Manitoba art scene. A list of the vertical files is available at: http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archfa/collection/vertical.html.

  • University of Prince Edward Island - Robertson Library

    550 University Avenue
    Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
    C1A 4P3
    Tel:
    (902) 566-0536
    Fax:
    (902) 628-4305
    Email:
    slloyd@upei.ca

    The Robertson Library's collection of files on Canadian artists is part of the larger Prince Edward Island Collection established in . An in-house card catalogue through is available.

  • Vancouver Art Gallery - Library

    750 Hornby Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6Z 2H7
    Tel:
    (604) 662-4709
    Fax:
    (604) 682-1086
    Email:
    library@vanartgallery.bc.ca

    The Vancouver Art Gallery Library has been documenting the local art scene since . The over 5,000 files in the collection contain ephemeral material as well as small exhibition catalogues, resumés, unpublished papers, letters, and photographs.

  • Vancouver Public Library - Fine Arts & History Department

    350 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6B 6B1
    Tel:
    (604) 331-3603
    Fax:
    (604) 331-3701
    Email:
    e-mail form available on Web page at: http://www.vpl.ca/library/details/email_us

    The Vancouver Public Library has a collection of approximately 4,000 vertical files on artists living or working in British Columbia. A selective in-house card catalogue is available. A list of the vertical files is available at http://www.vpl.ca/find/details/bc_artists_files.

  • Winnipeg Art Gallery - Clara Lander Library

    300 Memorial Boulevard
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    R3C 1V1
    Tel:
    (204) 786-6641 ext 237
    Fax:
    (204) 788-4998
    Email:
    librarian@wag.mb.ca

    Over the years the Clara Lander Library has gathered approximately 8,000 files on Canadian artists. The collection focuses primarily on Prairie artists. An in-house index is available.


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