Fonds AM301 - Community Arts Council of Vancouver fonds

J.K. Galbraith Interview

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Community Arts Council of Vancouver fonds

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6.84 m of textual records and other materials

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The Community Arts Council of Vancouver was established as a result of a cultural survey sponsored in 1945 by the Junior League organization in Vancouver. It was regarded as a coordinating council for the arts when launched in 1946, whose objective was to increase and broaden the opportunities for Vancouver citizens to enjoy and participate in cultural activities.

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The fonds consists of the records pertaining to a consultation visit to the Community Arts Council (the Comer Report), 1949; constitution and by-laws; minutes and reports; correspondence, financial and fundraising documents; program and exhibition files; and photographs, publications, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, promotional materials and similar items.

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Donated in 1974. Further accruals received in 1992, 1994, 2002, 2006 and 2019.


The fonds is arranged into four series: Administration files, Program files, Photographs, and Ephemeral Materials. Administration and Program files are further arranged into subseries.

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Includes ca. 1,010 photographs, 21 audio cassettes and 1 video recording

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