Archives Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Installing the Armengol sculptures, "Family of Man", July 1968.
Installing the Armengol sculptures, "Family of Man", July 1968
NA-2864-1377-14

Calgary Allied Arts Foundation fonds

To view brief history of organization and summary of contents click here.

Table of Contents

Series 1Official documents, policies and procedures. -- 1959-2005
Series 2Annual reports. -- 1988-2004
Series 3Minutes. -- 1979-2006
Series 4Financial. -- 1975-2008
Series 5Correspondence. -- 1980-2008
Series 6Membership. -- 1980-2006
Series 7Public Art Committee. -- 1990-2003
Series 8Collections Committee. -- 1978-2006
Series 9Programming Committee. -- 1980-2005
Series 10Marketing and Communications Committee. -- [ca. 1980s]-2007
Series 11Fund Development Committee. -- 1991-2003

Inventory

Series 1

Official documents, policies and procedures. -- 1959-2005. -- 10 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of certificates of incorporation, articles of association, operating agreements and plans, and board orientation manuals.

M-9707-1 Certificates of incorporation, articles of association, etc. -- 1959-2004
M-9707-2 Operating agreements with the City of Calgary. -- 1982-[ca. 2004]
M-9707-3 Operating plan. -- 2001-2002
M-9707-4 Board orientation manual. -- 1996
M-9707-5 Board orientation manual. -- 2005

Series 2

Annual reports. -- 1988-2004. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of annual reports.

M-9707-6 Annual report. -- 1988-1989
M-9707-7 Annual report. -- 1889-1990
M-9707-8 Annual report. -- 1990-1991
M-9707-9 Annual report. -- 1992-1993
M-9707-10 Annual report. -- 1993-1994
M-9707-11 Annual report. -- 1994-1995
M-9707-12 Annual report. -- 1995-1996
M-9707-13 Annual report. -- 1996-1997
M-9707-14 Annual report. -- 1997-1998
M-9707-15 Annual report. -- 1998-1999
M-9707-16 Annual report. -- 1999-2000
M-9707-17 Annual report. -- 2000-2001
M-9707-18 Annual report. -- 2001-2002
M-9707-19 Annual report. -- 2002-2003
M-9707-20 Annual report. -- 2003-2004

Series 3

Minutes. -- 1979-2006. -- 33 cm of textual records. -- 9 photographs : col. -- The series consists of minutes of executive and annual meetings and other associated papers.

M-9707-21 Minutes. -- 1979
M-9707-22 Minutes. -- 1980
M-9707-23 Minutes. -- 1981
M-9707-24 Minutes. -- 1982
M-9707-25 Minutes. -- 1983. -- Includes report from the Public Artwork Planning Alliance for Calgary, November 5, 1982.
M-9707-26 Minutes. -- 1984
M-9707-27 Minutes. -- 1985
M-9707-28 Minutes. -- 1986
M-9707-29 Minutes. -- 1987
M-9707-30 Minutes. -- 1988
M-9707-31 Minutes. -- 1989
M-9707-32 Minutes. -- 1990
M-9707-33 Minutes. -- 1991. -- Also includes minutes from Calgary Visual Arts Board and Sculpture Advisory Committee.
M-9707-34 Minutes. -- 1992. -- Also includes minutes from Calgary Visual Arts Board.
M-9707-35 Minutes. -- 1993
  NB: Minutes from 1994 appear to be missing.
M-9707-36 Minutes. -- 1995
M-9707-37 Minutes. -- 1996
M-9707-38 Minutes. -- 1997
M-9707-39 Minutes. -- 1998
M-9707-40 Minutes. -- 1999
M-9707-41 Minutes. -- 2000
M-9707-42 Minutes. -- 2001
M-9707-43 Minutes. -- 2002
M-9707-44 Minutes. -- 2003
M-9707-45 Minutes. -- 2004. -- 9 photographs : col. -- Includes photos of farewell reception for Civic Arts Administrator, Bart Habermiller.
M-9707-46 Minutes. -- 2005
M-9707-47 Minutes. -- 2006

Series 4

Financial. -- 1975-2008. -- 11 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of financial statements and records.

M-9707-48 Financial. -- 1975-1979
M-9707-49 Financial. -- 1980-1984
M-9707-50 Financial. -- 1985-1989
M-9707-51 Financial. -- 1990-1994
M-9707-52 Financial. -- 1995-1999
M-9707-53 Financial. -- 2000-2004, 2008

Series 5

Correspondence. -- 1980-2008. -- 11 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of incoming and outgoing executive correspondence.

M-9707-54 Correspondence. -- 1980-1989. -- Includes reports and supporting documents re the history and establishment of the Civic Art Collections and items held by Glenbow Museum in 1980-1981.
M-9707-55 Correspondence. -- 1990
M-9707-56 Correspondence. -- 1991
M-9707-57 Correspondence. -- 1992
M-9707-58 Correspondence. -- 1993
M-9707-59 Correspondence. -- 1994
M-9707-60 Correspondence. -- 1995
M-9707-61 Correspondence. -- 1996-1999
M-9707-62 Correspondence. -- 2000-2004
M-9707-63 Correspondence. -- 2005-2008

Series 6

Membership. -- 1980-2006. -- 2 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of lists of board and other members.

M-9707-64 Board and membership lists. -- 1980-1989
M-9707-65 Board and membership lists. -- 1990-1999
M-9707-66 Board and membership lists. -- 2000-2006

Series 7

Public Art Committee. -- 1990-2003. -- 25 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of minutes of committee meetings, correspondence, research material, reports, etc. relating to public art and public art policy and arranged chronologically.

M-9707-67 Committee meetings and notes. -- 1990-1991
M-9707-68 Committee meetings and notes. -- 1996
M-9707-69 Committee meetings and notes. -- 1997. -- Includes some background information dating back to 1984.
M-9707-70 Public art policy. -- 1997-1998
M-9707-71 Committee meetings and notes. -- 1998
M-9707-72 New Convention Centre public art. -- 1998-1999
M-9707-73 Committee meetings and notes. -- 1999
M-9707-74 Policy stakeholders workshop. -- 1999
M-9707-75 Public art policy. -- 1999
M-9707-76 Public art policy: Background research: Policies and reports. -- 1986-1999
M-9707-77 Public art policy: Background research: Other cities: Summaries. -- 1999
M-9707-78 Public art policy: Background research: Other cities: Canada. -- 1999
M-9707-79 Public art policy: Background research: Other cities: United States. -- 1999
M-9707-80 Committee meetings and notes. -- 2000
M-9707-81 Public art policy. -- 2000
M-9707-82 Committee meetings and notes. -- 2001
M-9707-83 Public art policy. -- 2001
M-9707-84 Committee meetings and notes. -- 2002
M-9707-85 Public art policy. -- 2002
M-9707-86 Public art policy. -- 2003

Series 8

Collections Committee. -- 1978-2006. -- 37.5 cm of textual records. -- 20 photographs : col. slides. -- The series consists of minutes of committee meetings, acquisitions lists and correspondence, Civic Art Collection inventories, art relocation work orders, etc. arranged alphabetically by subject title.

M-9707-87 Acquisitions Committee: Meetings and notes. -- 1984-1991
M-9707-88 Acquisitions correspondence. -- 1988-1999
M-9707-89 Acquisitions correspondence. -- 2000-2001
M-9707-90 Acquisitions correspondence. -- 2002-2005
M-9707-91 Acquisitions forms. -- 1998-2000
M-9707-92 Acquisitions lists. -- 1981-2001
M-9707-93 Alberta Foundation for the Arts art collection policy. -- 2000-2003
M-9707-94 Art Acquisition through Slide Submission project. -- 2003-2004
M-9707-95 Art galleries mailing lists. -- 2003
M-9707-96 Art Gallery of Calgary gift. -- 2001. -- 20 photographs : col. slides
M-9707-97 Art relocation work orders. -- 2000-2001
M-9707-98 Art relocation work orders. -- 2002
M-9707-99 Art relocation work orders. -- 2003
M-9707-100 Art surveys. -- 2001 and n.d.
M-9707-101 Artists. -- 1997-2000
M-9707-102 Calgary Arts Development Authority. -- 2004-2005. -- Created after Calgary's new Civic Arts Policy was approved in May 2004.
M-9707-103 Calgary Civic Arts Policy. -- 1996
M-9707-104 Calgary Civic Arts Policy review. -- 2002-2004
M-9707-105 Canadian Artists Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens (CARFAC). -- 1998-2003. -- Re copyright regulations and fees.
M-9707-106 Chief David Crowchild Memorial. -- 1986-1988
M-9707-107 Civic Art Collection audit, documentation and appraisal. -- 1992
M-9707-108 Civic Art Collection status. -- 2003-2004
M-9707-109 Civic Art Collection inventory. -- 1989
M-9707-110 Civic Art Collection inventory. -- 1994, 1998
M-9707-111 Civic Art Collection inventory. -- 2003-2004
M-9707-112 Civic Art Collection inventory. -- 2006
M-9707-113 Civic Art Collection policy. -- 2003. -- Proposed art collection policy draft created for CAAF by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
M-9707-114 Collections Committee: Meetings and notes. -- 1997-1999
M-9707-115 Collections Committee: Meetings and notes. -- 2000-2004
M-9707-116 Deaccessioned items. -- 1991-1994
M-9707-117 Devonian Foundation. -- 1978-1994
M-9707-118 Famous 5 Foundation monument. -- 1997
M-9707-119 Famous 5 Foundation monument. -- 1998-2003
M-9707-120 HMCS Calgary murals. -- 1994

Series 9

Programming Committee. -- 1980-2005. -- 43 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of programming policy and material relating to housing and displaying the Civic Art Collection. The sub-section Facility is arranged chronologically; Loans and exhibitions, alphabetically by file title.

M-9707-121 Programming policy. -- 2004
 
Facility
M-9707-122 Civic Art Collection facility. -- 1980-1981
M-9707-123 Civic Art Collection facility. -- 1999-2000
M-9707-124 Civic Art Collection facility. -- 2001
M-9707-125 Civic Art Collection facility. -- 2002-2003
M-9707-126 Memorial Park Library leasing opportunity. -- 1999-2000
M-9707-127 Search for a permanent site for the Civic Art Collection. -- 2001-2003
M-9707-128 Calgary Centre for Visual Arts proposal. -- 2003
M-9707-129 New Civic Art Collection facility opening ceremonies. -- 2003
 
Loans and exhibitions
M-9707-130 Aerospace Museum. -- 2004-2005
M-9707-131 Alberta College of Art and Design. -- 1983-1996. -- Loans and exhibition proposals.
M-9707-132 Alberta Foundation for the Arts. -- 1988-1998. -- Re loans.
M-9707-133 Alberta Society of Artists Travelling Exhibition (Trex) Program. -- 2003-2004
M-9707-134 Art City. -- 2002. -- Four Range Fires and One Hole: Installations by Sandra Vida and Jim Goertz, co-presentation of CAAF and Emmedia at the Devonian Gardens, September 20-29, 2002.
M-9707-135 Art City and Art Walk. -- 2004
M-9707-136 Art Gallery of Calgary. -- 2000-2001. -- Re loans.
M-9707-137 Artwork - City Hall. -- 1997-1998
M-9707-138 Calgary Airport Authority. -- 1996-2005. -- Re loans.
M-9707-139 Calgary Contemporary Arts Society. -- 1995-1997. -- Re loans.
M-9707-140 Calgary's Civic Art Collection: Marion Nicoll and Douglas Motter. -- 1990. -- Exhibition at Muttart Art Gallery.
M-9707-141 Calgary's Civic Art Collection: Selected Works from the Last Quarter-Century: Celebrating the City of Calgary's Centennial Year. -- 1993-1994
M-9707-142 Civic Art Collection Goes to School program. -- 1996-2000
M-9707-143 The Collection 2002. -- 2002. -- Exhibition at Devonian Art Gallery, September 5-27, 2002.
M-9707-144 Community Cultural Development Workshop. -- 1995. -- 4 photographs : col. -- Includes photographs relating to the presentation of a painting by Chris Cran.
M-9707-145 Creating a Legacy: The Role of Artists in Founding Calgary's Civic Art Collection. -- 2000. -- Exhibition at the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, March 16-April 15, 2000.
M-9707-146 Creative Children's Museum: Meetings and notes. -- 2003
M-9707-147 Devo (Devonian Art Gallery). -- 1986-2002. -- Re redevelopment, exhibitions, etc. Also includes information re WagonStage and Village Square Arts Centre, and a listing of Calgary area arts organizations (1989).
M-9707-148 Edmonton Art Gallery. -- 1985-1992. -- Re loans.
M-9707-149 Friends and Mentors Revisited. -- 1999. -- Exhibition at Muttart Art Gallery, September 2-November 13, 1999.
M-9707-150 Glenbow Museum. -- 1987-1994. -- Re loans.
M-9707-151 Going Somewhere: An Existential Study. -- 2001. -- Contemporary art installation at the Devonian Gardens, September 14-23, 2001.
M-9707-152 Hands that Shape: Exhibition of Sculpture and Relief Works of Members of the Alberta Society of Artists. -- 1998. -- Exhibition at the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, March 19-May 1, 1999.
M-9707-153 The Idea of Meaning. -- 2003. -- Exhibition at the Sugar Estate Art Salon, September 5-21, 2003.
M-9707-154 Incredible Cow Project. -- 1987
M-9707-155 Lacey Collection of Canadian Aircraft Paintings. -- 2002. -- Exhibition at Devonian Gardens Gallery, August 1-31, 2002.
M-9707-156 Local Legacies. -- 2002. -- Exhibition at The Collection Space, November 22-December 15, 2002.
M-9707-157 Loans (miscellaneous). -- 1983-1988
M-9707-158 Loans (miscellaneous). -- 1990-1994
M-9707-159 Loans (miscellaneous). -- 1995-1997
M-9707-160 Loans (miscellaneous). -- 2000-2001
M-9707-161 Mobil Oil exhibit. -- 1991. -- Re loans.
M-9707-162 Muttart Art Gallery. -- 1988-1996. -- Re loans.
M-9707-163 Petro-Canada Exhibition Gallery. -- 1991. -- Re loans.
M-9707-164 Plus 15 Sculpture Competition. -- 1993
M-9707-165 Six Small Exhibitions. -- 2000. -- Exhibition plan proposal for the Municipal Building.
M-9707-166 Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts. -- 1988-2001. -- Re loans.
M-9707-167 Udderly Art. -- 2000. -- Includes brochure from Cows in the City project in Edmonton, 2000.
M-9707-168 Vertigo Theatre Gallery 2005. -- 2003-2004. -- Re loans.
M-9707-169 Visual Arts Week. -- 2004-2005. -- Re Art City and Art Walk.
M-9707-170 Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. -- 1990-1995. -- Re loans.

Series 10

Marketing and Communications Committee. -- [ca. 1980s]-2007. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of minutes of committee meetings, media articles and promotional material relating to the Civic Art Collection.

M-9707-171 Communications Committee. -- 1992-1995
M-9707-172 Communications Committee. -- 2002-2004
M-9707-173 The Mayor's Luncheon for Business and the Arts. -- 2004-2005
M-9707-174 Media articles relating to the Civic Art Collection. -- [ca. 1990]-2004. -- Includes histories of the Calgary Allied Arts Centre, Coste House, etc.
M-9707-175 Promotional material relating to the Civic Art Collection. -- [ca. 1980s]-2007

Series 11

Fund Development Committee. -- 1991-2003. -- 4 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of minutes of committee meetings, grant applications and project proposals.

M-9707-176 Fund Development Committee. -- [ca. 2000]
M-9707-177 Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant application. -- 1991-1992
M-9707-178 Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant application. -- 2003
M-9707-179 Calgary Community Lottery Board grant application. -- 1998
M-9707-180 Calgary Community Lottery Board grant application. -- 1999
M-9707-181 Calgary Community Lottery Board grant application. -- 2002
M-9707-182 Virtual Museum of Canada digitization project proposal. -- 2002-2003
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