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Cast of Workshop 14 production of Salad Days, directed by Gordon Gibbs
Cast of Workshop 14 production of Salad Days, directed by Gordon Gibbs
M-9334-104-1

Gordon Gibbs fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Personal documents and correspondence. -- 1946-[ca. 1996]
Series 2 Workshop 14. -- 1951-1961
Series 3 Calgary Theatre Singers. -- 1962-1966
Series 4 Gulf Canada Gallery. --1987-1992
Series 5 1988 Winter Olympics. -- 1986-1988
Series 6 Triangle Gallery. -- 1987-1995
Series 7 Other artistic endeavours and affiliations. -- 1954-1993
Series 8 Newsclippings/scrapbook. -- [ca. 1950s-1970s]
Series 9 Photographs/slides. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]
Series 10 Audio/visual materials. -- 1959-1988
Series 11 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1940s-1990s]

Inventory

Series 1 Personal documents and correspondence. -- 1946-[ca. 1996] - 10 cm of textual records. - The series consists of varied correspondence, Gibbs' diploma from the University of Saskatchewan, theatre and music research documents and other miscellaneous personal documents.
M-9334-1 History of the Abraham Gibbs family. -- [after 1988]
M-9334-2 General correspondence. -- 1946-1983
M-9334-2a Dr. Betty Mitchell correspondence. -- [ca. 1952-1963]
M-9334-3 Correspondence, telegrams. -- 1955-1965
M-9334-4 University of Saskatchewan, Class of 1947 History booklet. -- [ca. 1996]
M-9334-os- box-1 University of Saskatchewan diploma. -- 1947
M-9334-5 Speech written about Gordon Gibbs. -- n.d.
M-9334-6 Dr. Betty Mitchell memorial broadcast. -- 1976
M-9334-7 Visual arts grant application for travel in Japan. -- 1986
M-9334-8 19th Annual Alberta Achievement Awards booklet. -- 1988 [note: Gibbs recognized for 1988 Olympics Committee work]
M-9334-9 Speech by Gordon Gibbs honouring Albert Merrells. -- [ca. 1990s]
M-9334-10 Voyageurs '92 certificate. -- 1992
M-9334-11 Theatre research documents. -- n.d.
M-9334-12 Poems and articulation exercises. -- n.d.
M-9334-13 Drama at Calgary. -- 1969 [two issues]
M-9334-14 Music dictation book. -- n.d.
M-9334-15 Miscellaneous personal documents. -- 1949-2001 [note: includes hand drawn cards from Gibbs' children]
M-9334-os-box-1 Miscellaneous personal documents. -- n.d.
Series 2 Workshop 14 . -- 1951-1964. - 14 cm of textual records. - The series consists mainly of programs, newsclippings, photographs and production notes of various Workshop 14 productions. Gibbs held a variety of roles at Workshop 14, including business/publicity director, play director, set designer and actor. The first production he directed for Workshop 14 was "The Importance of Being Earnest" in 1954. Workshop 14 merged with the MAC theatre society in 1966, creating MAC 14 Theatre. See also M-9334-78, Photographs of Workshop 14 productions. See also the Betty Mitchell fonds, held at Glenbow Archives.
M-9334-16 Articles of Association, Workshop 14. -- 1961
M-9334-16a Workshop 14 History. -- [before 1966]
M-9334-17 Workshop 14 programs. -- 1952-1964 [note: series is incomplete]
M-9334-18 See How They Run, directed by John Rivet, photographs. -- 1951
M-9334-19 The Heiress, directed by John Rivet, photographs. -- 1952
M-9334-20 Pygmalion, directed by Betty Mitchell, photographs. -- 1952
M-9334-21 Curious Savage, directed by John Rivet, program. -- 1952
M-9334-21a Craig's Wife, directed by Ron Poffenroth, photographs and newsclipping. -- 1953
M-9334-22 The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Gordon Gibbs, photographs and newsclipping. -- 1954
M-9334-23 The Lady's Not for Burning, directed by Betty Mitchell, photographs, program and newsclippings. -- 1954. -- One of the photographs has been scanned. View now.

M-9334-24 The River Line, directed by Betty Mitchell, photographs. -- 1956
M-9334-25 Picnic, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program and photographs. -- 1956
M-9334-26 Teahouse of the August Moon, directed by Gordon Gibbs, photographs, correspondence, newsclippings, script. -- 1957
M-9334-27 The Great Sebastians, directed by Robert Gibb, photographs. -- 1957
M-9334-28 Inherit the Wind, directed by Gordon Gibbs, newsclippings. -- 1958
M-9334-29 The Fourposter, directed by Gordon Gibbs, newsclippings and advertisement. -- 1958
M-9334-30 Sabrina Fair, directed by Robert Gibb, newsclipping and photographs. -- 1958
M-9334-31 Our Town, directed by Betty Mitchell, newsclipping and photographs. -- 1959
M-9334-32 Someone Waiting, directed by Robert Gibb, photographs, 1959
M-9334-33 Salad Days, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program and newspaper clipping. -- 1959
M-9334-os-box-1 Salad Days production sketches. -- 1959
M-9334-34 Voice of the Turtle, directed by Betty Mitchell, photographs. -- 1960
M-9334-35 Auntie Mame, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program and newspaper clippings. -- 1960
M-9334-36 Winterset, directed by Betty Mitchell, photographs and newspaper clippings. -- 1961
M-9334-36a MAC14 Theatre 1967-1968 season catalogue. -- 1967
Series 3 Calgary Theatre Singers. -- 1962-1966. - 7 cm of textual records. - The series consists of programs, newsclippings and production notes of Calgary Theatre Singers productions directed by Gordon Gibbs. Gibbs was on the executive committee of the Calgary Theatre Singers. See also Calgary Theatre Singers fond, held at Glenbow Archives.
M-9334-37 Calgary Theatre Singers programs. -- 1962-1966 [note: series is incomplete]
M-9334-38 The King and I, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program, newsclippings, production notes. -- 1962
M-9334-39 Annie Get Your Gun, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program and newsclippings. -- 1964
M-9334-40 Sound of Music, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program and newsclippings. -- 1965
M-9334-41 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program and newsclippings. -- 1966
Series 4 Gulf Canada Gallery . -- 1987-1992. - 15 cm of textual records. - The series consists mainly of small exhibition catalogues and flyers produced by the Gulf Canada Gallery between 1988 and 1992. Gibbs was hired by Gulf Canada Resources in the field of exploration administration management and was appointed to Gulf Canada's arts committee in 1978. He ran the Gulf Canada Gallery from 1981 until its closure in 1992. See also M-9334-81, M-9334-82, M-9334-83, slides of the Gulf Canada Gallery.
M-9334-42 Gulf Canada information. -- 1972-1992 [note: contains one issue of Insight two issues of the Gulf Canada Commentator, 1979 and 1988, 1982 correspondence with Maureen McTeer regarding arts funding, as well as information regarding the 1992 closure of the Gulf Canada Gallery. See also M-9334-53 for Insight publication which mentions Gibbs' 1988 Olympics involvement]
M-9334-42a Gulf Canada Correspondence. -- 1988-1990
M-9334-43 Gulf Canada Gallery exhibition flyers. -- 1988-1992 [note: series is incomplete]
M-9334-44 Gulf Canada Gallery exhibition catalogues. -- 1988 [note: includes exhibitions of work by the Alberta College of Art Faculty, Gary Couzens, John Andrekson, University of Calgary Art Grads, Seng Yun Kwon, Glenn Tooke, Neel De Wit-Wibaut, Pam Rodger, Marilyn Carr, Mehroo J. Wadia, Anita Dumins, Josette Khu/Byng Lee, Robin McClelland, Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, Julie Ann Farkas, Gamal Bard, Pat Strakowski, Yolanda Van Dyck, Yolande Valiquette, Chinook Wild Fowl Carvers Association]
M-9334-45 Gulf Canada Gallery exhibition catalogues. -- 1989 [note: includes exhibitions of work by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Barbara Amos, Alternative Interiors-Leisure Learning, David Pugh, Murray Ashley, Calgary Community Painters, Maureen O-Keefe West, John Borrowman, Ilse Salkauskas, Marcia Perkins, Shibumi Bonsai, Patrick Cox and Gwen Hughes, Frances Chapman, Ferdinando Spina, Richard L. White, Arlie Laboret, Patrick Keenan, Peter Deacon, Barbara Wilson, Elizabeth Menzies, Kathleen Greenan, University of Calgary BFA Graduates, Moshe Ozeri, Children's Art of Calgary, Roger Chramosta, The Group, Martha Hentry, Lucia Pavia-Pion, Suzanne Jensen, Darrell Robinson, Brian Jensen, Rick Silas, June Montgomery, Susan Mongomery, Ruth Syme, Jeff de Boer, Bev Tosh, Susan Ford, Provenance, Carole Bondaroff and Stan Phelps, E. Ross Bradley, Tim Bissett]
M-9334-46 Gulf Canada Gallery exhibition catalogues. -- 1990. [note: includes exhibitions of work by Sylvia Boehrnsen, Roger Evans, Rose Misanchuk, the Alberta Society of Artists, Maeve Spain, Janet Blomfield, Brenda Driscoll, Jean Pilch, Drexel Walker, Helen Hadala, Debra Kuzyk, Janusz Malinowski, Vivian Herman, Ben McLeod, the Alberta College of Art, Kyra Fisher, Don le Pard, the International Monoprinters' Guild, Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts, the Bow River Quilters, the University of Calgary B.F.A Graduate Show, Susan Woolgar, Connie Cooper, Inese Birstins, Aida El-Gabalawy, Jean Mihalcheon, Robert Webb, Neel Dewit-Wibaut, Howard Northey, Kaleidoscope, Morley Hollenberg, Hannes Luff and Virginia Melva, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Jane Cameron, Chinook Wildfowl Carvers, Marion Twyman, Gloria Brinkerhoff, Crys Harse, Alina Dabrowska, Rosemarie Gall, Gwen Hughes]
M-9334-47 Gulf Canada Gallery exhibition catalogues. -- 1991. [note: includes exhibitions of work by the Federation of Canadian Artists, Patricia Jones, Bert Borch, WW5, Hilda Smith, Kathryn Manry, Calgary Community Painters, Colleen Shepstone, Anne Mclellan, Yolanda Van Dyck, Arlie Laboret, Patrick Keenan, the Heritage Weavers, Mandy Gravells, University of Calgary B.F.A Graduates, Sylvia Burrows and Larry Stuar, Rosemary O'Shea Morris, Greg Edmondson, Janet Singh, Jacoba Creations, Calgary Sketch Club, Steve Brousseau, Setsuko Moulton, Maureen Fair, Marcia Perkins, Kevan Leycraft, Errol Fullen, Robin McClelland, Sandra Bell, Glenda Rowley, Judith Speelman, Melanie Fogell, Elizabeth Dunn, Bernie Kahanoff, Sylvia Boehrnsen, Verna Reid, Sarabeth Carnat]
M-9334-48 Gulf Canada Gallery exhibition catalogues. -- 1992. [note: includes exhibitions of work by the Alberta Printmakers' Society, Isabelle Hunt-Johnson, Arne Handley, Julie Ann Farkas, Seng Yun Kown, Peter Savage, Barbara Amos, Evelyn Webb, Jim Etzkorn, Barbara Wilson, Janis McGhee, Sandrie Kunimoto, University of Calgary BFA Grads, Dee Parsons de Wit, Tracy Buck]
M-9334-49 Gulf Canada correspondence with artist Haydn Davies. -- 1987-1991.
Series 5 1988 Winter Olympics . -- 1986-1988. - 5 cm of textual records. - The series consists of minutes and correspondence between the 1988 Olympics Ceremonies Committee, of which Gibbs was a member, as well as various document recognizing his efforts. See also Series 10: Audio/visual materials for video footage of 1988 Olympics Ceremonies events.
M-9334-50 1988 Winter Olympics Ceremonies Committee minutes/correspondence. -- 1986-1988
M-9334-51 1988 Winter Olympics Contemporary Art catalogue. -- 1988
M-9334-52 1988 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee Voluneer Awards. -- 1986-1988
M-9334-53 Insight issue. -- 1988. -- Note: Gibbs is profiled for his work with the 1988 Winter Olympics Ceremonies Committee. See also M-9334-42 for a 1972 issue of Insight.
M-9334-53a 1988 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies information. -- 1988
M-9334-53b 1988 Winter Olympics Team '88 Handbook. -- [ca. 1988]
M-9334-os-box-1 Certificate for Gibbs' participation in the 1988 Winter Olympics. -- 1988
Series 6 Triangle Gallery/Calgary Contemporary Arts Society. -- 1987-1995. - 6 cm of textual records. - The series consists of information regarding various programming and finance-related activity of the Triangle Gallery, which is the gallery affiliated with the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society. Gibbs was on the board of the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society.
M-9334-54 Triangle Gallery/Calgary Contemporary Arts Society information. -- 1987-1988
M-9334-55 Calgary Contemporary Arts Society discussion regarding new Calgary Visual Arts Centre. -- 1987-1990
M-9334-56 Triangle Gallery Volunteer Research Project. -- 1990
M-9334-57 Triangle Gallery "Time for Dialogue" exhibition catalogue. -- 1992
M-9334-58 Triangle Gallery minutes/finances/organization. -- 1993
M-9334-59 Triangle Gallery miscellaneous activity. -- 1989-1995
M-9334-59a Gibbs' resignation from the Calgary Contemporary Arts Society. -- 1996
Series 7 Other artistic endeavours and affiliations . -- 1954-1993. - 12 cm of textual records. - The series consists of documentation of various artistic organizations with which Gibbs was involved in some manner. Includes documents on the Dominion Drama Festival, the Banff School of Fine Arts, the University of Calgary, the Calgary Allied Arts Council, the Alberta Society of Artists, Gibbzart, and various theatre productions.
M-9334-60 Dominion Drama Festival documents/correspondence. -- 1954, 1958 [note: Gibbs served on the executive of the Dominion Drama Festival from 1958 to an unknown date]
M-9334-61 Banff School of Fine Arts production of Sleuth, directed by Gordon Gibbs, photographs and newsclippings. -- [1970s]
M-9334-62 Banff School of Fine Arts production of Last of the Red Hot Lovers, directed by Gordon Gibbs, program, photographs and newsclippings. -- 1973
M-9334-63 Banff School of Fine Arts seasonal playbills. -- 1972, 1976
M-9334-64 Miscellaneous programs. -- 1949, 1957, 1963, 1964, 1967 [note: includes programs for Western Theatre, 1949; God Save the Queen, produced by Gordon Gibbs, 1957; Arts Centre Theatre Company's Gideon, directed by Gordon Gibbs, 1963; Stage Door Productions' The Night of the Iguana, directed by Gordon Gibbs, 1965, A Thimbleful of Seed, directed by Gordon Gibbs, 1967]
M-9334-65 Photographs from The Rurals. -- n.d.
M-9334-66 University of Calgary drama production of Six Characters in Search of an Author, script and correspondence. -- 1960
M-9334-67 Rumpelstiltskin script and production notes. -- [ca. 1960s]
M-9334-68 Let us Entertain You script and production notes. -- 1985
M-9334-69 Calgary Allied Arts Council publications/house tour. -- 1962-1967 [note: Gibbs was the director of the Calgary Allied Arts Council during the 1960s]
M-9334-70 Coste House information, history,newsclipping. -- [ca. 1960s]-1985
M-9334-71 Alberta Society of Artists correspondence, catalogue and publications. -- 1988-1992 [note: contains exhibition catalogue for Art is our Game, 1988; and exhibition catalogue for The Alberta Society of Artists: Sixty Years, 1992]
M-9334-72 The Visual Arts, Sharing the Future Together meeting minutes/documents. -- 1993 [note: contains discussion regarding possible Calgary Visual Arts Centre]
M-9334-73 Gibbzart general documents. -- 1989-1991. [note: Gibbzart was an art consulting firm founded by Gibbs and his partner, Elizabeth, in 1989]
M-9334-74 Margaret Lee Erlandsen artist file. -- n.d.
Series 8 Newsclippings and scrapbook. -- [ca. 1950s-1970s] - 8 cm of textual records. - The series consists of newsclippings and a scrapbook detailing mainly Gibbs' theatrical endeavours.
M-9334-75 Workshop 14 newsclippings. -- [ca. 1950s] - [ca. 1960s]
M-9334-76 Assorted newsclippings. -- [ca. 1950s] - [ca. 1970s] [note: contains mostly articles pertaining to theatre productions]
M-9334-os-box-1 Scrapbook. -- [1960s] [note: contains mostly articles pertaining to theatre productions]
M-9334-os-box-1 Scrapbook. -- [1950s] [note: contains few articles, mostly pertaining to theatre productions]
Series 9 Photographs and slides. -- [ca. 1950s-1980s]. - ca. 50 slides, ca. 150 photographs - The series consists of photographs of Gibbs, photographs from several Workshop 14 productions, slides from the Gulf Canada Gallery, the University of Calgary and other unidentified slides and photographs.

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

M-9334-77 Photographs of Gordon Gibbs. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]
M-9334-77a Photographs of Betty Mitchell. -- [ca. 1950s?]
M-9334-77b Photographs of Edna Pozer. -- [ca. 1950s]
M-9334-77c Photographs of Vi Powlan. -- [ca. 1950s]
M-9334-78 Photograph from Workshop 14 productions. -- 1952-1960
M-9334-78a Photographs from other theatrical productions. -- [ca. 1948-1949] and n.d.
M-9334-79 Miscellaneous photographs. -- [ca. 1950s]-[ca. 1960s]
M-9334-80 Photograph album of unknown artworks. -- [ca. 1980s]
M-9334-102 Photo album from Inherit the Wind, Workshop 14, directed by Gordon Gibbs. -- 1958
M-9334-103 Photo album from The Fourposter, Workshop 14, directed by Gordon Gibbs. -- 1958
M-9334-104 Photo album from Salad Days, Workshop 14, directed by Gordon Gibbs. -- 1959
M-9334-105 Photo album from Auntie Mame, Workshop 14, directed by Gordon Gibbs. -- 1960
M-9334-os-box-1 Oversize photographs of theatre production sets. -- [1950s]
M-9334-os-box-1 Photograph of 1988 Winter Olympics ceremony. -- 1988
M-9334-81 Slides of Gulf Canada Gallery. -- [ca. 1988-1992]
M-9334-82 Slides of Gulf Canada Gallery. -- [ca. 1988-1992]
M-9334-83 Slides of Gulf Canada Gallery. -- [ca. 1988-1992]
M-9334-84 Slides of unidentified woodcuts. -- n.d.
M-9334-85 Slides of unidentified oil paintings. -- n.d.
M-9334-86 Slides of unidentified artworks, potentially at Gulf Canada Gallery. -- [ca. 1980s]
M-9334-87 Slides of unidenfied artworks. -- n.d
M-9334-88 Slides of University of Calgary. -- [ca. after 1966]
M-9334-89 Slides of theatrical production - Teahouse of the August Moon. -- [ca. 1957?]
Series 10 Audio/visual materials . -- 1959-1988. -- 6 video cassettes. -- 6 audio reels. -- 25 audio discs. -- The series consists of video recordings relating to the 1988 Winter Olympics, for which Gibbs was on the Ceremonies Committee, as well as sound recordings from various theatre productions with which Gibbs was involved.
M-9334-90 Footage of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. -- 1988. -- 1 video cassette
M-9334-91 Footage of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremonies. -- 1988. -- 1 video cassette
M-9334-92 Footage of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games Plaza Show. -- 1988. -- 1 video cassette
M-9334-93 1988 Winter Olympics Dome. -- 1986. -- 1 video cassette
M-9334-94 1988 Winter Olympics Dome information. -- 1986. -- 1 video cassette
M-9334-95 1988 Winter Olympics Festival of Lights. -- 1988. -- 1 video cassette
M-9334-96 Audio recording of Salad Days, Parts 1 and 4. -- 1959. -- 1 audio reel
M-9334-97 Audio recording of Salad Days, Parts 2 and 3. -- 1959. -- 1 audio reel
M-9334-98 Audio recording of Auntie Mame, Part 1. -- 1960. -- 1 audio reel
M-9334-99 Audio recordingo of Auntie Mame, Part 2. -- 1960. -- 1 audio reel
M-9334-100 Audio recording of Gideon. -- 1963. -- 1 audio reel
M-9334-101 Audio recording of Marriage go Round. -- n.d. -- 1 audio reel
M-9334-os-box-2 Stock sounds and incidental music used in live theatre productions. -- n.d. -- 25 audio discs
Series 11 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1940s-1990s]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-9334-unprocessed

Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1940s-1990s]. -- 6 cm of textual records and other material. -- Consists of reference material regarding Betty Mitchell, Gulf Canada Arts, Workshop 14 scrapbook, etc. [accession 2012.055]

Note: This material is stored right next to M-9334-os-box-2.

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