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Title:
Continuing Arts Association (Calgary) fonds

Date(s):
1953-1982

Physical Description:
89 cm of textual records

History:
The Continuing Arts Association was formed in Calgary in the late 1940s as a volunteer women's group dedicated to fostering public interest in the creative visual arts. Organized initially as an auxiliary to the Coste House, the group later moved to the Allied Arts Centre and became known as the Women's Committee of the Calgary Allied Arts Council. When the Allied Arts Council disbanded in 1970, the group continued to function independently as the Continuing Arts Association (Calgary) until its demise in 1979. Projects undertaken by CAA included a very successful art rental program, a school art program, and provision of scholarships to University of Calgary and Alberta College of Art art students. Funds were raised primarily through an annual Art Fair.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of bylaws, annual reports, minutes, membership lists, correspondence, financial statements, special projects files, newsletters, art exhibition catalogues, and newsclippings.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Art Foundation, Alberta Society of Artists, Stephen Andrews, Mary Biggs, John Brooks Joyner, Memorial Park Library, Muttart Gallery, and Stanford Perrott.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Continuing Arts Association, Marg Exton, Laila Dubinsky, Ruth Barker, Peggy Floyd, and Jeannette Manry, 1981-1994.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/continuing.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 6068, M 6083, M 6084, M 6275, M 6693

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