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Gordon Gibbs fonds


Physical Description:
1.5 m of textual records and other material

Gordon Gibbs, 1926-2009, was active in the theatrical and visual arts community in Calgary, Alberta for many years. He was associated with Workshop 14 theatre in the 1950s and 1960s, serving as publicity director, set designer, actor and production director for a wide variety of productions. Gibbs also directed many productions for a variety of other theatre groups in the city, including Calgary Theatre Singers. He was later on the boards of Theatre Calgary and Lunchbox Theatre, a member of the grandstand committee at the Calgary Stampede and a member of the Ceremonies Committee for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Gibbs worked for the Hudson's Bay Company, followed by British American Oil (which later became Gulf Canada). He was the manager of the Gulf Canada Art Gallery during the 1980s until the gallery's closure in 1992. Gibbs later served on the board of the Triangle Gallery. He and his wife had two daughters, Avra (Lamey) and Zoe.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of records relating to theatrical productions, including scripts, set designs, and photographs; records relating to art exhibitions at the Gulf gallery, including catalogues; records relating to the Board of the Triangle gallery and other cultural groups in Calgary.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Gordon Gibbs, 2008 and Avra Gibbs Lamey and Zoe Gibbs, 2011-2012.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Other Gordon Gibbs records are held by the University of Calgary Special Collections.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)

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