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Calgary Sketch Club fonds

1939-2003, predominant 1956-2003

Physical Description:
1.1 m of textual records

The Calgary Sketch Club was formed in 1931 under the leadership of Mr. A.C. Leighton, head of the Art Department at the Provincial Institute of Technology and Art (now Alberta College of Art), although predecessor groups were formed as early as 1909. It was incorporated in 1939. The Calgary Art Club merged with the Calgary Sketch Club under the latter's name. The club has monthly meetings and weekly workshops with instruction by professional artists. Twice a year week-long painting sessions are held in Windermere, British Columbia and Banff. Club members consist of non-professional and professional artists. For further information see Janet Mitchell's article, "The Calgary Sketch Club", in Calgary, A Living Heritage / Susie Sparks, ed. -- Calgary : Junior League of Calgary, 1984, p. 191-193.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of bylaws (1939-1998), constitution and incorporation documents, minutes (1956-2003), annual returns (1983-1989), financial records, membership lists (1972-2003), newsletters (1962-2003), correspondence, camp reports (1980-2003), and miscellany.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Calgary Sketch Club, 1985, 2000-2004.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Further additions expected.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-7081, M-8735, M-9006

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