- 192-?-1988 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.25 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian painter, illustrator and author Illingworth Holey Kerr was born in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, in 1905. Died in Calgary, Alberta, on January 6, 1989. Biographical information available in A dictionary of Canadian artists, v. 3, pt. 1, p. 633-635.
Donated by the I.H. Kerr estate in 1989, 1991, 1992.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; notebooks and notes about paintings; manuscripts of short stories, poetry, play, unpublished(?) book (possibly titled Purple wagon), lecture notes and travel notes; sketches, pencil drawings and book illustrations; slides and photographs, including many of I. Kerr's paintings; greeting cards featuring I. Kerr's prints; biographical material; newsclippings of book reviews and articles about I. Kerr; exhibition catalogues; postcard collection; material relating to awards and honours bestowed on I. Kerr; sound cassettes made during writing of Paint and circumstance; and other miscellaneous material.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes ca. 700 photographs, 156 slides, 14 audio cassettes and 0.66 m of graphic material.