Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0164 - Maxwell Bates fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0164
Maxwell Bates fonds.
- 193-?-198-? (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2.75 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Accession 439/89.1 donated by Charlotte G. Bates in 1988; Accession 510/92.8 acquired in 1992; Accession 529/93.4 acquired in 1993. MsC 299 donated by Claude Maurice in 2003. Accession 786/05.7 donated by Nancy Townshend in 2005.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; scrapbook, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks and travel diary; manuscripts of poetry, short stories, articles and a play; photographs, including many of M. Bates's paintings; exhibition catalogues; architectural drawings; watercolours of St. Mary's Cathedral (Calgary); newsclippings of articles about M. Bates; and miscellaneous material. MsC 299 consists of a bronze wall plaque from M. Bates' architectural office in Calgary. Accession 786/05.7 consists of over 200 letters and postcards written by M. Bates, primarily to his parents, while he was a prisoner of war in Germany (May 1940-May 1945).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes ca. 1060 photographs, 48 slides, ca. 200 sketches, 49 architectural drawings, 4 paintings, 4 watercolours, 1 plaque.