The fonds consists of 35 audio cassettes of oral history interviews with Victoria area artists, recorded ca. 1983-1988. These include Interviews with Jack Kidder, Carole Sabiston, Myfanwy Pavelic, Helga and Jan Grove, Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher, Colin Graham, Phyllis Serota, Jack Wise, Harold Siebner, R. Ciccimarra, Sybil Andrews, etc.
The file consists of typescripts of various essays, presentations and speeches. Titles include "Chapter the Fifth", "A Lay for Canada Day", "Red: A Portrait of Charles Lillard", "My Life in Libraries", untitled typescript re Herbert Siebner, "Some Reflections on the Present Condition of Writers, Publishers and Booksellers in Canada...", "Remembrance and Farewell", "On Being an Immigrant", "The Literary Magazine", and "The Later Poetry of W. B. Yeats".
Fonds consists of research files relating to Nowosad's study of Richard Ciccimarra, including: correspondence; research notes and lectures; essays; biography manuscript files; publications; Ciccimarra writings; photographs of Ciccimarra's works; taped lectures by Robin Skelton and programmes on Ciccimarra; and audiocassettes of oral history interviews about Ciccimarra with Penny Auersperg (first wife), Stephie Wilson, Vicky Husband, Nicole Frechette, Robert DeCastro, Elza Mayhew, Colin Graham, Myfanwy Pavelic, Herbert Siebner, Karl Spreitz and others.
Fonds reflects Siebner’s intellectual and philosophical interests and ideas on art and life; his interactions with galleries, friends, family and patrons; travels; involvement in the Limners; pre-publication work for his monographs and other books; promotion and sale of art; and public art commissions. The fonds consists of personal writing and poetry, correspondence, sales lists, inventories, exhibition announcements, sketches, clippings, photographs, film and video, prints and drawings.
The fonds consists of film reels and videocassettes featuring artists Maxwell Bates, Ricki Ciccimarra, Leon Erickson, Jan and Helga Grove, Elza Mayhew, Myfanwy Pavelic, and Godfrey Stevens. The fonds also includes footage from the 1983 film "Ninstints" about the 1957 removal and preservation of totem poles from Anthony Island in the Queen Charlottes. Fonds also includes materials from Karl Spreitz’s professional and personal life, including a substantial number of records regarding the work and collaborations of fellow Limners and other artists.
Fonds documents the activities of the Victoria Limners Society from 1972-2008 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records and society filings. It also contains records related to various group exhibits, including the Limners’ 25th anniversary exhibition in 1996, as well as records related to a book and video produced about the group. A small number of newspaper clippings, exhibition pamphlets, various editions of a booklet on the Limners Society artists and black and white photographs showing Limner members at exhibitions and meetings can be found in this fonds. This fonds has been arranged into into six series: 1) letters; 2) minutes; 3) financial records; 4) society filings; 5) 25th anniversary exhibition; and 6) publications and graphic materials.
The accrual consists of a variety of materials from Karl Spreitz’s professional and personal life, including a substantial number of records regarding the work and collaborations of fellow Limners and other artists. This includes materials relating to Herbert Siebner, Myfanwy Pavelić, Richard (Ricky) Ciccimarra, Elza Mayhew, Maxwell Bates, Anne Mayhew, Rachel Berman, Colin Browne, Vicky Husband, Michael Morris, Robin Skelton, and Susan Landell.