Fonds AR440 - Limners fonds

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Limners fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1972-2008 (Creation)
    Limners (Group of artists)

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14.5 cm of textual material 30 photographs : b&w and col., 25 x 20 cm or smaller 3 monographs

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It appears that the records in this fonds were largely held in the custody of Limner secretary Sylvia Skelton until their donation. Many of the records are reproductions. Some records are duplicated in other Limner members' fonds.

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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.

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Material deposited by Limner members Carol Sabiston, Jan Gove, Helga Grove, Pat Martin Bates via the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery on 20 August 2010.


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  • English

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Detailed finding aid available; fonds and series level control; file list and box list available

Associated materials

Robin Skelton fonds, University of Victoria Special Collections Herbert Siebner fonds, University of Victoria Archives Martin Segger fonds, University of Victoria Archives (see name access points below)

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2010-043, 2017-004. Further Society accruals are not expected.

General note

Bovey, Patricia E. 1996. <i>A Passion for Art: The Art and Dynamics of the Limners.</i> Sono Nis Press, Victoria, BC. <i>The Limners.</i> 1972. Pharos Press, Victoria, BC. Introduction by Robin Skelton. <i>The Limners.</i> 1975. Pharos Press, Victoria, BC. Introduction by Robin Skelton. <i>The Limners.</i> 1978. Pharos Press, Victoria, BC. Introduction by Robin Skelton. <i>The Limners.</i> 1981. Pharos Press, Victoria, BC. Introduction by Robin Skelton. Skelton, Robin. [1967]. <i>Inscriptions.</i> Morriss Printing Co., Victoria, BC. Drawings by Herbert Siebner. Whittakker, Julia Fredericka. 1989. <i>Limners: Art in Victoria, 1920-1989.</i> Masters thesis.

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  • English

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