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5 Counties : 1957 : exhibition.

File consists of material relating mainly to the coordination of the regional art exhibitions of the Five Counties Art Association for 1957. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, meeting agendas, exhibitors lists and exhibition programs, flyers, lists of art works received or for auction, handwritten notes, etc.

Couling, Gordon

5 Counties : 1957.

File consists of material relating to administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Association for 1957. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, meeting agendas and one set of minutes (possibly draft copy), handwritten notes, an exhibition program, and a newspaper clipping.

Couling, Gordon

5 Counties : 1958.

File consists of material relating to the administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Assoication for 1958. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, exhibitors' lists, minutes for meetings of the teacher's council and for a Leaders Institute planning meeting, handwritten jury score sheets from an exhibition, handwritten notes, etc.

Couling, Gordon

5 Counties : 1959.

File consists of material relating to the administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Assoication for 1959. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, exhibitors' lists, minutes for meetings of the teacher's council, handwritten notes, reports on seminars, flyers and invitations, a draft outline for a course by Gordon Couling at the 1959 Leader's Institute, and other material.

Couling, Gordon

5 Counties : 1960.

File consists of material relating to the administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Association for 1960. Includes a bulletin, an exhibitors' list, newspaper clippings, ts. notes regarding the teachers' council, etc.

Couling, Gordon

Bulletin : 1970.

File consists of material relating to the publication of the Bulletin of the COAA (mainly the 1970 volume). Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, announcements and invitations, newsletters, clippings, a cover mock-up, and other material.

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Events and workshops : 1970-1975 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the promotion of workshops and events held primarily from 1970-1973, and includes some material relating the organization of the events. Includes flyers and announcements for workshops and other COAA events, incoming and outgoing correspondence, newsletters, flyers from other organizations, financial statements (1970-1972), a members' mailing list (1973), a directory of art associations in Ontario, handwritten notes, and other material. Most correspondence is addressed to Marlene Jofreit or Oreen Campbell.

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Events and workshops : 1970-1975 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the promotion of workshops and events held primarily from 1970-1973, and includes some material relating the organization of the events. Includes flyers and announcements for workshops and other COAA events, incoming and outgoing correspondence, newsletters, flyers from other organizations, financial statements (1970-1972), a members' mailing list (1973), a directory of art associations in Ontario, handwritten notes, and other material. Most correspondence is addressed to Marlene Jofreit or Oreen Campbell.

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Events and workshops : 1976-1980 (file 1 of 2).

File consists mainly of flyers, programs, and invitations for events and workshops organized by COAA for the years 1976 to 1980. Events include Christmas parties, field trips, sketching and painting trips, gallery weekends, workshops, and annual meetings. File also includes some correspondence and applications forms relating to grants from the Ontario Arts Council and some correspondence relating to arrangements for a sketching weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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Files from members, 4.

File consists of miscellaneous material accumulated by association members. Includes correspondence, advertisements, page proofs for a bulletin, COAA letterhead, a completed questionnaire, a newspaper clipping (relating to a sculpture at Wilfrid Laurier University), etc.

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Files from members, 5.

File consists of miscellaneous material probably accumulated by association member Ruth Camplin (also President, 1969). Includes exhibitors lists for various exhibitions (most but not all by the association), association news bulletins (incomplete, without cover pages and some loose pages), correspondence, flyers, and other material.

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Geneva Park : art shows & artists : 1989-1990s.

File consists of material relating to programs organized by the COAA, and mainly the annual workshops at Geneva Park (Longford Mills, Ontario) for 1994-1996 and the annual juried exhibition called Crossection for 1980-1982. Material relates to the organization and arrangement of the events. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, flyers and invitations, brochures, programs, exhibition lists, minutes, budgets, draft workshop descriptions, etc.

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Juried exhibitions.

File consists of material relating to juried art exhibitions by the COAA, and in particular the second annual juried exhibition and open house celebrating the association's 15th anniversary in 1970, held at the Guelph Public Library. Includes correspondence (incoming and outgoing) and invitations, exhibitor lists, handwritten notes, and an insurance policy.

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Leader's Institute : 1955.

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1955, and in particular to the course taught there by Gordon Couling. Includes a manual on informal education for adults, handwritten notes by Couling prepared for the course, a draft scheudule, list of participants, other information relating to the institute, and correspondence.

Couling, Gordon

Leader's Institute : 1956 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1956. Includes typed reports and feedback about the conference, handwritten notes, correspondence (including a draft), reports on discussion sessions, a list of participants, and statements of purpose for the Leader's Institute.

Couling, Gordon

Leader's Institute : 1956 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1956, and in particular the course taught by Gordon Couling (Art, first year). Includes correspondence and memoranda, lists of courses and participants, handwritten notes taken from or created in preparation for the course, a course outline, lists of resoures, and other information relating to the institute.

Couling, Gordon

Leader's Institute : 1957.

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1957, and in particular the course taught by Gordon Couling. Includes a conference outline and timetable, a survey, handwritten notes, typed instructions for class projects and assignments, a list of resources, etc.

Couling, Gordon

Leader's Institute : 1959.

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1959, and in particular to the course taught there by Gordon Couling. Includes handwritten notes, responses to a questionnaire, typed notes by Couling prepared for the course, a course outline, participant lists, incoming correspondence, and other information relating to the institute.

Couling, Gordon

Leader's Institute : 1960 : Art 3.

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institue (Guelph) in 1960, and in particular to the course taught there by Gordon Couling (Art 3). Includes handwritten and typed course outlines, handwritten and typed notes made by Couling in preparation for the course, lists of participants and recommended resources, correspondence, meeting agendas, other information related to the Leader's Institute, etc.

Couling, Gordon

McMichael Gallery file (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, and mainly to legislation changes in the early 1980s affecting the McMichael Canadian Collection and the response of interested parties (including COAA members) regarding the changes. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, newspaper clippings, politicians' statements given at the Legislative Assebmly of Ontario, transcripts of parliamentary committee meetings (Standing Committee on Social Development), newsletters, fliers, etc. File also contains copies of the Act to Establish the McMichael Canadian Collection (1972) and the Act to amend the McMichael Canadian Collection Act (1981). File probably belonged to Oreen Campbell and most correspondence belongs to Campbell, but some correspondence is also addressed to Doris Law. Includes a letter from Premier William G. Davis.

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McMichael Gallery file (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario, and mainly to legislation changes in the early 1980s affecting the McMichael Canadian Collection and the response of interested parties (including COAA members) regarding the changes. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, newspaper clippings, politicians' statements given at the Legislative Assebmly of Ontario, transcripts of parliamentary committee meetings (Standing Committee on Social Development), newsletters, fliers, etc. File also contains copies of the Act to Establish the McMichael Canadian Collection (1972) and the Act to amend the McMichael Canadian Collection Act (1981). File probably belonged to Oreen Campbell and most correspondence belongs to Campbell, but some correspondence is also addressed to Doris Law. Includes a letter from Premier William G. Davis.

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Members' show.

File consists of material relating to the COAA members' shows for 1992 amd 1994-1995. Include draft and final entry forms, exhibitors' lists, maps, a press release, a newspaper clipping, and a brochure for Crossection '95 (annual juried member's show).

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Miscellaneous (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating mainly to Five Counties Art Association events and workshops as well as the Leader's Institute held in 1954 at McMaster University (Hamilton) and an oil painting teachers' seminar. Includes correspondence, a report and a timetable for the Leader's Institute, reports on various seminars and events, summaries of adult night school classes held in various towns, handwritten notes, lists of members by type of art and region, and other material.

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Miscellaneous (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material accumulated by Gordon Couling relating to the administration and events by the Five Counties Art Association and material accumulated and created by him relating to art. Includes handwritten and typed draft papers about art, handwritten notes, incoming and outgoing correspondence, a meeting agenda, a newspaper clipping, etc.

Couling, Gordon

Miscellaneous.

File consists of some material relating to one or several art weekends at Geneva Park: a brochure, a program and workshop participant lists, and handwritten notes from an annual meeting. File also includes a guest list for a K-W Society of Artists exhibition, and completed surveys of art teachers in the five counties area.

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NB folder : COAA.

File consists of material relating mainly to the early history of the COAA/Five Counties Art Association, probably removed from other files (especially those belonging to Gordon Couling; see Series 2) for the purpose of researching and writing a history of the association. Includes meeting minutes, reports, exhibition lists and catalogues, flyers and brochures, association bulletins, an outgoing letter from Gordon Couling, a mailing list for the Five Counties Art Association Teachers' Council, an article by Gordon Couling about an art exhibition held by the association, news releases prepared by the association, etc. Some items have been marked "N.B." File also includes a 2002 newspaper clipping about a mural at St. Joseph's Hospital (Guelph) painted by Gordon Couling.

Couling, Gordon

NB material.

File consists of material relating mainly to the early history of the COAA, probably removed from other files (espeically those belonging to Gordon Couling; see Series 2) for the purpose of researching and writing a history of the association. Includes exhibition catalogues from 1954-1957, 1959; meeting minutes (1955), teachers council meeting minutes (1957-1958); announcements, flyers, and exhibition information; a meeting agenda; and a history of the association. Some items have been marked "N.B."

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News : 1983.

File consists of material relating to the association newsletter and flyers for 1983. Includes newsletters, flyers, correspondence and memoranda, a list of members issued a cheque, the agenda for the annual meeting, etc.

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News : 1984.

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter and flyers for 1984. File also includes flyers, a small amount of correspondence, and an agenda for the 1984 annual meeting.

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Photographs.

File consists of snapshots taken at COAA events and snapshots of COAA artists with their art. File also includes one piece of correspondence and one exhibition invitation card.

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Projects : 1954-1955.

File consists of material relating mainly to events and workshops held by the Five Counties Art Association throughout 1955. Includes flyers, announcements, invititations, and notices of events; lists of participants in various activities; incoming and outgoing correspondence, the association news bulletin (vol. 1, no. 1); an exhibitors list; registration forms for a sketching weekend; an insurance policy; and other material.

Couling, Gordon

Recreation conference : March, 1961.

File consists of material relating to the 1961 conference of the Ontario Recreation Association, which took place in Hamilton, Ontario. Gordon Couling participated as a resource person in one of the conference discussions. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, papers prepared by the Ontario Recreation Association, handwritten notes, and a conference program.

Couling, Gordon

Sketch around London.

File consists of a sketch pad belonging to artist and COAA member Pat Walsh. The spiral-bound notebook contains mainly photographs of buildings in and around London, Ontario, and also contains ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other material. It appears to have been created in preparation for or after a COAA sketching trip.

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Sketch trips & workshops.

File consists of material relating to the arrangement of sketch trips and workshops, probably accumulated by program coordinator Margaret Lucas. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, flyers and programs for workshops and trips, a membership list, a meeting agenda, several registration lists, and other material.

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Watercolour workshop.

File consists of two copies of a flyer advertising a three-day watercolour workshop by California artist Christopher Schink, sponsored by the COAA.

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Working file : Oreen Campbell : 1.

File consists of material created and accumulated by Oreen Campbell and relating to her work on the history of the association. Some material relates to the events and the history of the COAA and some relates to the coordination of the a Belwood School reunion (it is unclear how this event relates to the activities of the COAA). Includes correspondence, flyers for COAA events, draft histories of the association, draft and final versions of the association's constitution, exhibition lists, financial statements (1972), annual meeting minutes (1983), newsletters, clippings, and other material.

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Working file : Oreen Campbell : 2.

File consists of material probably created and accumulated by Oreen Campbell and relating to her work on the history of the association. Some material relates to a Leaders' Insitute held in 1959 at the MacDonald Insitute in Guelph. File includes COAA newsletters, flyers for events, correspondence to Campbell, meeting agendas, sketches, and other material.

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Working file : Oreen Campbell : 4.

File consists of material probably accumulated by Oreen Campbell and relating to her work on the history of the COAA. Contains miscellaneous material, including: correspondence, photographs of COAA members and artwork, exhibition catalogues and invitation cards (for COAA member shows as well as other galleries), typed information about the COAA, flyers, minutes of a special meeting of the Homer Watson House Foundation (1982), a draft speech given at a fall workshop on the death of Gordon Couling, mock-ups of potential COAA logos, and other material.

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Working file : chronological 1.

File consists of miscellaneous material probably accumulated during the process of researching and writing the history of the COAA. Includes published material relating to community development and recreation (pamphlets, minutes of proceedings in the House of Commons (Ottawa) of the special committee on reconstruction and re-establishment), material prepared by the Teachers' Council of the association (lectures, articles), handwritten and typed notes, lists of workshop and sketching trip participants. a typed history of the association, an exhibition catalogue, and other material.

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Working file : chronological 2.

File consists of miscellaneous material probably accumulated during the process of researching and writing the history of the COAA, mainly relating to the association membership. Includes handwritten and typed membership lists, lists of potential teachers and of participants at a workshop, correspondence, flyers, and an exhibition catalogue.

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Working file : chronological 3.

File consists of miscellaneous material probably accumulated during the process of researching and writing the history of the COAA, mainly relating to the association membership. Includes typed membership lists (heavily annotated), lists of teachers and of participants at a workshop, correspondence, flyers and newsletters, and an exhibition catalogue.

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