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Leader's Institute : 1954 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the Leader's Insittutes held at McMaster University (Hamilton) and the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1954. Includes reports (including a financial report), lists of student by region, evaluations of the institutes, incoming and outgoing correspondence, a timetable, flyers, etc.

Couling, Gordon

Leader's Institute : 1954 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of a typed manual on informal education for adults and a typed handout with "suggestions for outdoor sketching." The latter and possibly both items were prepared by the Community Programmes Branch of the Ontario Department of Education and were probably collected or used by Gordon Couling at the Leader's Institute.

Couling, Gordon

5 Counties : 1955.

File consists of material relating to the administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Association for 1955. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence; meeting minutes; flyers, invitations, and registration forms for events and exhibitions; exhibition lists and programs; typed and handwritten notes; a typed lecture transcript on painting methods; and other material. File also includes some material relating to the East Central Ontario Art Association: correspondence, meeting minutes, and an exhibition program.

Couling, Gordon

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.

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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

5 Counties : 1956.

File consists of material relating to the administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Association for 1956. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, meeting notices and agenda, and minutes of meetings of the association and of the teachers' council.

Couling, Gordon

Bulletin : 1956.

File consists of the Five Counties Art Association bulletin for 1956: vol. 1, no. 3-5 (April, July, Fall). Duplicates are present.

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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Leader's Institute : 1958.

File consists of material relating to the planning of the Leader's Institute held at the Macdonald Institute (Guelph) in 1958, and the purpose and goals of the institute. Includes correspondence, minutes of a Five Counties Art Association meeting, reports on meetings of the institute planning committee, and a meeting agenda.

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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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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

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

Toward a philosophy of recreation.

File consists of two lectures on recreation given at the Annual Institute of the In-service Training Course in Recreation, and prepared by the Community Programmes Branch of the Ontario Department of Education.

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Bulletin : 1959.

File consists of the Five Counties Art Association bulletin for 1959: vol. 5, no. 1-3 (March, June, October) and a supplementary issue (December).

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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 : 1960.

File consists of the Five Counties Art Association bulletin for 1960: vol. 6, no. 1-3 (February, May, September). Duplicates are present.

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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

5 Counties : 1953-1954.

File consists of material relating to the formation of the Five Counties Art Association and the first year of its existence. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, much of it between Gordon Couling and Lloyd Minshall of the Ontario Department of Education, Community Programs Branch; minutes and reports on seminars and meetings; flyers and inviations for events (e.g. Leader's Institute, sketch trips); a list of works included in the first exhibition (May 15-16, 1954); a draft of the association's procedural manual and constitution; and handwritten notes.

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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

5 Counties.

File consists of material relating to the administration and activities of the Five Counties Art Association. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, much of it between Gordon Couling and Lloyd Minshall of the Ontario Department of Education, Community Programs Branch; an exhbition list; a questionnaire sent to art teachers and potential art teachers in the counties; and minutes for a meeting of the teachers' council executive (1961).

Couling, Gordon

Secretary's rough book.

File consists of a notebook kept by association secretary Pat Ziegler for 1962-1963 containing handwritten draft minutes of meetings, draft correspondence and notices, a membership list, and other handwritten notes.

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Bulletin : 1964.

File consists of the Five Counties Art Association/Central Ontario Art Association bulletin for 1964: [February?], April, July, August, September, October, and November.

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Slides.

File consists of slides possibly belonging to Oreen Campbell. Includes snapshots of family events and holidays (Christmas, wedding, summer, etc.), scenery, houses, [the Highland Games in Fergus], and possibly of COAA sketching trips. Many slides do not appear to be related to the COAA.

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Guelph Creative Arts Association.

File consists of material from the Guelph Creative Arts Association, some or all of it probably accumulated by Gordon Couling. Includes a newsletter (November 1980), flyers, and the minutes of an executive meeting (1965).

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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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Bulletin : 1965.

File consists of the Central Ontario Art Association bulletin for 1965: February, March, April, August, September, October, and November.

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Non-COAA exhibitions.

File consists of a list of exhibitors at the Centennial Exhibition for Women Artists of Ontario (Operation Ontario Art '67), and an invitation card for an exhbition and opening reception for an unrelated art show in Elora (including works by Oreen Campbell).

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Membership : 1962.

File consists of a notebook (probably kept by association secretary R.L. Ziegler) containing a handwritten membership and address list. Notebook also contains an handwritten draft of an article for the newsletter and one piece of correspondence.

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Secretary : miscellaneous.

File consists of material probably accumulated by association secretary Pat Ziegler. Some material relates to registration for an art weekend at Geneva Park, including correspondence and handwritten notes. File also includes a list of art teachers and potential art teachers, and a list of Community Programs regions and offices (Ontario Government).

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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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Bulletin : 1969.

File consists of the Central Ontario Art Association bulletin for 1969: vol. 2, no. 1 (January); vol. 3, no. 1 (April); vol. 4, no. 1 (June); vol. 5, no. 1 (September); and vol. 6. no. 1 (November). Duplicates are present.

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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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Topics for teachers.

File consists of a collection of articles on various topics in art written by members of the COAA Teachers Council for use in teaching art.

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Treasurer's reports.

File consists of several copies of the treasurer's report for 1970 and a statement of receipts and disbursements for the year eneded September 30, 1970.

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Grant, 1970.

File consists of material relating to requests by the COAA for assistance from the Province of Ontario Council for the Arts, and information from the Council. Includes correspondence (with several COAA members); draft (handwritten) proposals, grant applications, and correspondence; handwritten notes; a news release and an annual report from the Council; instructions for submitting grant applications to the Council; and other material.

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Membership : 1967-1970.

File consists of material relating to membership in the COAA and in the teachers' council of the association. Includes lists of members of the teachers' council, incoming and outgoing correspondence relating to memberships and fees, a directory of art associations of Ontario (1969), and a newspaper clipping. Correspondence is with Gery Puley and Isobel Page.

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President : working file.

File consists of material relating to the administration of the COAA and the planning and organization of events at the annual conference at Geneva Park for 1970, created and accumulated by association president Gery Puley. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence; conference programs, registration information, and other conference materials; a typed constitution of the COAA and of the Teachers Council; handwritten notes; an issue of Art Magazine (published by the Society of Canadian Artists in Toronto); and a financial statement.

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Advertising, 1970.

File consists of material relating to advertising in the COAA Bulletin. File kept by Ruth Camplin, editor. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, a typed. list of advertising rates, and three issues of the publication Palette Talk.

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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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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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Bulletin : 1970.

File consists of the Central Ontario Art Association bulletin for 1970: no. 1 (January), no. 2 (March), no. 3 (May) and no. 4 (September).

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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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Program committee.

File consists of material created and accumulated by Harry L. Sandford, chairman of the association's Program Committee. Material relates to the coordination of events and includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, flyers, registration forms, association newsletters, a membership list, and handwritten notes.

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Constitution and miscellaneous.

File consists of the COAA constitution and by-laws, one piece of correspondence to Gery Puley, and several loose pages from the association news bulletin. One of these pages contains the minutes of a special executive meeting in which association historian and past president William Vickers reported that he had commenced recording the historiay of the association.

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Secretary-treasurer.

File consists mainly of material created and accumulated by Joyce Holman in her role as secretary-treasurer of the association. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, exhibition entry forms and regulations, exhibitors' lists, newsletters, flyers and announcements, minutes from the 1970 annual meeting, etc. Some correspondence was also received by Oreen Campbell.

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Membership : 1969-1972.

File consists of material relating to the membership of the COAA, possibly accumulated by Oreen Campbell. Includes correspondence regarding membership and address changes, handwritten notes, membership lists, 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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Minutes.

File consists of the original minute book, which includes handwritten and typed minutes that have been glued or taped to the pages. Minutes are from executive and annual meetings and joint meetings with the association's Teachers' Council. Also present in the minute book are some reports and proposals. Loose items in the book include: handwritten (draft) and typed minutes for the 1971 annual meeting, handwritten notes and a meeting agenda, a typed draft history of the association, financial statements and treasurer's reports, the constitution, a 1958 exhibitor's list, a mock-up of the association logo, and a Girl Guides calendar.

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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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Notebook (file 2 of 2).

File consists of a notebook, probably kept by Ruth Camplin. Contains handwritten minutes of the 1972 annual meeting, notes from a 1976 meeting, and other handwritten notes.

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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

Files of Gordon Couling

Series consists of records kept by Gordon Couling, charter member and first chair of the teachers' council executive, relating to the formation, administration, and activities of the COAA, mainly for the period from 1953 to 1960. Includes yearly files kept by Couling documenting the administration and activities of the association, as well as Couling's files relating to the annual Leader's Institute at the Macdonald Insitute in Guelph, offered by the Community Programs Branch of the Ontario Department of Education. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, exhibitors' lists, flyers and programs, course outlines and resource lists, course notes and handouts, forms and surveys, lists of student participants, 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

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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Notebook (file 1 of 2).

File consists of a notebook containing various handwritten notes: treasurer's accounts (1960), a guest book for an art show (1965), and notes probably taken at workshops. Notebook also included loose items: a flyer; the March, 1962 newsletter of the Ontario Recreation Association; the October, 1981 newsletter of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre; a COAA flyer; handwritten notes; and exhibitors' catalogues for the 20th and 21st annual Central Ontario Exhibition fine art competition.

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News : 1982.

File consists of material relating to the association newsletter and flyers for 1982. Includes page proofs of newsletters, flyers, correspondence, etc.

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Portugal.

File consists of material relating to COAA tours in Portugal. Includes travel itineraries and updates and a travel guide.

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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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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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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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Membership : 1978-1984.

File consists of material relating mainly to membership in COAA. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding membership issues, most with Isabelle Quick; reports; handwritten notes; etc.

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Working file : Oreen Campbell : 3.

File consists of material probably accumulated by Oreen Campbell and relating to her work on the history of the COAA. Includes correspondence, typed histories (drafts) of the association (including two written by Lloyd Minshall), minutes of annual meetings for 1970 and 1973, flyers, a newsletter, and the association constitution and procedures manual (1961). Some items may have been removed from other files (espeically if marked "N.B.").

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Correspondence : Oreen Campbell (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to Oreen Campbell's work on the history of the COAA. Includes photocopied incoming and outgoing correspondence between Campbell and the executive regarding Campbell's progress, as well as some personal correspondence to the president (Larry Barton).

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Correspondence : Oreen Campbell (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material created and accumulated by Oreen Campbell relating to the history of the association. Includes a project description (possibly for a Canada Council grant), for a documentary about artists in Ontario, prepared by Catherine Milloy; and a personal letter, part draft and part photocopy, written by Campbell and addressed to Cathy [Catherine Milloy?].

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News : 1987.

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter for 1987. File also includes some flyers, a small amount of correspondence, and a final copy of one newsletter.

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News : 1988.

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter for 1988. File also includes some flyers and a small amount of correspondence.

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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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History.

File consists of several draft versions of the history of the COAA, written in different years; some were prepared by Oreen Campbell.

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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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