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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 : 1991.

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter for 1991. File also includes a small amount of correspondence, flyers, and a final copy of several newsletters.

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News : 1992 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter for 1992. File also includes several final copies of newsletters, announcements and flyers for inclusion in the newsletter, and correspondence.

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News : 1992 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter for 1992. File also includes several final copies of newsletters, announcements and flyers for inclusion in the newsletter, and correspondence.

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News : 1993.

File consists of page proofs for the association newsletter for 1993. File also includes several final copies of newsletters, correspondence, the association constitution and by-laws, and a membership list.

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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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News : 1998.

File consists of material relating mainly to the association newsletter for 1998. Includes page proofs for the newsletters and for flyers advertising events and workshops, some correspondence, snapshots taken at COAA events, and some photocopies of members' artwork.

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Art hazards.

File consists of material relating to safety in the arts and the health hazards of working with art materials. Includes photocopied information and information printed from the internet, newsletters and bulletins of various art-related organizations, and correspondence (including some e-mails).

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Files from members, 1.

File consists of miscellaneous material probably accumulated by an unidentified association member. Includes correspondence, photocopied materials (article, poem, COAA executive and newsletter information, etc.), association membership lists, art show invitations, photographs of COAA members and events, and other material.

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Files from members, 2.

File consists of miscellaneous material probably accumulated by association member Linda [last name unknown]. Includes correspondence, photographs of COAA members and of art, an invitation to an art sale, and invitations to Crossection '95 (the annual juried members' show).

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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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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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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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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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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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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 : 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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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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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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Minutes : annual and executive meetings.

File consists of material relating to annual and executive meetings of COAA. Includes notices and agendas for meetings; minutes of executive meetings for the years 1992-1997; minutes of annual meetings for the years 1978-1983, 1987, 1990, 1993-1997; reports and financial statements; a small amount of correspondence; a copy of the constitution and by-laws; and the position description for the secretary.

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President and executive correspondence (outgoing and incoming).

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of the COAA president for the years 1991-1997. Presidents during this period included: Els Swart, Ursula Reese, Rosey Koivisto, and Linda Kemp. Correspondence relates to the administration of the association, membership, coordinating events and workshops, and the functioning of the executive committee. Includes, as attachments to the correspondence: contracts, clippings, invoices, brochures, etc.

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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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Secretary.

File consists mainly of incoming and outgoing correspondence of COAA secretary Rosey Koivisto for the years 1985-1993. Correspondence relates to the administration of the association, membership, coordinating events and workshops, and the functioning of the executive committee.

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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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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

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

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

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 : 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 : 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

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 : 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 : 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.

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

Constitution, membership and workshop information.

File consists mainly of material relating to the constitution of the COAA. Includes several versions of the constitution (some with annotations), information about the association and the logo, blank forms, workshop guidelines, correspondence, and minutes of the 1991 annual meeting.

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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

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

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

Crossection.

File consists of material relating to the organization of the annual juried show of the COAA, called Crossection, for the years 1979 to 1997. Includes flyers, brochures and invitations (some drafts); correspondence (some drafts); entry forms and guidelines; lists of entries and award winners; jurors' remarks; handwritten notes, etc. [Does not include all of these items for each year.]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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