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Baxter, George prints of Sir Robert Peel and Lord Nelson

The fonds consists of prints of Sir Robert Peel and Lord Nelson. They are printed by George Baxter as an oil colour picture print, the first commercially viable colour printing.
Brown, Thomas Austen print Thomas Austen Brown was a Scottish painter associated with who worked in both oil and watercolour. He was a successful artist, who won several first-class medals at print exhibitions in Munich, Dresden, Barcelona and Budapest. The fonds consists of one print of a work by Thomas Austen Brown. The drawing shows ships in the water at night underneath a moon. Signed by the artist.
Burnett, Virgil fonds Virgil Burnett was an author and illustrator whose work was widely published in Europe and North America. A professor in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Waterloo since the early 1970's, Burnett created an artistic oeuvre of extraordinary scope and breadth.
Central Ontario Art Association fonds
The Central Ontario Art Association (COAA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1954 as the Five Counties Art Association with the goal of bringing together artists and existing artist groups in Halton, Peel, Dufferin, Wellington, and Waterloo counties in order to provide greater opportunities in art instruction, encourage art appreciation, pool area efforts and resources, develop leadership in visual art, and foster inter-group cooperation and participation.
Charcoal drawing of the old mill The fonds consists of one charcoal drawing of a George Barrie print titled "The Old Mill." There is no signature on the drawing. Also includes a print of The Old Mill.
Edmonds, Helen
One sketchbook containing sketches and manuscript notes.
Enslin, Christian
Christian Enslin was a German immigrant who settled in Berlin about 1833. He established a book bindery and printing operation, was editor of the Deutsche Canadier, and held many public offices. File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., requesting the right to "Mother Drops", on which the doctor held the patent. The letter also discusses local bookbinding practices and refers to figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.
Hagen, Alice Mary fonds
Alice Hagen was a Nova Scotian painter, potter, and ceramicist, who lived in Jamaica from 1910 to 1916.  For her contribution to art in Jamaica Mrs. Hagen was awarded the bronze, and later the silver Sir Anthony Musgrave Medals, the first woman to be so honoured.
Hill, David, 1914-1977
Sketchbooks and loose sketches by David Hill, American artist.
Lismer, Arthur drawing of Elizabeth S. Nutt The fonds consists of one charcoal drawing by Arthur Lismer of Elizabeth Styring Nutt of Halifax. Elizabeth was principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design in Halifax (later NSCAD) in the period immediately following Lismer's time there.
Loring and Wyle Collection
Frances Loring (1887-1968) and Florence Wyle (1881-1968) were American sculptors who moved to Toronto in 1912. They were both active in Canadian art movements and were founding members of the Sculptors Society of Canada in 1928. The collection consists of material regarding Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, their careers as sculptors, and their artwork. Includes clippings, photographs, and ts. biographical information.
Ober, Warren U. Tintern Abbey print Dr. Warren Ober is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Ober came to Waterloo in 1965 when he accepted the position of Chair of English, and he retired in 1994. The fonds consists of one print of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, as seen from across the River Wye. Two men in a boat can be seen fishing in the foreground. The print was published in 1784 by S. [Samuel] Hooper.
Odd, Herbert fonds
Herbert Odd (1902-1999) was a toolmaker, engineer and artist in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario area. In 1977 there was a solo exhibition of 26 of Herbert Odd's watercolours and line drawings at the Galt Library Gallery, and in 1995 the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery housed an exhibition of about 40 of his sketchbooks. His paintings reside in many private collections across Ontario, Montreal, Vancouver, Scotland, Germany, Australia, and the United States.
Personal Studio fonds In 1946 Robert Nicol and an old school friend opened a photographic studio, of which Nicol was the sole owner by the fall of 1946. Fonds consists of negatives and proof prints taken by Robert T.G. Nicol under the name of Personal Studio between 1946 and 1996. Studio, home portraits and candid photography of families and weddings, as well as commercial jobs for many local industries and businesses document comprehensively the growth and changes in the way of life in the Waterloo Region in the post-war era.
Photograph collection A collection of 19th century American photographs. There are 169 items, consisting of 115 carte-de-visites, 40 cabinet portraits, 2 albums, 11 miscellaneous photographs and 1 envelope of miscellaneous business and greeting cards.
Prayer books, Manuscript, German. Three prayer books, written by hand, each containing many examples of Fraktur art. 1783, 1844, and late 1800s.
Pugin, A. print of the library of All Souls College The fonds consists of one print of the library of All Souls College. Original drawing by A. Pugin.
Riehl, Margareta birth certificate Margareta Riehl was born in Mühlhausen Germany in 1807. She immigrated to Canada and married Jacob Hailer with whom she had six children, including Catharine Hailer, who would marry Philip Ludwig Breithaupt. The fonds consists of Margareta's birth-and-baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein). The certificate is in German and is a Fraktur text featuring examples of decorative calligraphy and artwork.
Rivers, Elizabeth prints The file consists of nineteen woodcut prints by Elizabeth Rivers. Some of the prints are signed and numbered and include captions.
Urquhart, Tony fonds The fonds documents Tony Urquhart's work as a painter, sculptor and teacher of art. Included is information on his earliest exhibited work as well as early correspondence and information on his activities relating to the arts in Canada.
Vik, Bernt fonds Bernt Vik was born in Stavanger, Norway. He attended the Lennings Textiltekniska Institut in Sweden in the early 1940s (during Nazi occupation). He was unable to get textbooks during this time, so he put together notes, diagrams, and fibre samples and bound them in book boards. Fonds consists of eight hand-bound and handmade textile textbooks that Bernt Vik compiled and bound while a textile engineering student in Sweden.
Watson, Homer Ransford, 1855-1936. Homer Watson was an artist born in Doon, Ontario. One of his earliest efforts, "The Pioneer Mill", appeared at the first exhibition of the Royal Canadian Academy and was purchased by the Marquis of Lorne for Queen Victoria. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, serving as president in 1918. The fonds consists of correspondence re his estate and paintings; pamphlets, typescripts, clippings and two scrapbooks about Homer Watson and his work.