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Collection Summary
 

Biographical Sketch
 

Scope and Content
 

Index Terms
 

Administrative Information 
 

Contact Information
 

Box List
 

Detailed Description of the Collection

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Ann Hillier McMenomin fonds:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Ann Hillier McMenomin fonds. 
Dates: – 1933-1935. 
Quantity:  – 21 cm of textual records and 29 photographs.

Biographical Sketch

Ann Hillier McMenomin attended the British Columbia College of Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia during the two years of the school's operation (1933-1935). The College was founded and directed by Canadian artists Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969), Jock Macdonald (1897-1960), and Vienna born stage design instructor, Harry Täuber (1900-1975). While a student at the school, McMenomin won prizes in theatre and costume design at the Canadian Fine Arts and Handicraft exhibition of the Junior League of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario. During this time, McMenomin kept scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and photographs related to her work. When Täuber travelled to Vancouver Island in 1934 and again after he moved to Nootka, Vancouver Island following the closure of the school, he corresponded briefly with McMenomin.

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Scope and Content

The fonds consists of scrapbook sections filled with clippings, typed notes and various illustrations related to McMenomin's studies at the British Columbia College of Arts; 1 hand bound copy of Lockwood de Forest's Illustrations of Design; 6 letters and 1 postcard addressed to McMenomin, from Täuber, Macdonald, and Varley; tickets, theatre programmes, and various printed materials related to stage productions presented at the British Columbia College of Arts; newspaper clippings detailing activities put on by the College and awards received by McMenomin; and 29 photographs taken by McMenomin (and Täuber?) of theatre production designs and models which she completed as part of her course work with Täuber.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of collection. 
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Ann Hillier McMenomin, July 1977.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the Ann Hillier McMenomin fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Finding aids: Item level description available.
Related material: Other archival material related to the British Columbia College of Arts and Harry Täuber can be found in the Leslie Planta fonds, the Allison J. Colborne fonds, Charles Hill's interview with Isabel Wintemute, Vancouver, November 17, 1973, and file 7.4C Carnegie Corporation British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, National Gallery of Canada fonds in the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives. Drawings by Harry Täuber can be found in the National Gallery of Canada collection of European and American drawings. A documentation file on the British Columbia College of Arts is also available at the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Index Terms

Names:
Macdonald, Jock, 1897-1960
McMenomin, Ann Hillier
Täuber, Harry, 1900-1975
Varley, Frederick Horsman, 1881-1969
Document Types:
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Ann Hillier McMenomin fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4
T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 


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Box List

Box Folder
Box 1 File 1 Scrapbooks (in sections), vol. 1 
File 2 Scrapbooks (in sections), vol. 2 
File 3 Scrapbooks (in sections), vol. 3 
File 4 Scrapbooks (in sections), vol. 4 
Box Folder
Box 2 File 5 Scrapbooks (in sections), vol. 5 
File 6 Scrapbooks (in sections), vol. 6 
File 7 Illustrations of Design, Lockwood de Forest 
File 8 Photographs (see item list below) 
File 9 Newspaper clippings 
File 10 Tickets, programmes, college certificate 
File 11 Correspondence 
File 12 Miscellaneous 

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Detailed Description of Collection

Item Level Description.

Model of set for Dybbuk. – 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.7 x 11.9 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a model by Ann Hillier designed for Dybbuk, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed by Charles Hill on verso: Model of set for Dybbuk by Ann Hillier.
Model of set for Dybbuk. – 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.2 x 11.6 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a model by Ann Hillier designed for Dybbuk, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in unknown hand on verso: YOU SHOULD KNOW IT!; inscribed by Charles Hill: Model of set for Dybbuk by Ann Hillier.
Model of set for Dybbuk. – 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.6 x 12 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a model by Ann Hillier designed for Dybbuk, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed by Charles Hill on verso: Model set for Dybbuk by Ann Hillier.
John Avison as Columbo. – Jan. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.6 x 8.4 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of John Avison as Columbo in Ben Johnson's Volpone, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso in unknown hand: OUR FRIEND! (AVISON) AS COLUMBO!
Mosco and Leone. – Jan. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.5 x 8.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Mosco and Leone in Ben Johnson's Volpone, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso in unknown hand: LEONE AND MOSCO!
Masked actors in Ben Johnson's Volpone. – Jan. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.7 x 8.6 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of masked actors in Ben Johnson's Volpone, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Charles Hill: upper right Edith Limon l.r. Ann Hillier Masks for Volpone
Hazel's Prince to Monte-Zumo. – ca. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.7 x 8.4 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Hazel's Prince to Monte-Zumo, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso in unknown hand: "HAZEL'S 'PRINZ' TO MONTE-ZUMO"
Interior of the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver. – ca. 1934-1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.4 x 11.7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the interior of the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in on verso by Charles Hill: B.C. COLLEGE OF ARTS.
Interior of the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver. – ca. 1934-1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.4 x 11.7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the interior of the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with content of photograph.
Harry Täuber and Ann Hillier. – ca. 1934-1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.4 x 11.7 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Harry Täuber and Ann Hillier in the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Charles Hill: Harry Täuber & Ann Hiller B.C. College of Arts
First exhibition, British Columbia College of Arts. – 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.7 x 8.3 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of the first exhibition at the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in verso in an unknown hand: FROM THE VERY FIRST EXHIBIT.
Exhibition at the British Columbia College of Arts. – ca. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.7 x 8.6 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of an exhibition at the British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed in verso in an unknown hand: THE LORD'S EXHIBIT!; inscribed by Charles Hill: #3- House model by Anne Hillier #2 Stage set for Dybbuk by Ann Hillier.
Clay model for mask of Volpone. – Jan. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.7 x 8.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a clay model for construction of mask of Volpone for Ben Johnson's Volpone, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Ann Hillier McMenomin: Volpone. I think I took the photos. Harry T taught us a course & I took it, Anne Hillier McMenomin.
Clay model for mask of The Crow. – Jan. 1934. – 1 photograph ; 11.7 x 8.4 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a clay model for construction of mask of The Crow for Ben Johnson's Volpone, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Ann Hillier McMenomin: The virgin
Ann Hillier with aluminum sign of the zodiac, Mercury. – 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.3 x 6.2 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Ann Hillier with aluminum sign of the zodiac, Mercury.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Charles Hill: Ann with aluminum sign of zodiac Mercury. Class by H. Täuber 1935.
Nancy Nelles [Arkell]. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.9 x 6.2 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Nancy Nelles Arkell, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Charles Hill: Nancy Nelles Arkell.
Nancy Nelles [Arkell]. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.9 x 6.2 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of Nancy Nelles Arkell, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Charles Hill: Nancy Nelles Arkell.
House model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class. – 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.9 x 6.2 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title appears in pencil in photographer's handwriting on verso of photograph.
Dated in accordance with inscription on verso of photograph.
Inscribed on verso by Charles Hill: Harry Täuber's class House model by Ann Hillier. Photos by Ann Hillier.
House model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 7.2 x 4.9 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with content of photograph.
House model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 8.9 x 6.2 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with content of photograph.
House model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 4.9 x 6.5 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with content of photograph.
House model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 6.3 x 8.9 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with content of photograph.
House model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class. – ca. 1935. – 1 photograph ; 4.8 x 5.4 cm.
Item consists of 1 photograph of a house model by Ann Hillier, Harry Täuber's class, British Columbia College of Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Dated in accordance with content of photograph.

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