TABLE OF CONTENTS

Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Index Terms

Administrative Information 

Custodial History

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

Box List

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

Frank Manners fonds:

Finding Aid



Collection Summary

Title: Frank Manners fonds. 
Dates: – 1969-1971, 1990-1995. 
Quantity:  – 31.5 cm of textual records and graphic material. 

Biographical Sketch

Richard Franklin Manners, a conceptual artist living in Toronto, was born in Owen Sound, Ontario in 1945 and graduated from the Ontario College of Art in May 1970. His practice has evolved from painting to mixed media work and conceptual art, such as artists' books and mail art. His work has been included as one of the Canadian representatives for international mail art exhibitions in Italy in the 1990s, organized by Bruno Pollacci (1954- ) of the International Mail Art Archive. Manners was a member of Workscene Gallery in Toronto and a contributor, with artist Reinhard Reitzenstein (1949- ), to Artword Artists Forum in a regular column called "A Dialogue between Frank Manners and Reinhard Reitzenstein." His books are published by Hert Books in Toronto.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of original manuscripts, drawings, photographs, letters and notes, artist books, and projects by Frank Manners, including Some Aspects of Sidereal Time (1990); Flash Cards Text, (1990, unpublished); INSTRUMENT 19901991 (1991); The Unavailable Mind (1992); the original manuscript for 21.5Hz ->25Mhz (1995); and A Star Survey (1969-71). The fonds also consists of original drawings, paintings, and photographs created by Manners in Toronto, Greece, and Israel.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Jay A. Smith, Toronto, 1999.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material from the Frank Mannes fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Related groups of records: Frank Manners' books are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art Library, New York; Printed Matter bookstore at DIA, New York; Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Artexte, Montreal; Art Metropole, Toronto; Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library, Toronto; Ontario Collection of Art, Toronto; Université du Québec, Montréal; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; York University, Toronto; and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Further information about Frank Manners can be found in his documentation file and in the Art Metropole Collection at the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Finding aids: Box list available.

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Index Terms

Names:
Manners, Frank, 1945-
Organizations:
Art Metropole
Document Types:
Artist books.
Correspondence.
Drawings.
Manuscripts.
Paintings.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The fonds was donated by the artist to Art Metropole. The Art Metropole Collection, including the Frank Manners fonds, was donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Jay A. Smith, Toronto, 1999.

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], Frank Manners 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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Detailed Description of the Collection

Box List

Box Folder
Box 1 File 1 INSTRUMENT 19901991, 1991
File 2 Drafts/notes from editor and publisher of Hert Books, Gerd Reitzenstein
File 3 Flash Cards Text, 1990
File 4 Some Aspects of Sideral Time, 1990
File 5 A Star Survey: Book #1 - Drawings: Toronto, 1969-1971; Book #2 - Drawings: los, Greece, 1970; Book #3 - Photos: los, Greece & Israel, 1970, 1971; Book # 4 - Concept/Letters: Toronto, 1971
Box Folder
Box 2 File 1 The Unavailable Mind, 1992
Box Folder
Box 3 File 1 21.5Hz -> 25 Mhz, 1995
Box Folder
Box 4 File 1 21.5Hz -> 25 Mhz, 1995

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