Fonds C 26

Thorkild C. Hansen fonds

About these records

Thorkild C. Hansen fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

5 film reels

1 audio cassette

541 photographs : prints and slides

2 audio discs

ca. 90 centimetres of textual records

ca. 1,600 drawings : various media

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of material created, received, and collected by Thor Hansen and by his daughter, Sister Anitra.

Fonds includes textual material such as correspondence, architectural drawings, sketches, publications, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and memoranda from the period 1927-1990.

Also included in the fonds are 525 photographs, primarily dealing with Hansen's work as an artist. They include interior views of British-American Oil Company buildings, as well as of artwork found within those buildings, ca. 1955- 1965. As well, there are five reels of motion picture film, with subject areas including the Toronto British-American Oil Company building, Native Indian handcrafts and figures, Toronto street scenes, and Thor Hansen at work.

Fonds also includes one audio cassette, dealing with Thor Hansen's retirement party and tribute speeches, 1968. Two undated audio discs are included, with Adrienne Clarkson interviewing Thor Hansen.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Thorkild Conrad Hansen (1903- 1976) was a commercial design artist and architect who provided artistic and architectural planning for a number of buildings in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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Hansen, Thorkild C., 1903-1976

Restrictions on Access
No access restrictions.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright transferred to Archives of Ontario by donors. No restrictions on reproduction or publication of material for which the donor is authorized to transfer the copyright to the archives. Other material may require permission of third party copyright holders. Copyright for audio disks held by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 2 accessions: in 1982 by wife Donna Hansen, and in 1990 by his daughter, Sister Anitra of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.
Availability of Other Formats

Please request the reference copy on DVD 1 contains AV 101-1 (SMI_00001 and 00002), AV 101-2 (SMI_00003) and AV 101-4 (SMI_00004).

Title based on contents of fonds.

Former Codes

Accession numbers 15079, 15080, 24573.

Finding Aid
A typescript inventory and file list is available for this fonds. Consult a Reference Archivist for more information.

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