Fonds C 57

Eric Arthur fonds


About these records

Title
Eric Arthur fonds
Dates of Creation
[192-]-[ca. 1941], predominant 1927-1932
Physical Description

1803 photographs

934 architectural drawings

27 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of materials created, received and collected by Eric Arthur as an architect and while he was a professor of architecture at the University of Toronto. This fonds is divided into seven series: Photographs of Ontario buildings taken by Eric Arthur (C 57-1); Photographs of Eastern Ontario barns and houses (C 57-2); Canadian architecture photographs from the National Parks Branch (C 57-3); Photographs of buildings, tombstones and street scenes collected by Eric Arthur (C 57-4); Scrapbook of Toronto buildings (C 57-5); Photographs of Ontario houses and tombstones (C 57-6) and Architectural measured drawings collected by Eric Arthur (C 57-7).

The fonds also contains index cards (Sub series C 57-1-3), arranged alphanumerically by Arthur to correspond with many of his photographs.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Eric Ross Arthur (1898-1982) was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was one of Canada's most prominent architects and architectural historians.

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Arthur, Eric, 1898-1982

Restrictions on Access
Glass plate negatives are closed for conservation purposes. Copy prints are available for consultation. Remainder of fonds is not restricted.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright for much of the photographic portion of this collection has expired, and most photos can be reproduced and/or published. Copyright for other portions of the collection rests with the creator. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in a number of separate acquisitions. The majority of items were donated by Arthur himself in two accessions in 1959. A scrapbook was donated by the University of Toronto Archives in 1979, while additional prints corresponding to glass negatives were acquired from J.M.S. Careless in 1990. As well, there appear to be a number of accessions made in 1957, 1971, 1972, 1978, and 1981.
Availability of Other Formats

Some of the photographs from this fonds are available in digital format in the Archives of Ontario Visual Database. Search using reference code C 57.
Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

Former Codes

Accession numbers 1979, 2274, 2317, 2327, 2458, 9157, 9612, 12351, 13090, 13138, 14388, 24225.

Finding Aid
An inventory is available for this collection, including a detailed finding aid for the architectural drawings.

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