Fonds F 4569

Allan Mackay fonds

About these records

Allan Mackay fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

10 centimetres of textual records

62.77 MB of photographs : black and white and colour (jpg, gif)

24 architectural drawings

1 charcoal drawing

1 granite etching

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created or used by Allan Mackay in the creation of the Veterans' Memorial on the grounds of the Ontario Legislature. Besides the artistic and architectural records involved in the development of the monument, the fonds also includes meeting minutes of various committees involved in the process and correspondence regarding the copyright status of the photographs used in the monument.

The fonds includes conceptual wall panels that were created six months into the project and document the evolution of the memorial's composition of images. They include four working panels of photographic images cut, arranged and adhered on paper. Cut outs on the panels reflect spots where Allan Mackay moved the images about. The remainder of the panels consist of montages of images printed on paper. These montages functioned as mock-ups of sections of the wall.

The photographs include digital copies of research photographs constituting the totality of images that the artist considered for possible inclusion in the memorial. They were acquired from various sources, including Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian War Museum, the Glenbow Museum, the Department of National Defence and various publications. The images are not accompanied by references or metadata about sources and citations. Also included are studio photographs that document the evolution of the memorial's composition of images, and include photographs of the conceptual wall panels.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Allan Harding Mackay is a Canadian artist, gallery director and arts administrator.

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Mackay, Allan Harding, 1944-

Restrictions on Access
Access to these records is not restricted; however, some have been closed for conservation. Please consult a Reference Archivist for further information.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright primarily held by Allan Harding Mackay. The fonds also contains a significant amount of material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use any of this material other than for research and private study, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives of Ontario by Allan Mackay in 2008.
Related Material

The maquettes of the proposals received from the four short-listed competition finalists are part of the Government of Ontario Art Collection. The Art Collection also includes a work by Allan Mackay titled Highway 401 [Ontario Highways in the Rain series].


No further accruals are expected.

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