Fonds MG 443 - Gonor, A.B. fonds

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Gonor, A.B. fonds

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MG 443

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  • 1936-1995 (inclusive); 1969-1984 (predominant) (Creation)

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9.43 metres of textual records,
3,792 photographs :
624 Polaroid
2,493 colour
734 b&w
3,302 slides
2,795 negatives
235 postcards
9 architectural drawings (8 blueprints, 1 photocopy)
6 posters
9 certificates
65 digital images (tiff and jpeg, 384 MB)
film: 236 – 8mm – 400 ft. reels
28 – 8mm – 200 ft. reels
35 – 8mm – 50 ft. reels
(primarily super 8; 82,000 ft; approx. running time 68 hours)
10 VHS cassettes
3 audio cassettes
27 artifacts
133 catalogues/books

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This fonds documents Allan Gonor’s active engagement with the people he met and the cultures he experienced. His was a curiosity borne of genuine interest, which manifested itself not only in his work as a physician, but also in his avocation: art; and in the numerous films and photographs he took. These document the local communities in and near North Battleford, Saskatchewan; including Hutterite colonies and First Nations reserves; as well as countries around the world. It documents his life and career, his interest in indigenous art and culture, and reflects his friendships with a wide variety of artists and writers, as well as the numerous individuals he met.

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