Title and statement of responsibility area
Maurice Yacowar collection
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1968-2006 (inclusive); 1972-1980 (predominant) (Creation)
Physical description area
1.8 m; 315 catalogues.
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Name of creator
Maurice Yacowar earned a BA in English from the University of Alberta, Calgary campus, in 1962, an MA from the University of Alberta, and PhD at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham in 1968. He taught at Brock University, where he helped establish Canada’s first Film Studies degree program. He had an administrative position with the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, and returned to the University of Calgary in 1995 as a professor of English. Upon his retirement, he was named Professor Emeritus. Yacowar was an avid art collector and has donated some of his collection to the University of Saskatchewan.
Scope and content
This is a collection of Yacowar’s art auction catalogues, predominantly for European and American art, ranging from the Old Masters to contemporary, representing a variety of mediums. Several of the catalogues include final price lists from the auctions.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the University of Saskatchewan Archives by Maurice Yacowar in 2012.
The collection is organized alphabetically by gallery or auction house, thereafter by auction catalogue title.
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There are no restrictions on access.