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Nan Cheney fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1121
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1991

The fonds consists of 71 holograph letters from Ethel Wilson to Cheney, as well as correspondence from Wallace Wilson, Mary [Dodds] and Dorothy McNair. There is also correspondence between Nan Cheney and various artists, including Emily Carr, betw...

Cheney, Nan

Correspondence, Collected Letters

Antoniou, Sylvia to Toms, Humphrey, 1979-1980, 3 itemsHenry, E.M. (Chartered Trust and Executor Company) to McCurry, H.O. (National Gallery of Canada), 1944, 2 itemsKraetschmer, Diana to Toms, Humphrey, 1979, 1 itemMcCurry, H.O. to Henry, E.M., 19...


Sub-series contains an address given by Emily Carr at Normal School.


Sub-series consists of clippings from newspapers and periodicals that relate to the activities of artists in Canada.


Sub-series consists of prints and slides of artists, paintings, Cheney’s work, and her friends.


Sub-series consists of invoices, articles, newspaper clippings, and an obituary notice for John Wilson.

Binning, B.C.

Printed material, clippings, advertisement notices for exhibitions and postcards (2). Postcards are Binning to Cheney, n.d., pertaining to his work. One postcard refers to an exhibition by Takao Tanabe.

Capilano, Mary

Photographs, clippings, and notes pertaining to the life of the well known woman who Cheney painted

Erickson, Arthur

Newspaper and periodical clippings and postcards relating to his various activities and his career as an architect. The file also contains his convocation address for Simon Fraser University, May 26, 1973.

Smith, Gordon

  • RBSC-ARC-1121-4-19
  • File
  • November 19, 1957, November 4, 1966
  • Part of Nan Cheney fonds

Clippings, notices of exhibitions, and postcards pertaining to the artist’s activities. In addition, the file contains and extract from “Critics at Large.” C.B.C. November 19, 1957, on Smith and a copy of a letter by Smith to Time Magazine Novembe...

MacDonald, Jock

Clippings pertaining to his activities and an announcement of a lecture and of an exhibition of his work. There are 2 letters from Joyce Zemans of York University to Nan Cheney re: Jock MacDonald.

Pepper, G.D.

Announcement of and catalogue for a memorial exhibition of his war paintings, 1964.


Clippings, brochures, and announcements of American art and artists. There is a clipping about photography as well as a 1936-1937 circular from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Publication of the Carr-Cheney-Toms letters

Sub-series consists of records generated in connection with the publication of the Carr-Cheney-Toms letters in the book Dear Nan. Sub-series consists of correspondence, profiles of Cheney by her friends, reviews and notices about the book, and rec...

Cheney Trust Fund

Correspondence re: fundraising, compilation of the painting lists, publicaiton expenses, and administration of funds, 1986-1991.


1952 – [Unititled] [Dr. H.H. Boucher] [on board]1952 – Thromboendarterectomy [Dr. Alan McKenzie] [sketches & notes; 1 mounted on board]1953-54 - [Stomach] [Dr. Musgrove]1953-54 – [Various studies] [Dr. W. Boyd]1954 – Body Profile Outline Chart...

Medical Illustration

UBC, 1951-62, 37 items.1958? – Vaginal hysterectomy [Dr. J. Harrison] [notes & sketches]1960? – Apparatus [Dr. A. Mackenzie]1961 – [Untitled] [Dr. K. K. Parnell]Subject file Max Brodel, Works with Brodel Illustrations, 1912-1941.1912 – Banquet...

Medical Illustration

Maria Wishart (clippings) [photocopies]Anna Zinkeisen (article in Studio, Apr. 1954, 114-115)Clippings file, 1957-1981, 26 items.Medical Illustration, 1957-1980UBC personalities, 1965-1981


Sub-series consists of clippings from newspapers relating to Wilson’s activities.


Sub-series consists of essays about Ethel Wilson.

Nan Cheney Photographs

The photos, negative, and slides (the slides are duplicate images of the photos, with one or two exceptions) BC1849/1-86 are primarily images of Emily Carr and her artwork.The slides BC1849/90-158 are primarily informal images taken by Cheney of h...

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