Fonds UBCA-ARC-1333 - Edward Goodall fonds

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Edward Goodall fonds

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8 art drawings

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Goodall was born in Wells, Somerset, in 1909. In the early 1930s, he visited Canada. Goodall returned in 1935, first to Vancouver, then Alberta, before getting married and settling in Victoria as a commercial artist. He wrote to the Illustrated London News (ILN) asking if they wanted any British Columbia events covered. His grandfather had done illustrations for the ILN of the Crimean War. His first assignment was the aluminum smelter at Kitimat, followed by sketches of famous Canadian universities and schools. Later he was invited to cover Royal Canadian Navy exercises to San Francisco, Southern California and the Hawaiian Islands. He has done watercolours for one of the biggest greeting card firms in North America, as well as other commissions. In March 1947, The Graduate Chronicle featured a University Library sketch by "Ted" Goodall. The Chronicle had commissioned this sketch. Readers were invited to purchase 8 x 5-inch prints from the UBC Alumni Association (March 1947, cover and page 9).

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These sketches were commissioned for an article on UBC in the ILN, 22 September 1956 (pages 467-470). Some have captions or notes attached, and notes on the verso regarding those printed in the ILN. The Library acquired them in January 1991. The drawings include the UBC Library's interior, the Library from the outside, the exterior of the Science Building, view looking north from the top of the Science Building, Brock Hall, the War Memorial Gym, the Wesbrook building, and an experiment in a laboratory in the Science Building.

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8 art drawings: ms., pencil on paper: unscaled; 14 x 23 cm. to 31 x 51 cm

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