Fonds RBSC-ARC-1357 - David Mattison fonds

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David Mattison fonds

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  • 1973-1980 (Creation)
    Mattison, David, 1950-

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80 cm of textual records

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David Mattison is an archivist with the British Columbia Archives and Records Service in Victoria where he has worked since 1981. Born and raised in Hawaii, where he received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, he moved to British Columbia in 1972 where he received a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from UBC in 1974 and a M.L.S. from UBC in 1978. He has published extensively on photography in Western Canada and was awarded in 1986 for this work an Award of Merit from the Association for Canadian Studies.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, design plans, computer output cards, and printed material generated for an exhibition entitled "The Vision Machine", planned, but never staged, for the Vancouver Museum ca. 1979. The material in the fonds suggests that the exhibit was to deal with technological changes in photography as well as early B.C. photographers.

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