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Archibald Key, [ca. 1970]
Archibald Key, [ca. 1970]
NA-5267-1

Archibald Key fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal papers, biography and honours. -- [1928], 1960-1988
Series 2 Writing projects.-- 1946-1947, 1972-1983
Series 3 Newspaper and journal articles. -- 1920s, 1975-1981
Series 4 Photographs. -- [ca. 1890s-1910s] and [1970s]

Inventory

Series 1 Personal papers, biography and honours. -- [1928], 1960-1988
M-7933-1Calgary Allied Arts Centre retirement. -- 1964
M-7933-2Museum correspondence. -- 1964-1981
M-7933-3Biographical newspaper clippings. -- 1960-1985 and n.d.
M-7933-4Honours. -- 1968-1978
M-7933-5 Correspondence and applications re Haultain prize; Canada Council re memoirs; entries for Who's Who.
M-7933-6Tyrrell Museum. -- 1979-1980
M-7933-7Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts. -- 1985
M-7933-48 Speech given to the Calgary Literary Society. -- 1971
M-7933-57Speech. -- 1985. -- Recognition accorded to Key at the opening of the Performing Arts Centre in Calgary.
M-7933-49Newspaper clippings re Canadian museums. -- 1986
M-7933-50 Certificates. -- 1960, 1968
M-7933-51A.Y. Jackson letters to Archie Key and Harry Hunt. -- [ca. 1928]
M-7933-52 University of Calgary letters re hood. -- 1988
M-7933-osOrder of Canada certificate. -- 1978
M-7933-osFellow of Canadian Museums Association certificate. -- 1972
Series 2 Writing projects.-- 1946-1947, 1972-1983
M-7933-53Horizons manuscript. -- 1946-1947. -- Western historical novel
M-7933-(8-15) Alberta's Bloodless Revolution - Manuscript and chapter drafts. -- 1978 and n.d. -- Includes some correspondence re is assessment by an anonymous reviewer.
M-7933-16 Alberta's Bloodless Revolution - Grants and editing. -- 1981-1985
M-7933-17 Alberta's Bloodless Revolution - Reference material on Social Credit in British Columbia. -- 1979-1980
M-7933-18 Alberta's Bloodless Revolution - Reference material on Social Credit in Alberta. -- 1979-1980
M-7933-19Reference material on Social Credit in Quebec and nationally. -- 1979-1980
M-7933-20 Strawberry Bee - Manuscript draft. -- [ca. 1943-1947]. -- This play was written by Phyllis Alexander of Calgary in the mid 1940s. She gave a copy to Archie Key. Also includes original sketches by Maxwell Bates to illustrate the story.
M-7933-21Beyond Four Walls contract. -- 1972
M-7933-22Beyond Four Walls reviews. -- 1974
M-7933-(23-24) Once Over Lightly (memoirs) - Manuscript draft. -- n.d. -- Primarily his life after the Second World War.
M-7933-25 Once Over Lightly - Manuscript draft. -- n.d. -- Primarily his years at the Calgary Allied Arts Centre.
M-7933-54 Once Over Lightly - Manuscript draft. -- n.d. -- Draft of section called "Blind Leading the Blind".
M-7933-26Essay re Coste House. -- n.d.
M-7933-(27-33)Manuscript notes and fragments. -- n.d.
M-7933-34Manuscript notes and fragments, primarily about the Peking Opera. -- n.d.
M-7933-44Correspondence re manuscripts. -- 1974-1979
M-7933-45Correspondence and grant applications. -- 1979-1983
M-7933-46Grant applications and contracts
M-7933-47Correspondence with Michael Cullen, his literary agent. -- 1980-1981
Series 3 Newspaper and journal articles. -- 1920s, 1975-1981
M-7933-35Articles published in Carmelite, Supplement to the McGill News, and Anthology.
M-7933-(36-38)Drumheller Mail columns. -- 1920s
M-7933-39 "Changing Roles of Canadian Museums : A Historical Resume". -- 1976
M-4451 "Vignettes from Museums of the Western World". -- [ca. 1975]
M-7933-40 "Vignettes from People Places". -- [ca. 1979]
M-7933-41 "The Vanishing Dinosaur". -- 1980-1981
M-7933-42 "Let's Start Afresh : A Personal History of the National Gallery". -- 1980-1981
M-7933-43 "A Pleasant Environment in Which to Work". -- n.d. -- Regarding artwork in the Shell Centre.
M-7933-55 "American Odyssey". -- n.d.
M-7933-56 "John Reed". -- n.d.
Series 4 Photographs. -- [1890s-1910] and [1970s]

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

NA-468-(1-25) Historic views of Calgary, Alberta. -- [ca. 1890s-1910s]. -- 25 photographs
NA-5267-1 Portrait of Archibald Key. -- [ca. 1970]. -- 1 photograph. -- Copy negative for PA-3140-1.
PA-3140-(1-4) Portrait and snapshots of Archibald Key. -- [1970s] and n.d. -- 4 photographs
PB-12-(1-52) Historic views of Calgary, Alberta. -- [ca. 1890s-1910s]. -- 52 photographs. -- Some of these have been copied as NA-468 above.
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