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W.J. Phillips, sketching in the mountains.
W.J. Phillips, sketching in the mountains.

Walter J. Phillips fonds

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M-969-1 Correspondence. - 1921-1955. - From Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Thomas, Nelson & Sons, Hudson's Bay Company, Emily Carr, and International Institute.
M-969-2 Report card from Bourne College, Quinton Park, Birmingham, England. - 1900
M-969-3 Certificate from International Institute of Arts and Letters. - 1953
M-969-4 Manuscripts for Woodcut and Wet Paint by W.J. Phillips. n.d.
M-969-5 Miscellany. - 1922-1953. - Consists of invitation of an exhibition, greeting card, Christmas card, pamphlet entitled "International Institute of Arts and Letters", two menus from the Canadian Pacific Railway dining car, menu cover for Banff Springs Hotel, and Stovel Topics.
M-969-6 Exhibition catalogues including W.J. Phillips' art. - 1911, 1914, 1928, 1957, 1968 and n.d.
M-969-7 Bourne College Chronicle and college calendar. - 1900, 1908, 1916
M-969-8 Newspaper clippings. - 1970. - Regarding W.J. Phillips and Lois Phillips (Mrs. John Duffin).
M-969-9 Scrapbook. - 1915-1940. - Consists of newspaper and magazine clippings; catalogues and portfolios of W.J. Phillips' work; advertisments for theatre, lectures, art exhibits, etc.; Christmas card; and Stovel Topics.
M-969-10 Scrapbook. - 1921-1939. - Consists of newspaper and magazine clippings; catalogues of W.J. Phillips' work; and The Canadian Thinker.
M-969-11 Scrapbook. - 1931-1958. - Consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlet entitled The Whiteshell Manitoba and American Artist.
M-969-12 Correspondence with daughter Mary (photocopies). - 1942-1957
M-969-13 Correspondence with daughter Mary (photocopies). - 1944, 1955-1959
M-969-14 Correspondence with daughter Mary (photocopies). - 1944-1960
M-969-15 Correspondence with daughter Mary (photocopies). - 1943-1959
M-969-16 Reproduction of woodcut of woman and parasol. - n.d.
M-969-17 Miscellany about Grant Showerman, Who's Important in Art. - 1933-1945
M-969-18 Miscellany. - 1947 and n.d. - Includes Saskatchewan road map, Canyon de Chelly brochure, and Beaver magazine cover.
M-969-19 Original Colour Print Magazine. - 1924-1925. - Includes article by W.J. Phillips.
M-4843-63 Greeting cards featuring W.J. Phillips paintings and woodcuts. - [ca. 1923-1927]
M-4843-64 Christmas cards featuring W.J. Phillips watercolours. - [ca. 1931-1947]
PA-2656-(1-88) Art reproductions of W.J. Phillips watercolours and woodcuts; photographs of his paintings and murals; and photographs of the artist himself. - [ca. 1920s-1950s]. - 88 items
PB-661-(1-9) Mountain photographs; and steps in making a woodcut. - n.d. - 9 items. - Includes a series showing individual colours being added to a woodcut.
NA-4776-(1-4) Walter J. Phillips photographs. - [ca. 1947] and n.d. - 4 photographs. - Consists of a studio portrait of Phillips, and views of Phillips showing his prints, painting in a studio, and sketching outdoors near Rundle Mountain.

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RCT-71-(11-28) Recorded interview with W.J. Phillips. - 1970. - 10 audio cassettes. - Consists of an extensive interview undertaken as part of the Alberta Artists Oral History Project.
M-9575, PA-3964, PB-987 Unprocessed records. - 0.5 cm of textual records. - 35 photographs. - Consists of views of Glyde teaching in Banff, family events, exhibition openings, etc. Note: This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an archivist before requesting.

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