Accession B1975-0015 - Coates 1975 accession

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UTA 1160-B1975-0015


Coates 1975 accession


  • 1906-1958 (Creation)

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10.90 m of textual and graphic records (30 boxes and 3 oversized folders)

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Donated to the Archives by the Coates' friend Thomas Howarth, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture.

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Correspondence, notes, notebooks, sketchbooks, sketches, designs for stage sets, costume designs, photoprints and photonegatives, scrapbooks documenting the artistic lives of Frederick Coates and his wife, Louise Brown. Coates was an instructor in modelling in the Department/School of Architecture and, in 1922-1923 and from 1930-1935 artistic director of Hart House Theatre. They were both involved in the arts and crafts movement and central to their lives was their house, "Sherwood". The photographs include images of Frederick's family, his military service in World War I, dance, and his work in the reconstruction of the faces of maimed soldiers, his studio and their house, and models of buildings.

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Box list for works of art, photographs and negatives only

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