Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00202 - David M. Lank Papers

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David M. Lank Papers


  • 1977-1978 (Creation)

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1 box

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David M. Lank is the author of more than 30 books, hundreds of articles and museum catalogues. Formerly an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Art History, he was the curator of the touring exhibition Audubon's Wilderness Palette - The Birds of Canada. In 1996 he was awarded the Order of Canada.

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Gift of David M. Lank, 1990.

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Collection is largely comprised of papers from Terry Schott, an orinthological artist and author and chief artist at the Royal Ontario Museum until his retirement. It contains Schott's notes on his field sketches and trip to Madagascar, as well as his draft typescript for two chapters in a planned book on wildlife and art. It also contains Lank's typescript draft of an article on Shortt.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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