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Frederick Coates fonds Accession
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Coates 1st 1997 accession

Photographs and art work documenting the work of Frederick Coates and his wife, Louise Brown, including photos of Coates sculpting, the building of their home "Sherwood", and scenes of Hart House theatre plays including 2 taken by Allan Sangster. Also included are water colours of costume designs.

Coates 2nd 1997 accession

Notes, correspondence, memorial books and a will about Frederick and Louise Coates; photoprints, photo album, slides, scrapbook, sketchbook, greeting cards, 1 oil painting, medals, printing blocks, pottery, and a sculpture documenting their careers and artistic work.

Coates 2000 accession

Five Art Deco works of art by Frederick Coates, consisting of three stage sets for 'Danse Fronds' (ca. 1929), 'Fashions' (ca. 1928), and 'The Storm Centre' (1927); a theatre design featuring a clown; and a still life entitled 'The Blue Plate' (1922).

Coates 1975 accession

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.