Fonds RG44 - Confederation Centre of the Arts fonds

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Title proper

Confederation Centre of the Arts fonds

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  • Graphic material
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  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds

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Fonds

Reference code

CA PCA RG44

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  • 1960-1985 (Creation)
    Creator
    Confederation Centre of the Arts

Physical description area

Physical description

45.15 m of textual material and other records

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Archival description area

Name of creator

Confederation Centre of the Arts (1964-)

Administrative history

The Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, was founded in 1964 as Canada's National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation who gathered at the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. Located on Queens Square, the Centre has been home to the Charlottetown Festival since 1965, including the Festival’s flagship production "Anne of Green Gables - The Musical." In addition to theatres, the Centre includes an art gallery, restaurant, and gift shop, and serves to showcase Canadian visual and performing arts.

For more information about the history of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, please see Frank MacKinnon’s "Honour the Founders! Enjoy the Arts!" (Charlottetown: Confederation Centre of the Arts, 1990) and Edward MacDonald’s "Cradling Confederation: The Founding of the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown" (Charlottetown: Confederation Centre of the Arts, 2013).

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds consists of the records of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for the period 1960-1985. The fonds has been divided into two series (General and Art Gallery) although there is considerable overlap between series. Researchers are encouraged to check both series to ensure relevant information is not missed.

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Language of material

  • English

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Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

A number of files have been permanently restricted due to personal information about employees (human resources records, payroll information, etc.). These restrictions have been noted on the file lists and the restricted records have been pulled from the boxes and are housed separately.

One file (RG44/s1/1212: Publicity Department - Jack McAndrew - Gene MacLellan - 1970-1971), containing details regarding Gene MacLellan copyrights and contracts, is restricted until 2025.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

PERMISSION FOR USE AND REPRODUCTION IS REQUIRED FROM THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES AND RECORDS OFFICE; QUESTIONS REGARDING COPYRIGHT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER

Finding aids

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

Associated materials

See also: Fathers of Confederation Memorial Citizens’ Foundation minute books (Acc3954); Frank MacKinnon fonds (Acc4449)

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Records are stored off-site. Please speak to staff regarding retrieval

General note

Some items are oversize

General note

A number of files were identified as missing during a re-housing project in 2016-2017. Some of the missing files appear to have been recalled by the Confederation Centre of the Arts at an unknown date (a note from the one section of the previous finding aid reads: “File numbers which are missing are due to Confederation Centre Art Gallery deciding to retain a number of files”)

Physical description

The fonds consists primarily of textual material but also includes photographs, scrapbooks, and some sound and moving image recordings. Alternate media are noted in the file lists

Alpha-numeric designations

Material was originally assigned Acc2594

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  • English

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