British Columbia - Documents - Arts


The arts have played a significant role in Canadian culture, and there are many documents related to the arts that are of historical significance. These documents include official records such as grants and funding proposals from government arts organizations, exhibition catalogs and reviews, and collections of artwork and artifacts in museums and galleries. Additionally, personal letters, diaries, and manuscripts of Canadian artists and writers provide insights into the creative process and the cultural context in which their work was produced. Many of these documents are housed in national and provincial archives and libraries, as well as in specialized arts institutions and private collections, where they serve as important resources for researchers, historians, and the general public interested in learning about Canadian artistic and cultural heritage. They provide valuable insights into the diversity and richness of Canadian artistic expression, as well as the cultural, social, and political contexts in which art is created and appreciated.

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Letter on Our Literature

The "1867 Letter on Our Literature" is a document written by Octave Crémazie, a French-Canadian poet,..
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Autobiograph - Rev. Josiah Henson

"An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson" is a document that was published in 1881 and edited by ...
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The Ascetic in a Canoe

"Exhaustion and Fulfilment: The Ascetic in a Canoe" is a famous essay written by Pierre Elliott...
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American Notes by Charles Dickens

"American Notes for General Circulation" is a travelogue written by Charles Dickens, one of the most...
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Refus Global by Paul-Emile Borduas

"Refus Global" is a manifesto written by the Quebecois artist Paul-Emile Borduas and published in 1948...
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Amherst's Spruce Beer

"General Amherst's Spruce Beer" is a historical document related to the American Revolutionary War...
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Canada by Stephen Leacock

"I'll Stay in Canada" is a humorous essay written by Stephen Leacock, a Canadian writer...
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Alexis de Tocqueville Pt I

"Democracy in America" is a two-volume work written by the French political thinker and historian...
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Alexis de Tocqueville Pt II

"Democracy in America" is a two-volume work written by the French political thinker and historian Alexis ...
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