Scope and content: This series consists of personal items such as certificates, diplomas, membership cards, art history lecture notes, material relating to the National Film Board, creative writing projects, notes on a visit to Newfoundland, and notes for a talk entitled "Arts as Communication." One file contains correspondence related to the art work done by Lucy Jarvis as a contribution to the 1980 tribute to Fred Cogswell by the Wombat Press. This series also includes four (4) tape recordings of story telling sessions or recitations, perhaps by Atwood Lewis and Lucy Jarvis.
Arrangement is by topic.
Title based on the content of the series.
File titles supplied.
File 1 Personal file of certificates, diplomas;
membership cards; copies of Jarvis's birth and
File 2 Art history lecture notes, Boston [?] [1927-1929]
File 3 National Film Board material 1943-1944; 1953
Includes eight (8) issues of Canada in Action. Film Lecture Notes. 2nd
and 3rd Series 1944-1945, issued by the National Film Board Office in Ottawa as aids to
discussion for teachers and leaders of adult groups co-operating with the NFB in
presenting these films. Newspaper clipping of report of the visit to UNB Art Centre by
NFB's John Grierson. Also includes film list from Canadian Film Institute, Ottawa, 1953.
also Series 5, file 6: Canadian
Affairs, v.1, no. 11 (1944) "A film policy for
Canada" by John Grierson
See also Series 8, Box 5: Sketches made while on tour for the NFB
File 4 Creative writing [197-?]
Drafts of skits and puppet show dialogues: Pembroke Beach Puppet Show
File 5 Lecture notes: "Arts as Communication" Yarmouth, NS [197-?]
File 6 Notes made on a trip to Newfoundland July 1977
See also Series 8 , Box 9, sketch book no. 42
File 7 Woodcut for scroll for Fred Cogswell tribute, Wombat Press, June 1980
woodcut template and correspondence regarding the cover art supplied by
Jarvis for the Wombat Press tribute scroll to Cogswell on the occasion of his retirement in
1980 as publisher of Fiddlehead Poetry Books. Only 200 copies of the scroll and
accompanying envelope with the fiddlehead motif were printed. Jarvis did the original
design of a fiddlehead for the eponymous magazine established in 1945. File contains two
(2) poems by Don Gammon, an early Fiddlehead editor.
File 8* Four (4) 8mm audio reels including recitations by a male voice
- may be
Atwood Lewis, a NS man mentioned in some letters and known to Lucy Jarvis as
a story teller. He lived nearby in an old school bus for about a decade and was a
war veteran. Mr. Lewis was nicknamed "Pirate" as he had lost a leg.
*Housed in BOX 4