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About this collection

The Canadian Architectural Archives (CAA) digital collection represents a small selection of materials held in University of Calgary's Archives and Special Collections. Digitized photographs, slides, and architectural drawings of buildings from across Canada are featured, dating from the late 19th century to the 1980s.

Featured CAA fonds and collections, organized as digital sub-collections, include: Calgary Modern*, Donovan & Eunice Williams*, Gordon Atkins, J. Francis and F. Bruce Brown, John Flanders*, Marine Building, Panda Associates*, Thomas H. Mawson*

* Sponsored by: the Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives as part of the Views of 20th Century Canada: The Architectural Photography Digitization Project.

For details on the complete holdings of the CAA, see: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/canadian-architectural-archives

 

Calgary Modern

Selection of material from the Calgary Civic Trust fonds. Contents of the fonds date from 1999-2003 and feature photographs of Calgary and area buildings or landmarks including: apartments, overpasses, offices, businesses, schools, churches, shopping centres, banks, hotels, hospitals, and post offices.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/calgary-civic-trust-fonds

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Donovan & Eunice Williams

Selection of material from the Donovan & Eunice Williams Collection of Slides of Canadian Churches fonds. The fonds contains over 2,000 35mm slides, created from 1990-1995, of Canadian Churches from the late 19th to 20th centuries.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/donovan-and-eunice-joan-williams-collection-of-slides-of-canadian-churches-fonds

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J. Francis and F. Bruce Brown

Select drawings and slides from the J. Francis and F. Bruce Brown fonds dating from 1886-1972. This digital collection includes architectural drawings and slides of churches; buildings at Mount Allison University; residences; Provincial Legislative Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia; and Monroe County Court House, Rochester, New York.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/j-francis-and-f-bruce-brown-fonds

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John Flanders

Selection from the John Flanders Photography collection featuring the work of Ron Thom as well as the influential Binning House by B.C. Binning and the firm Thompson, Berwick, Pratt and Partners from the period 1947-1980. The archives collection contains approximately 3,000 images taken from the 1990s to early 2000s.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/flanders-photography-collection

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Gordon Atkins

Selection of architectural drawings, models, and photographs of completed buildings from the Gordon Atkins fonds covering the period 1962-1987 with a focus on Calgary and area buildings. The fonds contains over 15,000 slides, negatives, prints, and drawings dating from 1954-1987.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/gordon-atkins-fonds

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Marine Building

Selection of architectural prints, drawings and materials from the McCarter Nairne fonds relating to the Marine Building covering the period 1928-1930. The complete fonds includes several other projects of the McCarter Nairne & Partners firm and contains over 32,000 items from 1906-1981.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/mccarter-nairne-fonds

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Panda Associates

Selection of images from the Panda Associates fonds highlighting buildings in the Toronto and Ontario areas covering the period 1946-1960. The complete fonds contains over 160,000 items (negatives, positives, slides, proofs, prints, and transparencies of architectural photographs) dating from 1946-1992.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/panda-associates-fonds

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Thomas H. Mawson

Selection of images from the Thomas Mawson fonds of Mawson's proposed urban development plan for the City of Calgary. The complete fonds contains material from 1910-1915 as well as 1979 and includes drawings, watercolours, slides, photographs, and documents.

- archives description: https://searcharchives.ucalgary.ca/thomas-mawson-fonds

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