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Articles and Reviews

Materials described here consist of copies of articles and reviews written by Dr. Swinton, catalogue essays and copies of papers by others that may have been reviewed by Dr. Swinton. Also described here is correspondence pertaining to reviews.

Swinton, George

Audio Recordings, 1957-1984

The materials described here primarily consist of audio recordings of interviews made by George Swinton while on his 1957 trip to the Eastern Arctic. The content primarily consists of George Swinton questioning Hudson's Bay Company post employees, missionaries, and artists about Inuit carvings and motivations of the makers. Not all the recordings were dated. In addition, four items date from 1964 and 1965 and consist of copies of interviews of George Swinton. A recording of George Swinton reading from his manuscript Sculpture of the Eskimo dates from 1972. Interviews by George Swinton of the Cape Dorset artists Kiawak and Pauta Saila date from 1984.

Swinton, George


Materials described here consist of bibliographies of published materials on the subjects of Inuit art and culture. It is assumed that these bibliographies were collected by George Swinton in the course of his research activities, especially pertaining to the publication of his books Eskimo Sculpture published in 1965 and Sculpture of the Eskimo published in 1972.

Swinton, George

Biographies of Inuit Artists

Materials described here consist of correspondence of the progress of the "Biographies" project; lists of names, biographical and autobiographical information and some photographs; reports on the progress of the "Biographies" project; and a copy of the Keewatin district portion of the project.

Swinton, George

Canadian Eskimo Arts Council

Materials described here consist of documents pertaining to the formation and administration of CEAC and include correspondence, minutes of meetings and other materials related to the promotion and marketing of Inuit art by the Council.

Swinton, George


Materials described here consist of reference and research materials as well as correspondence acquired by George Swinton and pertaining to major collections of Inuit art held by museums and galleries as well as in private and corporate collections. Items also include correspondence pertaining to the planning of exhibitions for which George Swinton acted as curator or for which he acted as a consultant. Also found here are items of personal correspondence which might have been more appropriately described as part of the series 'Correspondence with Individuals' or 'Organisations', and correspondence pertaining to the collection of research images. Materials described here also include correspondence between George Swinton and the National Gallery Extension Services in his capacity as Director of Exhibitions for Gallery 1.1.1 at the University of Manitoba.

Swinton, George

Correspondence with Individuals

Materials described here date from 1957 to 1982 and consist of correspondence with individuals on a variety of topics. The correspondents are from all fields and include fellow academics, students, research colleagues, and Inuit art collectors. Topics discussed are wide-ranging and include materials that pertain to items described elsewhere in this fonds.

Swinton, George

Department of Northern Affairs

Materials described here date from 1958 to 1982 and consist of correspondence between George Swinton and the Canadian federal government department responsible for northern affairs as well as other material (including reports, planning documents, research papers, and press releases) pertaining to the operations of the department in supporting the production and marketing of Inuit art.

Swinton, George

Ethnology and Archaeology

Materials described here date from 1963 to 1982 and consist of correspondence as well as research and study materials collected by George Swinton on the topics of Inuit art and culture, especially pertaining to the pre-contact/pre-historic periods. Also described here are items pertaining to an "Urgent Ethnology Program" proposal to document vanishing cultural practises and the "Thule Archaeological Conservation Project" as well as the expected impact of a US embargo on whalebone carvings and materials pertaining to the development of policies on archaeological sites by the government of the North West Territories.

Swinton, George

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