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Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Contact Information

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

William and Ruth Hood fonds:

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Summary

Title:William and Ruth Hood fonds.
Dates:– 1930-1959.
Quantity: – 2 cm of textual records and 15 photographs.

Biographical Sketch

Ruth Barker Hood (1903- ) and William Hood (1904-1994) met several members of the Group of Seven, including A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974) and Arthur Lismer (1885-1969), when they were members of the Toronto Art Students' League and Ruth was a student at the Ontario School of Art (1927- ca. 1931). After marrying in 1930 and moving the northern mining town of Swastika, Ontario in 1931, the Hoods corresponded with Jackson, Lismer, and Lawren Harris (1885-1970), particularly from early 1931 to late 1932, when Jackson invited them to participate in the November 1931 Group of Seven show at the Art Gallery of Toronto.

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Scope and Contents

The fonds consists of correspondence, exhibition related material, and photographs of William Hood, Ruth Hood, and their daughter Diana, and photographs of members of the Toronto Art Students' League.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives by Ruth Hood, 1996.
Physical description: The photographs are accompanied by an identification key.
Finding aids: Box list available.
Terms governing use and reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material the William and Ruth Hood fonds must be obtained from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.
Associated material: See Visual Resources database records for the fonds for further information on the photographs.

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Index Terms

Names:
Harris, Lawren, 1885-1970
Hood, Ruth, 1903-
Hood, William, 1904-1994
Jackson, Alexander Young, 1882-1974
Lismer, Arthur, 1885-1969
Organizations:
Toronto Art Students' League
Document Types:
Correspondence.
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Title of item], William and Ruth Hood fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives.

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Contact Information

Cyndie Campbell
Head, Archives, Documentation and Visual Resources
Library and Archives
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427, Station A
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9N4

T 613-990-0597
F 613-990-9818
 
ccampbel@gallery.ca 

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