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Morris Norman collection [multiple media]. 

Collection consists of



Place of creation


ca. 977 reproductions.
39 drawings.
99 prints : including 7 cartographic items
224 photographs.
197 medals, lapel pins.
45 printing plates, flags, ceramic, metal and plastic.
17 watercolours.
1.10 m of textual records.
14 postage stamps.
11 labels.
4 sheets (84 labels).
4 blocks (16 postage stamps).
2 v.

Scope and content

Fonds represents the collecting interests of Morris Norman. Of note are documentary art, photographic, philatelic, cartographic, and textual materials relating predominantly to the Prime Ministers of Canada and to Canadian politics in general. An accrual made in 2002 added significant Dionne quintuplets archival material and includes three-dimensional objects and advertising items. Also acquired was a substantial group of posters relating to financial institutions, travel, the Second World War, and cultural events. The fonds has been arranged in two series: art, photographic and philatelic material; and textual records.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access is through an art archiv
Textual records
90: Open
Philatelic records
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
Colour transparency C-147643
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Item no. assigned by LAC
from 1 to 365
from 367 to 498
from 500 to 503
from 505 to 515
from 517 to 1292
from 1294 to 1342
from 1344 to 1433
from 1436 to 1452
from 1455 to 1485
from 499.1 to 499.2
from 504.1 to 504.2
from 516.1 to 516.2
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Art The majority of artworks and posters have been item-level catalogued. 90 (Electronic)

Photo An item-list of photographs is available on the accession file. 90 (Paper)

Additional information

Related materials
Large three-dimensional items were picked up from the collector in Toronto on behalf of the Canadian Museum of Civilization to which they were delivered. Material included press-back chairs, busts, china and ephemera all relating to the Prime Ministers of Canada.

Reproduction note
Note that several medals from the fonds were shot together as one image. The main focus is a medal of William Lyon Mackenzie King. See colour transparency C-147643.

Subject heading

1. Prime ministers Canada
2. Premiers ministres Canada


Related control no.

1. 1988-294 DAP
2. 2000-00777-5
3. 2004-01573-X