Fonds 91-010 - Indian Crafts Foundation of Ontario fonds

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Indian Crafts Foundation of Ontario fonds

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  • 1968-1973 (Creation)
    Indian Crafts Foundation of Ontario

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81 cm of textual records (5 boxes)

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The Indian Crafts Foundation of Ontario came into being in early 1970 after more than a year of correspondence and planning. Its headquarters were in Toronto and included a staff of executive director and secretary plus a number of part-time craft teachers, buyers and others maintaining contact with native groups throughout the province. The aim of the Foundation was to encourage high-quality craft production by native peoples and to enable the marketing of those crafts. The Foundation experienced financial problems which led to its dissolution in 1973.

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This fonds was in the custody of Professor Harvey McCue before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds provides a full view of the history of a well-intentioned but short-lived organization involving native peoples, government and the commercial world. It consists of early plans, minutes and correspondence of the board of directors, the development of a constitution and bylaws, correspondence with government and native groups, craft training experience, inventory and accounting processes.

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This fonds was donated by Professor Harvey McCue.


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