- 2003-2007 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
54 audio cassettes
4 cm of textual records
Name of creator
J.A. Wainwright (1946- ) is a writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction; and an emeritus Professor of English at Dalhousie University. He published Blazing Figures: A Life of Robert Markle (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press) in 2010.
The materials now constituting the J.A. Wainwright – Robert Markle collection were created and maintained by J.A. Wainwright until their donation to the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
AGO Credit Line: Gift of J.A. Wainwright, 2010.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Collection consists of audio recordings of interviews with individuals who were active in the Toronto visual art community during Robert Markle’s lifetime, art historians, and friends and family of Robert Markle. Collection also includes two notebooks containing transcriptions and notes. Interviews were created and used in the process of researching Blazing Figures: A Life of Robert Markle. Collection includes interviews with Harvey Cowan, Jack Foster, Anna Hudson, Avrom Isaacs, Craig Kenny, Mitchell Maracle, Susan Maracle, Marlene Markle, Tim Noonan, Gordon Rayner, John Reeves, Richard Gorman, Ruth Grogan, Nobuo Kubota, Don Obe, Helen & Marty Poizner, Michael Sarrazin, Peter Stollery, Hana Trefelt, Michael Snow, Patrick Watson, Paul Young, Jack Aldersley, Kenny Baldwin, Patricia Beatty, Laura Berman, Sheryl Wanagas, Dennis Burton, Vera Frenkel, Ray Hanson, Tom Hill, Jerri Johnson, Rae Johnson, Emmett Maddix, Scott Townson, Murray McLauchlan, Stephen Williams, Gordon Lightfoot, Dennis Reid, Peter Goddard, and Diane Pugen. The collection is arranged in a single series.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
For conservation reasons, researchers may not play back original recordings. Reference copies will be made on an ad hoc basis – please contact the archivist to provide advance notice of your research so that copies can be made. Access to Special Collections is by appointment only. Please contact the reference desk for more information.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is held by the creator. It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish any part of the collection. Permission of individual interview participants is required for any public performance or published reproduction of interview materials.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
An inventory of the collection, supplying dates and durations of individual interviews, is available on request.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Markle, Robert, 1936-1990 (Subject)
Genre access points
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Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
August 15, 2013