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Notebooks and sketchbooks

Notebooks and sketchbooks

Part of

People

  • Melvin Charney (architect)
  • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

Title

Notebooks and sketchbooks

Dates of creation

1947-1967, 1980-2010

Level of archival description

Subseries

Extent and Medium

  • 0.19 l.m. of textual records
  • 440 drawings (including 71 reprographic copies)
  • 128 photographic materials
  • 36 notebooks
  • 18 sketchbooks

Scope and Content

This sub-series documents Melvin Charney’s education and career through notebooks and sketchbooks. The sub-series includes class notes from the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, travel journals and sketchbooks, lecture notes, as well as sketchbooks containing materials from multiple projects spanning his career.

Reference Number

AP041.S6.SS01

Language of material

Documents are in English (predominant) and French.

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:001-001
    • Title: Sketchbook of travels in Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor
    • Dates of creation: circa 1950-2010
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound volume including study sketches, primarily of landscape and architecture, with minimal accompanying notes. Contemporary to Melvin Charney's travels through Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 12,4 × 18,3 × 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:002-002
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his middle works
    • Dates of creation: 1981-1984
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Post binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Toronto construction;
    - Stuttgart;
    - Kingston;
    - German series;
    - Chicago construction;
    - Unknown.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 17,9 × 11,9 × 3,2 cm (7 1/16 × 4 11/16 × 1 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:003-003
    • Title: Sketchbook of travel in Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor
    • Dates of creation: 1959-1960
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound volume including sketches largely abstract in nature, with minimal accompanying notes. Contemporary to Melvin Charney's travels through Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 12,6 × 18,3 × 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:004-004
    • Title: Notebook of lecture "Greek art" by Vincent Scully
    • Dates of creation: circa 1959
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Notebook containing lecture notes in black ink. Likely contemporary to Melvin Charney's time as a student at Yale University.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 19,5 × 12,9 × 0,9 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:006-006
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his early works
    • Dates of creation: 1963-1965
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sketchbook including notes and sketches of Melvin Charney's early professional activities, related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Youville Square [Place d'Youville];
    - Rudolph's parking garage, New Haven
    - ACSA conference, June 1964;
    - Rue St. Hubert and rue Napoléon, Montreal;
    - Le Collège et l'Église de Nominingue, Quebec;
    - Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec;
    - Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, Quebec;
    - Saint-Faustin–Lac-Carré, Quebec.

    Sketchbook inscribed on inside front cover: 776-6524

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 20,8 × 13,3 × 1,1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:007-007
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1999-2001
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches in English (predominant) and French, related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Monument to the National Assembly of Quebec;
    - Un dictionnaire...;
    - Venice Biennale, Meta-Cities.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 17,9 × 12,2 × 2,2 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:008-008
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1995-1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches, related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Displacements exhibition;
    - Visions of the temple;
    - The white city re-visited;
    - Parables and other allegories;
    - Un dictionnaire...;
    - Halifax Garden;
    - A city in movement;
    - Struttin' Seattle.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book:17,8 × 12 × 2,3 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:009-009
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 2001-2003
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - American city series;
    - CCA garden;
    - Cities on the move;
    - Saigon;
    - Cities on the move, Kansas;
    - One size fits all series;
    - Trees;
    - Sherbrooke.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 17,9 × 12 × 2,1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:010
    • Title: Paris sketchbook
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sketchbook including notes and sketches. Possibly contemporary to Melvin Charney's time living in Paris, France.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketchbook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 11 × 18 × 1,4 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:011
    • Title: Mediterranean sketchbook
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sketchbook including notes and sketches. Possibly contemporary to Melvin Charney's travels through Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketchbook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 24,7 × 17 × 1,3 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:012
    • Title: Newspaper scrapbook from Melvin Charney's childhood
    • Dates of creation: circa 1947
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Notebook containing press clippings covering local and international events.

    Notebooks inscribed in black ink on front cover: SCIENCE SCRAPBOOK MELVIN CHARNEY

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 notebook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 23,7 × 18,5 × 2,5 cm (9 5/16 × 7 5/16 × 1 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:013
    • Title: Travel notes for Paris and Brussels
    • Dates of creation: 1980
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound notebook including notes in black ink, related to travel details for Melvin Charney's trips to Paris and Brussels.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 notebook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 14,5 × 11 × 1 cm (5 11/16 × 4 5/16 × 3/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:014
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his middle works
    • Dates of creation: 1985-1988
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Pliny... on my mind;
    - Lethbridge construction;
    - CCA garden;
    - Venice biennale;
    - Death machine;
    - Canadian tribute to human rights;
    - Visions of the temple;
    - Variations of the theme of a table and chair.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21,5 × 14 cm (8 7/16 × 5 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 20,9 × 14,7 cm (8 1/4 × 5 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:015
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his middle works
    • Dates of creation: 1985-1989
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Post binder containing notes and sketches related to the following projects, locations, and/or events:
    - Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal;
    - Venice biennale, 1986;
    - Visions of the temple;
    - The German series;
    - Canadian tribute to human rights.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 16,9 × 9,4 cm (6 5/8 × 3 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:016
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his middle works
    • Dates of creation: 1989-1991
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Québec City;
    - Plains of Abraham;
    - CCA garden;
    - Calgary square [Bankers Hall];
    - Construction in flight;
    - All the riches in the world;
    - Hampstead.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21,3 × 13,8 cm (8 3/8 × 5 7/16 in.) sheet (largest): 21,4 × 14,4 cm (8 7/16 × 5 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:017
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1990-1993
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Post binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations and/or projects:
    - Portrait dancing deconstruction on temple;
    - Trois-Rivières;
    - In flight: que la fête commence;
    - Jardin des plantes series;
    - The garden... ;
    - In flight series;
    - German series;
    - Skyscraper, waterfall, brooks - a construction;
    - Grain elevators;
    - Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art;
    - After the revolution series;
    - Some place to be somebody;
    - Sticks and stones ...;
    - Un dictionnaire... ;
    - Malewitsch [Malewich] reconstructed;
    - Parable 12;
    - London competition.

    Spine label inscribed: 90-92

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 17 × 9,4 cm (6 11/16 × 3 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:018
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1993-1994
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - London;
    - Jerusalem;
    - Halifax, Nova Scotia;
    - Un dictionnaire ... ;
    - Parables series.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 17 × 9,4 cm (6 11/16 × 3 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:019
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1994-1995
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Halifax, Canada;
    - German series;
    - Jerusalem;
    - A slice of a garden;
    - Power Plant Gallery, Toronto;
    - Parable series;
    - Koolhaas, Toronto;
    - Silo no. 2;
    - White cities;
    - Israel Museum;
    - Un dictionnaire ...;
    - Parable 22.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 17 × 9,4 cm (6 11/16 × 3 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:020
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1998-1999
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Cities on the move;
    - Monument to Canadian Aid Workers;
    - The size of things;
    - New York exhibition;
    - Golems on the move;
    - American city series;
    - Saigon;
    - Federation CJA building entrance.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 17 × 9,4 cm (6 11/16 × 3 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:021
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 2003
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Sherbrooke columns;
    - Ottawa exhibition;
    - One fit sizes all, no. 4;
    - Body building;
    - Esplanade Frontenac;
    - HEC [École des hautes études commerciales] sculpture piece;
    - Sable Castelli Gallery exhibition, Toronto;
    - Bodyworks;
    - Cities on the run series.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 17 × 9,4 cm (6 11/16 × 3 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:022
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2008
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to an unknown project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 17 × 9,5 cm (6 11/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:024
    • Title: Art history notes and travel sketches, Greece
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and study sketches (including 11 studies of floor plans, and 2 drawn maps of the island of Crete and the Aegean Sea). Contemporary to Melvin Charney's travels through Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 21,3 × 13,7 cm (8 3/8 × 5 3/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    The binder is split (incompletely) where the covers meet the spine.

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:025
    • Title: Class notes by Melvin Charney
    • Dates of creation: circa 1948
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ruled notebook of Melvin Charney's class notes from his studies at Strathcona Academy, Outremont. Includes magazine and newspaper clippings.

    Notebooks front cover is inscribed twice in black ink: SCIENCE, and Melvin Charney's childhood address

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:026
    • Title: Class notes by Melvin Charney
    • Dates of creation: circa 1949
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ruled spiral-bound notebook of Melvin Charney's class notes along with magazine and newspaper clippings.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 notebook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:027
    • Title: Art history notes and travel sketches, Italy
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound sketchbook containing notes and study sketches. Contemporary to Melvin Charney's travels through Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketchbook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 11,9 × 16,8 × 1,1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:028
    • Title: Travel sketches, Italy
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound sketchbook containing sketches with minimal accompanying notes. Contemporary to Melvin Charney's travels through Europe, northern Africa, and Asia Minor.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketchbook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 11,9 × 18 × 1,1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:029
    • Title: Architecture and art history notes
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound notebook containing notes in black ink on architecture and art history.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 notebook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 19,9 × 13,6 × 1,5 cm (7 13/16 × 5 3/8 × 9/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:030
    • Title: Early sketch work
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound sketchbook containing sketches.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketchbook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 13,7 × 20,3 × 1 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:031
    • Title: Early professional notes
    • Dates of creation: 1964, 1967, predominant 1964
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ruled notebook containing notes and sketches on design and research.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 notebook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 15,7 × 9,7 × 0,7 cm (6 3/16 × 3 13/16 × 1/4 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0011:032
    • Title: Portfolio for application to the graduate program at Yale University
    • Dates of creation: 1955-1957
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing drawings, photographs, reprographic copies, stats of architectural, art, and graphic design work, and a watercolour related to Melvin Charney's activities as a student at McGill University, and include the following early projects:
    - Kitchen details for Mr. and Mrs. A. Zion (1 stat);
    - Design of vol. 2, no. 2 of YES: A Creative Quarterly (1 copy);
    - Small weekend house (3 stats);
    - Curb-service restaurant, for summer use only, on a Laurentian road (2 stat);
    - Studio-house in the Laurentian mountains (2 stats);
    - Apartment house to complete an existing pattern of older garden apartments (3 stats);
    - Community library for the Town of Mount Royal (6 stats);
    - Motel near the St. Lawrence River (2 stats);
    - Child centre (3 stats);
    - Building for the Province of Quebec Architects Association (4 stats);
    - Cloverdale shopping centre (1 stat);
    - Morse Jewellers (4 stats);
    - Steinberg's supermarket, Montreal North;
    - Reinforced concrete canopy, Molson Stadium (1 sketch, 1 photograph, 1 stat);
    - Town of Dorval subdivision proposal (1 stat);
    - Ottawa City Hall, study of lighting of areas in the building (1 stat);
    - Entrance vestibule, 1552 St. Matthew Street, Montreal (1 stat).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 53 photographic materials
    • 11 drawings
    • 8 reprographic copies

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:069:001
    • Title: Portfolio of Melvin Charney's early professional work
    • Dates of creation: 1956, 1962-1963
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Guillaume Gillet (architect)
    • Claude Charpentier (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Portfolio containing architectural conceptual drawings and studies of elevations, notes, printouts of drawings from Melvin Charney's time as a student, or early professional career. Includes a reprographic copy of a study of C.N.E.J., completed under the supervision of architects Guillaume Gillet and Claude Charpentier of Paris, and a blueprint and two reprographic copies of sections and detail drawings for the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Zion (Miller Avenue, Montreal, Quebec) under the supervision of M. W. Roth, of Montreal.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 77 drawings
    • 12 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 5,2 × 8,8 cm (2 1/16 × 3 7/16 in.) sheet (largest): 77,4 × 45,8 cm (30 1/2 × 18 1/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

    Folder Number:

    041-005-002

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:069:002
    • Title: Portfolio of Melvin Charney's early professional work
    • Dates of creation: 1959-1967
    • Form: drawings, photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • John MacLane Johansen (architect)
    • E.J. Cyr (photographer)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Portfolio containing documents in English (predominant) and French, including conceptual drawings, photographic prints, reference materials, reprographic copies of artworks and architectural drawings (including elevations, sections, site plans), and a map related to the following projects:
    - Mont-Royal Metro Station (6 reprographic copies);
    - Canadian Government pavillion, World Expo, Osaka Japan (4 reprographic copies);
    - Unknown project(s);
    - Curé Grenier School, Notre-Dame des Laurentides, Quebec;
    - Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana (2 reprographic copies);
    - The Museum of Art, Science and Industry, Bridgeport, Connecticut (5 reprographic copies);
    - U.C.C. building, Montreal (12 reprographic copies);
    As well as:
    - Schwarzenbach residence (J. M. Johansen, architect) (20 reprographic copies).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 62 drawings
    • 60 photographic materials
    • 31 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 12,9 × 8,9 cm (5 1/16 × 3 1/2 in.) sheet (largest): 77 × 101,6 cm (30 5/16 × 40 in.)

    Physical Description:

    Includes a panel.

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

    Folder Number:

    041-004-001

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:069:003
    • Title: Portfolio of Melvin Charney's early creative work
    • Dates of creation: 1957-1963
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (artist)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Portfolio containing paintings, drawings, sketches, and graphic design work (two of which are matted). Several pieces were reproduced for inclusion in Melvin Charney's portfolio for admission to Yale.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 43 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 12,6 × 20,2 cm (4 15/16 × 7 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 40,9 × 55,3 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

    Folder Number:

    041-005-001

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:001
    • Title: Newspaper scrapbook
    • Dates of creation: circa 1949
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Book containing magazine and newspaper clippings (in English) of various events from around the world.

    Incscribed twice in black ink: SCIENCE (on front cover), and: Melvin Charney 6292 De Vimy Strathcona VIII B Room 18 (inside front cover)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:002
    • Title: Notes from Strathcona Academy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1948
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ruled notebook of Melvin Charney's class notes in blue (predominant), red, and black inks, and graphite, from his studies at Strathcona Academy, Outremont.

    Inscribed twice, in black, blue, and red ink: SCIENCE AND GEOMETRY (on front cover), and: Melvin Charney 6292 De Vimy Strathcona Academy AT 7452 DO 2511 (inside front cover).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Dimensions:

    book: 27,2 × 21,2 × 1,3 cm (10 11/16 × 8 3/8 × 1/2 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:003
    • Title: Notes from Strathcona Academy
    • Dates of creation: circa 1948
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ruled notebook of Melvin Charney's class notes in blue (predominant), red, and black inks, and graphite, from his studies at Strathcona Academy, Outremont.

    Inscribed twice in black ink: SCIENCE (front cover), and: Melvin Charney 6292 De Vimy Strathcona VIII B Room 18 Strathcona Academy AT 7452 (front flyleaf)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:004
    • Title: Notes from McGill University
    • Dates of creation: 1956-1957
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University.

    Inscribed in black ink: SCIENCE

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 ring binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.04 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:005
    • Title: Architectural report by Melvin Charney, written during his time as a student at McGill University
    • Dates of creation: circa 1957
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing one architectural report by Melvin Charney, written during his time as a student at McGill University.

    Labelled: ERIC MENDELSOHN mel charney b. arch 4

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:006
    • Title: Notes and sketches of travel in London
    • Dates of creation: 1952-1953
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing assignments by Melvin Charney, written during his time as a student. Includes a sketch of the Globe Theatre, and a detail map of London, both pasted onto ruled sheets.

    Inscribed: THEATRES IN SHAKESPEAR[sic]'S LONDON CHARNEY M. SECTION 7 MONDAY CONF. MISS SIMPSON

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 2 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 7,2 × 10 cm (2 13/16 × 3 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 12,5 × 8,7 cm (4 15/16 × 3 7/16 in.)

    Inscription:

    inscribed

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:007
    • Title: Report by Melvin Charney during his time as a student
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing a report by Melvin Charney during his time as a student.

    Labelled: ART in the life of MAN

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:008
    • Title: Architectural report by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University
    • Dates of creation: 1955
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing architectural report by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University. Includes study sketches.

    Labelled: ARCHITECTURAL REPORT BY: MEL CHARNEY B. ARCH. 3

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 41 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17,5 × 23,7 cm (6 7/8 × 9 5/16 in.) sheet (largest): 27,7 × 21,2 cm (10 7/8 × 8 3/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:009
    • Title: Report "Of city and man" written by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University
    • Dates of creation: 1956
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing a report written by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University. Includes photographs.

    Inscribed in black ink: of city and man

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 14 photographic materials

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 7 × 11 cm (2 3/4 × 4 5/16 in.) sheet (largest): 8,5 × 12,3 cm (3 3/8 × 4 13/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:010
    • Title: Report "Architectural paint problems" written by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University
    • Dates of creation: 1954
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing a report written by Melvin Charney during his time as a student at McGill University.

    Inscribed in black ink: ARCHITECTURAL PAINT PROBLEMS

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:088:014
    • Title: Sketchbook entitled "Art in the life of man"
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Duo-Tang® folder containing sketches.

    Labelled: ART in the life of MAN by: Mel Charney

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 loose-leaf binder(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28,6 × 21,5 cm (11 1/4 × 8 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:095:001
    • Title: Sketches for various projects
    • Dates of creation: 1978-1986
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing sketches with references to the following locations and/or projects:
    - American portrait series;
    - Milk River, Alberta;
    - Settings series.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: AMERICAN PORTRAIT SERIES / NOTES 1985-1990

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 21,4 × 27,7 cm (8 7/16 × 10 7/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:095:017
    • Title: Notes, reference materials, and sketches related to various projects
    • Dates of creation: 1978-1979
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing documents in English and French, including notes, reference materials, and sketches. Includes references to the following projects:
    - A museum construction;
    - Fragments;
    - Streetwork;
    - Théâtre d'aujourd'hui;
    - German series 1.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: NOTES / SKETCHES 1978 → 1980

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 25 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 19,5 × 12,5 cm (7 11/16 × 4 15/16 in.) sheet (largest): 27,7 × 21,4 cm (10 7/8 × 8 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:095:019
    • Title: Notes and sketches related to various projects
    • Dates of creation: 1975-1977
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    File containing notes and sketches related to the following projects:
    - Unidentified projects;
    - Streetwork.

    Further investigation is required to identify the projects present.

    Original folder inscribed in graphite: NOTES 1977 - SEPT '78

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 42 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 14,6 × 7,3 cm (5 3/4 × 2 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 27,7 × 21,4 cm (10 7/8 × 8 7/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:106:011
    • Title: Drawings, sketches, and a photograph related to various projects
    • Dates of creation: circa 1983-1990
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Assorted drawings, sketches, and a photograph related to the following projects:
    - Chicago construction;
    - Kingston construction;
    - Fragments (1 photograph, 1 drawing).

    Further investigation is required to identify the projects present.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketch(es)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 16 drawings
    • 1 photograph

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 20,1 × 25,1 cm (7 15/16 × 9 7/8 in.) sheet (largest): 42,9 × 35,4 cm (16 7/8 × 13 15/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:133:003
    • Title: Class notes from Melvin Charney's time as a student
    • Dates of creation: circa 1950
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Post binder containing notes from Melvin Charney's time as a student.

    related to Melvin Charney's time as a student at .

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:133:004
    • Title: Class notes from Melvin Charney's time as a student at McGill University
    • Dates of creation: 1958
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing exams and notes from Melvin Charney's time as a student at McGill University.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:133:005
    • Title: Exams and notes from Melvin Charney's time as a student at McGill University
    • Dates of creation: 1953-1958
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (student)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ten post binders containing exams and notes from Melvin Charney's time as a student at McGill University.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 10 notebooks

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:133:006
    • Title: Notebooks from Melvin Charney's time as a student
    • Dates of creation: circa 1950
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Five notebooks from Melvin Charney's time as a student.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 notebooks

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0012:133:008
    • Title: Notebooks from Melvin Charney's time as a student
    • Dates of creation: circa 1948
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Three notebooks from Melvin Charney's time as a student.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 notebooks

    Dimensions:

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:012
    • Title: Sketches, plans, elevations, sections and details relating to a variety of projects
    • Dates of creation: 1976-2003
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Consists of sketches, plans, elevations, sections and details relating to a variety of projects. Identified projects include Bodyworks ("Bodyworks: She-Male 05.11.03"), Les Maisons de la Rue Sherbrooke, Streetwork - Art Gallery of Ontario, A Kingston Construction, and A Chicago Construction.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 19 drawings

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 56 × 89 cm sheet (largest): 92.2 × 155 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:023:001-001
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his later works
    • Dates of creation: 1997-2010
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches (109 drawings) referring to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - Sable-Castelli exhibition, Toronto;
    - Cities on the move;
    - American city: Venice;
    - Assemblée nationale du Québec [National Assembly of Quebec];
    - CCA garden;
    - Kansas City, Missouri;
    - One size fits all;
    - The parade of the engineers;
    - Stepping out;
    - Longueuil, Quebec;
    - Bodyworks.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 29,6 × 26,5 × 3,8 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:023:002-002
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his middle and later works
    • Dates of creation: 1980-1995
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing notes and sketches related to the following events, locations, and/or projects:
    - A museum construction;
    - Montreal Museum of Fine Arts;
    - New York piece;
    - Tryptich;
    - Toronto construction;
    - Kassel piece;
    - Forgotten city series;
    - Table and chair;
    - CCA garden;
    - Settlers square, Calgary;
    - In flight ...;
    - Square Berri;
    - All the riches in the world;
    - Canadian tribute to human rights;
    - Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art [Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal];
    - Hampstead;
    - Jerusalem;
    - Lenin's tomb;
    - Engineer's golems.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 sketchbook

    Dimensions:

    book: 29,7 × 27,7 × 5,4 cm

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:023:003
    • Title: Notes and sketches by Melvin Charney on his early works
    • Dates of creation: 1961-1963
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Spiral-bound album containing sketches, and correspondence in English and French regarding public lectures given by Melvin Charney.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 album(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 13 drawings

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:023:006
    • Title: Sketchbook for unknown project(s)
    • Dates of creation: n.d.
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sketchbook containing notes and sketches.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 sketchbook(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.01 l.m. of textual records
    • 2 drawings

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:023:007
    • Title: Notes and sketches from Melvin Charney's later work
    • Dates of creation: 2004
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Notebook containing notes and sketches. Further investigation is required to identify the project(s) represented within.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 notebook

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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    • Reference Number: DR2012:0015:024:012
    • Title: Album of notes and sketches from Melvin Charney's earlier work
    • Dates of creation: 1954, 1960-1962
    • Form: drawings, textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Melvin Charney (architect)
    • Melvin Charney (archive creator)

    Description:

    Ring binder containing documents in English, including reprographic copies of architectural drawings, detail studies, and sketches related to the following projects:
    - Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana (in collaboration with John M. Johansen; 2 reprographic copies);
    - U.C.C. Building, Montreal (in collaboration with Victor Prus; 4 reprographic copies);
    - Unidentified projects.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 0.04 l.m. of textual records
    • 20 reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 12,5 × 34,8 cm (4 15/16 × 13 11/16 in.) sheet (largest): 27,1 × 35,8 cm (10 11/16 × 14 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    Melvin Charney fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Dara Charney/
    Gift of Dara Charney

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