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Centre Simard

Centre Simard

Part of

People

  • Victor Prus (creator)
  • Victor Prus (archive creator)

Title

Centre Simard

Dates of creation

1963-1965

Level of archival description

File 32

Extent and Medium

  • 44 drawings
  • 0.07 m.l. of textual records
  • 19 photographs
  • 3 books
  • 1 painting
  • 1 portfolio

Scope and Content

File documents Victor Prus's unrealized project for an International Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Development, also know as the Centre Simard, sponsored by Léon Simard. The project was planned for a site at Lac à l'Eau Claire, Québec. Material in this file was produced between 1963 and 1965. The file contains drawings, originals and reprographic copies, textual records, a preliminary plan and photographs of the model.

Reference Number

AP163.S2.SS1.D32

Location

Saint-Alexis-des-Monts Québec Canada

Language of material

Documents are in French and in English.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265181
    • Title: Floor plans and elevations for the Centre Simard project in Lac à l'eau Claire, in Québec
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    20 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Black ink and graphite on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 19 × 108 cm sheet (largest): 76.3 × 101.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265447
    • Title: Sections, plans and perspectives for the Centre Simard, at Lac à l'Eau Claire, Québec
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Negative photostat prints; positive photostat prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 30.9 × 47.9 cm sheet (largest): 55.2 × 64.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265499
    • Title: Plans, sections and elevations for the Centre Simard, at Lac à l'Eau Claire, Québec
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Sepia diazo prints; diazotypes; transfer type, graphite, black ink on translucent paper; graphite on diazotype affixed on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 23.4 × 33 cm sheet (largest): 55.5 × 63.7 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266069
    • Title: Preliminary plan for the Centre Simard in Lac à l'Eau Claire, Québec
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Preliminary plan with perspectives and sections and a presentation of the Centre Simard project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of typescript on paper and printed image on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 27.6 × 27.6 cm

    Physical Description:

    - 38 leaves. - Spiral bound.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - Another (ealier?) version of this document is catalogued as ARCH266111.
    • - Another version, with some unbound pages, of this document is catalogued as ARCH267884
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    • Reference Number: ARCH266070
    • Title: Site analysis for the Centre Simard
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Analysis of three potential sites in Québec for the Centre Simard project, including Lac à l'Eau Claire.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of diazotypes, sepia diazo print and photomechanical print

    Dimensions:

    book: 28.5 × 38.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - 18 leaves. - Spiral bound.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - Another of this document is catalogued as ARCH267965.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH266111
    • Title: Earlier version of the preliminary plan with perspectives
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Earlier version of the preliminary plan with perspectives, sections and a presentation of the Centre Simard project, in Lac à l'Eau Claire.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper with graphite inscriptions; typescript on translucent paper; graphite on paper; typescript on paper affixed on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - Bound versions of this document is catalogued as ARCH266069 and ARCH267884.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH266124
    • Title: Photographs of the model of the Centre Simard in Lac à l'Eau Claire
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of photographs of the model of the Centre Simard in Lac à l'Eau Claire, Québec. There are also plans, sections and perspectives of the project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    12 photocollage(s)

    Scope and Content:

    The Centre Simard project is sponsored by Léon Simard.

    Technique and media:

    Photograph mounted on cardboard; photomechanical print mounted on cardboard; photomechanical prints; negatives; collage (photographs and transfer type on paper); typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 23.3 × 20.3 cm sheet (largest): 37.4 × 27.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - A bound version of this group of documents is catalogued as ARCH266069.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH267884
    • Title: An international centre for advanced studies in human development: Preliminary Plan
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Preliminary plan with perspectives and sections and a presentation of the Centre Simard project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of typescript on paper and printed image on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 27.6 × 27.6 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Spiral bound. - 38 leaves.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - Another (ealier?) version of this document is catalogued as ARCH266111.
    • - Another bound version of this document is catalogued as ARCH267069.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH267964
    • Title: Centre Simard / Structure & Patent
    • Dates of creation: 1964-1965
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of explanatory notes, correspondence and related documents concerning the Centre Simard project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies; typescript on paper; typescript on vellum paper; ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • correspondence
    • notes

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-22-15 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267965
    • Title: A sites analysis booklet, an approximate cost estimate
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a sites analysis booklet, an approximate cost estimate, a program of requirements and a list of intended activities for the Centre Simard project. There are also sketches.

    Quantity / Object type:

    4 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies; ink, graphite and coloured pencil on tracing paper; graphite on paper; typescript on paper; bound volume of diazotypes, diazotypes with ink inscriptions and typescript on vellum paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 21.5 × 14 cm sheet (largest): 28.5 × 39 cm sheet (largest; folded): 29 × 21 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Some documents are folded.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Related units of description:

    • - Another copy of the sites analysis booklet is catalogued as ARCH266070.

    Folder Number:

    163-22-16 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267966
    • Title: Views of a potential site for the Centre Simard project in Québec
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 photograph(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 9 × 9 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - These photographs were originally attached to the site analysis booklet catalogued as ARCH267965.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH267967
    • Title: Centre Simard - Booklet
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of material for the preliminary plan booklet for the Centre Simard project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Negative photostat prints; typescript and graphite on paper; typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 22.4 × 22.1 cm sheet (largest): 28 × 27.7 cm sheet (largest; folded): 14.5 × 28 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Related units of description:

    • - A final and bound version of the booklet about the Centre Simard is catalogued as ARCH266069.

    Folder Number:

    163-22-17 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267968
    • Title: Centre Simard 6301
    • Dates of creation: 1963-1964
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a plan, project presentation draft versions, correspondence and related documents for the Centre Simard project. There is also a site plan.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes with graphite inscriptions; ink on tracing paper; typescript on vellum paper; photocopies; typescript on paper; ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-22-18 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265198
    • Title: Painting of the Centre Simard
    • Dates of creation: 1963-1965
    • Form: works of art

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Painting of the Centre Simard represented in the San Francisco Bay.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 painting(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Acrylic painting

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 30 × 45.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265446
    • Title: Sketches for the Centre Simard project at Lac à l'Eau Claire, Québec
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sketches.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • study (visual work)

    Technique and media:

    Black ink on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 × 39.3 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266071
    • Title: Integron
    • Dates of creation: 1963-1965

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Prospectus.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 portfolio(s)

    Dimensions:

    portfolio: 30.8 × 45.7 cm

    Physical Description:

    - 11 leaves.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Copyright:

    © Estate of Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266115
    • Title: View of the dome of the Centre Simard model
    • Form: photographs

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    View from the top of the dome of the Centre Simard model.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 photograph(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 20.6 × 19.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - This document was originally part of the documents catalogued as ARCH266111, but was separated for conservation needs.
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