Correspondence, photographs, and personal papers
Part of:
  • Arthur Erickson (architect)
  • Arthur Erickson (archive creator)

Correspondence, photographs, and personal papers


circa 1947-2002

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 5,525 slides

    Approximately 2,980 mixed photographic materials

    Approximately 1,570 photographs

    1,25 linear metres of textual records

    36 mini-cassettes

    25 drawings

    3 panels

    1 artefact
Scope and content:
Series consists of personal documents created or acquired by Arthur Erickson between 1947-2009. The series documents Arthur Erickson's extensive travels, his relationships with close friends and family as well as his activities and interests outside of his architectural practice.

Correspondence includes letters, postcards, and greeting cards from Erickson's family, close friends and acquaintances. Travel photographs and sound recordings reflect Erickson's world travels and interest in global architectural trends. Among these are photographs of Pierre Elliot and Margaret Trudeau and long-term partner Francisco Kripacz, Erickson's frequent travel companion. This series also contains newspaper clippings and other reference material (visual and textual) that Erickson collected for personal interest, photographs, drawings, as well as his personal sketches and early artwork. Official documents such as Erickson's birth certificate and other personal legal and financial documents unrelated to his architectural practice are also contained within the series.
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Material in this series was likely kept in it's original order when it was first processed upon it's arrival at CCA.

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