Fonds MsC-212 - Laura Baird fonds

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Laura Baird fonds

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  • Photographic material
  • Textual record

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MsC-212

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  • 1976-1978 (Creation)
    Creator
    Baird, Laura

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Physical description

3 cm of textual records
44 photographs : b&w prints
169 photographs : col slides
101 photographs : b&w negatives
2 contact sheets

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Name of creator

(1955-)

Biographical history

Laura N. Baird was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1955. She studied Theatre Craft and Design at the Banff School of Fine Arts, earning a Senior Diploma in 1974. In 1979, she completed a Senior Diploma from the Emily Carr College of Art. From 1978 to 1981, undertook graduate work at Emily Carr and at the School of Arts, Columbia University. She earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1982. Baird is a conceptual artist, working with diverse media, including photography and textiles. She has lived in various parts of Canada and the United States of America, before settling in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Custodial history

The records were in the custody of Laura Baird until their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library, Special Collections and Rare Books in 2019.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of photographic material related to Laura Baird's artistic projects, spanning 1976 to 1978. The artistic projects include: Letters/Lilies; Letters/Leaves; Terza Rima (after Jack Spicer); A Laconic Correspondence; Semaphore; Semaphore 2; and others. The fonds also contains a copy of the Capilano Review No. 10, Fall 1976

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Immediate source of acquisition

The fonds was donated to Simon Fraser University by Laura Baird in 2019.

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The original order in which the records were received has been maintained. The photographs are grouped according to projects.

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  • English

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Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Processing and arrangement completed by Alexandra Wieland, October 2020

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  • English

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Sources

Biographical information taken from laurabaird.net.

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