Jack Butler

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Sara Min
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Dafoe Library Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
(August 2016)

Finding aid encoded by Sara Min (August 2016)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Dafoe Library Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Creator:
Jack Butler

Title:
Jack Butler fonds

Dates:
1957-2011

Quantity:
Series includes 1.33m of textual records -- 8VHS -- 5 Betamax --21 CDs – 32 DVDs – 187 photographs -- 1244 35 mm negative -- 3 4x5 inch negative -- 178 slides.

English

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Biography of Jack Butler

Jack Butler was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 23, 1937. He received his undergraduate degree in BFA (painting and printmaking) from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), in Pittsburgh in 1960. Butler also received two Master degrees. The first Master degree was a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois in 1962. He received his second Masters degree in Philosophy (philosophy of science) from the University of Western Ontario in 1998.

Butler first came to Canada in August 1962 to teach at the University of Manitoba. In 1964, he became a professor at the Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Scotland until June 1969 when Butler and his family returned to Canada.

As an artist, he uses a hybrid practice where the means and methods of visual art is used to produce research in three domains: medical science, cross-cultural collaborations with Inuit artists, and money. Jack is a licensed financial analyst and has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Manitoba. He also acted as a mentor for the Health Centre Technology and Place programme at the University of Toronto.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consist of 12 series: Sanavik Co-operative Association Ltd. (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Correspondence, Articles, Baker Lake Inuit Art), Writings (General-Glossary), Publications (Articles and Books), Art Exhibitions and Gallery Correspondence, Art Gallery Pamphlets, Inuit Art and Eskimo Art, Grant Applications, Expenses (Personal and Art and Cold Cash), Photographs, Audio (CD), Electronic (Floppy Disc), and Moving Image (DVD and VHS/ Betamax).

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Jack Butler and Sheila Butler were heavily involved in creating the Sanavik Co-operative in Baker Lake, Nunavut in the winter of 1971. Sanavik Co-operative became an organization to allow local artists to make art, mostly prints and sell the art in Southern part of Canada. The first box from the A15-42 collection contains archival materials documenting the process and the presentation of Art and Cold Cash (A+CC). A+CC was created in Baker Lake, Nunavut by three senior Canadian artists Sheila Butler, Jack Butler, and Patrick Mahon, including Inuit writer Ruby Arngna’naaq, and artist William Noah. A+CC was designed as an event to display art that is concurrent with the capitalist market. By combining art from Southern and Northern part of Canada, the project combined contemporary art, Inuit art, and the discourses surrounding money. Documents show that Sheila has proposed to display the project to multiple art galleries nationwide. A+CC was showcased in art galleries across Canada, artic settlements, University of Edinburgh, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport in order to reach out to those who may not normally visit art galleries.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into twelve series:

1. Sanavik Co-operative Association Ltd. (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Correspondence, Articles, Baker Lake Inuit Art)

2. Writings (General-Glossary)

3. Publications (Articles and Books)

4. Art Exhibitions and Gallery Correspondence

5. Art Gallery Pamphlets

6. Inuit Art and Eskimo Art

7. Grant Applications

8. Expenses (Personal and Art and Cold Cash)

9. Photographs

10. Audio (CD)

11. Electronic (Floppy Disc)

12.Moving Image (DVD and VHS/ Betamax)

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Restrictions on Access

Some materials are restricted. Box 3, Folders 4 and 7. Box 4, Folders 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Box 5, Folders 1, 2, 4, and 5. Box 6, Folders 1, 2, and 3.

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Restrictions on Use

Some materials are restricted. Box 3, Folders 4 and 7. Box 4, Folders 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Box 5, Folders 1, 2, 4, and 5. Box 6, Folders 1, 2, and 3.

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Custodial History

fonds received from Jack Butler.

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Sanavik Co-operative Association Ltd. [ (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, Correspondence, Articles, Baker Lake Inuit Art) ]
BoxFolder
11 Letters, Invoices, and Notes
2 Cost Sheets 1970 - 1972
3 Letters/Correspondence 1957, 1964, 1967-1969
4 Letters/Correspondence 1970
5 Letters/Correspondence 1971
6 Letters/Correspondence 1972
BoxFolder
21 Letters/Correspondence 1973
2 Letters/Correspondence 1974
3 Letters/Correspondence 1975-1976
4 A.Tagoona 1972
5 Newspaper Articles/ Articles 1922, 1960s-1980s
BoxFolder
31 Articles
2 Baker Lake/ Articles 1966 - 1994
3 Fall B. L. Residency 2006

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Writings (General-Glossary)
BoxFolder
34C Money Stories/ Glossary 2009
5 Money Stories, “Inukitut Money” Value Language Vocabulary
6 Keeveeok/ Kannayuk
7C Texts for Kukuyaut Drawings

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Publications (Articles and Books)
BoxFolder
38 Art + Cold Cash Manuscript - Edits (1) 2009
9 Art + Cold Cash Manuscripts - Edits (2) 2009
BoxFolder
41C Art + Cold Cash YYZ Books 2006, 2007-2009
2C Sheila Butler – FUSE and A+CC Book 2009-2010
3 FUSE

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Art Exhibitions and Gallery Correspondence
BoxFolder
44C Barrie - MacLaren Art Centre 2007
5 GTAA/ Emails 2006
6C GTAA/ Mills & Mills 2005/ 2006-2007
7C Butler and Nickle Arts Museum/ University of Calgary 1991-1992
8C Dunlop 2010-2011
9C Edinburgh 2006
10C M. Bouchard Consulting/ Butler Collection/ Feheley Fine Arts 1997 - 1999
BoxFolder
51C Platform/ WAG 2007 - 2009
2C WAG/ Vorovo/ MOCCA 2006-2007, 2008
3 WAG – Inuit Lecture Series 1977, 2006
4C Art + Cold Cash Current 2003 - 2006
BoxFolder
45C English Translations from DVD’s + Camcorder, 7 Money Stories
6 Transcriptions from 2004 Video Interviews

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Art Gallery Pamphlets
BoxFolder
57 A+CC Pamphlets/ Art Gallery Pamphlets

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Inuit Art and Eskimo Art
BoxFolder
58 Eskimo Art 1972-1973, 1974
9 Reading Materials for Eskimo Art 1971, 1972, 1975, 1984

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Expenses (Personal and Art and Cold Cash)
BoxFolder
61C Receipts 2004-2006, 2008

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Grant Applications
BoxFolder
62C Money Stories/ Grant 2007-2009
3C SSHRC 2003

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Photographs
BoxFolder
64 Butler Photos – Contact Sheets
5 Butler Photo Collection
6 Personal Negatives – Baker Lake Suite 1998
7 Baker Lake Negatives + Sheets for Butler Collection 1999
8 Baker Lake Photos – Art Gallery of Ontario
9 A+CC Baker Lake June 2004
10 A+CC Baker Lake – Skidoos/ Etc. June 2004
11 Noah’s Photos – Personal Works 2004
12 Art + Cold Cash May 2004
13 Art + Cold Cash – Slides (1) 2005
14 Art + Cold Cash – Slides (2) 2005
BoxFolder
71 A+CC Prints from Slides – Drawings 2005
2 Red Drawings 2006
3 Kukuyaut detail for Invitation/ MOCCA 2006
4 Trout – Head – Bones Game 2007
5 Miscellaneous Photos

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Audio (CD)
BoxFolder
7 Red Drawings A+CC 2006 Trout-Head-Bones Game 2007 Audio/ Photos files for Talking Red Drawings 2006 A+CC Book YYZ 2009 A+CC PDF – Version 2 2009 Recalling the Barter Economies

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A+CC Money Stories CDs
BoxFolder
7 A+CC Money Stories Interviews Baker Lake 2004 - Discs 2 and 4 Baker Lake 2004 - Disc 5 Baker Lake 2004 - Disc 6 Baker Lake 2004 - Tookoome’s Studio - Disc 7 Baker Lake 2004 - Innuk (Praluq ?) - Disc 10 Baker Lake 2004 – Tookoome Interview - Disc 11 Baker Lake 2004 – M. Kreelak Disc 12 Baker Lake 2004 – Mamnguqsualuk Int. - Disc 13 Baker Lake 2004 – Iksiraq Int. - Disc 14 Baker Lake 2004 – Rosa Kinselik - Disc 15 Baker Lake 2004 – The Northern Store - Disc 16 Baker Lake 2004 – Helicopter - Disc 17 Baker Lake 2004 – Helicopter - Disc 18 DVD Video Cam Movies - Disc 19

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Electronic (Floppy)
BoxFolder
7 FUSE Article and CC. Aboriginal Grants 2005 A+CC, High School Presentation, Recycle Art List 2005

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Moving Image (DVD and VHS/ Betamax)
BoxFolder
7 Disc 1 Trading – Irquliq 2004 Disc 2 Trading Photos 2004 Disc 3 “Trading” Irquliq 2004 Disc 4 Photo Trading 2004 Disc 5 Photo Trading 2004 Disc 6 Noah. Tuctue 2004 Disc 7 Tookoome Interview 2004 Disc 9 John Killularq Interview 2004 Disc 9BJohn Killularq Interview Continued 2004 Disc 10 Avalaqiaq Interview 2004 Disc 11 S. Tookoome Interview 2004 Disc 12 Martin Kreelak Interview 2004 Disc 13 Victoria M Interview 2004 Disc 14 Thomas Shseraq Interview 2004 Disc 15 Rosa Kingilik 2004 Disc 16 Alex/ Jenny/ Mariq 2004 Disc 17 Helicopter Baker Lake 2004 Disc 18 Helicopter 2004 Disc 19 Aittauq 2004 Disc 20 Ice 2004
BoxFolder
8 K4 - 1 Butlers K4 – 2 Butlers 1969-1970 K4 – 3 Butlers K4 – 4 Butlers Keewatin Cassette # K4 – 5 Keewatin Cassette # K4 – 6 Keewatin Cassette # K4 – 7 Keewatin Cassette # K4 – 8 Jack Butler Collection – K4-2 Jack Butler Collection – K4-3 Jack Butler Collection – K4-4
BoxFolder
9 Ruby and Mom 93 Ruby + Kukiiyaut in My Studio 93

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