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Edward B. Pulford fonds

DATES OF CREATION:
1964-1987

PHYSICAL EXTENT:
173 photographs: colour slides and photographs; 2.5 x 3.5 cm and 10 x 15 cm

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
Edward "Ted" Berwyn Pulford was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 14 December 1914 and died 11 April 1994. Although he was interested in painting at an early age he did not undertake formal training until 20 years of age when he studied with Ernest Linder at the Saskatoon Technical Collegiate. It was from Linder that Pulford developed his love of watercolour. In 1940 he joined the RCAF and served overseas in Europe, Africa, and Asia. In 1945 he returned to Canada and enrolled at Mount Allison University where he studied fine arts under Stanley Royle and Christian McKiel, followed by Lawren Harris and Alex Colville. He graduated with a B.F.A. degree in 1949 and was immediately offered a position on the teaching staff of the Department of Fine Arts. For the next 30 years under a heavy teaching load he sought to develop as an artist. During his years at Mount Allison he was also actively involved with the RCAF Squadron (1953-1963), where he organized and conducted winter training programs and served as Commanding Officer (1961-1963). He retired from teaching in the Spring of 1980. In May 1983 Mount Allison University conferred on him an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree, the first such to be conferred by Mount Allison.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
Fonds was donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick September 18, 1996 by June Pulford, wife of Edward Pulford, via Elide Albert. PANB did not wish to retain it, and it was later offered to Mount Allison University by Archivist Fred Farrell.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS:
Fonds consists of coloured slides and photographs of scenes taken in the vicinity of Sackville, New Brunswick, and the Minas Basin area of Nova Scotia, containing Tantramar Marsh scenes and barns; Minas Basin shore scenes, boats and wharves (includes one of a painting); rural houses and farm scenes; a church; bridges; and views of Mount Allison University campus, created by artist Edward B. Pulford to be used in his art work.

SOURCE OF TITLE:
Title based on content of fonds

ACCRUALS:
Not expected

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS:
None known

FINDING AIDS:
Inventory available at repository

IMMEDIATE SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Transferred from the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, 1996.

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS:
Mount Allison University Archives

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Not available

RELATED RECORDS:
Edward B. Pulford papers are also located in accessions 8362, 9433, and 9527. Articles about Edward B. Pulford and exhibition catalogues are located in the University Biographies files.

ALL OTHER NOTES:
Not applicable

RETRIEVAL NO.:
9625

REPOSITORY:
Mount Allison University Archives

RESTRICTION ON ACCESS, USE AND REPRODUCTION:
Open for research purposes. Copying and/or publication permitted only with written permission of the Mount Allison University Archives.

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