Inventory of the
Jules Heller fonds

Inventory #F0323

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Fonds/Collection Number:F0323
Title:Jules Heller fonds
Dates:1969-1975, predominant 1972-1973
Extent:0.90 m of textual records
ca. 450 photographs : b&w and col. ; 26 x 20 cm or smaller
9 audio cassettes (9 hrs.)
Biographical Sketch/
Administrative History:
Jules Heller, artist and educator, was the first Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University, taking up his appointment in 1968. He remained with the faculty until he left for Tempe, Arizona (1976) where he became dean of the College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University. As well as being a teacher and academic administrator, Heller was a printmaker who exhibited his work in Canada and the United States. His works may be found in the Library of Congress, the Canada Council Arts Bank, York University and other places. Prior to his arrival at York, Heller was the dean of the School of Art and Architecture at the State University of Pennsylvania. Heller is the author of 'Printmaking today,' (1972) and 'Papermaking,' (1978). Heller died 28 December 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Scope and Content:

The fonds consists of completed questionnaires from 224 Canadian printmakers in which they discuss their work, education and formative influences. This data was collected for an unpublished work on printmaking in Canada. Many of the files contain photographic reproductions of works which Jules Heller apparently acquired with the purpose of including them in the book. In addition, there are some exhibit catalogues, correspondence and research materials. There are also nine cassette tapes of interviews with the artists: Pat Martin Bates, David Blackwood, John K. Esler, Paul Fournier & Jo Manning, Vera Frankel, Christopher Pratt, David Samilla, Gordon Smith and John Snow; most conducted in 1973. The fonds also contains corrected galley proofs of 'Printmaking today' (1972 edition).

Restrictions on
Access and Use:
No restrictions on access.
Finding Aid: File list available.
URL of Finding Aid:
Accruals: The fonds comprises the following accessions: 1973-005, 1976-019. Further accruals are expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Heller in 1972 and 1976.
Provenance Access Points:Heller, Jules (1919-2007)

Date of creation: 2002/04/04
Date of last revision: 2015/07/30
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