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Mary Bishop Rodrik and Franz Johnston Fonds [textual records, graphic material]. 



Place of creation


1.255 metres
592 photographs b&w negatives and prints
657 photographs b&w and colour prints and negatives
5 drawings pencil and chalk.
2 watercolour gouache.
6 prints
26 pictures photomechanical reproductions.
1 collage cut-outs of coloured paper.
Textual records
18: Restricted by creator/donor
Graphic (photo)
99: To be determined
Graphic (art)
90: Open
Physical access must be provided by an a
rt archivist.
BAN no.
Former registration no.
Textual records: 1997/0111 (1997-07-30)
Textual records: 1997/0158 (1997-11-17)
Graphic material: POE 98-024 (1997-12-30)
Textual records: 1997/0056 (1997-05-26)
Other accession no.
1998-030 VSA

Terms of use

Copyright varies. The recipient of copies is responsible for determining whether material is subject to copyright and whether any use of it does or does not constitute an infringement of copyright under the Copyright Act. Questions regarding copyright on the unpublished biography of Franz Johnston should be directed to Mary Challice, c/o Rosemary Southworth.
Graphic (photo): Copyright varies.
Graphic (art): Copyright varies and must be checked on an item-level basis.

Textual records: The Manuscript Division finding aid is a file list. 2139 (Electronic)

Graphic (art): Works will be item-level catalogued in ICON under the local Accession No. 1998-030. (Electronic)

Additional information

The accession includes records from the Franz Johnston fonds, which were used as research material during the preparation of an unpublished biography by his son Paul Rodrik and daughter-in-law Mary Rodrik (née Bishop; later Challice). Also included are records created and accumulated by the Rodriks relating to this work. As well, there are records relating to the Bishop family.

Physical condition note
One of the chalk drawings requires conservation because of a large hole in the centre of the work.

Custodial history
The scrapbook kept by Franz Johnston was purchased in 1997 at auction at Sotheby's in Toronto, which sold it on behalf of Mary Challice. The rest of the material was donated by Mary Challice in 1997. Most of the material was transferred to the National Archives from the custody of Ritchie's auction house in Toronto, which had received it on consignment from Mary Challice. A small amount of material was picked up from the home of Mary Challice's friend, Rosemary Southworth of Flesherton, Ontario, and the diary was received directly from Mary Challice in Markdale, Ontario. All the material had been originally collected by Mary Challice, who had inherited some of it from her husband Paul Rodrik.

Original extent note
ca. 2 m of textual records and other material (Note:Includes ca. 1000 photographs, a watercolour, a few prints, pictures and drawings, and a puzzle in a box)