Fonds F050 - Tom Cummings fonds

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Tom Cummings fonds

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  • Graphic material
  • Textual record
  • Moving images

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CA ON00408 F050

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  • 1990-2004 (Creation)
    Creator
    Cummings, Tom

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1243 photographs
0.3 cm of textual records
1 videocassette

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(1904-1996)

Biographical history

Tom Cummings was an artist and teacher/principal who lived and worked in North Bay, Ontario. Born in Manitoba in 1904, Cummings grew up near Kingston, Ontario before enrolling in the teaching program at North Bay Normal School. After graduation he taught in Eau Claire before moving in 1927 to North Bay, where he worked for many years as a teacher and principal. A lifelong artist, Cummings studied art in Banff and Europe and travelled widely, especially after his retirement from teaching in 1964. In 1990 he was awarded an honourary doctorate by Nipissing University for his "artistic and humanitarian contribution." He donated a large collection of his artwork to Nipissing University before his death in 1996.

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Custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of photographs of Tom Cumming's artwork and other material relating to his artistic career.

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  • English

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Open

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The Nipissing University Art Collection contains many pieces of art by Tom Cummings, some of which are stored in the Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections, including 13 sketchbooks and 31 sculptures and molds. Please contact the Archivist for more information.

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The photograph linked to this description is a detail of a photograph of Cummings after his honourary doctorate ceremony at Nipissing University in 1990 (in File CA ON00408 F050-0258-02)

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Nipissing University and Canadore College Archives and Special Collections

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Created March 14, 2016 by Peter Houston

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  • English

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