NSCAD Collection

Anthony Mann Lecture Series - NSCAD 20th Century Design History Survey Class
Anthony Mann was born in 1927 in Rotherham, Lancashire, England. He studied as an industrial designer at the Central School of Art & Design, London from 1949 to 1951. Mann trained and practiced for a decade in London UK as an industrial designer prior to immigrating to Canada. Here, Mann became employed as Creative Director of the Toronto type house Cooper & Beatty. From 1967-1976 he taught full time at NSCAD University and was an instrumental part of starting a dedicated design division at the school, as well as creating a new design program alongside Frank Fox and Horst Deppe. Tony is recognized as helping to bring the international communication design style to Canada. This collection of twenty three audio cassettes documents the 20th Century Design History Survey Class taught by Mann in the fall of 1985 at NSCAD. The lectures were recorded by then NSCAD student Jay Rutherford on a Sony Walkman recorder. This collection of Mann's lectures is a series in a broader archival collection of NSCAD Design Cassette Tapes. For detailed information about this series and the broader archival collection please see the finding aid. This project was made possible by the following individuals: Maddie Alexander, David Peters, Jay Rutherford, Tim Mann, and Brian Donnelly. This collection is made available for research and private study use only. For questions regarding using digital material, or to access materials from the broader collection please contact the NSCAD Library. Collection recordings will be added to this site as permissions are obtained. Photographs of Anthony Mann are used on this site with permission from Photographer Shannon Smith.
Audio Collection
Audio recordings of lectures, performances, seminars, radio shows, and conferences.
Elizabeth Styring Nutt Collection
The Elizabeth Styring Nutt Collection features four books that were authored by Nutt which focus on teaching art. In 1919, Arthur Lismer recommended Elizabeth Styring Nutt as his successor as the Principal of the Victoria School of Art and Design. Nutt remained in the position until 1943. She was the principal during the school's growth as it became a degree granting institution and had a significant name change. In 1925 she changed the name of the school to the Nova Scotia College of Art. These four books on art education were published before and during her time as principal of the Victoria School of Art.
Feminist Collective Women's File fonds
Here you will find a small selection of approximately 380 digitized documents and records from the NSCAD Feminist Collective Women’s File fonds. You will also find oral history interviews. To read some research on the Collective’s history please click on the folders titled Finding Aid and Research on the Feminist Collective. To view the remaining digitized items please contact the NSCAD University Library to access the restricted collection in person at the library via approved log in. Thank you kindly. Satya Miller - Archives Intern, NSCAD Feminist Collective Women's File fonds, March 28, 2019
MFA Exhibition Images
A selection of photographs of MFA student exhibitions from 1975 to 1994. The images are pending artist approval and will be made publicly available once permission is given.
Mezzanine Gallery Collection
Archival materials from the Mezzanine Gallery and Anna Leonowens Gallery from the 1960s to mid 1970s.
NSCAD Digital Theses
A collection of digitized Master of Art Education, Master of Design, and Master of Fine Art theses and artist statements from 1975 to present. Theses are added to this collection as permission is granted, pending author approval.
NSCAD Scrapbook Collection
A collection of three digitized scrapbooks that contain historical newspaper clippings and other memorabilia about NSCAD from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Video Collection
A collection of digitized video recordings of graduation ceremonies, conferences, performances, exhibitions, and of students in classrooms.