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Travel films

Series consists of analogue and digitized films created by Erickson during his travels to Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, and Tanzania. Subjects include local inhabitants, architecture, and wildlife.

Benares

Item is a home movie created by Arthur Erickson depicting his travels.

Ethiopia

Item is a home movie created by Arthur Erickson depicting his travels in Ethiopia.

Jaipur

Item is a home movie created by Arthur Erickson depicting his travels in India.

Expo '70

Item is a home movie created by Arthur Erickson depicting his travels in Osaka, Japan at Expo '70. Included in the footage are shots of the Expo '70 Pavilion, constructed and designed by Erickson, as well as the celebrations and performances occurring at the world's fair.

Arthur Erickson fonds

  • F-299
  • Fonds
  • [194-?] - 2019

Fonds consists of moving images, sound recordings, and textual records relating to Arthur Erickson, his achievements, his travels, and his friends and family. Moving images include documentaries; exhibitions; TV programs; Architectural Institute of America meetings; artistic films; and home movies documenting Erickson's travels and family life. Note that a number of the films are duplicates stored on different mediums (e.g. Betacam, U-matic, and VHS). Sound recordings include radio interviews, lecture series, news documentaries, movie soundtracks, and a soundtrack for the Architectural Institute of America awards ceremony. Textual records include two books and two pamphlets.

The fonds has been arranged by the archivist into seven series:

Travel films (series 1)
Audiovisual materials related to Arthur Erickson (series 2)
Published materials related to Arthur Erickson (series 3)
Memorial pamphlets (series 4)
Erickson family films (series 5)
Artistic films (series 6)
Sound recordings related to Arthur Erickson (series 7)

Erickson, Arthur

Audiovisual materials related to Arthur Erickson

Series consists of analogue and digitized motion picture documentaries, exhibitions, TV programs, news reels, interviews, Architectural Institute of America meetings, and aerial footage. The subject of these motion pictures includes Erickson, the Erickson/Massey Architects firm, and specific buildings and designs by Erickson.

Note that a number of the motion pictures include duplicates stored on different mediums (e.g. Betacam, U-matic, and VHS), so total item numbers do not correspond with total objects.

Lively Arts, Filberg House

Item is a motion picture depicting the Filberg House, designed by Arthur Erickson in 1958. Voice-over describing the building and it's relationship to it's natural setting is provided by Erickson.

Erickson family films

Series consists of analogue and digitized motion pictures depicting Arthur Erickson's family and personal life. Motion pictures are filmed at several Erickson familial residences and largely depict family members socializing as well as children and pets playing together.

Artistic films

Series consists of analogue and digitized artistic films which are possibly created by Arthur Erickson. Imagery depicted include landscapes, children, architecture, and subjects interacting with each other and their surroundings.

Sound recordings related to Arthur Erickson

Series consists of analogue sound recordings of radio interviews, lecture series, news documentaries, and a soundtrack for the Architectural Institute of America awards ceremony. The subject of these motion pictures includes Erickson, the Erickson/Massey Architects firm, and specific buildings and designs by Erickson.

Home movie of Erickson family visit at Osler Avenue home

Item is a home movie depicting Erickson family members playing ping pong, interacting with family pets, posing on a bench, and spending time together on the family property that once stood at 4890 Osler Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

Arthur Erickson is featured in this home movie as the teenage son seen playing with the family dog and posing with the family on the bench.

Home movie of Erickson family visit with children and puppies playing together on patio

Item is a home movie depicting Erickson family members visiting and spending time together at a private residence. The first scenes depict a group sitting together on chairs placed under a willow tree. The second scene shows family gathered at a back yard patio, with young children and dogs playing together.

Arthur Erickson is featured in this home movie, playing with the children on the patio.

Home movie of Erickson family visit with children playing on tricycle in driveway

Item is a home movie depicting Erickson family members and/or friends interacting outside at a rural private residence. Several children are running together and playing with a tricycle in the driveway of the house, while adult and elderly family members stand on the patio and chat with each other. One of the adult family members holds a cat.

Arthur Erickson is depicted at the end of this film while walking with elderly relatives out of the door, onto the patio, and towards the camera.

Artistic film of two women running and dancing through the grounds of a large house

Item is an artistic film showing several scenes of women running and dancing throughout the grounds of large manor. The women pose with the manor's columns; jump onto and walk on the porch's railings; and run up and down the outdoor stairs. Some of the scenes are edited in an artistic manner, such as splicing certain scenes into the film upside down, or on negative instead of positive film.

Artistic film of two women running and dancing through the grounds of a large house

Item is an artistic film showing several scenes of women running and dancing throughout the grounds of large manor. The women pose with the manor's columns; jump onto and walk on the porch's railings; and run up and down the outdoor stairs. Some of the scenes are edited in an artistic manner, such as splicing certain scenes into the film upside down, or on negative instead of positive film.

Artistic film of a family and baby at rural beachfront property

Item is an artistic film showing Erickson family members in several different scenes filmed at a residential property. In one scene, family members repair a fence and gather wood on the property. In another scene, two individuals are painting on canvases; one is sitting on a patio, while the other (portrayed by Arthur Erickson) stands on top of the house’s chimney while painting. In the next scene, a couple enters an outhouse and exits holding a baby; the baby is placed upon a poppy plant. In the next scene, the couple and their baby wade in several tide pools on a beach while wearing grass skirts that drag in the water. Following this, the family shares an outdoor meal on the property dressed in normal attire. The final scene shows the baby wading in the tide pools alone, playing with a toy boat. Individuals appearing in the film include Arthur Erickson, his parents, grandmother and brother.

Some of the scenes are filmed or edited in an artistic manner, such as showing the camera in the foreground of a shot, or splicing certain scenes into the film on negative instead of positive film.

Osaka, Japan

Item is a home movie created by Arthur Erickson depicting his travels in Osaka, Japan at Expo '70.

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