The research collection of the McMichael Library/Archives focuses on Canadian art, with a strong emphasis on the Group of Seven, as well as Inuit and First Nations art and culture.
Our holdings include books, exhibition catalogues, periodicals, artists' files, slides, and archival materials. Researchers can access artists' photographs, letters and journals, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and a comprehensive collection of commercial work by the Group of Seven.
The library also has an extensive collection of books designed and/or illustrated by Canadian artists, among them A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Edwin Holgate, Franklin Carmichael, F.H. Varley, and Clarence Gagnon.
The Library/Archives are open to researchers by appointment on weekdays. Inquire by email or by phone 905.893.1121 ext. 2255.
Cover of Maclean's magazine
Illustrated by Franklin Carmichael, 1928
The distinctive commercial art of Carmichael is among the finest examples of design work by the Group of Seven.