A collection of papers belonging to Taranaki artist, Bernard Aris which were gathered together by Anna Scanlan a friend and supporter. Anna Scanlan considered Aris was in need of proper recognition and finally, in 1972, she saw the fruition of her labours when Aris was officially recognised and presented with the Freedom of the City of New Plymouth.
The collection contains clippings, articles and documentation illustrating Bernard Aris being awarded the Freedom of the City of New Plymouth.
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  Box 1

Miscellaneous papers.

Proposed illustrations (by Aris) for a new illustrated edition of A Parson's Tramp by Rev. Oscar Blundell.

Memorial Seat, Marsland Hill.

Freedom of City - photocopy of certificate and of telegrams.

A collection of photos and illustrations used by Aris for his Taranaki landscapes and seascapes.

Sketch book.

Passports etc.

  Box 2

Working drawings and preliminary paintings.

Maritime and technical (communications) publications (2 folders).

Letters: to Bernard Aris from friends and family 1942 - 1981. Includes letters to Anna Scanlan re Bernard Aris, also from friends and family. Also a number of incomplete and undated letters.

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