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Fonds F0113 - Allan Sangster fonds.

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Allan Sangster fonds.


  • 1952-1967 (Creation)

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1 m of textual records and other material.

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Canadian music broadcaster. Born in 1903 in Wabigoon, Ontario. Educated in engineering at the University of Toronto. Worked for several years as a professional photographer. Wrote short stories and radio plays, many of which were published or broadcast. From 1952 to 1967, wrote scripts for and narrated the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series The Music of.... Died 1967.

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Donated by Mrs. Lamont Tilden in 1969.

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Fonds consists of manuscripts of radio scripts for the series The Music of...; research material, including A. Sangster's notes on hundreds of musical recordings, chiefly classical; audio reels of some programs in the series, interviews and miscellaneous musical selections.

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Text in English.

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Fonds is part of the Allan Sangster Memorial Collection, which includes over 3000 sound discs in addition to the archival material in Special Collections. Audio discs located in the Performing Arts Division of the University of Calgary Library.

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Includes 23 sound recordings.

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