Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0031 - Morris Surdin fonds.
CA ACU SPC F0031
Morris Surdin fonds.
- [194-?]-1990 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
50.6 m of textual records and other material.
Name of creator
Canadian composer, arranger and conductor Morris Surdin was born in Toronto, Ontario, on May 8, 1914. Died in Toronto on August 19, 1979. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 1265-1266.
Acquired from M. Surdin in 1977 and from the M.Surdin estate in 1990.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of manuscript and microfilmed scores of compositions by M. Surdin, including many used to accompany theatrical productions and as incidental music for various Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dramatic series; lyrics and scripts of radio, television and stage plays by numerous Canadian playwrights, such as W. O. Mitchell, Max Braithwaite and Len Peterson, for which M. Surdin composed the accompanying music; sound recordings of radio drama, motion picture themes, symphonic and other music composed by M. Surdin; correspondence; and other miscellaneous material.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Includes ca. 400 sound recordings and ca. 60 microfilm cassettes.