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Simmins family fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0143
  • Fondo
  • 1850-2017

Fonds consists of correspondence to and from various members of the Simmins family, principally to Barbara Simmins, and Richard Simmins' photocards to Marjorie Simmins; material relating to B. Simmins' career, estate and financial matters; material relating to the death of Susette Simmins in 2007; drafts of B. Simmins' manuscript Should angels come: a letter to my daughter; articles by and about Philip Simmins, Richard Simmins and Geoffrey Simmins; daytimers and diaries written by B. Simmins (?) and Marjorie Mabel Beaufort Simmins; Karen Simmins' journals, poems, childhood drawings, stories and letters; photographs of members of the Simmins and Atkinson families, including several photo albums.

Simmins Family

Bob Gibson fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0195
  • Fondo
  • 1876-1988

Fonds consists of archival material from the Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction, primarily the lists and indexes to the over 35,000 books, periodicals and handmade anthologies B. Gibson collected over his lifetime, including index cards in four large (57 cm x 12 cm) hand-made wooden file boxes. Also includes correspondence with speculative fiction publishers, newsclippings, artefacts (writing implements and artist's tools), and material relating to Mildred Gibson including a folder of pencil sketches and watercolours, many signed W.H. Bos.

Gibson, Bob

John P.L. Roberts fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0210
  • Fondo
  • [19--], 1942-2018

The fonds consists of John Peter Lee Roberts’ personal papers and records from his professional and academic career and involvement in the art music community spanning the years 1940 to 2015, however, the bulk of the records fall within the 1950s to the 1990s.
Evidenced in the fonds in particular is John Roberts’ work at the CBC, the Canadian Music Centre, the Canadian Music Council and the International Music Council, as well as his advisory role with the CRTC. There are reports and internal correspondence within the CBC documenting Roberts work as architect of programs, policy maker and as decision maker in leadership roles in the development of festivals and performances which include CBC concert programs, from the 1950s to the early 1980s. There is a significant volume of CBC correspondence between him and Canadian composers regarding the commissioning of works, performance and recording of commissioned works and about their developing careers. Among the composers are Murray Adaskin, Bruce Mather, R. Murray Schafer, Norma Beecroft, John Weinzweig, Barbara Pentland, Serge Garant, Istvan Anhalt, Harry Somers, and John Beckwith. There is also correspondence with Yehudi Menuhin with whom he and Gould worked, as well as musicians of note, such as Maureen Forester and Robert Craft.
There are files on Igor Stravinsky’s visits to Toronto in the 1960s which include photographs, correspondence with Stravinsky and Robert Craft, copies of scores, concert programs, news clippings, and articles. As well as, there are files on Roberts’ and Glenn Gould’s development of radio and TV documentaries.
Roberts’s research and writing is documented in files containing reference material, drafts and copies of presentations, papers, and publications, notably from his academic career, and also include research files on his M.A. thesis on the development of music, draft chapters and a copy of the thesis. Roberts’ work to preserve and promote Gould’s legacy after his death are evidenced in numerous research files and correspondence about his Gould’s letter publishing projects, and the establishment of the Glenn Gould Foundation and Prize and its early adjudication. Robert’s involvement as cofounder of the Toronto International Festival is documented in many file containing correspondence, proposals, budgets and reports. There are photographs, both candid shots and professionally produced which show Roberts in company of composers and other members of the Canadian and international music community in the 1960s to the 1980s. There are also files from his work with national and international associations in particular from his work with the Canadian Music Council and Canadian Music Centre and the International Music Council. The series CBC is by far the largest with a volume of 5.2 m and consists mainly of corporate CBC records which Roberts chose to retain and took with him when he left the CBC and which have therefore survived filling large gaps in the administrative records of the CBC acquired by the former National Archives.
The fonds is arranged into sixteen series which reflect a number of recordkeeping systems of the institutions Roberts was part of as well as his own as is particularly evident in the series Correspondence with its three subseries, chronological, alphabetical and personal correspondence. The sixteen series are: Correspondence, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); Toronto International Festival, Glenn Gould, Igor Stravinsky, Canadian Music Centre, Canadian Music Council, CRTC, International Music Council, International Music Centre Vienna (IMZ), Mediacult, Academic Appointment – Dean, Presentations and Lectures, Reports and Studies, Publications by Roberts, About Roberts, Photographs, Other Service Activities, Sound Discs.

Roberts, John P. L. (John Peter Lee)

George Morley collection

  • CA ACU SPC C0049
  • Colección
  • [193-]-[199-]

Collection consists of materials that reflect Morley’s life-long passion for comic art and includes an extensive compilation of comic strips from both comic books and newspapers. Morley was also interested in the history of comic art and maintained a series of reference files on artists and comic art subject matters. The collection also consists of ephemera acquired by Morley that celebrates both comic art and popular culture including posters, fabric, framed comic strips, and a calendar.

Collection is arranged into five series: Comics; Reference files – comic art; Reference files – comic artists; Reference files – comic strips; Ephemera.

Morley, George

Joanna M. Glass fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0003
  • Fondo
  • 1935-2012

Fonds consists of general correspondence and correspondence relating to individual titles; manuscripts ranging from rough drafts and fragments to production scripts of stage plays, screenplays, novels, short stories and essays; promotional, production and review material; works on J.M. Glass including awards; photographs; posters; audio and video cassettes; miscellaneous; and published works.

Glass, Joanna M.

Quenten Doolittle fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0114
  • Fondo
  • [194-]-2015

Fonds consists of correspondence; research material; manuscripts of libretti, speeches, articles and notes to accompany music; manuscript scores, ranging from sketches to full scores, of instrumental, operatic and vocal works, as well as incidental music for the theatre; recordings of the complete works of Q. Doolittle on 18 compact disks; promotional and production material; concert and festival programs; workshop and concert series brochures; photographs; newsclippings; and correpondence, promotional and other material relating to various musical and educational organizations with which Q. Doolittle was affiliated. Fonds also includes one small appendix, MsC 281, consisting of scores for Four songs for soprano and viola including vocal score, viola score and transfigurations for viola and piano.

Doolittle, Quenten

EMI Music Canada fonds

  • CA ACU SPC F0215
  • Fondo
  • 1947-2012

The fonds consists of records documenting the history, administration, and activities of EMI Music Canada and its predecessor labels, Capitol Records–EMI of Canada, Capitol Records of Canada, and Capitol Records Distributers of Canada. The records include studio master recordings, demos, photographs, memorabilia, correspondence, business reports, promotional material, press clippings, financial statements, music videos, legal agreements, presentations, and other material reflecting the activities of one of Canada’s largest record labels from approximately 1949 to 2012. It includes four series based on the EMI Music Canada recordkeeping system: President’s Office, EMI Canada 50th Anniversary, Artist & Repertoire (A&R), and EMI Canada head office artwork. The A&R series has been divided into 8 sub-series: Administration files; Audio recordings; Video recordings; Photographs; Record awards; Demo submissions; Artwork; and Commercial releases. The President’s Office series mainly contains subject correspondence files and artist files created and maintained by the company’s president, Deane Cameron, from approximately 1992 to 2012, along with reports, budgets, marketing plans, and presentations. These files provide insight into the executive leadership of EMI Canada over the span of Cameron’s tenure, documenting the range of artists supported by EMI Canada as well as some of the developments in the wider Canadian music industry over the 1990s and 2000s. The files contained in the 50th Anniversary series document the company’s history from 1949 to 1999, and includes photographs, memorabilia, posters, pamphlets, catalogues, LPs, and 45s reflecting celebrations held in 1999 and research that led into the production of a commemorative book and CD box set entitled, Fifty Years of Music: The Story of EMI Music Canada. The administration files in the A&R series primarily consist of artist files and general files. The artist files document the artistic development and recording careers of a wide range of artists signed to EMI Canada and its affiliate labels. The general A&R administration files span a variety of activities in the operation of the department, primarily however documenting business relations with EMI international branches, attendance at music conferences, seeking new talent, commercial releases and catalog listings, and demo assessments. The audio recordings include both released and unreleased material and a wide range of EMI Canada artists’ original studio masters, demos, outtakes, alternate mixes, remixes, instrumentals, live recordings, and production masters. The video recordings are largely edited masters and promo versions of music videos as well as promo clips and live performances by artists on the EMI Canada label as well as Canadian and international artists distributed by the label. There are over 20,000 photographs of EMI Music Canada artists taken by professional photographers for use as album artwork, publicity stills, and promotion. The A&R artwork consists of over 11,000 graphic items used in the creation of album art for EMI Music Canada and related labels. Also included are 672 gold and platinum record awards received by EMI Music Canada, as well as posters, paintings, and photographs that were used as decorative artwork at the label’s headquarters in Toronto.

EMI Music Canada

E. D. Blodgett fonds

  • CA ACU SPC F0203
  • Fondo
  • 1950-2018

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of E. D. Blodgett. The fonds is related to the many aspects of his career as a poet, professor, and lecturer.

Blodgett, E. D. (Edward Dickinson)

Malcolm Forsyth fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0182
  • Fondo
  • 1951-2011

Fonds consists of records related to the professional and personal life of Malcolm Forsyth that reveal the many aspects of his career as music composer and arranger, conductor and music director, educator, and scholar. The fonds is arranged into seven record series: Music Composing series consisting of music sketches and scores composed by Forsyth, and other records related to his compositions (1960-2010); Music Arranging series consisting of music sketches and scores arranged by Forsyth, and related material (1960-2011); Music Business series consisting of records related to the business and administrative aspects of Forsyth’s music career (1957-2010); Other Musical Activities series consisting of sound recordings of Forsyth’s works, sound recordings of interviews with him, records related to his teaching, conducting, and adjudicating activities, and concert programs of his works (1961-2010); Scholarship series consisting of records related to Forsyth’s music education and his academic career (1960-2000); Personal series consisting of biographies, curriculum vitae, photographs, and art sketches (1960-2010); and Correspondence series consisting of professional and personal correspondence (1967-2011).

Forsyth, Malcolm

Kenneth McGoogan fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0124
  • Fondo
  • 1974-2019

Fonds consists of correspondence including subject files; notebooks, daytimers and contact books; manuscripts of novels, screenplays, biographies, short stories, articles, columns, book reviews, essays, and speeches; published works; editing work; scrapbooks of articles and reviews clipped from the Calgary Herald; teaching files; material relating to conferences, writers' festivals and workshops; material relating to songwriting; miscellaneous personal records and material about K. McGoogan; and works by others. Fonds also includes sound recordings and original songs written by K. McGoogan, other music, interviews and readings; videocassettes of personal appearances; and photographs.

McGoogan, Kenneth

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