- 1947-2005 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
5.64 m of textual records and other materials.
Name of creator
Canadian composer, producer, broadcaster and administrator Norma Beecroft was born in Oshawa, Ontario, on April 11, 1934. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 102-103.
Donated by N. Beecroft between 1988 and 2008.
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts, ranging from notes and sketches to full scores, of orchestral, chamber and choral music as well as manuscripts of lectures and radio scripts about various Canadian composers; material about N. Beecroft and her career including items from her early education, newsclippings, articles, brochures and programmes; sound recordings of compositions by N. Beecroft, as well as of interviews, documentaries and tapes produced by Norma Beecroft Sound Inc. including master tapes for several Stratford Festival productions; videocassettes from the National Choreographic Seminar at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, 1980; correspondence, financial records and other material relating to Beecroft/Maki Productions and to various music programs such as Ten Centuries Programs, Music of Today and Passage of the 20th Century, with which N. Beecroft was associated, particularly at CJRT-FM Radio, Toronto, Ontario; proposals, conferences, committees and workshops in which N. Beecroft was involved; material relating to Norma Beecroft Sound Inc.; and other miscellaneous material.
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Conditions governing access
Some items restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Text in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
File level inventory available at repository.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Further accruals expected.