Fonds F3216 - Rocky Mountain Singers fonds

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Rocky Mountain Singers fonds


  • 1989-1999 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

17 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

The Rocky Mountain Singers, a gay and lesbian choral group, was founded in Calgary in 1989 by Luke Shwart and others. The group sang for pleasure, performed concerts in local venues, and participated in choral festivals in other places.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of the Ottawa Gay Men's Chorus Archives, 2014, and Luke Shwart, 2015-2018.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of Luke Shwart's letter to a friend about creating the choir, member handbooks, concert programs (including Christmas concerts), membership lists, and other records of the choir's activities. Includes music commissioned specifically for the Rocky Mountain Singers, and a small amount of material about gay and lesbian singing groups elsewhere in Canada.

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Conditions governing access

The membership lists are restricted until 2018.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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The papers of Richard Gregory, a former president of the Rocky Mountain Singers, are also held by Glenbow (M-8674).

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M-9665 was amalgamated with M-9740.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, April 19, 2016




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