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Accession Number: 79-001

Title

Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. -- 1945-1974. -- 46 cm of textual records. -- 18 photographs. -- 1 audio tape : mono ; 7 1/2 i.p.s.

Biography / History

The Peterborough Community Concert Association was formally established in 1942 when the Peterborough Music Club joined Community Concerts of America, Inc. It was formed under the leadership of Dr. J.J. Craig, a well known Peterborough dentist, and a group of business people interested in bringing outstanding musical talent to Peterborough. The objectives of the Association were to "build and maintain through nonprofit plan a permanent concert audience on a strictly membership basis; to cultivate in the citizens of Peterborough and its surrounding area interest in good music; to provide for its members an opportunity to hear good music in the form of concerts and recitals, of which there will be a minimum of three presented annually; and to foster and encourage public appreciation of music and the teaching of music, history of music, and music appreciation in the schools of Peterborough and its surrounding area." Peterborough did have a concert association which existed before 1942, but unfortunately, all written records of this association have been lost. Over the years, the Peterborough Community Concert Association was able to bring many big name artists and groups to Peterborough including Ephriam Zimbalist, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Liona Boyd. In 1987, the Peterborough Community Concert Association broke its ties with Community Concerts of America, Inc. due to high commisssions and the high American dollar and comparatively low Canadian dollar. The Peterborough Concert Association was the result of this split and it has continued to function effectively, holding five to six concerts a year and maintaining the high artistic standards set in previous years.

Custodial History

The fonds was created by and in the custody of the Peterborough Community Concert Association before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the constitution and by-laws of the Peterborough Community Concert Association. Also included are correspondence, contracts, minutes, programmes, clippings and publicity materials of each concert season spanning a twenty-nine year period.

Notes

Title based on the organization which created the fonds.

The fonds was donated by the Peterborough Community Concert Association.

The fonds is arranged chronologically by (year) season.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Accruals to the fonds include 93-015.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder

/1 copies of the Association's constitution and by-laws

/2 season 1945-46: correspondence

/3 season 1946-47: correspondence, contracts

/4 season 1948-51: correspondence, contracts

/5 seasons 1951-54: correspondence, list of Association members, minutes

/6 season 1954-55: correspondence, minutes

/7 season 1955-56: correspondence, minutes

Box 2

Folder

/1 season 1956-57: correspondence, minutes

/2 season 1957-58: correspondence, minutes

/3 season 1958-59: correspondence, minutes

/4 season 1959-60: correspondence, minutes

/5 season 1960-61: correspondence, minutes

/6 season 1961-62: correspondence, minutes

/7 season 1962-63: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/8 season 1963-64: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/9 season 1064-65: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/10 season 1965-66: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/11 season 1966-67: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/12 season 1966-67: correspondence, Centennial programmes

Box 3

Folder

/1 season 1967-68: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings, photographs

/2 season 1968-69: correspondence, minutes, programmes

/3 season 1969-70: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/4 season 1970-71: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/5 season 1971-72: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/6 season 1072-73: correspondence, minutes, programmes, newspaper clippings

/7 season 1973-74: correspondence, programmes

Box 4

Folder

/1 piano file: correspondence, catalogues, invoices

/2 publicity materials: pamphlets, brochures, film, tape

/3 publicity materials: brochures, photographs

 

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