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Dorothy Harper collection
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[1945 ?] ;  (Creation)
- Harper, Dorothy
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2 audio discs : analog, 78 rpm
11 album pages (52 photographs : b&w)
2 photographs: b&w, in promotional sleeves
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Name of creator
Dorothy Evelyn Harper was born on April 3, 1921 in Victoria, British Columbia. She moved to Ottawa, Ontario, when she was a teenager, and later lived and worked in Montreal, Quebec. In September 1947, Harper married Allan Gordon (Gord) Craig while he was in the Royal Canadian Air Force. They had two children, in 1953 and 1955 respectively.
In the 1960s, Harper started her own business, Dorothy E. Craig Imports, which imported women's clothing and shoes, among other items, from Hong Kong.
Harper passed away in December 2003.
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The Dorothy Harper collection contains materials documenting the the life of Dorothy Harper, specifically her interest in jazz music.
The collection contains two sound recordings and 54 photographs. A number of the photographs showcase jazz clubs in Montreal, including the Café Esquire and El Morocco. Other images show Oscar Peterson in concert, while many depict scenes from Dorothy Harper's life in Montreal in the mid-1940s.
Record number C024-11-001 is cracked. The rest of the materials are in good condition.
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Materials were donated to Concordia University Library's Special Collections in March 2019.
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In most cases, reproductions are allowed for the purpose of research and private study. In cases where the materials are not in the public domain, their use in a publication may only be done with written consent of the copyright owner(s).
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