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Jean Préfontaine fonds

  • P0020
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2008, predominant 1967-1975

The fonds provides an overview of Jean Préfontaine's career until 1979. It includes information on the Petit Québec Libre (1971); Quatuor de Jazz du Québec (1968-1972); La Colonie Artistique Val-David (1979); La Ferme du Jazz Libre (1970-1972); l'Amorce (1972-1974); Relève-Kébec; l'Association coopérative ouvrière de production, les amis du Québec (ACOPAQ); and l'Atelier Pathografik.

Documents include, but are not limited to: correspondence, notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, a Local Initiatives Program application and related documentation, posters, programs, a questionnaire, song lyrics, a score and corresponding sound cards, a phone book, a lease, a loan agreement, contracts and other legal documents.

Préfontaine, Jean

Walter Boudreau fonds

  • P0021
  • Fonds
  • [195-]- 2009

The fonds provides information on the career of Walter Boudreau and on L'Infonie and the Quatuor de Jazz Libre du Québec, as well as Raoul Duguay, musicians Pierre Leduc and Jean Préfontaine, and the Société de Musique contemporaine du Quebec (SMCQ).

The fonds consists of musical scores and composition notes for Walter Boudreau's compositions and arrangements, press clippings, photographs, posters, sound recordings, and a robe worn by Boudreau in L'Infonie.

Boudreau, Walter

Saint Patrick’s Society of Montreal fonds

  • P0026
  • Fonds
  • 1856-2007, predominant 1950-2000

The fonds provides information on the Irish community in Montreal and on the history, activities, and operations of the St. Patrick's Society. There are no original records before 1863; they were most likely destroyed in the 1872 fire in St. Patrick’s Hall. The fonds mainly contains administrative records, minutes, correspondence, financial records, programs, photographs, press clippings, and printed materials.

The fonds is organized in the following series:
P0026/A Administrative records
P0026/B Membership
P0026/C Financial records
P0026/D Events
P0026/E Printed records
P0026/F Objects

St. Patrick's Society of Montreal

Maury Kaye fonds

  • P0031
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-[198-]

The Maury Kaye fonds consists of arrangements done by Maury Kaye in the 1950s and the 1960s, and contains 106 pieces for piano, bass, and drums. The fonds also contains five sound recordings featuring Maury Kaye playing some of his hit songs.

Kaye, Maury

Jack Litchfield fonds

  • P0035
  • Fonds
  • [198-]-1989

The Jack Litchfield Fonds consists of typewritten manuscripts for A Chronology of Five Montreal Record-Collectors' Clubs and A Chronology of Six Montreal Record-Collectors' Clubs (1989).

Litchfield, Jack

Optica Art Gallery fonds

  • P0056
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1996

The fonds provides information on the administration and activities of the Optica Gallery from its beginning in 1972 to 1992.

The fonds contains such documents as exhibition programs, artists' curricula vitae and portfolios, audiovisual works from exhibitions, personnel and financial records, grants applications, and correspondence.

The fonds is organized according to the following series :
P056/1 Finances
P056/2 Organization
P056/3 Human resources
P056/4 Programming
P056/5 Exhibitions and activities

Optica Art Gallery

Bob Redmond fonds

  • P0064
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2018

The Bob Redmond fonds provides information about Robert Redmond's life and his career as lead saxophonist with many bands like the Stardusters, the Escorts, and the Johnny Holmes Orchestra. It also provides information about Redmond's experience as a musician during World War II. Furthermore, it includes materials related to the history of Jazz in general and in Montreal in particular, as well as the big-band era in Montreal. The fonds includes several unpublished novels, poems and other texts written by Bob Redmond.

The fonds contains Redmond’s notes and essays as well as correspondence, sheet music, a scrapbook, clippings, photographs, publicity materials, directories, and books and magazines from Redmond’s library. It also contains audio cassettes, CDs, videocassettes, a DVD and over 300 audio discs

Redmond, Robert

Johnny Reno fonds

  • P0065
  • Fonds
  • 1943

The Johnny Reno fonds consists of two photographs of Percy Ferguson's Victory Serenadors, including Oscar Peterson, at Canadian Pacific's Rosemont Hall in Montreal in 1943.

Reno, Johnny

Jazz Association of Montreal Inc. Fonds

  • P0066
  • Fonds
  • 1990

Fonds consists of a manuscript of the musical score The Upper Neighbours Suitewhich. The Upper Neighbours Suitewhich was commissioned by the Association, composed and arranged by Jimmy Heath, and performed by Jimmy Heath and Richard Parris at its world premiere on October 6, 1990, at the Concordia University Concert Hall.

Jazz Association of Montreal Inc.

Harriet Eisenkraft fonds

  • P0068
  • Fonds
  • April 2009

The fonds consists of interviews conducted by Harriet Eisenkraft.

Eisenkraft, Harriet

Tina Brereton fonds

  • P0075
  • Fonds
  • [194-]

The fonds consists of photographs which recall the period during the 1940s when Tina Brereton danced in shows to the accompaniment of jazz music at Café St-Michel in Montreal.

Brereton, Tina

Aubes 3935 fonds

  • P0079
  • Fonds
  • 1980-1990

The fonds provides information on the visual arts and on the administration and activities which occurred in and around Aubes 3935.

The fonds contains administrative and financial information, artist files, exhibition files, catalogues, postcards, invitations, posters, photographs, and videos.

The fonds also contains the documents of artist Denis Demers (1948-1987), primarily photographs of his work, correspondence, newspaper articles, and photocopies of publicity for La Biennale de dessins et d'estampes du Québec '83, in which he won first prize for his drawings.

Aubes 3935

Lewis Thomas Drummond fonds

  • P0081
  • Fonds
  • 1848

The fonds consists of an original parchment appointing Drummond as Queen's Counsel in 1848.

Drummond, Lewis Thomas

Al Palmer fonds

  • P0084
  • Fonds
  • [19--] ; 1936-1971

The Al Palmer Fonds provides information on Montreal and other cities, as gathered by Al Palmer through his journalistic career between 1940 and 1971.

The fonds includes thematic files on people and topics that Al Palmer covered in his columns and police chronicles. It contains notes, copies of court records, clippings, programs, brochures, and photographs.

Palmer, Alan Douglas

Herb Johnson fonds

  • P0088
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1987

The fonds consists of materials assembled by Herb Johnson. It reflects his career as a musical performer, combo and dance band/orchestra leader, and musicians' union member and executive, as well as his personal interests and personal life.

The fonds documents the dance band and jazz music scene from the 1930s through the 1980s, primarily in Montreal. It is a valuable source of documentation on the bebop style of jazz that emerged in the 1940s, and of documentation related to the Senior Musicians' Association and Orchestra.

The fonds consists of manuscript and print music, including arrangements by Herb Johnson; personal correspondence; saxophone and clarinet technique books and articles; books and articles on arranging, harmonizing, and other facets of music; photographs; notebooks; personal financial records; programs, clippings, and other memorabilia; and magazines. The fonds includes sound recordings as well as objects including music portfolios, pocket handkerchiefs, and a record carrying case. There are also union-related correspondence, financial documents, contracts and other documents related to musicians' pay and benefits, founding documents, constitutions and by-laws, questionnaires, ballot papers, agendas, minutes, and address books.

The fonds is arranged in the following series and sub-series:

P0088/1 Correspondents
P0088/1A Family and friends
P0088/1B Music colleagues
P0088/1C Personal business correspondents
P0088/2 Personal files
P0088/2A Personal interests and personal affairs
P0088/2B Music industry
P0088/2C Music technique
P0088/2D Photographs
P0088/3 Union activity
P0088/3A Musicians' Guild of Montreal
P0088/3B Senior Musicians' Association
P0088/4 Print and manuscript music
P0088/5 Technique books, manuals, tutors, methods
P0088/6 Magazines and promotional literature
P0088/7 Collection of sound recordings
P0088/7A Privately recorded sound recordings
P0088/7B Commercial sound recordings.

Johnson, Herb

Dorothy Davis fonds

  • P0098
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1993

The fonds provides information on Montreal Children's Theatre and its founders.

The fonds consists of five scrapbooks including press clippings and articles, as well as photographs, a video cassette of a media interviews with Dorothy Davis [ca. 1983, 1984] and of a report on her death in 1993, and the honourary degrees conferred by Concordia University on Dorothy Davis and Violet Walters in 1984.

Davis, Dorothy

Joe Bell fonds

  • P010
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1950, predominantly 1934-1945

The fonds provides information on jazz music and musicians in Montreal during the 1930s and 1940s.

The fonds consists of two scrapbooks Joe Bell kept during those years. It contains publicity photographs of orchestras and individual performers, clippings, menus, and cards from various night clubs and ballrooms. The fonds also includes 11 audio discs.

Bell, Joe

John Joseph Curran fonds

  • P0108
  • Fonds
  • 1882

The fonds consists of a gold watch inscribed J.J. Curran Q.C.L.L.D. on his 40th birthday by the Irishmen of Montreal, February 22, 1882.

Curran, John Joseph

Saint Patrick’s Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society Fonds

  • P0109
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1903

The fonds provides information on the activities of the St. Patrick's Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society.

The fonds contains proceedings of the St. Patrick's Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society.

St. Patrick’s Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society

François Brault fonds

  • P0110
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1995

The fonds consists primarily of slides on liturgical art in Quebec. It includes slides on the production of films and books on art.

Brault, François

Brian McKenna fonds

  • P0112
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1996, predominant 1945-1996

The Brian McKenna fonds provides detailed background on a large number of current events, issues, and personages of the second half of the twentieth century.

It consists of materials in a variety of formats accumulated by Brian McKenna in the course of research for, and production of, The Fifth Estate films and other projects. It includes research notes and materials for his articles and books, and documents his involvement as the Max Bell Fellowship visiting professor at the University of Regina School of Journalism, as well as his involvement with the Committee for Investigative Journalism. It also provides information on McKenna Purcell Productions Inc.

The fonds contains research notes, scripts, manuscripts, galley proofs, raw and final videotapes, transcripts of interviews and court hearings, and clippings related to most of the documentaries and film projects.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P0112/A Personal records and student activities
P0112/B Journalist
P0112/C Involvement in the journalistic community
P0112/D Speeches
P0112/E Awards
P0112/F Administration and personnel
P0112/G Documentaries
The largest series is Documentaries P0112/G It is organized alphabetically according to the name of the series (e.g., The Fifth Estate) for which each proposed or actual documentary was intended.

McKenna, Brian

Jack Tietolman fonds

  • P0113
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1994

The fonds is witness to the management and growth of a Montreal AM and FM radio station from the 1930s to the 1990s, and to the professional and community activities of owner Jack Tietolman.

The fonds consists mainly of administrative and financial records, advertising sales records, broadcasting records, and personal records and memorabilia.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P0113/A Personal records
P0113/B Radio stations management

Tietolman, Jack

Hugh Percival Illsley fonds

  • P012
  • Fonds
  • 1914-[198-]

The fonds provides information on Hugh P. Illsley's military service, his travel to Europe with his family, and his work as a Montreal architect.

The fonds consists of correspondence, a photograph album, sets of photographs, ledgers, and scrapbooks.

Percival, Hugh

Bill Vazan fonds

  • P0121
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2003

The fonds provides information on Bill Vazan's work and exhibitions.

The fonds consists of posters, photographs and catalogs from several of his exhibitions.

Vazan, Bill

Jean Noël fonds

  • P0122
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1977

The fonds provides information on the artwork "FFF (banderoles)" which Jean Noël created for the exhibition Corridart in Montreal in 1976.

The fonds consists of slides of Noël's artwork and a poster for a 1977 exhibit of the work at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art.

Noël, Jean

Irish Canadian Heritage Society fonds

  • P0123
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1973

The fonds document the activities of the Irish Canadian Heritage Society, located in Montreal, from the foundation of the organization in 1965 until 1973. It reflects the needs and interests of Montreal citizens of Irish descent in the culture of their country of origin. It also contains information on other organizations related to Irish communities in North America, especially the Irish American Heritage Society, but also Action for Irish Distress and others.

The fonds consists of copies of the society’s constitution, meeting minutes, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence, invitations, announcements of events, speeches, photographs, membership forms, newspaper clippings, leaflets, newsletters, booklets and a rubber stamp.

Irish Canadian Heritage Society

Lawrence Sabbath fonds

  • P0138
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1992

The fonds provides information on French-language theatre and visual arts in Montreal and elsewhere from the late 1950s through the 1980s.

The fonds contains the manuscript of an unpublished history of French theatre in Quebec, manuscripts of articles and talks, theatre programs, theatre photographs, clippings, and other documents. For instance, there are files on Montreal theatre productions (e.g., Théâtre du Rideau Vert and Théâtre de Quat'sous), authors (e.g., Gratien Gélinas and Michel Tremblay), and actors (e.g., Denise Pelletier).

Sabbath, Lawrence

The Cathespian Guild fonds

  • P0142
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1954

The fonds provides information on the annual Catholic Drama Festival organized by the Guild between 1940 and 1953.

The fonds contains some handouts on the Cathespian Guild and a few programs and photographs of some of the annual Catholic Drama Festivals. It also contains the Drama Festival award book entitled Award for Distinguished Achievement in Catholic Theatre.

Cathespian Guild

Véhicule Art Research Group fonds

  • P0144
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1995

The fonds provides information on Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc. Gallery activities and on some of the artists who exhibited or performed at the gallery. The fonds also provides information on the management of the Investigation of the Activities of Véhicule Art (Montréal) Inc., 1972-1983 project.

The fonds consists of exhibition and artist files, including photographs of artworks. There are also publicity materials of various kinds including clippings, and a research report on Véhicule Art.

Véhicule Art Research Group

Edwin Orion Brownell fonds

  • P0147
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2000

The fonds provides information on rhythm and blues music in Montreal.

The fonds contains a Concordia University paper written in 2000, entitled Notes in Time: A Brief Oral History of Montreal's Rhythm and Blues Club Circuit, on the club circuit in Montreal 1967-1999. It includes video interviews with four rhythm and blues musicians and a laser copy of an exterior photograph of the Montreal night club Rockhead's Paradise.

Orion Brownell, Edwin

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