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Actors in Action

Actors in action on scene during a representation of the play "Out of the Frying Pan".

Al Baculis fonds

  • P215
  • Fonds
  • [196-?]

The Al Baculis fonds documents Al Baculis’ career as a jazz musician.

The fonds consists of arrangements written by Al Baculis in the 1960s. It includes scores for Caravan, I believe in you, Love for sale, Out of Bounds, Round the Bend, Say si si, Will you still be mine?, and Wives and Lovers.

Baculis, Al

Al Palmer fonds

  • P084
  • 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

Alex Robertson fonds

  • P023
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1988

Between 1940 and 1986, Alex Robertson collected records. Most of the recordings in the fonds are 78 rpm's pressed in Montreal by Berliner and Compo: Berliner was the first Canadian company to produce records, and Compo was the first to record Canadian Black musicians. The fonds contains a large number of sound recordings that have never had commercial or widespread distribution. The fonds includes about 3,000 pieces of sheet music of various genres, dating from ca 1885 to 1970; about 1,000 pieces have Canadian content. The fonds includes numerous catalogues and promotional pamphlets from record and sheet-music publishing companies, dealers, clubs, and radio stations. Also included are books annotated by Alex Robertson in the course of his disco-graphical research. Alex Robertson's research materials on record labels and series, as well as on Montreal musical activity between 1913 and 1970 are included in the fonds. His extensive correspondence and related newsletters are included. The fonds includes photographs of Alex Robertson with his family; there is also a photograph of Alex Robertson with jazz author George Martin, and several of a reception held in his honor in the Concordia University Archives reading room in 1988.

The fonds is organized into the following series:
P023/A Correspondence
P023/B Research on record labels and series
P023/C Research on Montreal music activity
P023/D Photographs

Robertson, Alex

Black Theater Workshop fonds

  • F034
  • Fonds
  • [1940]-2016, predominant 1972-2007

The Black Theater Workshop fonds is composed of materials created and compiled by the Black Theater Workshop (BTW) and contains materials documenting the activities and operations of the BTW from its founding in 1972 until its 2007-2008 season. Documents are also reflective of the BTW's contributions to Montreal’s Black communities and to theater in Canada. Textual records and other materials document the BTW's administration, finances, awards, plays, programming, promotional activities, communications, and facilities, among other things.

The fonds is divided into the following series :
F034/A Administration
F034/B Financial records
F034/C External relations
F034/D Productions / Programming

The fonds is composed of textual records, including without limitations financial documents, grant applications, board meeting minutes, reports, play scripts, newspapers and newspaper clippings, promotional material, and correspondence; graphic materials as photographs, posters, logos, drawings, and others, sound recordings, moving images, and a T-shirt.

Black Theater Workshop

Bob Redmond fonds

  • P064
  • 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

Christopher Fry fonds

  • F014
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1970, predominant 1969-1970

Fonds consists of material accumulated and created by Derek Stanford about Christopher Fry. It also contains documents created by Christopher Fry. Materials in this fonds are primarily dated 1969-1970, though select documents are dated 1955.

Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, published essays and reviews, newspaper clippings, photographs, theater programs, and other ephemera documenting Stanford professional relationship with Fry and the British playwright’s work. Documents primarily concern Fry’s A Yard of Sun (1970) and his English translation of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt (1970). The fonds also contains limited material regarding A Sleep of Prisoners (1951). Documents also concern essays about the life and work of Christopher Fry written by Derek Stanford.

The fonds is divided into 5 series:
F014 / A. Manuscripts and essays
F014 / B. Correspondence
F014 / C. Clippings
F014 / D. Photographs
F014 / E. Publicity and ephemera

Fry, Christopher

Clyde Duncan Fonds

  • P018
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1986

The fonds provides information about Clyde Duncan's career as a jazz musician.

The fonds contains musical engagement contracts (1939-1940), the Canadian Federation of Musicians by-laws (1930), concert programs, press clippings, photographs, and sound recordings.

Duncan, Clyde

Concordia University Archives Jazz collection

  • P078
  • Collection
  • [193-]-[196-]

Collection provides information on jazz music in Montreal from the 1930s through the 1960s. The collection complements other fonds and collections housed in the Concordia University Archives and Concordia University Library, Special Collections.

The collection includes swizzle sticks and other memorabilia from Montreal jazz night clubs such as Rockhead's Paradise, the Rainbow Bar Café, and Dinty Moore's. It also contains sound recordings, photographs of Rockhead's Paradise and owner Rufus Rockhead, sheet music, videotape copies of televisions shows on jazz musicians Oliver Jones, Paul Bley, and Oscar Peterson, and a copy of the book Montreal Confidential by Al Palmer.

Concordia University. Records Management and Archives

David (Dave) Clark fonds

  • F021
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-2006

The David Clark fonds provides insight into the career of musician David Clark in the second half of the 20th century. It documents Dave Clark’s professional activity as an instrumentalist; bandleader, arranger and transcriber; and as a teacher. The fonds also documents Dave Clark’s involvement in the Fossils Club of Montreal and serves to document some of the club's musical performances.

The fonds includes musical scores, sheet music, and song books, covering both classical music and jazz; scripts for plays; programs; sound recordings; plaques; and photographs. In addition to published music, the fonds includes music arranged or transcribed by Dave Clark and other musicians.

The fonds is organized into the following series:
F021/A Fossils Club of Montreal
F021/B Musical scores
F021/C Sound recordings

Clark, David

David Lee fonds

  • P233
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2000

The David Lee fonds illustrates David Lee’s work as an author as well as the life of Paul Bley. It contains material related to the biography of the Montreal-born jazz pianist Paul Bley (1932-2016), entitled “Stopping Time : Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz” by Paul Bley and David Lee, published by Vehicule Press in 1998.

The fonds includes transcripts of interviews with Paul Bley; manuscripts for the book “Stopping Time : Paul Bley and the Transformation of Jazz” by Paul Bley and David Lee; correspondence; and photographs, among other documents.

Lee, David

Dorothy Davis fonds

  • P098
  • 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

Edwin Orion Brownell fonds

  • P147
  • 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

François Brault fonds

  • P110
  • 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

Georgiantics 1942

Terminal Taps, from lecft to right: Peggy Butler, Jean Somerville, Helen Pearson, Dorothy Marshall, Winnie Cook, Pearl Nebach

Georgiantics 1942

Waltzing: Virginia Dwane (back centre), Betty Lacoe, Dorothy Marshall, Zelda Miller, Dorothy Mulligan, Monique Nantel, Helen Pearson (back left), Vici Tuyl

Georgiantics 1942

"1867" or "That Ain't the Way I Heerd it. . ." From left to right: Bill Haymovitch (Common Man). Members of the House (The Singing Chorus): Lois Bishop, Norma Carrick, Irene Cohen, Mariln Cohen, Hilda Dalfen, Roslyn Gurberg (Second Member from Chicoutimi) (first line, at right, behind Murray Fainer), Yona Kremalowsky, Blanche Michlin, Hilaire South, Thelma spelling, Lucille Stern (Third Member from Chicoutimi), Marion Styles. Murray Fainer (First Member from Chicoutimi). Dick Henthorn (Prime Minister). Arthur Simmons (Sergeant-at-arms). In the orchestra pit: Herschel Darwin (violinist)

Georgiantics 1942

Concordia Salus (the entire cast singing the finale). From left to right, where discernable: Lorna Moore (soloist), Lucille Stern (in "1867" costume) and other "House Members", Waltzing: (see separate photo for names), Indian Dance: Peggy Butler, Hughie Capra, Adeline Ciment, Winnie Cook, Martha Geoff rion, Therese Hurtubise, Fritzie Miller, Rose Palevsky, Blanche Perlove, Anita Sanchez, Audrey Schmauder (at lef t), Pat Walsh (at right). Blanche Michlin (standing behind Schmauder and Sanchez), Lillian Berman( at microphone), Grenadier Girls: (see separate photo), Waltzing: (Monique Nantel, in black gown), Sailor's Swing: (see separate photo), Terminal Taps: (see separate photo), Conductor: Merv Gelfand, Violinists: Herschel Darwin (dark hair), Heactor Chandler (in profile at right)

Georgiantics 1942

Waltzing: Virginia Dwane (back centre)?, Betty Lacoe?, Dorpthy Marshall?, Zelda Miller?, Dorothy Mulligan?, Monique Nantel?, Helen Pearson? (back left), Vici Tuyl?

Georgiantics 1942

"He Was Only a Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing" or "He Sure Made Montcalm Down" - Dick Howard Farley (Tax Collector), Lucille Stern (Little Red Riding Hood), Bill Hymovitch (Montcalm, prone at foreground), Al DeRosso (French Sargeant, prone at the rear of stage).

Georgiantics 1942

Waltzing (six of eight dancers in costume). From left to right Virginia Dwane, Betty Lacoe, Dorothy Mulligan, Monique Nantel, Vici Tuyl, Zelda Miller

Georgiantics 1942

"1867" or "That Ain't the Way I Heerd it. . ." From left to right Bill Haymovitch (Common Man). Members of the House (The Singing Chorus): Lois Bishop, Norma Carrick, Irene Cohen, Mariln Cohen, Hilda Dalfen, Roslyn Gurberg (Second Member from Chicoutimi) (first line, at right, behind Murray Fainer), Yona Kremalowsky, Blanche Michlin, Hilaire South, Thelma spelling, Lucille Stern (Third Member from Chicoutimi), Marion Styles. Murray Fainer (First Member from Chicoutimi). Dick Henthorn (Prime Minister). Arthur Simmons (Sergeant-at-arms). In the orchestra pit: Herschel Darwin (violinist)

Georgiantics 1942

Grenadier Girls: Hughie Capra (far left), Adeline Ciment, Lala Halpin, Ruth Hersh, Marjorie Mortimer, Jean Somerville (third from right)

Georgiantics 1942

"Taking Ten"- a breather during rehearsals. Claire Katze (actor) (upper left), Lorna Moore (singer) (at Claire's left), Lucille Stern (lower left), Fred Kerner (at the keyboard)

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