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Wilson Griffith McConnell collection
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- Sound recording
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- McConnell, Wilson Griffith
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2,520 audio discs
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Wilson Griffith McConnell was born on March 3rd, 1908, as the eldest of four children of John W. McConnell and Lily Griffith. His father, John Wilson McConnell, was a well known Montreal personality and one of the richest men in Canada. Wilson Griffith McConnell was managing his father's sugar refinery, St.-Lawrence sugar.
Together with his wife Marjorie Wallace McConnell, he had one daugther, Jill.
As a jazz fan, Wilson Griffith McConnell was a collector of music recordings and recording equipment.
Wilson Griffith McConnell died on January 12, 1966.
The collection was donated by Marjorie Wallace McConnell, the widow of W.G. McConnell, in 1994 and 2000. The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 16-17, 2016, April 20-21, 2016, April 26-28, 2016, May 3, 2016, and May 10, 2016.
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Consists mainly of musical sound recordings. Most are jazz, but other styles of music are also represented. The collection is completed by some photographs, especially showing John Wilson McConnell, and a microphone.
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No further accruals are expected.
Copyright belongs to the creator(s).
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