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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

BLIGHT, ARTHUR, 1874-1928
MUS 31

Arthur Blight fonds.  - 1897-1928.  - 6 cm of textual records.  - 8 photographs. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Keokuk, Iowa, Arthur Blight moved to Canada and studied music in Toronto.  In 1900 he was appointed director of vocal studies at the Toronto Junction College of Music.  He left his position four years later and went to England to continue his education.  From his return to Toronto in 1905 until 1928 he held a number of positions, including church soloist, baritone in the Blight Male Quartette, music director of the Ontario Ladies' College, professor at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, and musical director at Toronto radio station CKNC. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records illustrating the musical career of Arthur Blight:  correspondence; concert programmes and promotional material; press clippings and scrapbook of same; photographs of Arthur Blight and members of his family. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Kathleen Beamer, daughter of Arthur Blight, in two accessions (1973). 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  numerical list. 

Proactive Disclosure