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Description of fonds and Collections
List of fonds and Collections
GOULD, GLENN, 1932-1982
Glenn Gould fonds. 1932-1982. - 8 m of textual records. - ca. 1,700 photographs. - 197 audio discs. - 1,573 audio tape reels. - 98 videocassettes.
Scope and content
The fonds contains, among other items, passports; personal and professional correspondence; awards and honours; compositions; published and unpublished writings by Gould; writings on Gould in newspapers and periodicals; collection of books and scores annotated by Gould; photographs of Glenn Gould, members of his family, and personalities in the music world; sound and video recordings of Glenn Gould, of interviews and of radio broadcasts.
The fonds consists of the following series: MUS 109/A Writings; MUS 109/B Musical Works and Arrangements; MUS 109/C Programmes; MUS 109/D Sound and Video Recordings; MUS 109/E Publicity Records; MUS 109/F Honourary Distictions; MUS 109/G Correspondence; MUS 109/H Photographs; MUS 109/I Official Records; MUS 109/J Financial Records; MUS 109/K Medical Records; MUS 109/L Printed Material; MUS 109/M Memorabilia; MUS 109/N Miscellaneous.
Immediate source of acquisition: acquired from the Estate of Glenn Gould in 1983.
Restrictions: written permission from the Estate of Glenn Gould is required for access to the medical and certain financial records and some of the correspondence.
Finding aids: National Library of Canada. Descriptive Catalogue of the Glenn Gould Papers. Ottawa: National Library of Canada. 1992. 326 p. (two volumes); computerized inventories; exhibition catalogue.