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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 178

Alice S. Marshall fonds.  - 1891-1949.  - 10 cm of textual records.  - 1 photograph.  - 1 audio tape cassette. 

Biographical sketch
Alice (Smith) Marshall graduated from the Toronto Conservatory of Music (Artists' Course) in 1891, and in 1894 received the first degree in music (bachelor's) awarded to a women by the University of Toronto.  Active in the Women's Christian Temperance Union, she also wrote articles on the status of women, sometimes using the pseudonym of Barbara Barringer.

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining the the professional activities of Alice S. Marshall:  diplomas from the Toronto Conservatory of Music (1891) and the University of Toronto (1894); music manuscripts, including an 89-page composition exercise for the bachelor's degree; press clippings; recording of a piano recital by Alice S. Marshall in the early 1950s; photograph, possibly of the husband of Alice S. Marshall.

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Elizabeth Ruch, granddaughter of Alice S. Marshall, in May 1987, and from the husband of Elizabeth Ruch in 1989.

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list.

Associated material: Marshall/Sheridan family fonds (MG 31 K 27) at the National Archives of Canada.

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