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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

OTTAWA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (1944-1971)
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Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra fonds.  - 1932-1971.  - 2 m of textual records. 

Administrative history
Founded by Allard de Ridder, the Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra suspended its activities in 1960 after some 16 years of operation.  However, its charter remained in force until 1971.  The orchestra, composed of professional and amateur musicians, has now been replaced by the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the activities of the Orchestra:  regulations; minutes; financial reports; documents pertaining to the dissolution of the orchestra; correspondence; memoranda; memoirs; press clippings and concert programmes. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra, through Louis C. Audette and H.W. Thompson, in 1971 and 1972. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 

Associated material:  Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra fonds (MG 28 I 91) at the National Archives of Canada.



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