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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 174

Geoffrey Payzant fonds.  - 1947-1990.  - 85 cm of textual records.  - 21 photographs.  - 1 negative.  - 60 audio tape reels.  - 3 film reels.  - 1 videocassette. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Geoffrey Payzant studied music in his home town and at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  He taught music and philosophy at Mount Allison University before joining the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1957 as professor of aesthetic philosophy.  Payzant is the author of an introspective work on the musical thought of Gould (Glenn Gould:  Music and Mind). 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the professional activities of Geoffrey Payzant:  manuscript of the book Glenn Gould:  Music and Mind; research file consisting of correspondence; press clippings and other copies of articles, lectures, criticism and interviews; photographs, mainly of Glenn Gould; sound recordings, films and videocassette of or relating to Glenn Gould. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Geoffrey Payzant in 1987 and 1991. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory; provisional description for the last accession. 

Proactive Disclosure