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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

PEEBLES, JOAN (Angusta Brownie), 1899-1991
MUS 217

Joan Peebles fonds.  - 1927-1991.  - 1 cm of textual records.  - 81 photographs.  - 18 audio discs. 

Biographical sketch
Contralto and teacher born in New Westminister, British Columbia, Joan Peebles studied singing in Vancouver, New York and Rochester.  In 1924, under the direction of Eugene Goossens, she began a career as a professional singer in the United States.  The following year, she performed the role of Nancy in the opera Martha.  During the course of her career, she performed with, among others, the American Opera Company, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and many American opera houses.  From 1942 to 1974, she was a private teacher in Titusville, Pennsylvania. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical career of Joan Peebles:  biographical records; postcard; photographs of Joan Peebles and members of her family; sound recordings of Joan Peebles, including musical performances with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Pat Galloway, niece of Joan Peebles, in 1992 and 1993. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  summary list. 

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