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Description of fonds and Collections
List of fonds and Collections
PRICE, PERCIVAL, 1901-1985
Percival Price fonds. - 1914-1985. - 17 m of textual records. - 6,012 photographs. - 2,077 slides. - 2,362 negatives. - 2 drawings. - 427 audio tape reels. - 3 audio discs.
Scope and content
The fonds contains: diplomas; letters of recognition; diaries; research files consisting of correspondence, reports, talks, notes on carillons and carillon manufacturers; correspondence with various carillonneurs; articles on bells, taken from various print sources; writings by Price including manuscripts of lectures, articles and books, such as the unpublished Carillons of North America (1933); musical scores for carillon, including copies of compositions by various composers, autograph compositions and arrangements by Price and works in his repertoire; manuscript compositions by Price other than for carillon; concert programmes; posters; scrapbook documenting the fire of 1916 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa; maps and plans showing sketches of bells and European sites with carillons; drawings of Price, one by Stein and the other by Varley; photographs of Percival Price, personalities of the music world, carillons, towers, bells, foundries, a museum (Apolda) and the Metropolitan Opera; sound recordings of carillon music, including recordings of recitals by Price and American and European carillonneurs.
Immediate source of acquisition: acquired from Percival Price in 1981 and from Daphne McCree, daughter of Percival Price, in 1999.
Finding aids: provisional description.