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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

ROYAL CANADIAN COLLEGE OF ORGANISTS (1909- )
MUS 166


Royal Canadian College of Organists fonds.  - 1892-1996.  - 5.76 m of textual records.  - 40 photographs.  - 18 negatives.  - 3 audio tape reels. 

Administrative history
Canadian association of organists and church musicians founded for the purpose of promoting the creation of quality standards in organ playing, choral conducting and the composition of church music.  Although not an educational institution, the College awards diplomas to members who pass the association's examinations.  Through scholarships and competitions in performance and composition, the association also strives to stimulate the interest of young musicians.  In addition to its Toronto headquarters, the College has 31 local centres across Canada. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the activities of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.  It contains, among others items, the constitution and by-laws; reports; correspondence; minutes; financial records; press clippings; newsletters; manuscripts and published scores (annotated) of music for organ and choir, including works by Florence Durrell Clarke; photographs of members of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and of churches; sound recordings of various concerts. 

The fonds consists of the following series:  A - National Office; B - Ottawa Region. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Royal Canadian College of Organists in 1985, 1998 and in 1992. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 

Accruals:  further accessions expected. 



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