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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

SNIDER, ART (Arthur), 1926-1987
MUS 198


Art Snider fonds.  - [ca. 1961]-[ca. 1984].  - 4.10 m of textual records.  - 1,072 audio tape reels.  - 2 photographs  

Biographical sketch
Pianist, arranger and record producer born in Ottawa, Art (Arthur) Snider studied music with Benny Louis and Phillip Pololiak.  He played piano in several dance groups, and in the late 1940s became the manager of numerous artists.  He founded the record companies Chateau Records (1957-61) and Sound Canada (1967-81).  In 1973, Sound Canada launched its Periwinkle label. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to Art Snider's career as a record producer:  official records; passports; financial records; correspondence; brochures; master tapes used in producing discs by Chateau Records and Sound Canada.  These sound recordings feature many artists, such as Tommy Ambrose, Mickey Andrews, Jack Bailey, David Briggs, Mike Graham, Art Snider, Lou Snider, Tom Rush and Diane Leigh. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Phil Shanks in 1989 and 1990. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  list. 



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