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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 127

Douglas Stanbury fonds.  - 1906-1977.  - 65 cm of textual records.  - 203 photographs.  - 2 drawings. 

Biographical sketch
Baritone born in Toronto, Ontario, Douglas Stanbury studied music with his mother and with Otto Morando at the Canadian Academy of Music in Toronto.  In 1921 he began a career as a professional singer in the United States, becoming the Capitol Theatre's first baritone soloist the following year.  The artist also performed with the Chicago Civic Opera and the San Carlo Opera Company, and appeared often on radio, for example, in operas sponsored by Chase & Sanborn.  He recorded a number of discs with companies such as Edison, Victor and Silvertone. 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records pertaining to the musical activities of Douglas Stanbury:  correspondence; manuscript copies of vocal music; concert programmes; promotional material; brochures; press clippings; photographs of Douglas Stanbury, members of his family, and personalities of the artistic world; portraits in ink of D. Stanbury. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Estate of Douglas Stanbury in 1981. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  none. 

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