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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 210

Arts and Letters Club of Toronto fonds.  - 1908-1991.  - 35 cm of textual records.  - 2 photographs. 

Administrative history
Founded in 1908 by editor and arts critic Augustus Bridle, the Arts and Letters Club was a gathering place for professionals in the arts and for interested amateurs. After several moves, the Club finally established itself at St. George's Hall on Elm Street in 1919. It adopted a constitution (set to music by Healey Willan) in 1912 and was incorporated in 1920. Supporting and encouraging numerous artistic activities, the Club has hosted a variety of musical ensembles, such as the Hambourg Trio, the Academy String Quartet, the Adanac Quartet and the New World Chamber Orchestra.

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records illustrating the musical activities of the Club:  concert programmes; press clippings; Christmas music; records pertaining to members H. Willan and M. Adaskin:  biographical notes; correspondence; manuscripts and photocopies of The Chester Mysteries, the Arts and Letters Club Constitution (H. Willan) and the Algonquin Symphony (M. Adaskin); photographs of H. Willan. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, through Raymond Peringer, in 1992. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 

Proactive Disclosure