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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 144

Canadian Music Centre  fonds.  - 1952-1994.  - 10.24 m of textual records.  - ca.  300 photographs.  - ca.  100 negatives.  - 31 audio tape reels. 

Administrative history
Non-profit organization founded by the Canadian Music Council and dedicated to the dissemination and promotion of Canadian music.  The national headquarters in Toronto was joined by regional offices in Montréal (1973), Vancouver (1977), Calgary (1980) and Toronto (1983).  The Centre has a music library and a collection of reference recordings which make it an exceptional source of information for musicians, conductors and researchers. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the activities of the Toronto headquarters:  letters patent; correspondence with the Montréal and Vancouver centres; records of the committees which select the Centre's Associate composers; membership lists; directors' speeches; financial records; records concerning relations with other agencies, such as broadcasting networks, Canadian and foreign cultural agencies, government departments, provincial and national music associations, copyright societies, musical groups, newspapers and recording companies; files on Canadian composers; photographs illustrating activities, pertaining in particular to the regional centres, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, the International Society for Contemporary Music, CAPAC and the Jeunesses musicales of Canada; sound recordings containing musical and vocal excerpts used for the Images of Canada series broadcast on CBC English network. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  aquired from the Canadian Music Centre, in several accessions, between 1983 and 1986. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  numerical list. 

Accruals:  further accessions expected. 

Proactive Disclosure