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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MUS 211

Federation of Canadian Music Festivals fonds.  - 1926-1990.  - 75 cm of textual records.  - 13 photographs. 

Administrative history
Umbrella organization founded in Calgary in 1926 designed to develop the amateur competition festival movement in Canada.  Originally established in Winnipeg, the Federation was constituted in 1949 and moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1988.  In 1989 it included some 230 member festivals.  The Federation also supervises the awarding of many trophies and organizes the CIBC National Music Festival (until 1987, the National Competitive Festival of Music). 

Scope and content
The fonds contains records illustrating the Federation's activities:  by-laws; history and legislation; minutes; annual conferences; correspondence; lists of adjudicators and of members; brochures; newsletters; scrapbook of press clippings, concert programmes, correspondence, miscellaneous notes and photographs. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals in 1992. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  provisional description. 

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