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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

MOODY, LOIS, 1933-
MUS 234

Lois Moody fonds.  - 1967-1997.  - 60 cm of textual records.  - 95 photographs.  - 3 audio tape cassettes. 

Biographical sketch
Toronto-born journalist Lois Moody worked in the mid-1950s as an editor at Folio and The Gazette, where she also worked as a journalist.  With a passionate interest in jazz, she wrote a jazz column for The Ottawa Citizen from 1976 to 1992, as well as numerous articles for other publications including The Jazz Report and Marge Hofacre's Jazz News.  She has also helped organize a number of jazz-related events such as the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and the International Duke Ellington Conferences.  She was employed in various capacities in the Public Service of Canada (1956-58, 1960-88). 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining mainly to Lois Moody's journalism career.  These include, among other items, a curriculum vitae; diplomas; awards; unpublished and published articles for periodicals and newspapers:  The Jazz Report, The Jazz Vine, The Ottawa Citizen, Marge Hofacre's Jazz News, Preview and RA News ; notes; background material; radio program sheets, with timings; lecture notes; photographs of Lois Moody, musicians and jazz events; and sound recordings of interviews with jazzmen Andrew Homzy and Joseph Texidor. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Lois Moody in 1997.

Restrictions:  none.

Finding aids:  provisional description.

Accruals:  further accessions expected.

Proactive Disclosure