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Norma Beecroft fonds

Submitted by dmcdonne on Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:33pm


Norma Beecroft fonds.
[1947 - 2005].
5.3125 m of textual records. - 333 sound recordings. - 2 videocassettes.
Canadian composer, producer, broadcaster and administrator Norma Beecroft was born in Oshawa, Ontario, on April 11, 1934. Biographical information available in Encyclopedia of music in Canada. 2nd ed., p. 102-103.
Fonds consists of correspondence; manuscripts, ranging from notes and sketches to full scores, of orchestral, chamber and choral music as well as manuscripts of lectures and radio scripts about various Canadian composers; material about N. Beecroft and her career including items from her early education, newsclippings, articles, brochures and programmes; sound recordings of compositions by N. Beecroft, as well as of interviews, documentaries and tapes produced by Norma Beecroft Sound Inc. including master tapes for several Stratford Festival productions; videocassettes from the National Choreographic Seminar at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, 1980; correspondence, financial records and other material relating to Beecroft/Maki Productions and to various music programs such as Ten Centuries Programs, Music of Today and Passage of the 20th Century, with which N. Beecroft was associated, particularly at CJRT-FM Radio, Toronto, Ontario; proposals, conferences, committees and workshops in which N. Beecroft was involved; material relating to Norma Beecroft Sound Inc.; and other miscellaneous material.
Donated by N. Beecroft between 1988 and 2008.
Text in English.
Some items restricted.
File level inventory available at repository.
Further accruals expected.
Acc 437/88.18, 518/92.16, 729/02.16, 743/03.8, 768/04.18, 845/08.6
The Richard Johnston Canadian Music Archives Collection
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