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Accession Number: 04-015


The Greatest Show on Earth / R. Murray Schafer. -- 1986. -- 6 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Greatest Show on Earth was written by R. Murray Schafer (1933- ) in 1986. Schafer was born in Sarnia, Ontario and is a Canadian composer known especially for his string quartets; he is a pioneer in the area of international sound research and is also an author, educator, environmentalist, literary scholar, and visual artist.

Custodial History

Item was in the custody of Peterborough Public Library before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Item is a typed multi-part copy of R. Murray Schafer's The Greatest Show on Earth. It is comprised of Patria 3, The Greatest Show on Earth, final copy, June 1986, Introduction; plus parts A through K.


Title based on the given title of the item.
Item acquired from Peterborough Public Library.
Restrictions: N
This item was previously catalogued and in the holdings of the Peterborough Public Library.