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Accession Number: 93-015

Title

Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. Additions. -- 1970-1992. -- 30.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Peterborough Community Concert Association was formally established in 1942 when the Peterborough Music Club joined Community Concerts of America, Inc. It was formed under the leadership of Dr. J.J. Craig, a well known Peterborough dentist, and a group of business people interested in bringing outstanding musical talent to Peterborough. The objectives of the Association were to create, on a membership basis, through a nonprofit plan a permanent concert audience; to cultivate "good" music; to arrange concerts and recitals for its members to have the opportunity to hear "good" music; and to foster and encourage public appreciation of music (in teaching and history of music) as well as music appreciation in the schools of Peterborough and its surrounding area. Peterborough did have a concert association which existed before 1942, but unfortunately, all written records of this association have been lost. Over the years, the Peterborough Community Concert Association was able to bring many big name artists and groups to Peterborough including Ephriam Zimbalist, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Liona Boyd. In 1987, the Peterborough Community Concert Association broke its ties with Community Concerts of America, Inc. due to high commisssions and the high American dollar and comparatively low Canadian dollar. The Peterborough Concert Association was the result of this split and it has continued to function effectively, holding five to six concerts a year and maintaining the high artistic standards set in previous years.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by the Peterborough Community Concert Association and in the custody of Anne Ramsden, past president of the Association before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of documentary records of the activites of the Peterborough Community Concert Association including programs, reviews of concerts, correspondence, minutes and financial records.

Notes

Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Anne Ramsden, past president of the Peterborough Community Concert Association.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

This fonds is an addition to 79-001.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder

/1 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1974-75

/2 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1975-76

/3 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1976-77

/4 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1977-78

/5 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1978-79

/6 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1979-80

/7 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1980-81

/8 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1981-82

/9 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1982-83

/10 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1983-84

/11 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1984-85

/12 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1985-86

/13 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1986-87

/14 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1987-88

/15 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1988-89

/16 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1989-90

/17 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1990-91

/18 Programs, Correspondence and Minutes 1991-92 (Golden Jubilee Year)

/19 Miscellaneous clippings, publicity material, etc. and listing of performers

/20 Financial Correspondence (Cyril Crowe) 1970-72

/21 Financial Papers 1972-76

/22 Financial Papers 1976-79

/23 Financial Papers 1979-83

/24 Financial Papers 1983-86

/25 Financial Papers 1986-89

/26 Financial Papers 1989-91