Accession 2012.01 - 2012 accrual

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00349 2012.01


2012 accrual


  • 1986 - 2011 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

10 cm of textual and other materials

181 audio recordings
27 open reel : analog 1/4 in. multi-track ; audio
2 open reels : digital 1/4 in. multi-track ; audio
44 open reels : analog 1/2 in. multi-track ; audio
65 open reels : analog 2 in. multi-track ; audio
2 open reels : digital 1 in. multi-track ; audio
18 audio cassettes : PCM-1630 (3/4 in. U-matic)
1 audio cassette : 1/4 in. X86 Digi 2tk
13 optical discs : CD ; audio
4 optical discs : CD-R ; audio
3 audio zip discs
2 firewire hard drives

97 video recordings
2 video cassettes : Digital Betacam
35 video cassettes : 3/4 in. U-matic
26 video cassettes : BetacamSP
1 video cassettes : Betamax
9 video cassettes : Betacam
1 video cassette : D-2
18 video cassettes ; VHS
5 optical discs : DVD ; video

3 electronic records
• 3 - 8 in. floppies (studio mixing data)

229 photographs
226 prints : colour and b&w
27 transparencies, roll film, 2 ½ x 2 ½ in., unmounted, colour
22 transparencies : colour ; 35 mm slides, mounted
21 negatives : colour ; 35 mm
1 photo album (61 colour prints)
1 framed photo (6 colour prints)
1 optical disc : CD-R ; photos (186 jpegs; 62 htms)

26 graphic materials
• 1 framed sales awards
• 4 trophy awards
• 8 framed assemblages
• 8 plaques
• 4 posters
• 1 calendar page

• ca. 63 artifacts

Context area

Name of creator

(1975 -)

Archival history

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

This fonds is divided into two series: ‘Textual Material’ and ‘Audiovisual Material’.

The first series, ‘Textual Material’, consists of nine subseries. ‘Press and Publicity’ consists primarily of published articles, profiles and reviews of the band between 1980 and 2003. ‘Correspondence’ consists of communications between members of the band and their management, and between management and record companies/promoters; this subseries contains numerous letters from celebrities, and spans the period between 1985 and 2001. ‘Legal’ consists of incorporation documents, contracts, and litigation; this subseries dates from 1984 to 2000. ‘Accounting’ consists of financial statements, royalty statements, invoices and receipts; this subseries dates from 1982 to 2000. ‘Creative’ consists of lyric sheets, poetry, string charts, scrapbooks, sheet music, and artwork; this subseries dates from 1975 to 1999. ‘Memorabilia’ consists of t-shirts, bandanas, displays, promotional postcards, and other items; this subseries dates from 1986 to 2002. ‘Posters’ consists of 67 posters advertising the band and particular concerts and recordings; this subseries dates from 1987 to 2002. ‘Photographs’ consists of photographs of the band and people associated with them; this subseries dates from 1981 to 2002. ‘Miscellaneous’ consists of 40 awards; this subseries dates from 1981 to 2002.

The second series, ‘Audiovisual Material’, consists of two subseries. ‘Audio Recordings’ consists of released and unreleased studio recordings and released and unreleased live recordings (including rough mixes, alternate takes and outtakes); this subseries dates from 1973 to 2003. ‘Video Recordings’ consists of footage of live concerts, interviews, award shows, EPKs (electronic press kids), videos, television advertisements and a documentary film about one of the band’s tours. This subseries dates from 1986 to 2003.

This fonds includes textual material and ephemera relating to the following productions:

Five Days in July (Album, 1993)
Rains Down on Me (Album, 1994)
Toronto Rocks benefit concert (2003)

This fonds includes audiovisual material relating to the following productions:

Outskirts (Album, 1987)
Diamond Mine (Album, 1989)
Casino (Album, 1990)
1991 Juno Awards (Awards show, 1991)
Intimate and Interactive (Television program, 1992)
Lost Together (Album, 1992)
Nowhere to Here (Album, 1995)
All in Time (Album, 1996)
Tremolo (Album, 1997)
Just Like a Vacation (Album, 1999)
Pine Ridge: An Open Letter to Allan Rock; Songs for Leonard Peltier (1996)
Blue Rodeo Live @ The Iron Horse Music Hall (Live musical performance recording, 2003)
Canada Reads (Radio program, 2004)
Blue Rodeo - ' Live At The Reharsal Hall' (Live musical performance recording, 2006)
Palace of Gold (Album, 2002)
The Canadian Music Vocal Project (concert recording, 2003)
Battle of The Bands 2001-2002 (Album, 2003)
Are you Ready (Album, 2004)
Much Music Big Ticket (Television program, 2004)
The Light That Guides You Home (Album, 2006)
Small Miracles (Album, 2007)
The Thing We Left Behind (Album, 2009)
Skyscraper Soul (Album, 2011)

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


One of two accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Preservation concerns may limit access, consult archivist.

Conditions governing reproduction

Media Commons does not own copyright of collection materials. Consult rights holder for reproduction(s).

Language of material

  • English

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Description control area

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Institution identifier

University of Toronto Media Commons

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created on July 9, 2015


  • English



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