Accession 2015.016 - 2015 acquisition

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CA ON00349 2015.016


2015 acquisition


  • 1996-2014 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

Audio Tape:
7 open reels : ¼ in. (144 min)
15 open reels : ½ in. (267 min)

3 reels : 35mm 3540 ft. (39 min)

5 video cassettes : Mini DV (300 min)
4 video cassettes : BetacamSP (16 min)
4 video cassettes : Digital Betacam (132 min)
4 optical discs : DVD ; video (115 min)

Digital Files:
Hard Drive (163.91 GB) – WAV (2269 files), Aiff (478 files), Sound Designer II (5306 files), Text (25 files), Exec (51 files), Pro Tools (346 files), WaveCache (23 files)
4 optical discs : CD ; data (18 .cda files)
1 optical disc : CD ; data (EDL files)
1 optical disc : CD ; data (jpeg files, 700 MB)
1 optical disc : CD ; data (16 bit WAV masters, 38 min)
1 optical disc : DVD ; data (TGA file, 108.6 MB)
1 computer disk : magnetic ; 3.5 in. floppy (text files)

14 folders, 63cm

Graphic elements used for animation – 1 box
Fabric Patches – 4 items
Backstage Passes – 15 items
Artwork – 11 original and mock-up material
LP 12” – 1 record (text pressing)
Award – 1 item
Audio cassette – 1 item

Graphic Material:
Photograph – 78 pictures
Silkscreened material – 28 original artworks
Posters – 19 promotional material
Album art – 9 proofs
Photo collage – 16 original album art

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Name of creator


Administrative history

The punk-rock group from Guelph, Ontario, formed in 1999, with members Bryan Webb (vocals, guitar), Steve Lambke (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Doug MacGregor (drums), and Dallas Wehrle (bass guitar, backing vocals). In 2002, the band briefly had Evan Gordon join, playing keyboard, though he was replaced by Will Kidman (keyboards, guitar, percussion, backing vocals) when Gordon went to work on a solo career.

The band was founded in 1999 after the collapse of Cambridge and London, Ontario bands Captain Co-Pilot and Shoulder. From these bands, Lambke, Wehrle, Webb, and MacGregor came together to form The Constantines. For the first three years the band was based out of Guelph, but eventually moved to Toronto by 2001, after a brief stint in London, Ontario. Their debut album, self-titled Constantines was nominated for a Juno Award for Best alternative Album. The next year they added keyboardist Gordon, then later Kidman. The band has released numerous albums and has been nominated for various awards, including the top rock album of 2008 by the Associated Press and a Juno nomination in 2009 for artwork design of the year.


  • The Constantines (Three Gut Records, 2001. Reissued by Sub Pop, 2004)
  • The Modern Sinner Nervous Man EP (Suicide Squeeze Records, 2002)
  • Shine a Light (Three Gut Records/Sub Pop Records, 2003)
  • Nighttime Anytime EP (Sub Pop, 2003)
  • Tournament of Hearts (Three Gut Records/Sub Pop Records, 2005)
  • Kensington Heights (Arts & Crafts, 2008)
  • Too Slow For Love EP (Arts & Crafts, 2009)

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to the archive by band members Will Kidman, Bryan Webb, Steve Lambke, Doug MacGregor, and Dallas Wehrle.

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Scope and content

The collection covers all points of the band’s career, from the early years, and then a large emphasis with material from the early to mid 2000s. All aspects of the workings of the band are present, from raw footage captured for music video creation, master mixes for their albums, and touring information.

The acquisition includes recorded footage for their music video “Young Lions” and other videos, digital files with lyrics, various artifacts including promotional patches, 2010 Independent Music Award, commercial CDs and DVDs of their work, audio master reels of select albums, various newspaper clippings regarding the band, and many textual records on tour information and expenses, royalty statements, photographs and print material for promotional use, financial statements, some personal records, and a large collection of posters.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created August 19, 2019 by Elizabeth Carroll.


  • English



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