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University of Toronto Music Library Leslie Bell fonds
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Leslie Bell fonds

  • CA OTUFM 39
  • Fonds
  • 1906-2007

Fonds contains documents relating to Leslie R. Bell's career as a composer, arranger, choral conductor, educator, and music columnist. Materials include manuscript music (both of arrangements and original compositions); radio scripts and notes relating to his work in broadcasting as a radio commentator for CBC and CFRB, Toronto; publicity documents relating to performances by Leslie Bell and the Leslie Bell Singers; correspondence; documents relating to his work as the co-founder and first executive director of the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA); and, newspaper articles, including those written by Bell and about him). The fonds also contains postmortem documents, including condolence correspondence to his wife, Leona Bell, and documents relating to the Leslie Bell Singers reunions and the Leslie Bell Scholarship.

Bell, Leslie R.

Postmortem documents

Series consists of documents created after Leslie Bell's death, including letters of condolence written to his wife Leona Bell; copies of his obituaries; and, documents pertaining to the Leslie Bell Scholarship, which was established in his name by the Leslie Bell Singers Alumnae in 1971. The award was created to support choral conductors further their professional careers and enhance their conducting abilities. The award is managed by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

L. Richard Bell documents

File consists of childhood and school records of L. Richard Bell, the son of Leslie Bell, and a pianist.

Bell, L. Richard

Leslie Bell in later years

Items is a photograph, labeled: “At Exhibition - Fall before he died i.e. Fall 1971 (?).” Error: Dr. Bell died in January 1962.

Leslie Bell Singers

Item is a photograph that was originally mounted with a label on the back: “April, 1949, at the Award Convention of Industrial Accident Prevention Association.”

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