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Photographs of Derek Holman, friends, and colleagues

File includes photographs of Derek Holman conducting various choirs, including the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus, Croydon Parish Church Choir, the Cathedral Organists' Association at Westminster Abbey, St. Simon's Church Choir and with various friends and colleagues, including Robertson Davies, and photographs of the Truro School Prefectorial Staff (including Holman, 1948), and Holman from the University of Trinity College convocation (2000) when he received an honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters.

Church of St. Simon the Apostle

File contains programs, a photograph of the boys' choir, correspondence, lists of choir members, posters, reviews, and lists of church service music for St. Simon's. File also includes an autograph book from the end of his tenure as the organist-choirmaster at the church.

Teaching, conducting, composing, and performing records

Subseries contains records from Derek Holman's career in education, conducting, composition, and performance, including his time with the Bishop Strachan School, Canadian Children's Opera Chorus, Church of St. Simon the Apostle, Concord Singers, Croydon Bach Society, Croydon Parish Church, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Royal School of Church Music, St. Thomas' Church Choir, University of London, and the University of Toronto. The subseries includes correspondence, photographs, contracts and agreements, assorted writings, lecture notes, and programs.

University of Trinity College

File contains correspondence and a program from the University of Trinity College convocation (2000), when Derek Holman received an honorary degree of Doctor of Sacred Letters.

Order of Canada

File includes congratulatory correspondence, photographs and programs from the event, newspaper clippings, and the certificate.

Personal and professional papers

Series consists of records relating to Derek Holman's education and career as an educator, composer, conductor, and organist. The series includes awards, certificates, degrees, photographs, programs, posters, reviews of performances, notebooks, correspondence, lecture notes, and assorted writings by Derek Holman.

Awards and certificates

Subseries consists of certificates and related documents, including photographs and correspondence, for awards and degrees that Derek Holman received, including his Doctor of Music from the University of London, honorary Doctor of Sacred Letters from the University of Trinity College, Order of Canada, and Canadian citizenship.

Derek Holman fonds

  • CA OTUFM 49
  • Fonds
  • 1940-2014

Fonds consists of the compositions, recordings, and papers of Derek Holman, a former professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. The fonds contains manuscript scores and parts by Derek Holman, including original compositions, arrangements and realizations, juvenilia, and sketch materials; audio and video recordings of Holman’s compositions and performances; papers and photographs from Holman’s work with various choirs and churches (including at the University of London, University of Toronto, University of Trinity College, Bishop-Strachan, Royal School of Church Music, St. Simon’s, Concord Singers, Croydon Bach Society, Grace Church-on-the-Hill, and the Canadian Children’s Opera Company); and, Holman’s personal papers, including awards, certificates, degrees, and notebooks.

Holman, Derek

The music of Keith Bissell

File contains a poster for the "Tribute to Keith Bissell" at the Cathedral Church of St. James, and copies of newspaper clippings, the program, and photographs of Bissell from a display board used at the concert.

New Music Concerts fonds

  • CA OTUFM 19
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of the administrative records of New Music Concerts (NMC), from its first concert in 1972 to 1998. Records consist of administrative and financial records, including correspondence with composers, performers, and concert venues, budgets, grant applications, and board meeting minutes; concert planning documents, including touring records; and promotion and publicity documents, including programs, brochures, posters, reviews, advertisements, and press releases. The fonds also includes select audio and video recordings of NMC concerts.

New Music Concerts

Emmy Heim fonds

  • CA OTUFM 58
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1954

Fonds consists of Emmy Heim's lecture notes for the Toronto Conservatory of Music (TCM) and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (RCMT), correspondence, programs, posters, and a photograph. The correspondence includes letters from E.G. Dentay, Margaret G. Skipworth (Lady Margaret Hall), and Victor Zuckerkandl.

Heim, Emmy


Series consists of promotional and professional photographs of Elizabeth Benson Guy, as well as photographs from her personal life, including from her 25th school reunion at Netherwood School, [New Brunswick] and in Chester, [Nova Scotia?]. The photographs pertaining to her career as a musician include photographs from her appearance in The Bartered Bride at the Toronto Conservatory of Music (1947) and in a performance of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute, unknown date).

Elizabeth Benson Guy fonds

  • CA OTUFM 60
  • Fonds
  • 1921-2010, predominant 1947-1979

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Elizabeth Benson Guy, including correspondence, photographs, programs, reviews, press notices.

Benson-Guy, Elizabeth


Series contains photographs of Greta Kraus (professional and candid), Elizabeth Benson Guy, Beulah Bondi, Jon and Hatti Vickers, Lois Marshall, and various other friends, musicians, and family members.

Awards and honours

Series consists of materials relating to awards and honours received by Greta Kraus, including the Toronto Arts Award (1990), the Order of Ontario (1991), and the Order of Canada (1993). Materials include correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings and other press releases, and photographs. The series also includes two VHS tapes with recordings of the Order of Ontario ceremony (May 8, 1991) and the Toronto Arts Awards (August 15, 1990).

Greta Kraus fonds

  • CA OTUFM 59
  • Fonds
  • 1898-2006, predominant 1938-1997

Fonds consists of the personal and professional papers of Greta Kraus, including correspondence, photographs, programs, and some materials relating to the Kraus family.

Kraus, Greta

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