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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.

Publicity, correspondence, and various other documents

Series consists of newspaper articles by and about Leslie Bell, concert programs, scrapbooks, documents from the Canadian Music Educators' Association (CMEA), and photographs. Bell wrote a column for the Toronto Star from 1950 until 1961, and many of his columns are included in this series. The CMEA documents are included as Bell was a founder of the association and its executive director from 1959 until his death in 1962. He also edited the Canadian Music Educator journal during that time. The series also contains a file of correspondence, photographs, and certificates for Bell's son L. Richard Bell.

Leslie Bell

Item was originally framed. Written on back of paper frame: “Ex. fall before he died ’71.” 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.”

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.

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