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Binder's albums of vocal sheet music

File contains binder's albums of French and Italian sheet music. File also includes a copy of a paper inventory of one of the volumes, completed by Lynn McIntyre (December 1988) and entitled "A bound volume of the Edward Johnson collection entitled Debussy, Hahn, Bemberg, Bizet, Gounod, Massenet, e Schumann" and an inventory of another volume (CA OTUFM 01-9-3) completed by John Fodi and entitled "A bound item in the Edward Johnson collection of sheet music."

Scrapbook of signed programs from the 1935-1936 season of the Metropolitan Opera House

File contains a scrapbook with 38 programs from the 1935-1936 season of the Metropolitan Opera, from the start of Edward Johnson's time as general manager. The scrapbook was compiled by Rosa Ponselle and gifted to Johnson on December 24, 1935. In addition to a program from each production, the scrapbook includes the signatures of conductors and singers.

Edward Johnson scrapbook

File consists of a scrapbook with clippings from newspapers and magazines, and concert programs, pasted on the pages of the October 15, 1925 issue of MacLean's magazine; the issue contains an article on Johnson entitled: A Canadian star shines for the world, by John Nelson. The scrapbook was compiled by Gertrude Carter Elliott and Pearl Carter MacMillan.

Sheet music collection

File contains a selection of sheet music owned by Edward Johnson. Some of the sheet music includes the autograph of the composer, and most of the sheet music has been annotated by Johnson.

Collection of historical letters

File contains letters collected by or given to Edward Johnson from Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy (photograph), Gaetano Donizetti, Jenny Lind, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Adelina Patti/Giuseppe Verdi, Ignacy Paderewski (signed photograph), Giacomo Puccini, and Richard Wagner. Unless otherwise indicated, all items are autograph letters, signed (ALS).

Memorabilia

File contains signed photographs of various opera singers and composer that Edward Johnson worked with during his career, and a vocal score of acts 1 and 2 of Peter Ibbetson by Deems Taylor (publishers' version for tenor).

Photographs of Edward Johnson

File contains studio portraits; photographs of Edward Johnson's roles in Italy and at the Metropolitan; and, photographs of four sketches by Carl Bohnen. File also contains five drawings by Flora Arrighi of Florence, Italy of Edward Johnson as himself, and in four different roles.

Programs

File contains programs from Edward Johnson's peformances at the Royal Opera House in Guelph (1907); R. Teatro de la Pergola in Firenze (1919); Villa La Badia in Florence (1921); Griffin's Opera House in Chicago (1921-1922); Vocational-Collegiate Building in Guelph (1923); Akron Armory (1923-1924); Massey Music Hall in Toronto (1924); Vancouver (1927); Atlanta with the Metropolitan Opera Company (1929); Ravinia (1929); New York Hippodrome [192-?]; Temple Theatre in Hamilton [192-?]; The Drake [192-?]; and, a memorial concert at the New York Public Library (1960).

Correspondence, writings, and publicity material

File contains autographed letters, signed (ALS) from Deems Taylor (February 17, 1927), Gordon V. Thompson (May 4, 1927), and Edna St. Vincent Millay (October 6, 1927); letters to Earle Poling (1923-1937); texts of lectures (1925-1952); and, press releases and magazine articles (1928-1960).

Tactics - Indians

File contains annotated newspaper clippings, brief typed report on book store visit and photocopied articles concerning First Nations and labour activism in North America.

Tactics - New Canadians

File contains printed reports and circulars, annotated newspaper clippings, handwritten and typed notes concerning immigrant communities and espionage in Canada within Soviet and European émigré populations, including reports on the Czech, Finnish and Hungarian communities in Canada.

Tactics - Jews

File contains annotated newspaper clippings concerning Canadian Jewish organizations, Soviet-Jewish issues and anti-Semitism. Includes some typed notes.

Tactics - Minority Group

File contains annotated newspaper clippings about Mennonites and First Nations groups and North American politics. Also includes a brief typed note on publication of Russian literature for Canadian Mennonite community.

Tactics - Guerilla Warfare

File contains annotated clippings and a number of typed reports on meetings in Toronto and revolutionary texts reviewed for doctrinal messaging. Topics considered include the FLQ and writing by Franz Fanon and Che Guevera.

Tactics - Culture A, File #2

File contains clippings and some annotations, primarily concerning artists, film and music performances and critical reception of arts and cultural production from Soviet and other Communist countries.

Tactics - Doukhobor

File is comprised of newspaper clippings and articles, some of which have been pasted on paper and annotated, concerning the Doukhobor religious sect.

Tactics - Economic

File is comprised of newspaper clippings, photocopies and articles, some of which have been pasted on paper and annotated throughout, concerning Soviet economic policies, markets, capitalist critiques and economic policies in Canada and around the world.

Tactics - L.P. Camps

File is comprised of newspaper clippings and reports, some of which have been pasted on paper. Contents have been annotated and organized according to subject based classification scheme and include articles and alerts on youth camps, including Ukrainian youth camps and Young Communist League summer camps.

Tactics - Cartoons

File is comprised of clippings of political cartoons, some pasted on paper with annotations and organized according to subject classification scheme.

Tactics - Cuba

File is comprised of clippings, typed and hand-written notes, memos, photocopies and annotations, primarily concerning Cuban-Canadian diplomatic relations and activities.

Tactics - Culture B (Folk Lore including Coffee Houses)

File contains clippings, handwritten and typed reports, flyers and other printed material concerning folk groups, venues and events. Includes a small number of programmes and other ephemera including a copy of the Soviet News Bulletin no. 119 (1,832) (25 July 1962). Contents heavily annotated throughout.

Tactics - Education

File contains articles, fliers and newspaper clippings as well as several typed notes and reports. Among reports is an extensive typed report on Dialogue '67 graduate student conference held at The University of Western Ontario, which includes extensive notes on various speakers. Contents have been annotated throughout.

Tactics - General File #3 [part two]

File is comprised of newspaper clippings, photocopies and brief reports, some of which have been pasted on paper. Contents have been annotated and organized according to subject based classification scheme and include articles and notes concerning the spread of Communism and Communist relations with Canada and the USA.

Anti-LP Tactics General File #2

File is comprised of newspaper clippings, photocopies, film catalog brochures and brief reports, some of which have been pasted on paper. Contents have been annotated and organized according to subject based classification scheme and include articles and notes about a broad array of Anti-Communist activities and responses such activities in Canada and the USA.

Tactics - Campaigns [part one]

File is comprised of newspaper clippings, photocopies and brief reports, some of which have been pasted on paper. Contents have been annotated and organized according to subject based classification scheme and include articles and notes concerning the spread of Communism and Communist campaigns within Canada and the USA. Additional sub-themes include anti-facism, anti-monopoly, anti-police, anti-press and anti-United States campaigns.

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