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Thursday at Noon Series

The Thursday at Noon series features Faculty Artist as well as guests. Normally small ensemble chamber music and vocal or instrumental recitals. These events take place in the Walter Hall at the Faculty of Music on Thursday afternoons.

Faculty Ensembles

Recordings of performances by the Faculty of Music's various ensembles. Included are the Wind Symphony; Wind Ensemble; Concert Orchestra; Guitar Ensemble; World Music ensembles; Choral Ensembles and Faculty Artist Ensembles.

Faculty Ensemble concerts

Recordings of performances by the Faculty of Music's various ensembles, including Concert Band, Symphony, early music ensembles, choral ensembles, ethnomusicology ensembles.

Faculty Ensemble concerts

Recordings of performances by the Faculty of Music's various ensembles, including Concert Band, Symphony, early music ensembles, choral ensembles, ethnomusicology ensembles.

Press Transcriptions

Subseries contains handwritten and typed transcriptions of articles written about Kathleen Parlow and/or her performances around the world. Some of the transcriptions are translations of articles written in various other languages.


Subseries contains: Tapes of Tentet performances; Catalogue of the score collection on 3 x 5 cards; Collier's copy of Modern arranging technique, by Gordon Delamont.

Scores without parts

Subseries consists of manuscript scores for various ensembles with Phil Nimmons acting as main author. The files includes music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, and jazz combo.

Overtures for Music for a Summer Day

Subseries includes manuscript scores for orchestra with accompanying parts. Included are overtures composed for the 1957 "Music for a Summer Day" festival that was hosted, as a mini festival, as part of the larger summer Stratford Festival.

Uncertain or other composer or arranger

Subseries includes manuscript scores and or parts for various ensembles. Authorship is uncertain or other than Phil Nimmons. This includes items that were arranged for ensembles led by Phil Nimmons and includes music for jazz ensemble, jazz orchestra, orchestra, jazz combo, incidental music for radio plays, music for clarinet, and music for tenor.

Scores and parts

Subseries consists of manuscript scores with parts for various ensembles, including music for jazz ensemble, orchestra, voice and chorus, jazz combo, jazz ensemble and choir, soloist and guitar, piano and voice, jazz orchestra, and guitar and bass.

Scrapbook contents

Subseries consists of loose-leaf pages of radio scripts and program notes from files labeled "From scrapbook." These files were presumably intended to be added to a scrapbook, or were removed from a scrapbook at some point.

Band arrangements

Subseries consists of Leslie Bell's scores and parts for band, including original compositions and arrangements.

Choral manuscript music

Subseries consists of blueprint-style manuscripts, manuscripts written in ink or pencil, and copies of blueprint scores. Most of the manuscripts are Leslie Bell's arrangements of other composers' original popular, folk, or classical music for choir, with some original compositions. Information about the original composers, intended ensembles, dates, and where and when the songs were performed is not consistently recorded in the manuscripts' heading. There are also symbols and words that are unidentifiable, such as "B.G." and "Jordan," which appear frequently. The manuscripts are generally autographed with one of the following: Leslie Bell, Leslie Richard Bell, L.B., or L.R.B. All information that is provided has been transcribed in the finding aid.

Teaching files

Records include Dr. Farrar’s research notes and lectures delivered to Princeton University students.


Snapshots document the staff at Trenton Hospital, and includes images of Farrar with his first wife, Evelyn. There are two formal photographs of staff, one of which was taken at Dr. Felty’s Farewell Dinner in 1915. Names of the individuals are identified on the back of the photo. There are also two rolled photographs showing a graduation ceremony for nurses which could possibly have been at Trenton.

See Box /003P (10) and /007P (07)-(08).


Images in this series have survived in three different forms, although not all images exist in all forms. These include: 35 mm slides, glass lantern slides and glass plate negatives. They have been arranged by format and within this arrangement have been numbered according to the roll and slide number of the 35mm slides. Some of the original lantern slides had original numbers and these have been added to the description for reference since they give some indication of the original order.

Administrative files

Sub-series pertains to Dr. Farrar’s administrative duties as medical director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital and as head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Records include: newspaper clippings, provincial resolutions, and reports. Also included is correspondence concerning the establishment of T.P.H., staff appointments, nursing and general administrative matters. In addition, this series contains small pencil sketches drawn by Dr. Frederick Banting during the opening of the new psychiatric clinic in the Hospital for Sick Children, January 1937. The sketches are of Drs. Bott, Kanner, Parsons, Primrose and Cody. These sketches can be found among the photographs in Box /003P (13).

Teaching files

At the University of Toronto, Dr. Farrar developed a reputation for being a dedicated teacher and mentor. In the book, TPH History and Memories of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, 1925-1966, one of Dr. Farrar’s students during the 1920’s, Dr. W. Clifford Scott, wrote: “During the 18 months I was at TPH, Farrar’s lectures were given there and I skipped some of my other classes to hear him.” Records in this sub-series document Dr. Farrar’s teaching activities in the U. of T. Department of Psychiatry and include lecture and research notes.

Textual records

Sub-series I consists of the textual records pertaining to Dr. Farrar’s family and personal life from 1881 to 1970. The records consists mainly of correspondence to and from Dr. Farrar’s mother, Marie Farrar, his father, Thomas Jefferson Farrar, his first wife, Evelyn Lewis Farrar, and their daughters, Evelyn and Clarice. In addition, the records also document his friends, early life and high school education in Cattaraugus, New York. Types of records include: invitations and cards; marriage certificates; passports; personal business correspondence; correspondence with Cattaraugus friends; and high school course notes. Also included are Dr. Farrar’s personal writings such as a diary, a travel diary, and short stories.


Records in this sub-series document Dr. Farrar’s student days at Harvard College, 1893-1898. Records consist of course notes, exams and a certificate. Also included are programmes, invitations and correspondence from his fellow alumni.

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