Fonds 16 - Eileen Law fonds

Identity area

Reference code

CA OTUFM 16

Title

Eileen Law fonds

Date(s)

  • 1924-1968 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

24 cm of textual records and photographs and art (2 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

(1900-1978)

Biographical history

Eileen Law, contralto and teacher, was born in Belfast, Ireland on October 16, 1900, and died in Toronto on November 30, 1978. From 1922 until 1926, she studied with Jenny Taggart (voice) and Ernest MacMillan (piano) at the Canadian Academy of Music, earning her LCAM and ACAM. From 1926 to 1936, she studied privately with Hope Morgan. Primarily an oratorio singer, she performed as a soloist at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church (1923-1936) and at the First Church of Christ Scientist (1936-1945), and appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Promenade Symphony Concerts, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Apollo Musical Club Choir of Chicago, the Ottawa Choral Union, and symphony orchestras in Cleveland, Detroit, and Minneapolis. She appeared in performances of Bach's St. Matthew's Passion in Toronto for over 25 years.

Law taught for the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto from 1938 until 1977, and at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto from 1952 to 1961.

Archival history

Material donated to the University of Toronto Music Library by Ms. Mary Black.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Fonds contains materials relating to Eileen Law's career as a contralto and teacher, including programs, reviews and publicity materials of performances, photographs, and teaching materials.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

The Eileen Law collection is stored offsite at Downsview. To access these materials, please contact the Music Library at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

Previously titled "Archives Collection 16: Eileen Law." Reference code (16) removed from the title of the collection July 30, 2019.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Description identifier

Archives Collection 16

Institution identifier

OTUFM

Rules and/or conventions used

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Clipboard

Explore

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places