- 1947-1979 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
45 cm of textual records (4 boxes)
Name of creator
Gordon Delamont, teacher, author, composer, and trumpeter was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on October 27, 1918, and died in Toronto, Ontario on January 16, 1981. He performed in dance bands and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio orchestras, taught harmony, counterpoint, composition, and theory. Important pupils include Peter Appleyard, Gustav Ciamaga, Ron Collier, Jimmy Dale, Hagood Hardy, Paul Hoffert, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Ben McPeek, Birnie Piltch, Fred Stone, Norman Symonds and Rick Wilkins, among many others.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Materials donated by Whitney Smith in 2010. "Lives of a professional musician" (File 16) donated by Kathy Collier in 2004.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Fonds consists of jazz compositions, dance band arrangements, and biographical materials.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
The Gordon Delamont 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
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Please see finding aid for box-specific locations of files.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Previously titled "Archives Collection 36 : Gordon Delamont." Reference code removed from the title of the fonds July 30, 2019.