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Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue fonds
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1894-1997, predominant 1950-1977 (Creation)
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35 cm of textual records
2 sounds disks : 33 1/3 rpm, microgroove ; 12 in.
1 reel to reel audio tape
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The Committee was formed to stage the Bob Revue, an annual presentation in honour of Robert Beare. Bob Beare was a janitor at Victoria and a friend to students. Beginning in 1874 he would invite the freshmen class to meet the rest of the college and out of this evolved the Bob Revue. The Revue was put on by the sophomore class and aimed its barbs at freshmen. It was considered as part of orientation to campus life.
The Bob Revue was traditionally an all male production and in 1949 the Scarlet and Gold revue was created as a co-ed musical revue. Scarlet and Gold co-existed with the Bob for two years (1949 and 1950) before it merged with the Bob in 1951 and the Bob officially became co-ed.
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Fonds consists of corporate records (minutes, a subpoena, correspondence, constitution, petition, reports, questionnaires - 1894-1981); Articles and reviews (1895-1981); Music, scripts, programs, posters, and other ephemera (ca. 1894-1997); Audio tapes and records (1954-1963).
Immediate source of acquisition
1987.038V - Unaccessioned backlog compiled by Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace (see Fonds 2187 - Wallace Family fonds, for personal records).
1991.133V - Unaccessioned backlog. Unknown source.
1996.078V - Compiled and donated by Gwen Farrow.
1999.146V - Compiled and donated by David Bernhardt.
2006.115V - Transferred from Alumni Office. Originally given to that Office by various unknown alumni.
2012.14V - Compiled and donated by Andrew Ennals.
2018.14V - Compiled and donated by A. Phelps Bell. Contains photos.
2019.03V - Complied and donated by Michael Clark.
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Sound recordings of Bob revues, 1957, 1962, 1963, are held in the E.J. Pratt Library. Links to their record in the library catalogue are below.
1957 - Oh men! no women: https://librarysearch.library.utoronto.ca/permalink/01UTORONTO_INST/14bjeso/alma991106144935706196
1962 - Stillwater: https://librarysearch.library.utoronto.ca/permalink/01UTORONTO_INST/14bjeso/alma991106664039606196
1963 - Bonaparte's retreat: https://librarysearch.library.utoronto.ca/permalink/01UTORONTO_INST/14bjeso/alma991106664034606196
Further accruals are expected.
See also the Student Organization Records Collection Fonds (Fonds 2014).
See also the Students' Administrative Council fonds (Fonds 2002, series 6 - Records relating to member organizations, commissions and committees).