Fonds 2003 - Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue fonds

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CA ON00357 2003


Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Bob Revue fonds


  • 1997 (Creation)
  • 1894–1977 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

26 cm of textual records
3 audio discs
1 reel to reel audio tape
6 photographs

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Administrative history

The Committee was formed to stage the Bob Revue, an annual presentation in honour of Robert Beare, who was a janitor at Victoria who entertained and was a friend to students beginning in 1874. The Revue was put on by the sophomore class and aimed its barbs at freshmen.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Notebook of scripts, drawings and notes originally belonged to Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace.
Scripts and songbooks, [1956?]-1960 originally belonged to Gwen Farrow.
Scripts, 1954, 1956, reel to reel audio tape, 1957, originally belonged to David Bernhardt.

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Fonds consists of minutes, 1914; articles and reviews, 1895-1963; a subpoena, 1905, correspondence, 1894, petition in opposition to the Bob, 1900, correspondence, reports, and questionnaires, 1951, song sheets, [ca.1894] - [ca.1947], scripts, 1912-1977, 1997, miscellaneous records; notebook of scripts, drawings, and notes re activities and constitution, 1912; scripts and song sheets, audio disc, [1956?]-1960; scripts, 1954, 1956, reel to reel audio tape, 1957; audio discs of the 1962 and 1963 revue.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Sound recordings of Bob revues, 1957, 1962, 1963, are held in the Victoriana Collection at Victoria University Library.

See also Ephemera Collection for annual programmes:

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