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

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

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CA ON00357 2003

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

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

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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.

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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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  • 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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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:


Further accruals are expected.

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See also the Student Organization Records Collection Fonds (Fonds 2014).

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Added by MO: June 1, 2016
Revised by ECN: April 25, 2017

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