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Marvin Duchow Music Library Paul Helmer's "Growing with Canada" Collection
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Paul Helmer's "Growing with Canada" Collection

  • Collection
  • 1917-2011

Paul Helmer’s "Growing with Canada" Collection constitutes an important resource for research in Canadian music and culture of the twentieth century. Canadian music and culture of the twentieth century. The Collection has been divided in...

Helmer, Paul

Audio recordings.

This series contains audio recordings of twenty interviews conducted by Dr. Helmer as well as music of George Adams. The series consists of 22 compact discs and 4 cassette tapes, for a total of 26 items.

Miscellaneous.

This series consists of unused research materials, documents pertaining to the Growing with Canada book launch and a related lecture, a copy of Dr. Helmer’s monograph, and other miscellaneous documents. The series contains 44 items.

Internment research materials.

This series consists of materials pertaining to Canadian internment of “enemy aliens” during the Second World War, including most notably a copy of an unpublished collection of internment camp chronicles by Hans Kaufman. The series contains three ...

Émigré musician files.

This series consists of the biographical information on each émigré collected by Dr. Helmer. The series contains approximately 1030 items. Each file folder may hold:Paul Helmer’s bio-bibliography of the individual(s), as in Appendix A of Growing w...

Edited interview transcripts.

This series consists of a 248-page spiral-bound volume, with a 4-page Introduction. The volume presents edited transcripts of interviews held with 33 persons by Dr. Helmer and his graduate students Rachel Anderson and Katharine Neufeld. The initia...