The Montreal Mendelssohn Choir Collection comprises several volumes of sheet music from the Choir’s library. The choral folios were compiled and bound into eight volumes at the time of their donation to McGill University in 1895. The estate of D. Torrance Fraser, a former Choir member, donated another four volumes of choral music in 1926 and 1927. Three volumes contain second copies of the pieces from the Choir’s library donated thirty years prior; the fourth volume donated in 1927 contains a number of pieces performed by the Choir but not found in the seven extant volumes from the Choir’s library.
The Montreal Mendelssohn Choir donated eight volumes of choral sheet music from the Choir’s library in 1895, a year after the Choir’s dissolution. There are only seven extant volumes in the collection because volume 6 has been missing since at least the 1980s.
Three volumes of choral sheet music from the Choir’s library were donated to McGill University by the Estate of D. Torrance Fraser, a former choir member, in 1926. The pieces in these three volumes are second copies of those pieces found in Series 1. In 1927, another volume of sheet music from the Choir’s library was donated to McGill University by the Estate of D. Torrance Fraser. This fourth volume (DTF2) contains many pieces not found in the other volumes.
The Roger Doucet Collection consists of over 1000 pieces of sheet music (including scores), 45 manuscripts, and one scrapbook containing photographs and newspaper clippings related to his career as the singer of “O Canada” during professional sports games.
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 into seven series and contains approximately 1 140 items. Of particular interest are the edited interview transcripts (S.1 and S.7, available in print and .pdf, respectively), which Dr. Helmer had intended Paul Helmer Finding Aid Page 3 of 18 17 July 2014 as the second volume of his project. The Collection also contains the raw material for these edited transcripts: namely, the unedited transcripts and audio recordings themselves, as well as biographical information for each “émigré” musician discussed (with correspondence, copies of source material and photographs), copies of primary and secondary sources on immigration and internment, and miscellaneous items, including correspondence, unused research materials and notes relating to the book launch for "Growing with Canada".
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.
This series consists of research materials pertaining to Canadian and American immigration, namely copies of primary and secondary sources as well as notes and charts by Dr. Helmer. The series contains approximately 35 items.
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 items.