Fonds 97-004 - Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. 1997 additions

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. 1997 additions

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1963-1996 (Creation)
    Peterborough Community Concert Association

Physical description area

Physical description

13 cm of textual materials.
11 photographs.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Peterborough Community Concert Association was formally established in 1942 when the Peterborough Music Club joined Community Concerts of America, Inc. It was formed under the leadership of Dr. J.J. Craig, a well known Peterborough dentist, and a group of business people interested in bringing outstanding musical talent to Peterborough. The objectives of the Association were to "build and maintain through nonprofit plan a permanent concert audience on a strictly membership basis; to cultivate in the citizens of Peterborough and its surrounding area interest in good music; to provide for its members an opportunity to hear good music in the form of concerts and recitals, of which there will be a minimum of three presented annually; and to foster and encourage public appreciation of music and the teaching of music, history of music, and music appreciation in the schools of Peterborough and its surrounding area." Peterborough did have a concert association which existed before 1942, but unfortunately, all written records of this association have been lost. Over the years, the Peterborough Community Concert Association was able to bring many big name artists and groups to Peterborough including Ephriam Zimbalist, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Liona Boyd. In 1987, the Peterborough Community Concert Association broke its ties with Community Concerts of America, Inc. due to high commissions and the high American dollar and comparatively low Canadian dollar. The Peterborough Concert Association was the result of this split and it has continued to function effectively, holding five to six concerts a year and maintaining the high artistic standards set in previous years.

Custodial history

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Peterborough Community Concert Association until it was donated to Trent University Archives via Mrs. Ann Ramsden and Dick Van Laren.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of photographs, programmes of concerts, as well as financial statements, budgets, etc. There are also newspaper reviews and adds for the concerts, administrative papers, minutes of meetings, lists of board and executive members, contracts, and campaign reports.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated by Mrs. Ann Ramsden and Dick Van Laren.


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access


Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials


Further accruals are expected. This fonds along with 93-015 and 99-007, is an addition to 79-001.

General note


Box 1


  1. Photographs of performers:

    • 1 The Franz Liszt Orchestra of Budapest
    • 2 Anagnosom and Kinton
    • 3 Liona Boyd
    • 4 Obernkirchen Children's Choir
    • 5 Mark DuBois
    • 6 Angela Hewitt (2)
    • 7 The Canadian Brass
    • 8 Maureen Forrester
    • 9 Corey Cerovsek
    • 11 Budapest Wind Ensemble
  2. Programmes, 1974 - 1996; also miscellaneous concert related documents

  3. Correspondence, 1991 - 1994

  4. Campaign Reports, 1962 - 1984; Contracts, 1976 - 1993

  5. Newspaper clippings with adds and reviews of concerts, 1982 - 1994; miscellaneous newsletters, 1972 - 1988

  6. Minutes of meetings, 1992 - 1994; lists of Board and Executive Committee Members, 1970 - 1973 and 1993 - 1994; constitution of the Association

  7. Fiscal documents, 1963 - 1994 including budgets, annual reports and other related materials

Loose in the box:

3 account books, 1974 - 1985

5 bankbooks, 1984 - 1990

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres