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Mary Munn beside piano, [ca. 1960s]
Mary Munn beside piano, [ca. 1960s]
PA-3679-36

Mary Munn fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1Biographical sketches, interviews, etc. -- [ca. 1934-1984]
Series 2Correspondence. -- 1926-1987
Series 3Education and musical training. - 1916-1991
Series 4 Musical career and professional life. -- 1917 -1991
Series 5Miscellaneous. -- 1926-1993
Series 6 Photographs. -- 1909-1988

Inventory

Series 1 Biographical sketches, interviews, etc. -- [ca. 1934-1984]. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of a published biography of Mary Munn, biographical sketches, interviews and resumes.
M-9597-1 Interviews, biographical sketches, resumes. - [ca. 1934-ca. 1984]. -- Includes two published works relating to Mary: "The Light in the Night" (biography by Nadine Mackenzie, 1981); and "In Town Tonight" (reminiscences about guest appearances on his show of the same name by BBC host Peter Duncan, 1951. Mary's visit is recounted on pp. 118-119).
RCT-955-4 Interview with David Gell, host of CBC Calgary's "World of Music" program. -- [ca. 1980-1983]. -- 1 audio cassette
Series 2 Correspondence. -- 1926-1987. -- 3 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of letters to and from Mary Munn, and to and from her father Daniel J. Munn, regarding her musical education and career.
M-9597-2 Letters received by Mary. - 1932-1980. -- Consists mainly of letters of thanks for appearances and recitals.
M-9597-3 Letters sent on behalf of Mary. -- 1937-1939, 1960, 1987. -- Includes letters and telegrams to her parents while in London.
M-9597-4 Letters relating to Mary and her musical career received by her father, Daniel J. Munn. - 1926-1939. -- Includes copy of letter from Dr. W.T. Lister re the cause of Mary's blindness; reports re Mary's musical progress and recitals, etc.
M-9597-5 Letters and drafts of letters relating to Mary and her musical career sent by her father, Daniel J. Munn. - 1932-1937.
Series 3 Education and musical training. -- 1916-1991. -- 4.5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of correspondence, programs, certificates, newspaper clippings, etc. relating mainly to Mary Munn's musical training at the Royal Academy of Music, Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University of Fine and Applied Arts.
M-9597-6 Music composed by Mary Munn: "Three Canadian Sketches for Pianoforte". -- n.d.
M-9597-os-1 Dominion College of Music, Montreal, Certificate of Merit. -- 1916. -- Awarded for elementary pianoforte playing.
M-9597-7 Weston School, Montreal, yearbook. -- 1926
M-9597-os-2 Royal Academy of Music, London, Diploma for Licentiate (L.R.A.M.). -- 1928. -- For teaching pianoforte.
M-9597-os-3 Royal Academy of Music, London, Certificate of Merit. -- 1928-1929
M-9597-8 Tobias Matthay Pianoforte School, London. -- 1931-1942. -- Consists Certificate for Teachers' One Year Complete Course, letters to Mary from Tobias Matthay, prize book and certificate, programs for recitals, answers to examination questions, etc.
M-9597-9 German Institute of Music for Foreigners, Berlin. -- 1938. -- Includes program for Festliche Musiktage in Potsdam.
M-9597-10 New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. -- 1966-1967. -- Consists of contract to teach, transcript of marks, diploma for Master of Music degree, etc.
M-9597-11 Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, Boston. -- 1967-1975. -- Consists of correspondence, class schedule, fees, marks, notes, newspaper clippings, diploma for Doctor of Musical Arts degree, etc.
`M-9597-12 University of Lethbridge. -- 1991. -- Consists of correspondence, diploma for honorary degree (Doctor of Laws), etc.
Series 4 Musical career and professional life. -- 1917-1998. -- 21 cm of textual records. -- 6 audio recordings. -- The series consists of speeches, broadcast recital contracts, recital programs, promotional material and newspaper publicity, profiles and reviews relating to Mary Munn's career as a concert pianist and teacher.
M-9597-13 Speeches, lectures, articles. -- 1935-[ca. 1975]
M-9597-14 Correspondence and contracts with the BBC for broadcast programs and recitals. -- 1934-1939
M-9597-15 Correspondence and contracts with the BBC for broadcast programs and recitals. -- 1951-1953
M-9597-16 Correspondence and contracts with the CBC for broadcast programs and recitals. -- 1938
M-9597-17 Correspondence and contracts with the CBC for broadcast programs and recitals. -- 1952-1963
M-9597-18 Miscellaneous correspondence and contracts for broadcast programs and recitals. -- 1952-1953. -- Re engagements in the Netherlands.
M-9597-19 Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music. -- 1953, 1984. -- Consists of letter of introduction from director Harold Ramsay; outline for course in piano pedagogy instructed by Mary Munn. Mary taught at the Conservatory from 1953 to 1965 and from 1983 to 1991.
M-9597-20 Calgary Conservatory of Music. -- 1977-1978. -- Consists of school calendar. Mary was assistant director of the Calgary Conservatory from 1967 to 1972, and director from 1973 to 1983.
M-9597-21 Alberta Registered Music Teachers' Association, Calgary Branch. -- 1985. -- Consists of 50th anniversary booklet.
  Recitals
M-9597-22 Recital program. -- 1917
M-9597-23 Recital programs. -- 1931-1938
M-9597-24 Recital programs. -- 1940-1949
M-9597-25 Recital programs. -- 1951-1959
M-9597-26 Recital programs. -- 1964-1968
M-9597-27 Recital programs. -- 1971-1978
M-9597-28 Recital programs. -- 1980-1988
M-9597-29 Broadcast recital programs and interviews. -- 1937-1949
M-9597-30 Broadcast recital programs and interviews. -- 1950-1962
RCT-955-5-7 Piano recital, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, February 28, 1967. -- 1967. -- 3 audio reels
RCT-955-2,3 Piano recital, Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal College, Calgary, November 10, 1984. -- 1984. -- 2 audio cassettes
RCT-955-1 Piano recital, [Calgary], November 18, 1988. -- 1988. -- 1 audio cassette
  Publicity, profiles and reviews
M-9597-31 Promotional pamphlets for Mary Munn containing biographical information and press opinions. -- 1939-[ca.1955]
M-9597-32 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings. -- 1931-1935
M-9597-33 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings. -- 1931-1938. -- Assembled by Mary's brother, Rev. Daniel J. Munn. Includes some early clippings relating to him, including one from 1913.
M-9597-34 Newspaper clippings. -- 1929
M-9597-35 Newspaper clippings. -- 1931
M-9597-36 Newspaper clippings. -- 1932-1933
M-9597-37 Newspaper clippings. -- 1934
M-9597-38 Newspaper clippings. -- 1935. -- Includes translations of German reviews.
M-9597-39 Newspaper clippings. -- 1936. -- Includes translations of Hungarian reviews.
M-9597-40 Newspaper clippings. -- 1937. -- Includes translations of Austrian and Hungarian reviews.
M-9597-41 Newspaper clippings. -- 1938-1939
M-9597-42 Newspaper clippings. -- 1940
M-9597-43 Newspaper clippings. -- 1941
M-9597-44 Newspaper clippings. -- 1942
M-9597-45 Newspaper clippings. -- 1943-1944
M-9597-46 Newspaper clippings. -- 1945
M-9597-47 Newspaper clippings. -- 1946
M-9597-48 Newspaper clippings. -- 1947
M-9597-49 Newspaper clippings. -- 1948
M-9597-50 Newspaper clippings. -- 1949
M-9597-51 Newspaper clippings. -- 1950-1959
M-9597-52 Newspaper clippings. -- 1960-1968
M-9597-53 Newspaper clippings. -- 1971-1979
M-9597-54 Newspaper clippings. -- 1981-1984
M-9597-55 Newspaper clippings. -- 1991
Series 5 Miscellaneous. -- 1926-1993. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- 13 photographs. -- The series consists of miscellaneous programs, invitations, certificates, honours and guestbooks.
M-9597-56 Miscellaneous programs, invitations, etc. -- 1926-1959. -- Includes an unattributed poem dedicated to Mary, her passport, Girl Guide badges, invitations to royal garden parties at Buckingham Palace, ticket and program for the Coronation of King George VI, 25th anniversary dinner of the Order of Canada, etc.
M-9597-57 Certificates, honours, etc. -- 1945-1991. -- Includes recognition of Mary's work during World War II from St. John Ambulance, membership certificate from the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda, certificates of thanks and recognition from various organizations, etc.
M-9597-58 Christian Science publication and lesson notes. -- 1948 and n.d.
M-9597-59 Guestbook. -- 1955-1989. -- Signatures and comments of visitors to Mary's homes in Calgary, Boston and Victoria, B.C. Includes guests at graduation party for Mary in Boston, 1973.
M-9597-60 "100 Years of Alberta Women, 1880-1980" exhibit. -- 1980-1982. -- Consists of correspondence and exhibit catalogue. Mary was one of the women featured in this exhibition.
M-9597-61 Guestbook. -- 1989. -- 13 photographs. -- Re Mary Munn's 80th birthday celebration.
M-9597-62 William Watson Lodge Barrier-Free Facility, Kananaskis Country. -- 1993. -- Correspondence and pamphlet re naming a cottage at the lodge in Mary Munn's honour.
Series 6 Photographs. -- 1909-1988. -- 108 photographs. -- The series consists of portraits and views of Mary Munn and her activities, family and friends. Includes views of Mary's two long-term sighted companions, Effie Mann (with her ca.1934-1951) and Margaret Ryall (with her 1951-1991).

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PA-3679-(1-54) Photographs. -- 1909-1988. -- 56 photographs. -- Consists of portraits and views of Mary Munn and her activities including playing piano, piano recitals, tour to Budapest (including views of Mary in Hungarian dress), Alberta Historical Research Foundation exhibit "100 Years of Alberta Women, 1880-1980", graduation from New England Conservatory of Music, receiving Order of Canada, etc. Includes views of family members Daniel James Munn, Mary Lockerby Munn, and Eleanor Moodie (Aunt Nora), sighted companions Effie Mann and Margaret Ryall, London teacher Marion Keighley Snowden, and Canadian singer Maureen Forrester.
PA-4001-(1-41) Photographs. -- [ca. 1926-ca. 1985]. -- 41 photographs. -- Consists of portraits and views of Mary Munn and her activities including playing piano, piano recitals, tour to Budapest, serving with St. John Ambulance during World War II, graduation from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, etc. Includes views of family members Dan and Peggy Munn, sighted companions Effie Mann and Margaret Ryall, London teacher Marion Keighley Snowden.
PB-926-(1-11) Photographs. -- 1926-1973. -- 11 photographs. -- Consists of portraits and views of Mary Munn including graduation from Weston School and from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts.
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