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Max Bishop in Calgary Light Opera Society's
production of "The Acadians".
November 1934

Max Bishop fonds

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M-97-1Correspondence. -- 1913-1932. -- Re poem "The Prophecy," congratulations on "Miss Hook of Holland."
M-97-2Calgary production programs. -- 1921-1951. -- Include the Paget Players productions of "Sweet Lavender," "Caste," "What Happened to Jones," "Our Boys," "Brother Bill and Me," "The Chimney Corner;" "The Vendetta," "The Private Secretary" Crescent Heights High School Operatic Society productions of "The Lucky Jade," "Don Alonso's Treasure," "Bitter Sweet Anne," "Rose of the Danube," "Blow Me Down," "An Old Spanish Custom;"Calgary Normal School Glee Club's production "Pinafore;" The Lyric Operatic Society's "The Queen of Romance;" Grand Theatre and The Plays of Shakespeare; Pro Cathedral Sixth Annual Choir Dinner; Grace Presbyterian Annual Choir Concert; The Alberta Military Institute Annual Vimy Dinner; Remembrance Day Concert; 50th Battalion Annual Reunion; The Dominion Drama Festival; list of productions.
M-97-3Miscellaneous theatre programs, no date. -- Concert program for Royal Alexandra, program of Henry V, Theatre Guild, Montreal.
M-97-4Scrapbook. -- 1920-1948. -- 59 pages. -- Contents of scrapbook follow.
M-97-4, p.1Clippings re horticulture. -- 1920
M-97-4, p.2Programs of Calgary tonic Solfa choral Society concert. -- December, 1922. -- Royal Arch Masons of Alberta. -- 1924
M-97-4, p.3Calgary Women's Musical Club. -- 1922. -- Grand Benefit Concert. -- 1922
M-97-4, p.4Menu for the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta. -- 1923. -- Programs of First Annual Dancing Exhibition.
M-97-4, p.5Dominion Labor Party Concert and Dance. -- 1923. -- Clipping re Paget Players "Vendetta"
M-97-4, p.6 Program of Grand Benefit Concert. -- 1925. -- Smoking concert. -- 1924
M-97-4, p.7 St. Patrick's Concert and Dance. -- 1923. -- Menu for Sons of England Benefit Society Banquet. -- 1924
M-97-4, p.8Programs for Calgary Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir Concert and dance. -- 1925. -- Clipping re military smoker.
M-97-4, p.9Calgary Women's Musical Club program. -- 1925. -- Clippings re military smoker.
M-97-4, p.10 Menu for the Alberta Military Institute. -- 1925. -- Clipping re military smoker.
M-97-4, p.11Program for the Calgary Choral and Orchestral Society, 1927 "The Messiah" Program for Calgary City Police Annual Benefit Concert, 1925 and 1926, and clipping.
M-97-4, p.12Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir, 1927 Grand Concert
M-97-4, p.13Menu for Calgary Medical Society Dinner. -- 1927
M-97-4, p.14Menu for Riley Park Tennis Club Meeting and Banquet. -- 1927.- Program for Alberta Co-op Wheat Producers meeting. -- Clipping re Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir at Keith Sanatorium.
M-97-4, p.15Program for Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir Annual Choir Annual Concert. -- 1928. -- Program for St. Mark's Lodge No. 118 Concert. -- 1928
M-97-4, p.16Program for United Anglican Young People's Grand Concert. -- 1928. -- Program for United Farm Women's Annual Convention Banquet. -- 1928
M-97-4, p.17Program and menu for Pro-Cathedral Choir Banquet. -- 1929. -- Menu for the Army and Navy Veterans' Annual Banquet. -- 1928
M-97-4, p.18Program for St. Michael's Church Choir Concert. -- 1927
M-97-4, p.19Menu for the Annual Dinner of the Canadian Manufacturer's Association. -- 1929. -- Program for South Calgary United Church Concert. -- 1929
M-97-4, p.20Program for Calgary Little Theatre Association "He and She," "Beauty and the Jacobin," "How He Lied to Her Husband". -- 1930
M-97-4, p.21Menu and program for Pro-Cathedral Choir banquet. -- 1930. -- Program for Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir of Calgary Annual Concert. -- 1930. -- Clipping re Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir.
M-97-4, p.22Program for Calgary Little Theatre "A Tight Corner". -- 1930
M-97-4, p.23Program for Great West Canadian Folk- song-Folk-dance and Handicraft Festival, - 1930. -- Menu for The Federated Association of Letter carriers complimentary Dinner. -- 1930
M-97-4, p.24Program for Alberta Optometric Association Convention. -- 1930. -- Program for Scarborough Church Choir Concert. -- 1930
M-97-4, p.25Program for the Calgary Light Opera Society "The Rebel Maid". -- 1930. -- Clipping re: Canadian Pacific Male Voice Choir
M-97-4, p.26Program for Canadian Pacific Male Choir Annual Concert. -- 1931. -- Clipping re "Camp Fire Sparks". -- 1931
M-97-4, p.27Menu for Engineering Institute of Canada Annual Dinner. -- 1932. -- Program for Grace Presbyterian Church Annual Choir Concert. -- 1934
M-97-4, p.28Program for the Pro-Cathedral program of musical service. -- 1932
M-97-4, p.29Program for Normal School Glee Club "All at Sea"
M-97-4, p.30Program for the Calgary Light Opera Society "Miss Hook of Holland". -- 1932
M-97-4, p.31Program for the Calgary Light Opera Society "Miss Hook of Holland". -- 1932. -- Clippings.
M-97-4, p.32Program for the Calgary Light Opera Society "Quaker Girl". -- 1933
M-97-4, p.33Program for the Calgary Light Opera Society "The Geisha". -- 1934
M-97-4, p.34Program for the Calgary Light Opera Society "The Arcadians". -- 1934
M-97-4, p.35Program for St. Mark's Bible Class "Her An' There". -- 1934
M-97-4, p.36Clippings re amalgamation of Green Room Club and the Little Theatre. -- 1925-1930
M-97-4, p.37Program for The Alberta Dramatic League Festival. -- 1930
M-97-4, p.38Program for Mary Lesignham Shortt Violin Recital. -- 1935
M-97-4, p.39Program for Grace Presbyterian Church Annual Choir Concert. -- 1935
M-97-4, p.40Program for Calgary Light Opera Society "The Merry Widow". -- 1935. -- Clipping.
M-97-4, p.41Clippings re "The Merry Widow"
M-97-4, p.42Program for The Army and Navy Veteran's Own 18th Wolf Cub Pack All-Star Vaudeville Show. -- 1935
M-97-4, p.43Program for Alberta Regional Dramatic Festival. -- 1936. -- Clippings re "The Merry Widow".
M-97-4, p.44Program for The Army and Navy Veteran's Own 18th Wolf Cub Pack "A Change for the Better". -- 1936
M-97-4, p.45Menu for Alpine Club of Canada Annual Banquet. -- Clipping re Normal School Glee Club "H.M.S. Pinafore".
M-97-4, p.46Clippings re Calgary Light Opera Society "The Chocolate Soldier". -- 1936
M-97-4, p.47Program "The Chocolate Soldier". -- 1936. -- Clippings.
M-97-4, p.48Pro-Cathedral Organ Recital program. -- 1940
M-97-4, p.49Program for Crescent Heights High School Choral Society "The Lucky Jade". -- 1940
M-97-4, p.50Clippings re Folk Dancing Festival. -- 1940
M-97-4, p.51Clippings re Folk Dancing Festival. -- 1940
M-97-4, p.52Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "In Old Vienna". -- 1939
M-97-4, p.53Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "An Old Spanish Custom". -- 1942
M-97-4, p.54Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "Jerry of Jericho Road". -- 1943
M-97-4, p.55Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "Blow Me Down". -- 1944
M-97-4, p.56Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "The Belle of Baghdad". -- 1945
M-97-4, p.57Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "Don Alonso's Treasure". -- 1946
M-97-4, p. 58Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "The Lucky Jade". -- 1947
M-97-4, p.59Program for Crescent Heights Choral Society "Bitter Sweet Anne". -- 1948
M-97-5Scrapbook. -- 1913-1947. -- Includes newspaper clippings of poetry, many poems by Max Bishop.
M-97-6Max Bishop's poems. -- 1913-1918. -- Include "The Prophecy"; "My War Garden".
M-97-7Personal clippings. -- 1921and no date. -- Re Max Bishop.
M-97-8Clippings re Calgary production. -- 1926-1934. -- Re choral singing; Calgary Philharmonic Society; "K - the Unknown," "The Geisha," Calgary Gyro Show; Calgary musical talent; Folk festival.
M-97-9Clippings re miscellaneous productions. -- 1915- 1916. -- Re Peter Pan at the Walker, Winnipeg.
M-97-10General papers. -- 1944 and no date. -- Includes article "The Drama," clipping re Christ Church, Winnipeg; "The Story of the Stolen Church" by Fred J. Smyth.
M-97-11Scrapbook. -- 1894-1930. -- 102 pages. -- Contents of scrapbook follow.
M-97-11, pp.1-39Invitations, program, clippings, from England. -- December 1894-May 1903
M-97-11,pp.40-71 As above, from Winnipeg. -- April 1904-April 1911
M-97-11,pp.72-75 Claresholm - programs and clippings. -- March 1912-January 1913
M-97-11, p.76Programs from St. Mark's Church Choir Socials, Calgary. -- April 1915-February 1915
M-97-11, p.77Clippings - Max as a poet winning awards, Albertan (February?), News Telegram (August 1914); Choir concerts (St. Mark's); "Charley's Aunt" Calgary Dramatic Society at the Grand Theatre May 21 and 22, 1915
M-97-11, p.78Program - "Charley's Aunt"
M-97-11, p.79Revues of "Charley's Aunt"
M-97-11, p.80Programs and revues of "Fete D'Avril" (St. Hilda's pupils in Page Hall). -- April 1917. -- St. Mark's Church concert, November 1916. -- I.O.D.E. and Red Cross Group - Entertainment for convalescent soldiers at Ogden (revue only).
M-97-11, p.81Programs and revues of concerts for soldiers. -- February 1916. -- Clippings - opening of new Y.M.C.A., Hut. -- May 1917
M-97-11, p.82Clippings - concerts. -- no date
M-97-11, p.83Program and clipping - concerts. -- no date. -- Programs - "Complimentary Smoker" - 17th Cavalry Ambulance Corps. -- April 1917
M-97-11,pp.84-85Revues and programs for charity concerts. -- February-March 1918
M-97-11, p.86Program and revue, St. Mark's Guild concert. -- April 1918
M-97-11, p.87Program - Concert by South Calgary United Choir. -- December 1918
M-97-11,pp.88-89Programs and clippings re - "Caste" by Paget Players. -- January 1919
M-97-11, p.90Programs and clipping re Banquet and Concert - Army Medical Corps. -- March 1919
M-97-11, p.91Program - Banquet and Concert - 8th Field Ambulance - April 1919. -- Concert, Canadian Pacific social and Athletic Club. -- March 1919
M-97-11, p.92Banquet Menu and award presentation - 50th Battalion. -- June 1919. -- Concert program - St. Andrew's Presbyterian. -- May 1919
M-97-11, p.93Souvenir Banquet Memo - Hudson's Bay Company. -- August 1919. -- Clipping - visit to city of United States Editorial Association. -- no date
M-97-11, p.94Program - "Sweet Lavender" - Paget Players. -- February 1919. -- Revue of above.
M-97-11, p.953 more revues of "Sweet Lavender"
M-97-11,pp.96-97Program and 3 revues - "The Private Secretary" - Paget Players. -- April 1919
M-97-11, p.98Program - Harvest Social and Reunion- Pro-Cathedral. -- October 1919. -- Clipping, Christ Church Men's Association social evening. -- ? 1919. -- Clipping, Grand Concert announcement, St. Barnabas
M-97-11, p.99Menu and program and clipping, Victory Loan Dinner for Calgary Sales Force by Pat Burns. -- December 1919
M-97-11,pp.100-101 Program and 3 revues, "Brother Bill and Me" and "The Chimney Corner" - Paget Players. -- November 1919
M-97-11, p.101Clipping - notice of Victoria Church concert. -- December 1919
M-97-11, p.102Invitation - to "At Home" from Cyprus Preceptory No. 33 (K.T. and K.M.) in Masonic Temple. -- December 1919. -- Revue, Police Benefit Concert at Al Azhar Temple.
M-97-12Sheet music, "Percy Vere", written, composed and sung by Max Bishop. -- no date
M-97-13Annotated theatrical scripts. -- no date. -- For "HMS Pinafore" and "The Red Mill". Contains specific notes and directions for Calgary productions.
PA-1348-(1-9) Musical and theatrical photographs. -- 1920- 1934. -- 9 photographs. -- Consists of views of Max Bishop in various productions.
PB-356-(1-3) Paget Players photographs. -- 1921-1929. -- 3 photographs. -- Consists of views of Max Bishop and the Paget Players.
PD-280-(1-305) Photograph album. -- 1922-1945. -- 305 photographs. -- Consists of photographs taken by Max Bishop, including views of Calgary, Banff area scenery, Johnston's Canyon, Bow Valley, Lake Louise area, Emerald Lake, Marble Canyon, Radium Hot Springs, camping, Waterton Lakes, Vancouver, Victoria, EP Ranch, Keith Sanatorium, Okanagan, 1939 Royal visit, the family house and gardens at 1816 - 33rd Avenue SW, Pro-Cathedral, and construction of the Glenmore Dam.
NA-2458-1 Pro-Cathedral Choir photograph. -- 1920. -- 1 photograph. -- Consists of a view of the choir posed in front of the Cathedral.

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