Fonds 01108 - Hamilton Musical Arts Society

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Hamilton Musical Arts Society

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CA ON00131 01108

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  • 1938 - 1949 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual material.

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The Hamilton Musical Arts Society was a musical group that performed classic operatic works, as well as Gilbert & Sullivan pieces. From 1938-1949, they operated under the direction of conductor Leslie Sommerville. In 1949, the group disbanded and many of the members subsequently joined the Hamilton Savoyard Operatic Society.

Custodial history

The material came from the late Miss Hazel Phillips, and was donated to Hamilton Public Library by Pat Ford along with material pertaining to the Hamilton Savoyard Operatic Society and the Royal Court Entertainers. Hazel Phillips was the secretary for the Hamilton Musical Arts Society.

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The fonds consists of administrative records pertaining to the Hamilton Musical Arts Society; in particular, by-laws, minutes, members lists, performance programs, and press releases.

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The material belonged to the late Miss Hazel Phillips, treasurer of the Hamilton Savoyard Operatic Society and was donated to the Hamilton Public Library by Pat Ford.


An existing Artificial Collection of Theatre Programs was also incorporated into the fonds.

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The collection is open to researchers. There are no restrictions on access.

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Preferred citation: Hamilton Musical Arts Society, 01108, Hamilton Public Library, Local History and Archives, Hamilton, Ontario.

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Clipping File: Hamilton Savoyards

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