Sarah Fischer fonds [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief
Sarah Fischer fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- [ca. 1850]-1975.
- R3629-0-7-E, MG30-D207
- Type of material:
- Photographs, Art, Sound recordings, Objects (including medals and pins), Textual material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
- Link to this page:
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- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
19 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- [ca. 1850]-1975.
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
8.75 m of textual records.
26 prints 8 postcards.
1 painting oil.
2 medals : silver, plaster.
12 audio discs (1 h, 30 min).
16 audio reels (11 h, 9 min).
- Language of material:
- Added language of material:
- English, French
- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of textual records divided into seventeen series as follows: Biographical materials, n.d., 1894-1968; Archives, n.d., 1914; Financial, n.d., 1921-1974; Memorabilia, n.d., 1885-1975; Address books, n.d.; Journals, 1919-1942, 1960-1975; Correspondence, n.d., [a. 1850-1860], 1902-1975; Subject files, n.d., 1874-1975; Concert programmes, n.d., 1913-1940; Music scores, n.d., [ca. 1886-1945]; Music theory, n.d., 1894-1964; Sarah Fisher concerts, 1939-1975; Sarah Fisher scholarships, 1946-1974; Programmes, n.d., 1910-1975; Publications, n.d., 1925-1971; Clippings, [ca. 1900-1975]; and Correspondence (archives), 1973-1975. Fonds also contains photographs relating to the family and career of Sarah Fischer, [ca. 1890-1975]. Also included in fonds are posters, watercolours, drawings, and a painting depicting Fischer in life and in various operatic roles, [ca. 1890]-1976. In addition, fonds includes two awards received by Sarah Fischer; sculpted by Alfred Laliberté and V. Venables, 1916-1921. Also included in the fonds are sound recordings of interviews with Fischer about her international career, music and opera, and also classical soprano arias performed by Fischer, 1918-1973.
- Biography/Administrative history:
Fischer, Sarah, 1896-1975 : Sarah Fischer was born in Paris and came to Canada in 1909. She studied solfeggio with Professor Jacques Goulet and voice with Céline Marier. In 1917 she graduated from L'Académie de Musique de Québec and won the McGill Scholarschip, founded by Lord Strathcona, to study at the Royal College of Music, London. During her European career Fischer performed at Covent Garden and Old Vic in London, at the Opera-Comique in Paris and in Rome, Vienna and Berlin. In 1922 she sang he role of Pamina in the Magic Flute in the B.B.C.'s first radio broadcast of an opera. In July 1934, she sang the role of Carmen for the B.B.C. in the world's first performance of opera on television. Fischer returned to Canada in 1940 where she founded the "Sarah Fischer Concerts" series to provide opportunities for young musicians to further their careers. The "Sarah Fischer Scholarships" were inaugurated in 1946.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid comprises a letter by letter list of the correspondence, 1850s, 1902-1940, and file list of the remaining papers. MSS1063 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002763.pdfSound recordings (Electronic) Finding aid consist of a PDF copy of typewritten item descriptions in accession 1976-0139. See the Film, Video and Sound database for descriptions of items in the other two accessions. (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Received in 1975.
- Exhibitions note:
- Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 1: A National Archives of Canada Exhibition [125th Anniversary of the National Archives]. Curator: Martin Tétreault, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1997.05.14-1998.01.31 (MG30-D207 - vol. 23 - April 01, 1922)
- Subject heading:
- Singers - Canada, [ca.1850-ca.1860], 1874-1875 "Sarah Fischer 12 o'clock", 1913-1940
- Sarah Fischer - Correspondence, 1894-1975 Emma Albani, 1874-1975
- Sarah Fischer - Finance, Personal, 1921-1974 Violet Archer, 1874-1975
- Sarah Fischer - Journeys, 1885-1975
- Sarah Fischer - Diaries, 1919-1942, 1960-1973
- Music - Manuscripts, [ca.1886-ca.1945]
- Music - Theory, 1894-1964
- Singing - Instruction and study - Canada, 1946-1974
- Former archival reference no.:
Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
Photographs: No restrictions. Various copyright. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no. Portrait of Fischer by E.H. Mancandoln. No reproductions permissible. Posters and block print: No restrictions on use for reproductions or diffusion. Various copyright. Crown copyright on reproductions. Credit: National Archives of Canada. Oil painting and medals: No restrictions. Various copyright. Credit: National Archives of Canada.
Medals: They must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons.
Art: Selected items must be consulted under close supervision for conservation reasons.
Sound recordings: Reproduction and use in any form requires the written permission of the copyright holder and in some cases of the donor; please see item level descriptions for details.
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