Fonds RBSC-ARC-1790 - Ada Luise Richardson fonds

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Ada Luise Richardson fonds

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25 cm of textual records

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(20th cent.)

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Ada Luise Richardson was a researcher on music history and theory with a focus on Russian and Finnish music. She was presumably a Vancouver based musician with an interest in piano music and folklore songs from Russia and Finland. She was possibly associated with the Vancouver Women's Musical Club. Richardson wanted to donate her music collection and library to the Club in 1930.

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This fonds contains Ada Luise Richardson's research notes on music history and theory. Her research focused on Finnland and Russia and was conducted in the beginning of the 20th century. For her research Richardson collected Russian and Finnish folklore songs, as well as newspaper clippings and excerpts from contemporary literature. Richardson's research notes were meant to be the basis of papers on music history and theory. The fonds contains music sheets and some pieces of correspondence, as well.

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Donated to Rare Books and Special Collections prior to 2008.


Arranged by Rare Books and Special Collections under maintenance of the existing order in files related to music history and theory research.

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Description created by Georg Gaenser, April 24, 2018.

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