Fonds MG 151 - Isabelle Mills fonds

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Isabelle Mills fonds

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MG 151

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  • 1907-2021 (inclusive) ; 1960-1990 (predominant) (Creation)

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23.95 m of textual records, sound recordings and photographs; ca. 85 compact discs; ca. 566 LPs; 53 audio cassettes; 2 audio tapes; 1 video tape; 2 video cassettes; 2 microfilm reels; 69 artifacts; 14 records, 3 artworks/painting.

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Isabelle Mills was educated at the University of Manitoba and Columbia University, where she received her Ed.D. She was a member of the Music and Education faculties at Brandon College (now University) before her appointment in the Department of Music at the University of Saskatchewan. Her teaching responsibilities included courses in Canadian music, church music, and music methods at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her special teaching and research interest was Canadian music, of which she was a strong proponent. Dr. Mills retired in 1991.

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The fonds includes records documenting Isabelle Mills’ career as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, and a teacher at Brandon College. Her strong interest in and promotion of Canadian music is reflected in a broad collection of musical scores, including relatively early sheet music; correspondence relating to the Canadian Music Centre; records relating to courses taught and Canadian music concerts organized; and other material including a variety of general information about Canadian music and composers. Her role as director of the Quance Chorus at the University of Saskatchewan is documented by a fairly complete set of concert programs and a selection of audio tapes of concerts. There are also records relating to church music (including a variety of United Church of Canada hymn books); records relating to Canadian music; musical scores including piano, vocal and choral music. There is also material relating to her research and extension/community service activities, including her lecture tour to the Ukraine and the Buxtehude/Scheidt Festival and Conference; material relating to her role as Assistant Dean; and other material including personal memorabilia and administrative correspondence.

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