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Laurier Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the following archives, special collections, and rare books are available to researchers in the Julia Hendry Archives Reading Room.  

Glen Carruthers fonds

Glen Carruthers (1954-2020) served as Dean, Faculty of Music from 2010-2020. The Master of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in Community Music at Wilfrid Laurier University were introduced under his leadership. Fonds consists of the personal papers of Glen Carruthers, including concert programs, autographs, photographs, and records documenting his education, research interests, and academic career. 

Canadian Folk Song and Handicraft Festival, May 24-28, 1928 program. Sheet music in red ink.

S524, Series 1, Subseries 3, File 1.3.10 - Canadian Folk Song and Handicraft Festival, May 24-28, 1928.

Opera Laurier fonds

Opera Laurier is a function of the Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Music. The ensemble is made up of Laurier voice students in the Practice of Opera courses and stages two on-campus productions each year. Fonds contains records relating to Opera Laurier performances such as programs, planning and promotional materials, and audio and video recordings.

Edmund H. Ruehl fonds

Edmund H. Ruehl (1890-1991) was a published lyricist from New Hamburg, Ontario. Edmund Ruehl often collaborated with Martin Rieck. Fonds contains song lyrics, sheet music, contracts, and correspondence written by Ruehl and Rieck, both independently and together.  

Life and Journals of Kah-ke-wa-quo-nā-by. Rev. Peter Jones. Toronto: Anson Green, 1860.

Kahkewaquonaby or Peter Jones (1802-1856) was an elected chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit Mission, an Ojibwe Methodist minister, and a translator. This posthumously published memoir was printed in 1860 and contains two mounted prints within the volume. He translated A Collection of Ojibwe and English Hymns, which was also recently added our rare book collection.  

Book opened on a book cover with snake weights holding the pages in place. Left page is an image of Peter Jones and the right page is the title page. Book is Life and Journals of Kah-ke-wa-quo-nā-by.

E98.M6 J65 1860 RB1397, Life and Journals of Kah-ke-wa-quo-nā-by. Rev. Peter Jones, 1860.


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