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Kathleen Parlow
A Life in Letters
Lelland Reed | July 5th 2016
International Association of Music Libraries Congress, Rome...
Introduction
Right [Leopold Auer correspondence to Minnie Parlow containing 1 photograph, January 20
1908]. corr_0041-1. B...
The Kathleen Parlow Collection at the
University of Toronto Music Library
 Collection contents include:
 Engagement diar...
[Pastor J.C. Herdman letter to Minnie Parlow, February 2 1896]. corr_0002. Box 5, Folder 2.The Kathleen Parlow
Collection....
[Pastor J.C. Herdman letter to Minnie Parlow, February 2 1896]. corr_0002. Box 5, Folder 2.The Kathleen Parlow Collection....
[Cross-hatched letter to Minnie Parlow, February 1 1897]. corr_0004. Box 5, Folder 3.The
Kathleen Parlow Collection. Unive...
[Johan Halvorsen letter to Kathleen Parlow, November 12 1908]. corr_0054. Box 5,
Folder 8. The Kathleen Parlow Collection....
[Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5, Folder 19. The
Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
[Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5,
Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
[Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5,
Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
[Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5, Folder 19. The
Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
[Leopold Auer letter to Kathleen Parlow, September 16 1917] .
corr_0130. Box 5, Folder 17. The Kathleen Parlow Collection....
[Leopold Auer letter to Kathleen Parlow, September 16 1917] . corr_0130. Box
5, Folder 17. The Kathleen Parlow Collection....
[Margaret Moscheles letter to Kathleen Parlow, May 20 1926]. corr_0165. Box 6, Folder 7.
The Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
[Margaret Moscheles letter to Kathleen Parlow, May 20 1926]. corr_0165. Box 6,
Folder 7. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
[Margaret Moscheles letter to Kathleen Parlow, May 20 1926]. corr_0165. Box 6, Folder 7.
The Kathleen Parlow Collection. U...
Challenges Associated With Arrangement and
Description of Correspondence Materials
 Deciding what is and is not correspon...
Tips for Librarians Working With
Correspondence Archival Materials
 Allow for time to get to know the collection
 Be pre...
The Importance of Correspondence
Materials
 Correspondence materials can provide testimony to
events, happenings, and peo...
Thank You!
I would like to thank UofT Faculty of Music Librarians Suzanne
Meyers Sawa, James Mason, and Houman Behzadi who...
Kathleen Parlow: A Life in Letters - The Development of a Framework for Correspondence Collections at the University of To...
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Kathleen Parlow: A Life in Letters - The Development of a Framework for Correspondence Collections at the University of Toronto Music Library

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Presented at the 2016 International Association of Music Libraries Congress; Roma, and the 2016 Canadian Association of Music Libraries conference; Calgary

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Kathleen Parlow: A Life in Letters - The Development of a Framework for Correspondence Collections at the University of Toronto Music Library

  1. 1. Kathleen Parlow A Life in Letters Lelland Reed | July 5th 2016 International Association of Music Libraries Congress, Rome, Italy
  2. 2. Introduction Right [Leopold Auer correspondence to Minnie Parlow containing 1 photograph, January 20 1908]. corr_0041-1. Box 5, Folder 8. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON. Left [Postcards with Image of Kathleen Parlow]. corr_0387-13. Box 7, Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  3. 3. The Kathleen Parlow Collection at the University of Toronto Music Library  Collection contents include:  Engagement diaries  Musical scores and parts  Photographs  Press notices  Concert Programs  Miscellaneous items (newspaper clippings/transcriptions, other ephemera)  Correspondence  Correspondence collection contents include:  429 correspondence items  Authored between 1868- 1967  Correspondence formats include handwritten and typeset letters, postcards, telegrams, cards, invitations  Attached materials including photographs, musical scores, newspaper clippings and other ephemera
  4. 4. [Pastor J.C. Herdman letter to Minnie Parlow, February 2 1896]. corr_0002. Box 5, Folder 2.The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  5. 5. [Pastor J.C. Herdman letter to Minnie Parlow, February 2 1896]. corr_0002. Box 5, Folder 2.The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  6. 6. [Cross-hatched letter to Minnie Parlow, February 1 1897]. corr_0004. Box 5, Folder 3.The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  7. 7. [Johan Halvorsen letter to Kathleen Parlow, November 12 1908]. corr_0054. Box 5, Folder 8. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  8. 8. [Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5, Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  9. 9. [Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5, Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  10. 10. [Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5, Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  11. 11. [Hans Schouwman letter to Kathleen Parlow, April 21 1916?]. corr_0135. Box 5, Folder 19. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  12. 12. [Leopold Auer letter to Kathleen Parlow, September 16 1917] . corr_0130. Box 5, Folder 17. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  13. 13. [Leopold Auer letter to Kathleen Parlow, September 16 1917] . corr_0130. Box 5, Folder 17. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  14. 14. [Margaret Moscheles letter to Kathleen Parlow, May 20 1926]. corr_0165. Box 6, Folder 7. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  15. 15. [Margaret Moscheles letter to Kathleen Parlow, May 20 1926]. corr_0165. Box 6, Folder 7. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  16. 16. [Margaret Moscheles letter to Kathleen Parlow, May 20 1926]. corr_0165. Box 6, Folder 7. The Kathleen Parlow Collection. University of Toronto Faculty of Music Library, Toronto, ON.
  17. 17. Challenges Associated With Arrangement and Description of Correspondence Materials  Deciding what is and is not correspondence materials  Drawing the line between personal and business correspondence  Identifying signatures  Working with many languages  Deciding on an approach to describing the subject of correspondence materials
  18. 18. Tips for Librarians Working With Correspondence Archival Materials  Allow for time to get to know the collection  Be prepared to do research  Seek out language specialists if needed and feasible  The Virtual International Authority File (VIAF) will be your best friend in the event you are working with an international collection  The MODS <note> field will be your other best friend  The MODS <relatedItem> field can be used to create connections within the collection and broader communities
  19. 19. The Importance of Correspondence Materials  Correspondence materials can provide testimony to events, happenings, and people of the past  Correspondence materials can supplement other primary source materials  Correspondence materials demonstrate the evolving nature of communication  Correspondence materials provide us with detailed pictures of peoples lives
  20. 20. Thank You! I would like to thank UofT Faculty of Music Librarians Suzanne Meyers Sawa, James Mason, and Houman Behzadi who supervised this project, as well as the wonderful staff at the Faculty of Music Library.

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