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Annie Glen Broder fonds


Physical Description:
38 cm of textual records. -- 12 photographs

Annie Glen Broder, 1857?-1937, was born in India and raised in England. She studied at the National Training School for Music and the Royal College of Music, specializing in piano. She wrote a highly acclaimed textbook on musical accompaniment, and lectured in music at several English universities. In 1902 she moved to Regina, Saskatchewan where she married Richard Broder. The following year they moved to Calgary, Alberta and she quickly became a prominent and influential member of Calgary's musical community. She taught piano, was music critic for the Calgary Herald for more than 20 years, and was a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club. She was instrumental in convincing the Associated Board of the Royal College and the Royal Academy of Music to send their examiners to Calgary, and thus raise the overall standards of music in the city. She was a member of the Calgary Women's Musical Club for 17 years. For further information see Ron Bond and Donald B. Smith's article, "Annie Glen Broder", in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, [].

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of diaries (1891-1892, 1897), writings, musical compositions, scrapbooks about her career and Calgary musicians, and photographs of herself and Calgary orchestras. Includes her special compositions for Western Canada College and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Jaroslav Bauer, Calgary Conservatory of Music, Dorothy J. Currie, Odette de Foras, Margaret Munro, poetry, Mrs. H.H. Sharples, Mary Shortt, and Elaine Dudley Smith.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Dorothy J. Currie, Mrs. E.F. Waters and Alice Cobb, 1982-1990.

The material is in English.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6258, PA-3246, PC-195, NA-1467, NA-5432

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