Fonds RG1.MG1.1.5 Moore - Esther Magdalene Moore fonds

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Esther Magdalene Moore fonds

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CA MCK RG1.MG1.1.5 Moore

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  • 1911-1970, predominant 1911-1920 (Creation)

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8 cm textual records

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Esther Magdalene Moore was born in Norfolk, Nebraska and moved to Canada at age three. She registered as a music student at Brandon College in 1909. In 1910 Miss Moore received a medal for sight-reading and accompaniment in Edmonton. She took the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music in 1910, and her Senior examinations in 1911. Miss Moore completed her theory work in 1913, as well as other academic requirements for her programme. In 1913 Esther Moore became the first graduate of the Music department at Brandon College. After graduation, Miss Moore taught music in Unity, Saskatchewan. She returned to Brandon College to take postgraduate work, becoming the first Brandon College student to receive her L.T.C.M. in 1916. In 1922 Miss Moore began to teach piano at Brandon College.

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This fonds arrived in the McKee Archives as part of the Brandon College Administrative Records c. 1980. Previous custodial history is unknown.

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Fonds consists of newspaper clippings, recital programmes, concert programmes, and commencement programmes. As well, there are dance cards, invitations, tickets, and the programme for the annual Graduation Banquet for several years. There are Track and Field programmes and a ribbon. Fonds also includes Alumni Luncheon programmes for a few years. There is an issue of "The Western Baptist" from 1926, and the programmes for the installation of Dr. John E. Robbins as President of Brandon College in 1960 and the opening of the Arts and Library building and the J.R.C. Evans Lecture Theatre in 1960. There is also a letter from William L. Wright, director of the music department at Brandon College.

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