Fonds description written by Anita Best under the co-sponsorship of the Canadian Council of Archives and the Association of Newfoundland & Labrador Archives.
Public Resource Library Newfoundland music collection
Accession Number SC I.32
135 sound recordings
The Provincial Resource Library is located at the A.C. Hunter Library in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre; it is the largest public library under the jurisdiction of the Provincial Information and Library Resources Board (PILRB). The Newfoundland Collection of the Library contains items originating in Newfoundland or in some way connected to Newfoundland. The sound recordings in this collection formed part of the Newfoundland Collection for many years and they were transferred because the PILRB no longer collects such items and it was thought they would be of use to MUNFLA researchers. Most are no longer commercially available.
The collection contains 70 commercial recordings of Newfoundland performers on audio cassette (ca. 60 min.) and audio disc (45 rpm, 78 rpm and 331/3 rpm) and 65 duplicate copies of these recordings. These items have been recorded by a variety of Newfoundland recording artists, representing a variety of styles, from solo singer-songwriters and comedians to country music bands, dance bands, The Newfoundland Sympony Orchestra and a single recording of Arabic music. Although the publication dates are mostly absent, many were recorded in the 1960s and 1970s.
No restrictions on access
Material in MUNFLA is available primarily for research and has copyright protection. It may not be published in any form without first obtaining permission from the archivist and the copyright holders.
A catalog listing of the recordings is available
Accession Numbers: SC I.32
Title derived from contents of collection