Collection Acc3170 - Jim Hornby collection

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Jim Hornby collection

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  • Textual record
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CA PCA Acc3170

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  • 1951-1985 (Creation)

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.06 m of textual records and other material

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Name of creator

Hornby, Jim

Biographical history

Jim Hornby was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. A folklorist, fiddle player, historian, and lawyer, Hornby holds a Masters of Arts degree in Canadian and Modern Literature as well as a M.A. in Folklore from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and a LL.B degree from Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Editor of the Island Magazine from 1980 to 1984, Hornby has written books and articles on PEI's history, folklore, and traditional music.

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Scope and content

This collection consists of textual and audio records relating to fiddling on PEI from 1951 to 1985. Textual records include issues of the Island Fiddler newsletter (1978, 1980, 1981, 1985), a program and two posters from the Island Folk Festival in 1982, and a photocopy of an article written by Jim Hornby in 1985 entitled "A Survey of Fiddling on Prince Edward Island". Also included in the collection are thirteen photographic negatives of various musical groups and individuals such as Don Messer and his Islanders and Robert Weeks.

The collection also contains original reel to reel audio tapes and cassettes of the Island/Heritage Folk Festival, and Venez Entendre which took place on 6 November 1982 as well as an audio tape and original discs of the Saturday Night Studio Jamboree broadcast on C.J.C.R radio in January or March of 1951, and original audio reels and copy tape of Lem Jay, fiddler from Mt. Stewart.

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  • English

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Items 19a & b and 29-30 are located in the oversize storage area

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Includes 12 audio reels, 7 audio cassettes, 2 audio discs, 13 negatives, and .005 m. of textual records

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  • English

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