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Grant Paterson fonds File
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1960s

File documents Paterson's earliest performances at school and church. File contains performance and school certificates, examination results, church service programs, Sunday school certificates, competition adjudication forms, performance programs, and donation cards.

1965 The Sound of Music

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "The Sound of Music" produced by the Calgary Theatre Singers. File contains newspaper clippings, programs, rehearsal schedules, correspondence, a telegram, and a list of costume changes.

1970-1973 high school

File documents Paterson's high school performances and achievements. File contains performance and church service programs, school certificates, performance certificates, exam results, adjudication forms, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a junior high school diploma, radio review, high school diploma, award statement, and a certificate of membership in Knox United Church.

1973 Mame

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Mame" produced by the Calgary Theatre Singers. File contains promotional postcards, newspaper clippings, cards, a performance program, and a letter.

1974

File consists of performance programs, performance certificates, school certificates, adjudication forms, brochures, church service programs, examination results, a letter, and a transcript. File also contains a program, brochure, and performance schedule for Expo 1974.

1975

File documents Paterson's performances and drama and speech accomplishments for the year. File contains examination results, school certificates, newspaper clippings, cards, church service programs, and performance programs.

1976-1979

File documents Paterson's awards for his studies in speech arts as well as his role as choir director of the Southwood United Church. File contains correspondence, church service programs, examination results, newspaper clippings, a choir membership list, a Mount Royal College Conservatory convocation program, and a recording of the "Night of Miracles Cantata."

1980s

File documents Paterson's performances and drama and speech accomplishments. File contains performance programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, cards, promotional posters, examination results, a church service program, and a Radio Calgary broadcast of Paterson reading "The Clown of God."

1981 The Snows

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "The Snows" produced by the First Snow Collective and Workshop West. File contains newspaper clippings, a press release, performance program, card, and a script.

1990-1993

File documents the beginnings of Paterson's work as a drama and speech teacher. File contains lists of students and festival winners, lesson plans, a recital program, letter of recommendation, brochure, and a teaching schedule.

1994

File documents both Paterson's work as a private drama and speech teacher and as a Conservatory faculty member at Mount Royal College. File contains newspaper clippings, brochures, draft correspondence, photographs, lists of students and festival winners, lesson plans, a lease agreement, class schedule, church service program, invitation, recital program, speech, and a performance program.

1995

File documents Paterson's appointment as Coordinator of Speech Arts at Mount Royal College and his work as a faculty member. File contains newspaper clippings, performance programs, taped student drama productions, performance planning notes, correspondence, photographs, memoranda, phone lists, a job posting, list of student festival participants, graduation program, class schedule, and an awards program.

1996

File documents Paterson's work as a private speech and drama tutor and as Coordinator of Speech Arts at Mount Royal College. File contains memoranda, correspondence, photographs, performance programs, a list of festival participants, newspaper article, class schedule, and an invitation.

1997

File documents Paterson's work as a private speech and drama tutor and as Coordinator of Speech Arts at Mount Royal College. File contains correspondence, performance programs, a list of festival participants, a performance summation, and a class schedule.

1998

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, course schedules, performance programs, a list of festival participants, an awards program, and a church service program.

1999

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains correspondence, photographs, performance programs, student recital scripts, a list of festival participants, class schedule, fact sheet regarding the speech arts and drama program, and an invitation. File also contains recordings of students narrating 'Carnival of Animals'.

2000

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, performance programs, lists of student festival participants and award winners, a letter, teaching schedule, and class schedule. File also contains video recordings of Paterson performing with students at Mount Royal fundraisers and other events.

2001

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, performance programs, correspondence, lists of student festival participants and award winners, a card, class schedule, teaching schedule, a and performance advertisement.

2002

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, class schedules, lists of festival participants and award winners, a newspaper clipping, teaching schedule, card, letter, and a performance program.

2003

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, lists of festival participants and winners, class schedules, awards programs, a teaching and performance schedule, performance program, card, church service program, and a DVD of a student performance.

2003 As You Like It

File contains cast photographs, performance programs, cast lists, a letter, poster, schedule of rehearsals and performances, and a rehearsal script.

2004

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, correspondence, lists of festival participants and winners, teaching and performance schedules, cards, church service programs, brochures, class schedules, invitations, posters, performance programs, an awards program, a script, and a fundraising program.

2005

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, awards programs, performance programs, teaching schedules, class schedules, cards, lists of festival participants and winners, brochures, a list of conservatory students, newspaper clipping, certificate, letter, ticket stub, invitation, job posting, and a letter of application.

2006

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains class schedules, performance programs, lists of festival participants and winners, teaching and performance schedules, newspaper clippings, correspondence, cards, tickets, a list of conservatory students, and an awards program.

2006 Twelfth Night

File contains cards, newspaper clippings, performance programs, a release and indemnity form, a calendar of events, ticket, letter, advertising script, rehearsal script, and a DVD of the performance and rehearsals.

2007

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains photographs, cards, class schedules, teaching and performance schedules, performance programs, newspaper clippings, awards programs, correspondence, tickets, a list of conservatory students, list of festival winners, and an exam schedule.

2008

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains cards, newspaper clippings, performance programs, teaching and performance schedules, class schedules, lists of festival participants and winners, awards programs, tickets, a course outline, list of conservatory students, performance script, and a church service program.

2008 The Taming of the Shrew

File contains performance programs, comment forms, a calendar of events, rehearsal script, and a DVD of the performance and rehearsals.

2009

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains newspaper clippings, cards, performance programs, tickets, correspondence, class schedules, teaching and performance schedules, lists of festival participants and winners, a list of conservatory students, news release, newsletter, awards program, and magazine article.

2010

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, tickets, awards programs, teaching and performance schedules, class schedules, a list of conservatory students, list of festival participants, letter, and a recording of a student performance.

2011

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance scripts, invitations, award and ceremony programs, performance programs, performance and teaching schedules, a list of conservatory students, list of festival participants, card, letter, and a class schedule.

2012

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, performance scripts, invitations, newspaper clippings, class schedules, a list of conservatory students, schedule speech events, card, and an awards program.

2012 A Midsummer Night's Dream

File contains performance programs, costume sketches, a card, letter, cast list, rehearsal script, and a DVD of the performance, rehearsals, and cast photographs.

2013

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, tickets, class schedules, teaching and performance schedules, cards, invitations, a list of conservatory students, schedule speech events, and a script.

2014

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, calendar pages, teaching and performance schedules, scripts, class schedules, a list of conservatory students, schedule of speech events, list of festival participants, convocation program, sketch, and a ticket.

2015

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, newspaper clippings, cards, tickets, scripts, advertisements, brochures, correspondence, teaching and performance schedules, class schedules, a list of conservatory students, faculty newsletter, certificate, conservatory class/program calendar, and a convocation program.

2016

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, cards, class schedules, a script, list of conservatory students, class and program booklet, poster, list of festival participants, and a magazine clipping.

2017

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains cards, newspaper clippings, performance programs, scripts, class schedules, a ticket, invitation, list of conservatory students, teaching schedule, and a list of festival participants.

2018

File documents Paterson's work as a speech and drama instructor. File contains performance programs, cards, tickets, draft scripts, a list of speech arts events, list of conservatory students, schedule of classes, speech festival schedule, poem, letter, and a budget for a film project.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" produced by Grant MacEwan Community College Theatre Arts. File contains newspaper clippings, a performance program, and a card.

ABC of the ER

File documents Paterson's work as a narrator for Vincent Hanlon's audio essays "The ABC of the ER." File contains newspaper clippings, postcards, and an advertising poster. File also contains a supplemental booklet and an audio recording of "The ABC of the ER."

Adult learners conference

File documents Paterson's involvement as a workshop facilitator at the Alberta Association for Adult Literacy conference. File contains memoranda, correspondence, a card, event notice, conference summary, and a newspaper clipping,

Alberta culture workshop

File documents Paterson's time as a staff member at the Provincial Drama School. File contains correspondence, performance programs, reports, cards, brochures, a staff list, workshop program, signed folder, and a list of course descriptions.

An evening with the Victorians

File documents Paterson's involvement in two productions of "An Evening with the Victorians." File contains performance programs, cards, scripts, newspaper clippings, advertisements, a poster, and a contract.

Androcles and the Lion

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Androcles and the Lion," produced by Citadel Theatre. File contains cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, fan letters, a contract, performance program, cartoon, and a season brochure for Citadel Theatre.

Arcadia

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Arcadia" produced by Theatre Junction. File contains newspaper clippings, cards, correspondence, photographs, a season brochure, contractual agreement, rehearsal schedule, phone list, invitation, and a performance program.

Asking a shadow to dance

File documents Paterson's involvement in a performance of poetry and music celebrating the life and career of Dr. Leona Paterson and his donation of her records to the Mount Royal Archives. File contains cards, a ticket, performance program, donation pledge card, script, and a letter.

Blithe Spirit

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Blithe Spirit" produced by Pleiades Theatre. File contains cards, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, rehearsal schedules, production schedules, notes, a postcard, technician schedule, contractual agreement, phone list, costume list, performance program, and a song.

Box contents lists

File consists of itemized lists of box and file contents provided by Paterson when he donated his fonds. Lists contain notes that may provide additional context or explanation of the significance of some records.

Commercial work

File documents Paterson's appearances as an actor in television and radio commercials. File contains television and radio scripts and newspaper clippings.

Death scenes/flower power

File documents the junior and senior company performances of "Love-in-Idleness, or Flower Power" and "Put Out the Lights: Famous Shakespearean Death Scenes". File contains lists of students, student contact information, festival certificates, rehearsal scripts, and an adjudication form.

Edmonton Fringe Festival

File documents Paterson's involvement with acting, directing, and editing performances for the Edmonton Fringe Festival. File contains cards, reviews, posters, advertisements, performance programs, a media release, pin, cartoon and the Vincent Hanlon DVD collection. The Vincent Hanlon DVD collection contains taped performances of 'Headache: The Challenge of the 80's," "Conversations with the Intoxicated," "Hot Food," and a documentary regarding the making of "The ABC of the ER," which was narrated by Paterson.

Festival correspondence

File contains correspondence regarding various speech arts festivals and performances. File also contains adjudication schedules, a festival schedule, list of competitor poetry selections, event calendar, phone list, card, and an adjudicator assessment form.

Henry IV, part 1

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Henry IV" produced by Theatre Junction. File contains cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, a contractual agreement, postcard, calendar of events, performance program, and a song.

Intimations of immortality

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of Romantic era poetry and music produced by the Mount Royal Conservatory. File contains performance recordings, posters, newspaper clippings, a performance program, and a rehearsal script.

Leona Paterson scholarship

File documents the establishment and maintenance of the Dr. Leona Paterson Memorial Scholarship in Speech Arts. File contains correspondence, endowment reports, terms of agreement, a scholarship summary, card, and an impact report.

MRC Conservatory examinations

File documents Paterson's work as a speech arts examiner for Mount Royal College. File contains correspondence, examination guidelines, newsletters, diploma requirements, a working paper, and a final report.

MRC/RCM [Royal Conservatory of Music] syllabus merger

File documents the merger of the Mount Royal College and Royal Conservatory of Music speech arts examination programs. File contains correspondence, draft syllabi, syllabus planning documents, a comparison of examination criteria, workshop package, and a newsletter.

MRU theatre programs

File documents past Mount Royal theatre productions attended by Paterson. File contains performance programs, tickets, a video documentary, and a chronological listing of Mount Royal theatre productions.

Much Ado About Nothing

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Much Ado About Nothing" produced by Theatre Junction. File contains newspaper clippings, cards, director's notes, a brochure, contractual agreement, rehearsal schedule, postcard, performance program, and a song.

National voice intensive

File relates to voice training workshops attended by Paterson. File contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, assignments, brochures, an information sheet, voice training technique, poem, and a memorandum.

Opening of the Grand

File documents the reopening of the Grand Theatre. File contains newspaper clippings, invitations, and a brochure.

Professional voice teachers program, London

File documents Paterson participation in the International Professional Voice Teachers Programme at the Royal National Theatre Studio in London. File contains correspondence, brochures, course information, program calendars, newsletters, a list of course participants, list of tutors, excerpt from a play, certificate, and a postcard.

Readers Theatre/ Voice West

File documents Paterson's involvement with the theatre group Voice West, which specialized in reader's theatre and musical entertainment for the elderly. File contains performance programs, correspondence, event notices, posters, information sheets, conference agendas, newspaper clippings, recording schedules, a certificate, song book, and a summer performance calendar. File also contains two audio recordings of the performances "Tentative Onomatopoeia" and "Lemon Fever."

Rhyme Rustler

File consists of newspaper articles, posters, advertisements, performance programs, brochures, photographs, cards, correspondence, a church service program, newsletter, and a list of performances. File also contains recordings of performances and behind-the-scenes footage.

Rhyme Rustler other provincial showcases

File documents Paterson's productions of Rhyme Rustler Saskatchewan and Manitoba. File contains correspondence, application forms, application guidelines, brochures, lists of showcase registrants, a program, menu, and information on the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (OSAC).

Rosedale speech choir

File documents the founding of a speech choir club at Rosedale Elementary School. File contains performance pieces, art work, brochures, correspondence, attendance sheets, a resume, and a choral grouping.

Speech faculty meetings

File documents Mount Royal College Conservatory faculty meetings. File contains memoranda, agendas, minutes, staff notices, advertisement posters, correspondence, lists of course/class updates, project notes, an administrative review of the speech program, and a list of updates to speech examinations.

Speech teacher training

File documents research regarding an advanced course in speech teacher training. File contains guidelines for speech trainers, course descriptions, presentation notes, a curriculum map, proposal, program description, and an event notice poster.

The Play's the Thing

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "The Play's the Thing" produced by Theatre Junction. File contains photographs, cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, a contractual agreement, rehearsal schedule, phone list, postcard, and a performance program.

Theatre Junction

File documents Paterson's role as an actor and vocal coach in Theatre Junction productions. File contains cast photographs, newspaper clippings, cards, performance programs, a brochure, and a contract.

U of C [University of Calgary] MFA [Master of Fine Arts] program

File documents Paterson's time as a student at the University of Calgary while pursuing a Master of Fine Arts. File contains correspondence, letters of reference, pamphlets, newsletters, memoranda, course outlines, student progress reports, newspaper articles, program brochures, class schedules, a transcript, admissions application package, scholarship application, thesis proposal, thesis research grant application package, performance program, and a cast list.

U of C [University of Calgary] productions

File illustrates Paterson's involvement in University of Calgary drama productions as an actor and coach. File contains performance programs, cards, a fridge magnet, review, letter, and a newspaper clipping. File also contains a DVD of Paterson's TV commercial appearances from the 1980s and his performance in the University of Calgary production of "Such is my Love."

Voice symposium

File documents Paterson's attendance of a symposium on caring for the professional voice. File contains guidelines for voice and speech trainers, a symposium program, presentation transcript, program, menu, newspaper article, letter, list of attendees, and an audio recording of a symposium speaker.

Voice symposium

File documents Paterson's attendance of a symposium on caring for the professional voice. File contains audio recordings of symposium speakers, a brochure, presentation transcript, directory of participants, poster, list of workshop participants, and a letter.

Webber Douglas Academy

File documents Paterson's time as a student at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. File contains correspondence, production programs, prospectuses, newspaper clippings, audition notices, audition scenes, running orders, report cards, tickets, brochures, a pamphlet on the Immigration Act of 1971, certificate of proficiency in stage fighting, comic book, journal issue, card, and a postcard.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars

File contains scripts, a festival certificate, adjudication form, list of students, cast list, and a recording of the student performance of "William Shakespeare's Stare Wars, Verily, A New Hope."