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Fonds F 4499

Nicholas Goldschmidt fonds

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Nicholas Goldschmidt fonds
Dates of Creation
Dates of Accumulation

[ca. 1920]-2004

Physical Description

1.19 metres of textual records

8 volumes of textual records

124 photographs : black and white prints

61 photograph : black and white and colour negatives

80 photographs : colour prints

5 drawings

2 audio compact discs (ca. 46 min.)

5 audio cassettes (ca. 96 min.)

4 technical drawings

2 posters

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of Nicholas Goldschmidt. The records reflect Dr. Goldschmidt's widespread involvement in Canada's opera and choral music scene.

The majority of the records relate to Dr. Goldschmidt's role in creating and producing music festivals, both in Ontario and in British Columbia, where he lived and worked before moving to Toronto in 1946.

Fonds contains several certificates and honorary degrees that were bestowed on Dr. Goldschmidt in recognition of his work in promoting opera and choral music.

Also included in the fonds are assorted invitations, cards, programmes and ephemeral items that Dr. Goldschmidt collected over his lifetime. These records reflect his standing in the opera and choral music world, his many awards and honours, and his passionate interest in producing and attending musical events.

Fonds contains a small number of photographs, most of which show Dr. Goldschmidt in his professional role as conductor and/or festival director, but some that also show Dr. Goldschmidt as a young boy in the country formerly known as Czechoslovakia.

Fonds also contains newspaper and magazine clippings of Dr. Goldschmidt's achievements and his productions. These clippings span his career, beginning in Europe and ending with the festivals he produced in his 80s and 90s in Canada.

Fonds contains Dr. Goldschmidt's speeches, which are mostly on the subject matter of culture and opera in Canada.

Also included are press releases and promotional material for festivals, as well as biographical information about Dr. Goldschmidt.

Fonds includes a small number of published documents that Dr. Goldschmidt had collected for personal research. Subject matter includes culture and music festivals in Canada.

Fonds also contains a small collection of minutes from arts foundations and arts council meetings that Dr. Goldschmidt attended.

Fonds contains a small number of audio recordings, both of interviews with Dr. Goldschmidt and recordings of performances that he conducted.

The fonds has been arranged into 12 series. Arrangement is based on the contents of the fonds.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Nicholas (Niki) Goldschmidt was a conductor, administrator, teacher, performer (baritone and piano), music festival entrepreneur and artistic director. He was a significant contributor to Canadian opera and choral music.

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Goldschmidt, Nicholas, 1908-2004

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were acquired in 2006 from the creator's wife, Mrs. Shelagh Goldschmidt.
Associated Material

Associated material can be found in the Nicholas Goldschmidt fonds housed at Library and Archives Canada.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4499-1 Nicholas Goldschmidt's correspondence
F 4499-2 Nicholas Goldschmidt's certificates and degrees
F 4499-3 Nicholas Goldschmidt's cards, invitations, programmes and ephemeral items
F 4499-4 Nicholas Goldschmidt's photographs and art
F 4499-5 Nicholas Goldschmidt's collection of newspaper and magazine clippings
F 4499-6 Nicholas Goldschmidt's speeches
F 4499-7 Nicholas Goldschmidt's press releases and biographical information
F 4499-8 Nicholas Goldschmidt's festival and program records
F 4499-9 Nicholas Goldschmidt's reports and proposals
F 4499-10 Nicholas Goldschmidt's collection of published material
F 4499-11 Nicholas Goldschmidt's minutes from board meetings
F 4499-12 Nicholas Goldschmidt's audio recordings