Fonds F0468 - Gordon Vogt fonds

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Gordon Vogt fonds

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0.9 m of textual records
25 photographs
1 audio cartridge

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Gordon [A.] Vogt was born on 17 September 1947 and educated at Queen's University where he received an M.A. in English in 1973. Vogt became intrested in theatre while at Queen's and remained active in local theatre in Kingston upon his graduation. In 1977, he began work as a freelance journalist for CBC radio and later became a theatre critic for the CBC arts program "Stereo Morning". Vogt subsequently sang as a vocalist with the Rainbow Gardens Jazz Orchestra. He died on 10 July 1985. Throughout his life, he remained interested in the life and work of Bing Crosby and was an avid collector of Crosby memorabilia.

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This accession was originally part of a larger donation to the Sound Recording Library in Scott Library at York University in 1989 from Arthur Vogt, father of Gordon Vogt.

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Fonds consists of correspondence with fellow Crosby collectors and enthusiasts, drafts of essays and articles concerning Crosby written by Vogt, scrapbooks dedicated to Crosby, lists of Crosby recordings, publicity photos and movie stills, magazines, newsletters and other material that documents Vogt's ongoing interest in Bing Crosby's music and work.

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Transferred from the Sound and Moving Image Library in 2004.


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The fonds comprises the following accession: 2004-039. No further accruals are expected.

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2005/01/03 Sean Smith:. (Creation)
2005/01/03 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2005/01/07 Corrected biographical sketch. Added dates of birth and death to name authority.
2005/06/22 Dubeau. Corrected fonds name and access points to use valid name authority record. Corrected SMD on extent statement. Added URL for online finding aid.
2005/06/22 Dubeau. Added custodial history note. Added access point for Bing Crosby.
2014/07/22 Migrated to AtoM.
2018/04/03 KCP. Added GMD and finding aid note.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.

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