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Ernesto Vinci fonds Series
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Correspondence

The series consists of Ernesto Vinci's general professional correspondence with the editors of publications, broadcasters, publishers, festivals, governments and schools, and associations. There are also birthday and greeting cards to Vinci. Later accessions include some personal correspondence between Vinci and his wife, and friends.

Diaries and memoranda

The series consists of Ernesto Vinci's diaries for the period (incomplete), as well as memoranda, address books and related material.

Performances, concerts, exams

The series consists of programmes, pamphlets and notes for examinations, concerts and single performances, for the Faculty of Music, the Banff Centre, Dalhousie University musical auditorium, Royal Conservatory performance night, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Modern Library, Teatro Alla Scala, the New Music Concerts and others.

Programmes, reports, catalogues

The series consists of vocal and instrument catalogues from manufacturers and music publishers, Faculty of Music programmes, calendars, and related material.

Letters and reports

The series consists of reports and correspondence with the Banff School, music festivals, the Royal Conservatory, and related bodies.

Scrapbooks

The series consists of scrapbooks, arranged by subject and organized chronologically, for recitals and opera (1945-1977); additional scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically by subject (literature, war, world events).

Biographical material

The series consists of Vinci's personal documents and correspondence related to his education and immigration to the United States as Ernst Wreszynski. Also includes newspaper clippings about Vinci and biographical sketches ready for publication. Later accessions include personal and family correspondence between Vinci and his wife, and Vinci and his parents and parents-in-law, and other relatives during the 1930s as they tried to escape Germany. There is some correspondence regarding Vinci's efforts to sponsor his sister-in-law and niece after the Second World War.

Programmes of musical concerts

The series consists of programmes for concerts and recitals in several venues, as well as those for the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music concerts, Massey Hall, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera House (New York), and others.

Faculty of Music, University of Toronto

The series consists of notes on teaching methods employed at the school, registration cards, staff lists, examination and marking schemes, attendance lists and alumni membership lists.

Photographs

The series consists of personal photographs of Vinci and family and friends. Also included are photographs of Vinci and students at Banff and several unidentified photographs.