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Clarence Fink Fonds

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.6m textual material
Fonds No.
1237
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of recorded concert programmes, research files, financial records, correspondence, biographia on Marvin Duchow, and biographia on the recorded concerts, created or collected by Clarence Fink relating to his role as director of the recorded concerts at the Jewish Public Library.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.6m textual material
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of recorded concert programmes, research files, financial records, correspondence, biographia on Marvin Duchow, and biographia on the recorded concerts, created or collected by Clarence Fink relating to his role as director of the recorded concerts at the Jewish Public Library.
Date
1926-1995
Fonds No.
1237
Storage Location
Caldwell
Custodial History
The history of recorded concerts at the Jewish Public Library (JPL) begins with the founding of The Music Appreciation Group of the JPL by Howard (Henry?) Rombach either in January 1938, or sometime in 1936 or 1937. The group’s Friday night meetings were held in the basement lecture room at 4099 Esplanade, and gave attendees the opportunity to listen to and discuss recorded music at a time when few could afford to purchase equipment or recordings of their own. Clarence Fink, who headed his own series of recorded concerts at the Talmud Torah, soon became involved in the planning of the weekly concerts. Following Rombach’s sudden death in the fall of 1938, Fink was asked by Library director Hertz Kalles to take over the responsibility for the concerts. In its 17th season, the name of the group changed to The Recorded Symphony Concerts of the Jewish Public Library. From the 22nd season to the 55th season, the name of the group is not indicated on the programmes, though a newspaper article ca. 1976 refers to the group as the Free Recorded Concerts. The programmes for the final 4 seasons are labelled Jewish Public Library Recorded Concerts. A typical recorded concert presentation included four or five pieces of classical music, with Fink providing commentary on the music. Guest commentators appeared on a regular basis, and included conductor Alexander Brott, Member of Parliament Victor Goldbloom, and musician and critic Frances Goltman. Attendance statistics kept by Fink indicate that an average of 35-40 individuals attended the concerts each week. Though not a musician, Fink nonetheless developed a passion for music in his teenage years. In 1976, Fink retired from his full-time job as manager of a Dominion store. His work for the JPL, which included not only organizing the recorded concerts but also building up the Library’s music collection, was done on a volunteer basis. His love of and dedication to the recorded concerts was such that, when the facilities at the JPL were unavailable, he would hold the concerts at his home. The concerts were held weekly year-round until the 44th season, after which there were breaks during the spring and summer, which varied in length from one month to several months. The last recorded concert programme in this fonds is dated May 5, 1996. Clarence Fink passed away on November 24, 1996. The Clarence Fink Memorial Music Scholarship was created in 1997, and is awarded annually to 3 high school students who wish to pursue their studies in music.
Subjects
Fink, Clarence
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Music Appreciation Group
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3m textual material
Fonds No.
1237; 1
Scope and Content
This series consists of programs for the recorded concerts organized by Fink at the JPL, from the 4th to 59th seasons. Also ncluded are programmes for other concerts that Fink organized or was involved with.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3m textual material
Scope and Content
This series consists of programs for the recorded concerts organized by Fink at the JPL, from the 4th to 59th seasons. Also ncluded are programmes for other concerts that Fink organized or was involved with.
Date
1940-1996
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Arrangement
The programmes are filed chronologically, as they were arranged by Fink
Subjects
Fink, Clarence
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Music Appreciation Group
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 4th Season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
6 October 1940 - 25 August 1991
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Subjects
Fink, Clarence
Jewish Public Library (Montreal, Quebec) - Music Appreciation Group
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 5th season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
5 October 1941 - 27 September 1941
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
002
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 6th season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 003
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
4 October 1942 - 27 September 1943
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
003
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 7th Season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
4 October 1943 - 25 September 1944
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
004
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 8th Season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 October 1944 - 1 October 1945
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
005
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 9th Season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 October 1945 - 30 September 1946
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
006
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 10th Season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 007
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
7 October 1946 - 29 September 1947
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
007
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Programmes, 11th Season

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Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1237; 1; 008
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Clarence Fink Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Date
1 October 1947 - 27 September 1947
Fonds No.
1237
Series No.
1
File No.
008
Storage Location
Caldwell, Ctn.001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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