0.1 metres of textual records. - 57 photographs. - 2 films. - 156 sound elements.
Scope and Content
Various publications, including music magazines, song books, sheet music, clippings, etc. Reel-to-Reel and 8-track tapes. 78 and 33 1/3 RPM records. Film strips. Five negatives. Framed pictures.
History / Biographical
Alan Mills, born Albert Miller in Lachine in 1914, was a popular Canadian folksinger. Originally a reporter, he collected English and French folk songs as a hobby. He eventually became a singer and actor, singing on his own CBC radio show, on television and in concerts and appearing in local plays and National Film Board productions. He sang at folk festivals and wrote and edited books about music. He enjoyed performing for children and wrote many songs for them, including his well known "I know an Old Lady." Alan Mills died in 1977.