Category Archives: Special Collections

Valentine’s Day: sugary sweet pop songs from the 1910s

In recognition of the high-sucrose holiday of St. Valentine’s Day, here are a selection of some of the more fluffy pieces of sheet music from the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection.
All Alone: a tenacious telephone technology tune

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In Memorium: Rabbi Gunther Plaut (1 November 1912 – 8 February 2012)

Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut was a Reform rabbi and author.  An important figure in the history of the Jewish community in Toronto, he served as rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple from 1961 to 1977 and later as a Rabbi Emeritus … Continue reading

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Hitting milestone with the John Arpin Sheet Music Collection: 1000 down, 139,000 more to go!

Today was an exciting milestone for two of our student assistants working on inventorying sheet music from the John Arpin Archives.  In collaboration with librarians and staff from Bibliographic Services, the 1000th piece of sheet music was entered into the … Continue reading

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