Fonds 344

Fonds Number: 344

Title: Milburn Jones fonds

Creator: Milburn Jones

Dates of Material: 1943-2009

Physical Description: 2.4 ft, .65m

Scope and Contents:
Scrapbooks, theatre programs, teaching and educational notes on a variety of topics, newsclippings, and pamphlets relating to historical sites. The papers reveal strong interest in drama, music, churches and schools.
Series 1 Programs and Notices, 1943-2008, 1.6 cu ft
Series 2 History and Heritage, .5 cu ft

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Papers were gathered over the years by Mr and Mrs Milburn, now living in Royal Gardens, Peterborough, Ontario.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Milburn Jones (1920- ) was raised on a farm in Cavan Township. He was a primary school teacher for several years, and then as an Ontario civil servant until 1956 when he became a cost accountant with IBM in Toronto. In 1965 he married Ella, nee Schell, (1933- ) who worked as a librarian at Ottawa, Fort William (Thunder Bay) and from 1965 to 1969 at the Emmanuel College Library, University of Toronto. They had two daughters.

Access Points:
Theatre: Peterborough
Theatre: Toronto
Peterborough Theatre Guild
Peterborough Community Concert Association
Arbor Theatre
Kiwanis Music Festival
Peterborough, schools
Peterborough, churches
Peterborough, choirs

File listing:

Series 1 Programs and Notices, 1943-2008, 1.6 cu ft
Volume 1

1 Scrapbook, 1943-1947.
Community Concert Association; St. John’s Anglican Church, Peterborough; F. G. Mann concerts; Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra; Simpson Avenue United Church Choir; Martin B. Chenhall; St. Michael’s Cathedral Choristers; Peterborough Concert Association; Ontario Music Teachers Assn; Peterborough Select Community Choir; St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church; pupils of Mrs. Thursa G. Williamson; St. Paul’s Bloor Street, Toronto; Toronto Conservatory of Music; Department of Education of Ontario; Barrie Collegiate Concert Band; pupils of Mrs. Edith Campbell; Trinity Church, Peterborough; St. James United Church; Alicia Langley and Howard Brown; Ontario Registered Music Teachers Assn; Mrs. Frances Williamson; Peterborough Kiwanis Musical Festival 1947; Royal Alexandra Theatre; Rev. F. W. Pooley, Omemee and Emily

2 Scrapbook, 1947-1949
Enrico Caruso; Toronto Conservatory of Music summer School; Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra; Cobourg Collegiate Institute; Solway String Quartet; Peterborough Community Concert Assn; Peterborough Optimist Club; Leona Flood; st. George’s Players Guild, Peterborough; Christmas Carol service, George Street, Central School; Christmas Concert; Leslie Bell Singers, Major Bennett IODE; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Sir Ernest MacMillan; Plymouth Theatre; Helen Hayes; Lakeville Boat Club Regatta; Peterborough Community Concert Assn Members Concert; performers include Kevin Leahy, Alicia Langley, Mary Baker, Arthur Jones, Arthur Shadgett; Canada Packers Operatic Society, W. Richard Curry, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church; Peterborough Kiwanis Music Festival, second annual final concert April 1948; Cobourg Community Concert Assn; Royal Alexandra Theatre; Breden-Savoy Gilbert and Sullivan Comic Opera Company; Bloor Street United Church; Central Technical School Choral Club; Sixth Annual Kiwanis Music Festival; Massey Hall; Hart House Theatre; Dovercourt Road Presbyterian Church; Vaughan Williams

3 Scrapbook, 1948-1952
Metropolitan Opera House; Massey Hall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Star; Victoria Presbyterian Church; Royal Alexandra Theatre Opera Festival; Brigadoon; Harbord Collegiate; Ontario Music Education Assn; Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra; Church of the Messiah; Patrice Munsel; Eaton Auditorium Concert Series; Gratien Gelinas; Gracie Fields; Opera Festival Toronto; Greater Artist Series at Massey Hall; Ontario College of Education Operatic Society and Orchestra; Maple Leaf Gardens; Melody Fair; Melody Fair; Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall; AYPA; St. Stephen’s Church Christmas Play; Toronto Co-ordinating Committee; Toronto Bible College.

4 Ballet Russo, 1945
Monte Carlo; Royal Alexandra Theatre

5 Musical Programs, Extra III and IV
“Abide With Me”; Rev Henry Francis Lyte; Sir Harry Lauder; Stromberg-Carlson; Sir Lawrence Olivier; Hamlet; Nick Nickels; Through But Plucked; Certified Public Accounts Assn of Ontario Awards

6 Toronto Skating Club, 1951
Program for 39th Annual Carnival; Barbara Ann Scott

7 Sadler’s Wells Ballet, 1951
Excellent general program describing dancers and current offerings.

8 Scrapbook, Musical Programs IV, 1952-1956
AYPA and Chi Rho Fellowship Banquet; Rotary Club of Toronto; Metropolitan Opera; Melody Fair; Peterborough Summer Theatre, 4th Season 1952; Jane Steps Out; Life with Father; Royal Alexandra Theatre; Nathanael Institute; Massey Hall Toronto Symphony Orchestra; National Ballet Company of Canada; Toronto Church of the Redeemer AYPA; Toronto City Wide Drama Festival; Royal Alexandra Theatre Opera Festival; Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto; Toronto Bible College; Spring Thaw 1953; Peterborough Summer Theatre; Margaret Tomkinson and Ross Johnson Recital; Church of the Redeemer; Cerebral Palsy Parent Council; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Melody Fair Oklahoma!; Peterborough summer Theatre 6th Season; Ronald Magahay; Ontario Society of Artists; Opera Festival Company of Toronto 6th and 7th annual season; Dedication Service, Emily Cemetery, Omemee, Ontario; Certified Public Accountants; Spring Thaw ‘56; New Play Society; Shakespeare Festival 1956; Earle Grey Festival Company; Avenue Theatre; Canadian Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Series 1
Volume 2

9 Scrapbook, Musical Programs V, 1957-1962
Dominion Drama Festival; Opera Festival Company of Toronto 8th Annual Season; My Fur Lady Peterborough 30 November 1957; Review of My Fur Lady; Canadian Institute of Certified Public Accountants Annual Luncheon; Royal York Hotel; Massey Hall Toronto Symphony Orchestra; National Ballet of Canada; Royal Alexandra 50th anniversary; English Silver; Art Gallery of Toronto Guide; Spring Thaw ‘58; Radio City Theatre; New Play Society; West End YMCA; Opera Festival; Spring Thaw ‘59; Music Fair presents Brigadoon; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Garden Club of Toronto 1960 Spring Flower Show; Spring Thaw ‘60; New Music Fair and Finian’s Rainbow; Camelot; O’Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts; Canadian Opera Company Night in Venice; Maple Leaf Gardens; Red Kelly; several articles marking 30 years; Art Gallery of Toronto Vincent Van Gogh; Mavor Moore Spring Thaw ‘61; O’Keefe Centre Becket two newspaper commentaries tucked in; Canadian Opera Company Cavalleria Rusticana; National Ballet of Canada two programs

10 Scrapbook, Programs VI, 1962-1964
Beatrice Lillie “At Nine O’Cloc” O’Keefe Centre; Spring Thaw ‘62 15th annual musical review of the Canadian scene; Guys & Dolls; O’keefe Centre Holiday Theatre; Cinerama Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm; Crest Theatre Foundation, My Fair Lady; Doyly Carte Opera Company The Gondoliers; George Bernard Shaw Arms and the Man; National Ballet of Canada Royal Alexandra; Spring Thaw ‘63; “That Hamilton Woman”; advertisement for Underwood Lettera 22 Portable Typewriter; O’Keefe Centre; Anglican Congress 1963 Choral Evensong Maple Leaf Gardens 13 August 1963; Scene Theatre Magazine; Never Too Late; Canadian Opera Company; Oratorio Society of Toronto Messiah; Crest Theatre Mr. Scrooge; Bill Glover; Hamlet; Scene Theatre Magazine, Best of Spring Thaw; National Ballet of Canada. Romeo and Juliet, O’Keefe Centre

11 1953
Chi Rho Church of the Redeemer, “Fall Fashions”; University College Centenary Service of Re-dedication

12 1954
Victoria University Charter Day Convocation; Hon. L. B. Pearson, Chancellor

13 1955
Hart House Theatre Camino Real by Tennessee Williams; Candida by G. B. Shaw; Victoria College Music Club The Mikado

14 1956
Hart House Theatre Hamlet by Shakespeare; Wymilwood Sunday Evening Concert; Victoria College Madrigal Choir; Victoria College Graduating Class in Arts Graduation Dinner, Great Hall, Hart House; Victoria College Music Club Iolanthe by Gilbert and Sullivan; Trinity United Church, Toronto, Annual Candlelight Carol Service; Shakespeare Festival Earle Grey Festival Company [8th annual open air festival]

15 1957
Victoria College Music Club, “Ruddigore”; Our Living Tradition brochure; Carleton University, Free Public Lectures Our Living Tradition; R. L. McDougall on Thomas Haliburton; James S. Tassie on P. A. de Gaspe; J.M.S. Careless on George Brown; James A. Gibson on Sir Robert Borden; A. J. M. Smith on Duncan Campbell Scott; A. E. Birney on E. J. Pratt; National Ballet of Canada, Capitol Theatre Ottawa; National Museum of Canada Dr. Roger Manvell on English Literature and the Screen; Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Ottawa Little Theatre; May Fur Lady at Capitol Theatre

16 1958
West Coast Indian Art at National Museum of Canada; Alexander Schreiner recital at St Matthew’s Church, Ottawa; Ottawa Little Theatre; Ottawa Choral Society; Messiah

17 1959
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach; Chalmers United Church, Ottawa; Stratford Festival Canada 1959 brochure; Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Othello; As You Like It; Much Ado About Nothing; Straw Hat Players at Peterborough Summer Theatre; Ottawa Little Theatre; Mousetrap by Agatha Christie; Glebe United Church service; CGIT National Christmas Vesper Service; Ottawa University Students Federation “Whacko”; Metropolitan United Church, Toronto order of service; Sock and Buskin Drama Club of Carleton College presents Gogol’s The Marriage and Jean Anouilh’s Medea; Joseph Haydn The Creation, Ottawa Choral Society; Canadian Players “As You Like It” by Shakespeare and “The Devil’s Disciple” by G. B. Shaw; Carletones of Carleton University at Glebe Collegiate Institute Auditorium; Carleton University Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra; Handel’s “Samson”

18 1960
Ottawa Little Theatre, “The Hollow”; “Bus Stop” by William Inge; “The Diary of Anne Frank’; World Refugee Year; Presbyterian Student Choir on Tour in 1960; First United Church, Ottawa; Chalmers United Church, 20th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and service in September; St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Ottawa; Stratford Shakespearean Festival Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (designed by Brian Jackson); Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra; Ottawa Choral Society; 24th Parliament 3rd Session; Ottawa AYPA Drama Festival

19 1961
University of Toronto Chorus and Orchestra; Immaculata High School, “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay”; Ottawa Little Theatre “Ondine”; United Church of Canada Union Summer Services, Dominion United Church and Chalmers United Church; Victoria College Library official opening by John Diefenbaker

20 1962
Spring Thaw ‘62; Crest Theatre Toronto; Royal Alexandra “The Miracle Worker”; Massey Hall, Handel’s Messiah

21 1963
Emmanuel College in Victoria University Annual Convocation; Ordination of Ministers Hamilton Conference United Church; University of Toronto Organ Recitals; Covenant College Convocation; Victoria University Convocation

22 1975
Scene Toronto’s Theatre Magazine, The Nutcracker, O’Keefe Centre

23 1978
Barbara Hamilton in Jules Feiffer’s Hold Me!; Metro International Caravan 10th anniversary Krakow; Polish Combatants’ Assn Cultural Centre, Toronto; Caravan 78 passports for Ella, Evelyn, and Margaret Jones; Charlottetown Festival “Anne of Green Gables”

Series 1
Volume 3

24 1979
Brigadoon at IBM Country Club; Canadian Opera Company brochure; Caravan 79 passport unused; Herongate Barn Theatre “The Late Mrs Early”; Canadian Opera Company Cinderella; Royal Alex Theatre; Ice Follies; Canadian Opera Carmen & Cinderella

25 1980
Forest Manor Primary choir, Aladdin and his Magic Lamp; Grade Thirteen Theatre Festival; IBM Family Picnic; IBM Music Theatre “Dolly”; North Cavan Public School Christmas Concert; Peter Putman promotional card; Dinah Christie, Tom Kneebone, Lucio Agostini; Babes in Toyland; Performance Magazine, O’Keefe Centre

26 1981
Music with henry; George S. Henry Music Department

27 1982
Community Concert Assn; Delores Hodgens; Samuel Howard; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Kiwanis Music Festival Final Concert; Peterborough Civic Concert Band; Tim Gallop; Stephen Holloway; Nik Rishor; Coventry Singers, Peter MaKinnon and others; Christ Church Omemee ACW Doll and Toy Show/Sale

28 1983
Community Concert Assn; Scottish Chamber orchestra; Robert DeCormier Folk Singers; Franz Liszt Orchestra of Budapest; Monica Gaylord; Arbor Theatre Twelfth Night includes tip-in; Kawartha Summer Theatre; Academy Theatre Lindsay with tip-ins including two reviews; Centre for the Performing Arts

29 1984
Community Concert Assn; Regensburg Cathedral Boys Choir; Desmond Hoebig; Romanian National Choir; Chantal Juillet; Loyalist Heritage Festival Liftlocks and Flintlocks; Kawartha Summer Theatre 1984 Season with news clippings; Academy of Dance; Thomas A. Stewart; West Side Story, Crestwood Secondary School

30 1985
Dance Tapestry Adam Scott CVI; Community Concert Assn; Canadian Chamber Ensemble; Saturday Brass Quintet; New Irish Chamber Orchestra; Once Upon a Mattress; Crestwood Secondary School; St. John’s Ida “It’s Cool in the Furnace” [Milburn Jones on organ and others also identified

31 1986
Good news tonight, Northminster United Church; Community Concert Assn William Wright, Lawrence Cherney; New York Light Opera Company; Kawartha Summer Theatre “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck: starring Barbara Hamilton; Peterborough county 4-H Achievement Program, “Etiquette for the 80’s”; Crestwood Secondary School, 23rd annual May Concert

32 1987
Kawartha Summer Theatre, Academy Theatre; Bethany Outdoor Theatre; Inner Stage Players of Toronto; Tales of Hoffmann; Canadian Opera Company; Peterborough Opera Guild newsletter and program; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I with review; Jeanne’s Dance Centre; Evelyn Jones, Elizabeth Wallace; Melanie Buddle; Amanda Bauberger; Arbor Theatre 1987Charley’s Aunt with review

33 1988
North Cavan 25th Anniversary with news coverage; Jeanne’s Dance Centre Breakaway ‘88; Crestwood Music Dept ; Fitzgerald High School Bands Warren, Michigan; Crestwood Secondary School Commencement; “After Liverpool”; Bishop Wilkinson Foundation Festival of Choral Music, Roy Thomson Hall

34 1989
Orphei Drangar, Sons of Orpheus, Uppsala, Sweden, Canadian Tour; Omemee and District Horticultural Society 50th anniversary dinner, Omemee Legion Hall; Arbor Theatre Company; Charlie Farquharson with reviews; George Ingham piano recital; Musical Myth; R. Murray Schafer Le Cri de Merlin; Bethany Outdoor Theatre “The Living Word”; Peterborough Concert Assn; National Arts Centre Orchestra; Arbor Theatre, Educating Rita; Crestwood’s Annual Christmas Concert

35 1990
Godspell, Crestwood Secondary School; Lady Eaton Express; Peterborough Concert Assn Louis Lortie; IBM Quarter Century Club Harry Belafonte; Bethany Outdoor Theatre “Genesis”; Tallis Scholars; Crestwood Music Dept Final Concert; Tafelmusik with tip-ins review and Keynotes; I Musici de Montreal; Trio Vivant; Les Miserables; Moshe Hammer Trio; Elora Festival Singers

36 1991
Peterborough Concert Assn Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; Accompany Us With Mozart; Ofra Harnoy; Orchestra London; Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres Anne of Green Gables; Jazz in a Classical Key

37 1992
Peterborough Concert Assn English Brass Ensemble; Peterborough Humane Society Variety Benefit Show with clippings; Meet Gordon Pinsent Night; Claudel String Quartet; Maureen Forrester with clippings; Bath International Ensemble; I Musici de Montreal; Peterborough Symphony Orchestra

38 1993
Peterborough Concert Assn; Cerovsek Trio; Schubert Ensemble; National Arts Centre Orchestra; Antonin Kubalek; Peter Appleyard; Wingfield Trilogy by Dan Needles; Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour; Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village; Omemee and District Pioneer Days; Parkwood Oshawa; Rodgers & Hart, Babes in Arms

39 1994
Peterborough Concert Assn; A Viennese Evening; Chanticleer; Orchestra London; One World Dinner; New St. Peter’s High School; Home, Garden and Studio Tour, Township of Dummer; Kawartha Summer Theatre 30th season Lend Me a Tenor; Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society House & Garden Tour of Historic Millbrook; Peterborough Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert; R. Murray Schafer, The Enchanted Forest Patria 9, with tuck-ins.

Series 1
Volume 4

40 1995
Peterborough Singers Valentine Concert; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dr Hugh Curry, St. Peter’s Auditorium Reid Street; Christ Anglican Church Omemee organ recital; Marian Day ‘95 Peterborough Memorial Centre with clippings; Miss Saigon, Princess of Wales Theatre; Carols with Brass, Peterborough Singers and Peterborough Concert Band; Nutcracker, Adam Scott CVI Academy of Dance

41 1996
Peterborough Singers Valentine Concert with Ada Lee; George Ingham Solo Piano Recital; Peterborough Singers St. Matthew Passion; Meet me in Omemee Canada Day; Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society House & Garden Tour

42 1997
Shaw Festival, Mrs Warren’s Profession; Shaw Festival, The Chocolate Soldier; Peterborough County Children’s Choir; Peterborough Singers Faure Requiem; Puccini; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

43 1998
Peterborough Singers Messiah

44 1999
Canadian Welsh Singers; Coventry Singers of Peterborough, Spring 1999; To Us a Child is born; Christian Reformed Churches of Peterborough; Coventry Singers of Peterborough, Christmas 1999; Princess of Wales Theatre, Oliver; Riverdance, Hummingbird Centre

45 2000
Peterborough Singers Messiah; Roy Thomson Hall / Massey Hall Jubilee Concert

46 2001
Peterborough Theatre Guild I’m Not Rappaport; Peterborough Singers Valentine Concert; Old Millbrook School Family Centre Official Opening; Peterborough Horticultural Society For the Love of Gardening; Peterborough children’s Chorus, Voices of Spring; All Saints Anglican Church; 13th Annual Interlink Concert; Keg Mansion, Jarvis Street, Toronto; Kawartha Treble Troupe; Liftlock City Aces of Harmony; Showplace; Yuletide Cheer; Kawartha Treble Troupe; Christmas Candlelight Service; St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church; Community Carol Service; Giles Bryant; Salvation Army Band; Peterborough English Dancers, Good as Gold; George Eliot, Silas Marner with clippings; Peterborough Singers Messiah

47 2002
Muse Fine Films; the War Bride; Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives; Peterborough Singers Prelude to Spring with review; Music at St. Andrew’s, Soul Mates Gospel Trio; Applewood Manor Retirement Residence; Claidhmor and Highland Dancers; John Howard Society From Classical to Jazz Two; St. John’s Anglican Church; Murray Street Baptist Church, United in Song; Earth Mass, James Birrell with clippings; Stratford 50; Romeo and Juliet; Threepenny Opera; Scarlet Pimpernel; Jackson Creek Retirement Home; Heritage Pavilion Stage; And Freedom for All with clippings; Christ Church Omemee Program Kawartha Treble Troupe; Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society House & Garden Tour; Peterborough Theatre Guild, No Sex Please, We’re British; Christmas in the Country; Harvey by Mary Chase; Victoria County Studio Tour; Songs for all Saints; Liftlock City Aces of Harmony; St. Luke’s Christmas Concert; Messiah; Yuletide Cheer

48 2003
Rising from Our Ashes; Freetong Players of Sierra Leone; Peterborough Singers Valentine Concert; Coventry Singers of Peterborough;; Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Peterborough Singers with clippings; Interlink; St. Alphonsus School; Westben Arts Festival Theatre; Banchory Strathspey & Reel Society; Village Tea Room; Liftlock City Aces of Harmony; Yuletide Cheer, Peterborough Singers; Community Carol Service; Salvation Army; Christmas Candlelight Service; St. Luke’s Church School; Peterborough Singers Messiah; Coventry Singers of Peterborough; Christmas 2003

Approx. 20 more volumes are available