Date of the items: 1917 – 1977
Physical description: 25 cm
Title: McBride Sheet Music Collection
Creator: Stan McBride Sr.
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference number: TVA Fonds 928
Scope and contents: A collection of 385 published sheet music pages from the 1920s to the 1970s, featuring timeless tunes over seven decades. The collection specializes in songs made popular in Hollywood musicals and songs by popular singers.
Access Conditions: The majority of the songs are copyrighted and can only be used for research purposes; not performance purposes
Finding aid: None, see file listing below
Accruals: No further accruals are expected
Custodial history: The collection came as part of the larger McBride fonds in 2012.
Biographical sketch: Sheriff Stan McBride was born in 1919. He was Peterborough’s best known Master of Ceremonies in the 1960s and 1970s, and this collection of popular music clearly influenced his delivery. He began his career working for Westclox, and then went into business as a service station operator. He was served as a city alderman for six years, and served nearly two years, from 1961 to 1962, as Mayor of Peterborough. He resigned to become Sheriff of Peterborough County, a position he had for over two decades, from 1962 to 1985.
Stan had many interests outside of his career in politics and law enforcement. In the 1920s and 1930s, he was very active in the local sports scene, and was well known for his athletic abilities in swimming, weightlifting and other sports. He was also a keen supporter of local heritage, assisting in many historical projects from the 1960s to the 1990s. He was inducted into the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame in 1980, and Peterborough’s Pathway of Fame, honoured for his voluntarism. He passed away in 2005.
Related fonds at TVA: See F148 Stan McBride; F 310 Berta McBride and F538 McBride Family for more materials related to the McBride family.
Stan McBride Sr.
List of Files: View list of files. (.pdf)