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Murray A. Cayley Fonds

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 Murray A. Cayley Fonds

Dates of Creation



6 cm of textual records

1 photograph : b& w.

BIOGRAPHical sketch

Murray A. Cayley (1899-1982) was a Victoria College Graduate, Class of 1922.  He was a member of the Victoria College Dramatic Society, Victoria College Male Quartet, and served on the executive of the Victoria College Choral and Glee Club and the Victoria College Orchestra, becoming President in his final year.

scope and content

The fonds consists of a scrapbook assembled by Murray A. Cayley that focuses mainly on the activities of the various musical and dramatic clubs of which he was a member. It includes newspaper clippings, posters and announcements, and programmes for concerts and plays.  The scrapbook also contains many ephemera items from his time at Vic, including programmes and invitations for the Freshman and Senior Receptions, Senior Dinners and Graduating Class Dinners as well as Admit to Lectures cards, class schedules, and Hart House membership cards.


Source of supPlied title

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Physical condition

The scrapbook pages have been removed from the original binder. Newspapers are frail and require care when handling.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acquired from Murray A. Cayley Jr. in 2008.

Finding aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database

Related groups of records in different fonds

 See Ephemera Collection for related records.

Access points

  • Cayley, Murray Alexander, 1899-1982
  • Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Class of 1922
  • Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Glee Club
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Societies, etc.
  • Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.)—Songs and music


  • College theatre
  • Music in universities and colleges
  • Student activities
  • Universities and colleges—Societies, etc.
  • Universities and colleges—Songs and music