Audio-visual Recordings

Title: Audio-visual Recordings
Dates of Material:
1943-1981
Extent:
25 audio cassettes
28 audio reels
40 audio discs
Scope and content

This series consists of audio-visual recordings

Sounds recordings consist of: readings and lectures by Pratt, interviews with, and programs about Pratt. Includes excerpts from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation programs. Other persons represented include: Jed Adams; Earle Birney; Leonard Brockington; Howard Engel; Lorna D. Fraser; Northrop Frye; J.W. Grant; J.E. Hodgetts; Grace Irwin; Alexandra Johnston; David Knight; Lila Laakso; Christopher Love; Millar MacLure; A.B.B. Moore; Robert Patchwell; Lorne Pierce; Claire Pratt; Viola Pratt; R.S. Mills; C. Noseworthy; David Pitt; Margaret V. Ray; Lister Sinclair; Sidney Smith; Louis St. Laurent; Healey Willan; Frank Willis.

NOTE(S)
Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the series.

Finding aids

File list available (see below).

Extent

The series is contained in 5 boxes.

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 32
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
321Brébeuf and His BrethrenSeptember 26, 1943

Dramatic radio adaption of E.J. Pratt's poem, Brébeuf and His Brethren (alternative title: Life and Death of John de Brébeuf); total program (60); CBC Ref. 430926-1D

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel

Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
322E.J. Pratt reading his own poetry1949

Harvard Vocarium Records P-1124-27; recorded for the Poetry Room, Harvard College Library, 1949

2 audio cassettes

323Reminiscences of Newfoundland by Professor E.J. Pratt, C.M.G.January 27, 1949

Delivered at St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jan. 27, 1949 (CBC Ref. T-9915-24); and Address to St. John’ Rotary Club, 27 January 1949

2 audio cassettes

See also: Box 36 for audio discs

324Collected PoemsMarch 6, 1956

E.J. Pratt reading selections from his Collected Poems (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945), recorded March 1956

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel : 19 cm/sec (3 copies, one damaged)

325E.J. Pratt with Jed AdamsMay 1, 1958

A sound biography for "Assignment" produced by H.J. Boyle for the CBC, Toronto; recorded May 1, 1958

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (31 min) : 19 cm/sec; 1 audio reel

 

326E.J. Pratt lecture on King LearDecember 15, 1960

Recorded December 15, 1960 in Old Victoria College Library

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel : 19 cm/sec (2 copies); copy 1: original tape records on track 3 only, do not lend this copy

327Close-Up (tv series), 1961February 7, 1961

E.J. Pratt discusses his life and works in an interview with J. Frank Willis. Topics included are his career as a teacher, his invention of a universal lung-healer, preaching, the subjects of his M.A. and PhD. thesis (demonology and Hell), his work in psychology, his pleasure at receiving the Companion of St. Michael and St. George, the writing of Brébeuf and His Brethren, being unofficial poet laureate, and how he spends his days. CBC Ref. 730410-1

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel

Recordings about Pratt
3222Biographical discussion on E.J. Pratt and his worksMay 1, 1976

Cassette #1: Side 1 - 1 May 1976 - University of Ottawa, Biographical discussion: Fred Cogswell, Ralph Gustafson, Carl Klink.; Side 2 - Continuation of side 1; cont. onto tape 2

Cassette #5: Side 1 - Cont. from Cass. 4, side 2 30 mins; Sude 2 - Cont. from side 1 - Paper the 1920 18 mins. 3:00 p.m.-4.15 p.m. - Brebeuf its source & critics. 12 mins. Cont.

Not to be published without permission of the speakers and Ottawa University

2 audio cassettes; Cassettes #2–4 are missing

Box 33
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
33Recordings of poems by E.J. Pratt and others1981

Loose audio cassette with recordings of poems by E.J. Pratt, T.S. Eliot, Robinson Jeffers, Stephen Spender, and W.B. Yeats/Speaicrht

1 audio cassette

339The Cachalot1964

Dramatic adaptation of E.J. Pratt’s poem The Cachalot, CBC Stage Series, 1964 (CBC Ref. 640315-10[2]); with Opening Ceremonies of E.J. Pratt Memorial Room at Victoria University (continued from Box 36, Tape No. 15)

1 audio reel; 1 audio cassette (included with Box 36, No. 15)

3310Brébeuf and His BrethrenSeptember 26, 1967

Music and Musicians in Canada series, Music '67 series; musical dramatic pageant by Healey Willian, with text by E.J. Pratt, conducted by the composer, with David Ouchterlony at the organ, performed at the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Toronto (CBC Ref. 670926-7)

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel

See also: Box 18, File 10 for photocopies of readings from this production; Box 36 for audio disc of the production

Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
338E.J. Pratt Readings on “CBC Wednesday Night”February 6, 1963

Recorded February 6, 1963

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (30 min) : 19 cm/sec (2 copies)

Recordings about Pratt
3311Dinner given by Victoria University in honour of E.J. Pratt on the occasion of his retirementOctober 10, 1953

Complimentary dinner to Dr. E.J. Pratt; speakers include: Mrs. E.J. Pratt, Prof. N. Frye, Mr. W. Brockington

1 audio cassette (2 copies); 2 audio reels (33 min) : 9.5 cm/sec (2 copies each)

3312A Profile of Canadian Poet E.J. Pratt by C. NoseworthyApril 1, 1958

Recorded by VOCM, St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 1, 1958

1 audio cassette

See also: Box 36 for audio discs

3313CBC Wednesday Night Programme in honour of Pratt's 75th birthdayApril 1, 1958

Edited and narrated by Lister Sinclair; included in the programme are: Sidney Smith, Earle Birney, David Pitt, and Northrop Frye

1 audio reel (31 min) : 19 cm/sec (2 copies)

3314Service of Commemoration for E.J. PrattApril 28, 1964

Recorded at Convocation Hall, University of Toronto, April 28, 1964

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel : 4.75 cm/sec; 1 audio reel (44 min) : 9.5 cm/sec

Box 34
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
3423Prof. E.J. Pratt's Poem "The Icefloes"1955

Recorded by Whitefield Laite of Trinity

1 audio reel : 19 cm/sec

Box 50. Two unidentified sound tape reels

Recordings about Pratt
3415Opening Ceremonies of E.J. Pratt Memorial Room at Victoria UniversityOctober 15, 1964

Recording of the ceremonies opening the E.J. Pratt Memorial Room at Victoria University Library on Oct. 15, 1964. Dr. A.B.B. Moore, President of Victoria University, Dr. Northrop Frye, Dr. Leonard W. Brockington, Mrs. Viola Pratt, and Margaret Ray are all heard. (CBC Ref. 641015-4)

2 audio cassettes (includes Box 33, No. 9); 1 audio reel (continued on Box 33, Tape No. 9)

3416The naming of the E.J. Pratt LibraryMarch 7, 1968

Speakers: A.B.B. Moore, R.S. Mills, Mrs. Viola Pratt, J.E. Hodgetts, J.W. Grant, Miss L.D. Fraser; recorded March 7, 1968

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (35 min) : 9.5 cm/sec (2 copies)

3417E.J. Pratt RememberedJanuary 16, 1978

By Robert Patchell, Grace Irwin, David Knight, Christopher Love; moderated by Alexandra Johnston; recorded at the Wymilwood Music Room, Victoria University, Toronto

1 audio cassette (2 copies); gift of the Canada Week Committee

3419Pratt Centenary Lecture by Northrop FryeNovember 25, 1982

Recorded live, 12 noon - 1:00 pm, Thursday, November 25, 1982, Room 3, New Academic Building, Victoria College, Toronto

1 audio cassette (2 copies); 1 audio reel : 9.5 cm/sec

3420Professor Millar MacLure talks about E.J. Pratt on “CBC Anthology" Programme[before 1990]

Undated

1 audio cassette; 1 audio reel (16 min) : 19 cm/sec (2 copies)

Box 35
Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
35E.J. Pratt Reading His Own Poetry1949

Harvard Vocarium Records P-1124-27. As originally recorded for The Poetry Room, Harvard College Library; disc 1 includes: from The Cachelot, "The Shark," "Sea-Gulls," and "The History of John Jones"; disc 2 includes: from Brébeuf and His Brethren: "His Letter to the Priests in France," "The Passion and Death of Brébeuf," and "Lalémont"

2 audio discs : analog, 78 rpm, microgroove (disc 1: 9 copies; disc 2: 8 copies)

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2011487

Box 36
Adaptions of Pratt’s works
36Brébeuf and His BrethrenNovember 30, 1943

Recorded at Toronto by a.e.

1 audio disc : analog, 78 rpm. ; 30 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3132193

36Brébeuf and His Brethren [between 1967 and 1968]

By Dr. E.J. Pratt, Music by Dr. Healey Willan, Narration by Jean Cavall, At the organ Dr. David Ouchterlony at the organ, The combined gallery choirs of the churches of St. Mary Magdalene and Timothy Eaton Memorial; Recorded at TBC Recorded Limited

2 audio discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo ; 30 cm (2 copies)

See also: Box 18, File 10 for photocopies of readings from this production; Box 33, Tape no. 10 for an audio cassette and audio reel of production

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2706463

36DunkirkNovember 11, 1941

Recorded by L.W. Brockington, K.C.

1 audio disc : analog, 78 rpm, microgroove ; 30 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3573524

Pratt reading or discussing literary works and life
36Reminiscences of Newfoundland by Professor E.J. Pratt, C.M.G.January 27, 1949

Delivered at St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jan. 27, 1949 (CBC Ref. T-9915-24)

5 audio discs : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 25 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2872638

See also: Box 32, Tape No. 3 for audio cassette

Recordings about Pratt
36A Profile of Canadian Poet E.J. Pratt by C. NoseworthyApril 1, 1958

Recorded by VOCM, St. John’s, Newfoundland, April 1, 1958

3 audio discs (54 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 30 cm (disc 1: 4 copies; disc 2: 3 copies; disc 3:  4 copies)

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/2838549

See also: Box 33, Tape no. 12 for audio cassette

36E.J. Pratt TributeFebruary 21, 1963

Recorded for CBC Wednesday Night in Toronto (CBC Ref. 62341-A-LP)

1 audio disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 30 cm

For UTL catalogue record: http://go.utlib.ca/cat/3132001

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