Sound cassettes

Title: Sound cassettes
Dates of Material:
64 sound cassettes
Scope and content

Series contains lectures, conversations, interviews and miscellaneous material. Includes a cassette tape of Northrop Frye playing the piano.

Source of supplied title

Title based on form of the material.


The series is stored in 3 boxes.

Finding aids

Item list available (see below).

1988, Box 33
33"The critic and the teacher"June 1, 1972

Recorded at the annual meeting of the Association of Canadian University Teachers of English (ACUTE), Montreal, June 1, 1972.

1991, Box 64
64"A humanist looks at science and technology: communication and the arts"1969
64"The revolutionary imagination: the work of William Blake"1981-1982
64"The social uses of literature"1972
64Address at the opening of a Lismer/Harris exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario1985
64CBC Ideas: Storytelling - Role of narrative forms
64CBC Morningside1991

Tributes, January 24, 1991; Letters, February 4, 1991

64CBC Morningside: current affairs
64CBC Morningside: John Ayre
64Northrop Fyre interviewed by Stan Correy about The Great Code for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation1982
64[Frye on literature addressing "a generally cultivated public"]198-
64CBC Ideas [on words] [Darkening mirrors?]
64CBC Morningside with Peter Gzowski
64John Ayre on Frye
64Review of Spiritus mundi by Martin Amis
Miscellaneous cassettes
64CBC Ideas - edited version of the J. Brunowski memorial lecture by Helen Caldicott1984
64CBC Ideas - Lister Sinclair/M. Horsley: The book of Job
64CBC Ideas - Lister Sinclair on abortion
64CBC Ideas - Lister Sinclair on capital punishment
64Further cassettes of music, poetry readings.
1991, Box 65
65"The ideas of Northrop Frye", CBC Ideas ProgrammesFeb. 19, 26, March 5, 1990
65Northrop Frye Obituary, CBC RadioJanuary 23, 1991
65Northrop Frye's biographer, John AyreDec. 21, 1989

Northrop Frye Panel, CBC Morningside

65Unedited 8-hour conversation/interview with Frye by David Cayley and Sara Wolch conducted in December 1989 for a CBC Ideas programme aired in February-March 1990.December 1989
2023.08, Box 1
1Beach lecture1990

Audio cassette tape of a lecture given by Frye at the University of Minnesota on 18th century literary studies. The lecture was organized as a memorial for poet and professor Joseph Warren Beach.

A  digital version of the recording is available. Please contact the archivist to request access.

2023.08, Box 2
2[Northrop Frye playing the piano]1977

Audio cassette tape of Frye playing the first movement of Piano Partita No. 2 in C Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Recorded by Helen Kemp Frye in their home in Toronto.

A digital file of the recording is available on the Digital Collections website.