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Thomas, Ian
First and Second Accruals

Ian Thomas fonds. – 1964]-2009. – 2.03 m of textual records, graphic material, sounding recordings and other material.

First Accrual. – [ca.1968]-2009. – 1.93 m of textual records, graphic material, sounding recordings and other material.

Box 1
Series 1

Music. – 1968-1993. – 10 cm of textual records. – Title based on content of series. – Includes sheet music, notebooks, and contracts.

F.1       Sheet music/lead sheets. 1968-70.
F.2       Frankenstein score. ca.1970.
F.3       “Anything” sheet music. ca. 1970. (See Box 5)
F.4       “Turn Your Back to the Wind” sheet music, written for the City of Hamilton (Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra). Pop-Group in Residence. 1971. (Oversized. See Box 5)
F.5       “Ian Thomas” notes/lyrics and extra songs. ca. 1973.
F.6       “Ian Thomas” sheet music. 1973.
F.7       “Warum Immer Ich?” [Everyday by I. Thomas]. Includes accompanying note and sticker. 1975.
F.8       “Right Before My Eyes” lyrics. [1976].
F.9       “Art of Living” and “25,000 Days” composition notebook. ca. 1993.
F.10     “25,000 Days” composition notebook. ca. 1996.
F.11     Contract. Dunbar Music Canada. 1970.
F.12     Resume. Including lyrics for “Ian Thomas” album. 1972.
F.13     Contract. GRT of Canada. 1973.
F.14     Ian Thomas Productions. Equipment List. 1975.
F.15     Contract. Polygram Records Inc. 1984.

Series 2
Correspondence. – [ca. 1971]-1994. – 4 cm of textual records and graphic material. – Title based on content of series.
F.16     Business Correspondence by Author. ca.1971-1979, 1988.
F.17     “Mother’s Celebrity Cow milking”. Includes photograph, certificate, and clipping. 1980.
F.18     “Music for Unicef” Event. 1982-83.
F.19     Fan Correspondence. A-D. 1973-93.
F.20     Fan Correspondence. E-K. 1973-93.
F.21     Fan Correspondence. L-O. 1973-93.
F.22     Fan Correspondence. P-Z. 1973-94
F.23     Family/Personal. 1973-90.

Series 3
Certificates and Awards. – 1973-2009. – 1.39 m of textual records and realia. – Title based on content of series.
F.24     Certificates of appreciation and award. 1980-86. (Box 3)

Danny Kaye Unicef Canada Award, Unicef Canada, 1983. (Box 4)
Contribution to Artistic Community, Excellence in the Arts, 1980. (Box 4)
Outstanding Young Person in our Community, Hamilton Jaycees, 1981. (Box 4)
Juno Award, Dedication to CARAS, 1985-1989. (Box 4)
Gold Leaf Award, Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year, 1973. (Box 4)
SOCAN Award, Ian Thomas, “Back to Square One”, 1990. (Box 4)
SOCAN Award, Mark-Cain Music Publishing, “Back to Square One”, 1990. (Box 4)
SOCAN Award, Ian Thomas, “You’ve Got to Know”, 1994. (Box 4)
Thank you, Elizabeth’s Concert of Hope, 2002. (Box 4)
Finalist, Hamilton Distinguished Citizen of the Year, 2002. (Box 4)

100,000 Radio Performances (“Pilot”), SOCAN Classics, 2009. (Oversized. Box 5)
100,000 Radio Performances (“Painted Ladies”, “Right Before Your Eyes”, “Hold On”), SOCAN Classics, 1994. (Oversized. Box 5)
Contribution to Platinum Album The Edge by Daryl Braithwaite, “As the Days Go By” and “All I Do”, 1988. (Oversized. Box 6)

Box 2
Series 4
Press and Promotional Materials. – [ca. 1970]-1996. – 16 cm of textual records. – Title based on content of series.
F.1       Press for “Ian Thomas” album. 1973.
F.2       Press for “Long Long Way” album. 1974.
F.3       Press for “Delights” album. 1975-76.
F.4       Press for “Calabash” album. 1976-77.
F.5       Press for “Still Here” album. 1978.
F.6       Press for “Glider” album. 1979.
F.7       Press for “Best of Ian Thomas” album. ca. 1979.
F.8       Press for “The Runner” album. 1981-94.
F.9       Press for “Levity” album. 1988.
F.10     Press for “As the Days Go By” performed by Daryl Braithwaite. 1988-89.
F.11     Press for “The Boomers”. 1991-1996.
F.12     Press for “The Boomers”. German. 1992.
F.13     Press related to Ian Thomas’ music. 1974-93.
F.14     Press on other subjects. 1981-1994.
F.15     “Beetle”. Vol. 5, No. 5. 1973.
F.16     “Billboard Directory”. pp. RS-102. 1974.
F.17     “Canadian Composer.” pp. 4-11. 1983.
F.18     “Canadian Musician”. pp. 34-37. 1981.
F.19     “Canadian Musician”. pp. 48-49.1993
F.20     “Cashbox”. pp. 4, 20, 35. (Oversized. See Box 5)
F.21     “Chicago Kid Productions”. 1982.
F.22     “Destiny”. Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 25-26. 1979.
F.23     “Hamilton”. pp. 65-68. 1979.
F.24     “Music Scene, The”. p.15. 1973.
F.25     “Music Scene, The”. p.14. 1974.
F.26     “Nightout”. ca. 1976.
F.27     “Performing Arts”. pp. 10-12. 1993.
F.28     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 20, No. 6. p. 1. 1973.  
F.29     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 20, No. 8. pp. 8-9, 24-26. 1973.         
F.30     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 20, No. 9. pp. 10-11, 24-25. 1973.
F.31     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 20, No. 10. pp. 8-9, 13. 1973.
F.32     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 21 No. 8. pp. 6-7, 19, 32-33, 35. 1974.
F.33     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 28, No. 17. p. 21. 1978.
F.34     “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 13, 20, 26. 1978.
F.35     “The Underground Ian Thomas News of the World”. 1974.
F.36     “WOM Journal”. [German]. p. 4. 1992.
F.37     Programs. 1973, 1974, 1987, 2011.
F.38     Promotional Material. Flyers, letterhead, etc. ca.1970-1974, 1989.
F.39     Promotional Material. Brochure. ca. 1974.
F.40     Promotional Material. Press Releases. 1974-81.
F.41     Promotional Material. Memorabilia. 1973-1993.
“Painted Ladies” Viewer. (Box 4)
Posters. ca.1970-1996. Includes posters for Tranquility Base, Ian Thomas, the Boomers and other large sized promotional materials. (Oversized folder.)

Box 3
Series 5
Photographs. – [ca.1967]-[ca. 1993]. – 12 cm of graphic material. – Title based on content of series.
F.1       “Ian, Oliver, and Nora.” [ca. 1967].
F.2       Publicity photo in purple suit. [ca. 1970].
F.3-4    Recording Sessions. [1970s].
F.5       Concerts. [1970s].
F.6       Concert with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra. 1974.
F.7       Concerts. [ca. 1970s].
F.8       Concert. [Juno’s]. Bruce Cole, photographer. 1975.
F.9       Concert. [ca. 1970s]
F.10     Publicity Tour. St. Thomas, Ontario. [1970s].
F.11     Contact Sheet. [Juno’s?]. 1975.
F.12     Press image. 1975.
F.13     “Delights”. Includes negatives. [ ca. 1975].
F.14     Plan of Attack. [ca. 1970s].
F.15     “Glider” publicity photograph. [ca. 1979].
F.16     “The Runner”. Deborah Samuel, photographer. [ca. 1981].
F.17     “Add Water” proofs. 1985.
F.18     Contact Sheets. Publicity. Deborah Samuel, photographer. [ca. 1985].
F.19     The Boomers. [ca. 1991].
F.20     Contact Sheet “Looking Back”. [ca.1993].
F.21-2  Miscellaneous photographs. Ian Thomas. [1973-93].
F.23     Miscellaneous photographs. Ian Thomas & SCTV. [n.d.]
F.24     Miscellaneous photographs. Family photos. [n.d.]
Miscellaneous photographs. Ian Thomas. [ca. 1985-1993] (Oversized. Box 5)

Series 6
Audio Discs. – 1970-1985. – 12 cm of sound recordings. – Title based on content of series. – The audio discs are vinyl.
F.25     Tranquility Base. Boris Brott, conductor. 1970-71.
F.26     Various artists. Ian Thomas, producer. CBC. ca.1972.
F.27     “Ian Thomas” singles. 1973.
F.28     “Calabash” singles. 1976.
F.29     “Coming Home” singles. 1977.
F.30     Unknown test pressing.
F.31     Various Artists. From Ian Thomas’ personal collection.
Sleeves for the following audio discs are kept separately in Box 4:
“Delights”. 1975.
“Long Long Way”. 1974.
“Ian Thomas”. 1973.
“Still Here”. 1978.
“Goodnight Mrs. Calabash”. 1976.
“Calabash”. 1976.
“The Runner”. 1979.
“Glider”. 1981.
“Add Water”. 1985. (includes audio disc).

Series 7
Realia. – [ca. 1970]-2008. – 3 items. – Title based on content of the series.
Cigar. (Box 4)
Purple Suit. ca. 1970. (Oversized. Box 5)
Suitcase. ca. 1975.

Books:
“Bequest” novel. Signed. 2006. (Box 1)
“The Lost Chord” novel. Signed. 2008. (Box 1)

Second Accrual. – 1964-1992. 10 cm of textual records and other material. – This accrual consists mainly of press and promotional materials, and a few additional items of correspondence, photographs, and other.

Box 7
F.1       Press for Ian Thomas unrelated to his music. 1964-84.
F.2       Press for “Ian, Oliver & Nora”. 1968-69.
F.3       Press for “Tranquility Base”. 1969-71.
F.4       Press for “Concert with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra”. 1974.
F.5       Press reviews for albums. 1974-85.
F.6       Press for UNICEF work. 1981-83.
F.7       Press related to Ian Thomas’ music. 1974-93.
F.8       “Arts and Entertainment Forum”. Vol. 1. No.8.
F.9       “RPM Weekly”. Vol. 20, No. 15. Pp 1, 12. 1973.
F.10     “Underground Ian Thomas News of the World”. Vol. 1, No. 4. 1974.
F.11     Promotional Brochure. [ca. 1974].
F.12     Promotional Material/Ephemera. 1971-81.
F.13     Promotional Material – Posters. [1970]-1992.
            Two additional posters can be found in the Oversized folder.
F.14     Programs from Hamilton Place. 1970-77.
F.15     Programs. 1971
F.16     Juvenilia – school related programs, report card. 1961-69.
F.17     Correspondence -- Forest Fire Prevention Poster Contest. 1964.

Oversized
Photograph of Ian Thomas. [c.1974]. (Box 5)
“If You’re Lookin’” Commemorative Record. 1970. (Box 5)



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