Fonds AR073 - Audrey Johnson fonds

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Audrey Johnson fonds

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  • [19--]-1994 (Creation)

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1.65 m of textual records and other material.

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Audrey Johnson was born in Toronto on December 21, 1915, and moved to Victoria in 1921 where she resided until her death on August 12, 1993. She received early music training in piano, violin and voice at the Royal School of Music, London, becoming a Licentiate in 1931. She later studied dramatic arts in Banff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UBC, and UVic. She directed many winning plays for the Victoria Theatre Guild, was a BC government adjudicator for drama festivals, and was instrumental in restructuring the Victoria Little Theatre in 1950, becoming its principal director. In addition, she was actively involved in the early days of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. She wrote poetry, some of which was published in two chapbooks and two Canadian anthologies. She is best known in Victoria for her arts columns in the Victoria Daily Times, from 1939-1955, and the Times-Colonist, from 1955-1987.

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The fonds consists of subject files that contain newspaper clippings, publications, manuscripts, programmes, photographs, certificates and art work. The files are arranged alphabetically by title and include files on the subjects of Ballet, Bastion Theatre, Conservatory of Music, Theatre and the Victoria Symphony.

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Donated to the University of Victoria Archives by the Estate of Audrey Johnson in 1995


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Also includes 54 photographs and photograph negatives.

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Updated 2022-03-31

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  • English

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