• Advertisement - Bradley: A Philosophy of Education through Music

      1971
      A pamphlet advertisement for the Bradley Organization. In the advertisement, it states that this is the "forty-first anniversary of this world-wide music education research organization."
    • Advertisements - Harold Bradley School of Music, 1948, 1949, n.d.

      1948, 1949
      An assortment of Harold Bradley Institute of Music advertisements. Some are dated 1948, 1949, others have no visible date.
    • Amacy Matthews Letters, 1918

      Williams, Edie (2010-09-15)
      2 typed letters with marginalia. Also includes one accounts sheet and one envelope.
    • Article - "World Famous Musicians Teach At Harold Bradley School of Music"

      1957-07-20
      An article about the work at the Harold Bradley School. It also mentions the addition of Deryck Aird to the staff as a director of the department of violin.
    • The Bradley Institute - Brief History

      The Bradley Institute (2000)
      The brief history discusses the founding of the institute in 1930 by Isidor Philipp and Harold Bradley up to the seventieth anniversary in the year 2000. Also mentioned, is the age of the participants, "the age level of the students continued to drop and under the leadership of Grace Barnes (now the senior member and president) babies as young as six days old were brought into the work. Pitch and rhythm exist before language and provide an ideal medium for the development of the necessary life-skills, physical, mental, and emotional."
    • Chamber's Historical Questions with Answers

      Chambers, William; Chambers, Robert (1878)
      The book is hardcover and inscribed with an illegible signature, dated 1880 and below that is the signature Margaret J. Woodruff. The preface of the book begins, "The present work is designed to fulfil an important purpose in Education - that of bringing clearly into view the leading facts which are supposed to be gained through a long course of instruction. Without proposing to supersede the elementary books usually employed, it offers a certain test of what is presumed to have been previously learned. With such a work in their hands, Schoolmasters, Tutors, Governesses, or Parents, may at once satisfy themselves as to the degree of knowledge on a variety of subjects attained by the young person under their charge, and for whose intellectual culture they feel a special interest." The full text is available in the Brock University Special Collections and Archives.
    • Deryck Aird Brief Biography for Bradley Institute For Music Education Research Limited

      Bradley Institute for Music Education Research Limited (1986)
      A brief biography of Deryck Aird, one of the directors of the institute. The biography mentions that "In 1950 he began a lifetime friendship with the famous Canadian pianist, Harold Bradley, and became involved in a music education project with him and other musicians which has evolved today into an organization known as the Bradley Institute for Music Education Research Limited."
    • Description of Work at Bradley Institute

      Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
      Typewritten notes on the work done at the Bradley Institute. The first part of the document discusses the work of Isidor Philipp and his early career. As the document continues, Bradley begins to discuss the kinds of philosophies of "piano-hand" they are working on at the Institute. He remarks on the type of instruction teachers offer today, "This work makes no attempt to recommend or repudiate any so-called 'system' of piano instruction. It will, however richly reward any teacher of piano who will take the trouble to separate the wheat from the chaff. Consider very carefully those 'easy-methods' hailed as revolutionary new ways of learning the piano. They are saying 'this is not Chopin's way, this is Mr. So-and-So's way! ' A little thought should convince anyone that there could not be a new or better way to play Beethoven. It would be just as ridiculous to advertise a new and better way to paint Raphael."
    • Draft Pamphlet for Teachers

      Bradley, Harold (n.d.)
      A draft copy of a pamphlet created for teachers. One portion of the draft reads "Within the music programs the teacher will see the work of psychologists, physiologists, scientists, psychiatrists and distinguished musicians, and be able at all times to observe the actual working of classes with children of all ages (nine days the youngest as yet). The successful teacher of the future must be not only aware of progress in a constantly changing world but must be part of that progress and be in a position where he can contribute to it as well."
    • Engineering school notebook which belonged to S.D. Woodruf

      Woodruff, S.D. (n.d.)
      Engineering school notebook which belonged to S.D. Woodruff. This book contains questions for exercise as well as other mathematical topics. It also contains a page which has the title “The Cataract of Niagara in North America” and quite a few pages of repetitive lines as in “writing lines”. Some of the pages are loose or torn and the notebook is discoloured. This does not affect the text. This book has no covers, n.d.
    • Engineering school notebook which belonged to S.D. Woodruff

      Woodruff, S.D. (n.d.)
      Engineering school notebook which belonged to S.D. Woodruff. This book contains logarithm notes, plane trigonometry, surveying and content of land. The outer page is torn and the notebook is quite discoloured. This does not affect the text. It has no covers, n.d.