Fonds P145 - Sam Hopper fonds

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Sam Hopper fonds

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CA E001 P145

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  • 1982, 1993 (Creation)

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2 textual records. - 39 audio tapes : 19 tape reels and 20 cassettes.

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Sam Hopper was born on 15 February 1899 in Wilson's Mills. In 1921, he moved to Huntingville where he and his brother, Earl, bought a farm, also working at Veneer factory in Waterville. Sam married Aveline Sarrasin (1904-1986) the 8 June 1927. In the 1940s, he and his wife moved to Waterville. He then ran a sawmill in Waterville.

As a child, Sam Hopper learned to play the fiddle and began to play at parties at age 12. In 1945, he began to participate in amateur shows with Norman Masters. Soon after, they formed a band with Sam Hopper's wife, Albert Nutbrown and Stuart Deacon. For about 30 years, the group played in marriages and dances in the Eastern Townships and was on the radio for 25 years.

Sam Hopper died on 29 March 1980.

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The recordings were created through a project undertaken by Janet Bentzen in 1982, funded by the Townshippers' Association, to re-record the tapes owned by Aveline Hopper. The recordings were donated to the Bishop's University Library and later transferred to the ETRC.

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The fonds contains mainly source material on Sam Hopper's and The Hoedowners' singing activities. It consists of 19 tape reels, 19 cassettes and a booklet entitled "Sam Hopper Tapes" on Sam Hopper and The Hoedowners from 1982. It also consists of one cassette entitled "La reponse..." by the "Ensemble vocal La Maison du Point tournant" from 1993, and a poster for Sam Hopper and his Hoedowners.

The guitar player on the far left side has been identified as Merlin Dewing and the man beside him has been identified as Jimmy Piper.

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Researchers may also consult the Ian Tait collection (P163/001.11/002) for taped interviews of Sam Hopper.

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The documents were donated between 2001 and 2004 by Bishop's University Library.
The fonds has not been processed.

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28 janvier, 2016

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