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1982, 1993 (Creation)
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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 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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The documents were donated between 2001 and 2004 by Bishop's University Library.
The fonds has not been processed.