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Conrad Stephens fonds

  • PPCLI C130-2.1
  • Archief
  • 1918 - 1955

The fonds consists of Conrad Stephens' memorabilia from the Dumbells, the musical and comedy troupe formed by the 3rd Canadian Division during the First World War which amalgamated with the PPCLI Comedy Company. After the War the troupe continued to tour Canada and the United States until 1929. Consists predominantly of publicity photos and portraits of the performers, many of them autographed. Includes a portrait of Stephens in his wartime uniform, a portrait of him as a veteran in the 1950s, and newsclippings about a reunion concert of the PPCLI Comedy Company mounted in 1955.

Stephens, Conrad

PPCLI Comedy Company collection

  • PPCLI C130-3.1
  • Collectie
  • 1968

The album largely consists of publicity photographs (many autographed) and programs documenting the activities of the PPCLI Comedy Company and its successor, the Dumbells. Includes a nominal roll (compiled 1968) of all members of the Comedy Company from its formation on 1916 May 16 to its amalgamation with the Dumbells on 1918 Nov 12. Includes materials created 1916-1968. Includes published magazine articles: Jack McLaren, "Mirth and mud", Maclean's Magazine, 1929 Jan.1, Mar. 1, May 15; Alan Murray, "The Dumbells", The Legionary, 1952 May, reprinted 1965 Jan.; Jack McLaren, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trenches", Weekend Magazine, 1967 Nov 25. Includes a brief by Norman D. Clarke to the Historical Section, Army Headquarters, 1963, protesting the omission of references to the Comedy Company in the official history of the First World War.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum and Archives