Fonds PR-2257 - Don Mowatt fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Don Mowatt fonds

General material designation

  • sound recording

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Level of description


Reference code


Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1959 ; 1965-1987; predominantly 1965-1987 (Creation)
    Mowatt, Don

Physical description area

Physical description

796 audio reels

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

In 1964, Don Mowatt joined CBC Radio as an arts and drama producer. As of 1987, he was the last of his generation of producers to continue in a regular CBC staff position. He has produced more than 500 radio plays, plus many documentaries, musical programs and features. He served as executive producer for "The Hornby Collection" (1977-1983) and "Testament" (1984). Over the years, Mowatt has earned several international awards for his radio productions.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The fonds comprises CBC Radio productions, mainly produced at CBC Vancouver by Don Mowatt. The programs include musical concerts, documentaries, radio plays and features. The fonds includes most of the programs from the series "The Hornby Collection", for which Mowatt was appointed Executive Producer in 1977. There are also several programs from "Testament", for which he was appointed Executive Producer in 1983. In addition, there are many examples of his work for other series, including "Heritage Theatre", "The Bush and the Salon", "Ideas", "CBC Stage", and others.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1987-08-18.


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No access restrictions apply.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

  • Copying restriction: Requests for copies require clearance through the use of CBC permission forms.
  • Copyright status: Copyright retained by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Finding aids

  • Finding aid for T4303 available on file and in the reference room.
  • Item-level descriptions are also available on-line for many items.

Associated materials

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Archives code(s): 88-0070 ; T4303; Fonds description was previously numbered AAAA8110.

General note

Accession number(s): 88-0070; T4303


Sound recording originals may be in cool or cold storage. Contact staff for specific details.


Acatate-based masters have been copied onto polyester stock.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres