File contains two photographs that show the front and back sides of a medal awarded to Ellen Ballon by President William Howard Taft of the United States of America and his wife. The medal is inscribed with "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of many, one).
File contains an autographed photograph of Sir Ernest MacMillan, the conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, in commemoration of a performance with Ellen Ballon of Heitor Villa-Lobos' first piano concerto.
File contains a photograph of Douglas Clarke (Dean of the Faculty of Music at McGill University from 1930 to 1955), Ellen Ballon, Frank Cyril James (Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University from 1939 until 1962), and an unknown man, standing in front of three microphones for radio stations: CKVL, CFCF, and CKAC. The photograph may have been taken at one of the concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McGill Conservatorium.
File contains a framed reproduction of the front cover of The McGill News (Winter 1954), featuring Ellen Ballon and the Canadian operatic soprano Pauline Donalda receiving their honorary doctorates. The photograph is in black and white but the banner for the magazine is in colour.
File contains a photograph of "The Three Bares" sculpture (also known as the "Friendship Fountain"), which was given to McGill University by its creator, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, as a show of goodwill between the United States and Canada. Ellen Ballon met Whitney while in New York and reportedly suggested the donation of the sculpture. It was presented to the university in 1931 by New York Times editor John Finley in 1931.
File contains correspondence and a certificate from the Secretary of the Board of Governors of McGill University regarding the proceeds from the Martlet Concert and Ball as well as Ellen Ballon's general support of the McGill music program.
This series contains photographs and a solitary sketch featuring Ellen Ballon and many notable people in her life. Included are photographs of prominent composers as well as teachers and friends of hers. Many are inscribed to Ellen Ballon by the person pictured.
Item is a photograph of Ellen Ballon's brother, Dr. David H. Ballon, speaking at the Montreal ceremony where he turned over the Ballon family home to the Canadian Jewish Congress for the duration of World War II to be used as a servicemen's hostel. Also included in the photograph are Group Captain R.A. Delahaye of the Royal Canadian Air Force; Mayor Adhemar Raynault of Montreal; Mrs. Rosalie (Lazarus) Phillips, the head of the Canadian Jewish Contress Women's Division; and Isidore Ballon, K.C.