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 piano technique book used and annotated by Ellen Ballon. It is the third book in a set of three, dedicated to Rafael Joseffy. It includes studies by composers from Ludwig van Beethoven until the book's publication.
File contains a piano technique book used by Ellen Ballon while she was studying with Alberto Jonas in New York. Each page includes printed technical excercises and blank staff lines with some additions handwritten in pencil, presumably by Jonas or Ballon. The book includes a repertoire list of pieces Ballon performed in 1918-1919.
Item is a copy of Joseffy's composition, dedicated to his friend Moriz Rosenthal, and inscribed to Ellen Ballon. File includes a copy of handwritten piano scale exercises, presumably by Joseffy for Ballon.
Item is a copy of the second tale in Medtner's Two Tales, Op. 14, for piano. It was published by P. Jurgenson and distributed in Leipzig by Robert Forberg in 1907 and includes an inscription to Ellen Ballon from Alfred La Liberté.
File contains copies of each of the four compositions: "Titania's Waltz"'; "Weeping Willows"; "In the Rushes"; and "Soughing Pines." The work was dedicated to Paolo Gallico (1868–1955). Each piece bears an inscription to Ellen Ballon, Goldmark's student in 1909. The pieces were published by the Oliver Ditson Company in Boston in 1908.
Item is a copy of a manuscript composition by Alan Hovhaness, inscribed to Ellen Ballon. The composition is based on an Armenian folktale and is comprised of two movements, each of which imitates Armenian instruments (tmpoog for the first movement and the kanoon and oud in the second movement).
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).
Item is a press photograph of Ellen Ballon with three cadets from the West Point Military Academy, where she performed as a guest soloist with their symphonic band. Pictured with her are R.B. Dean, Jr. of Forest Hills, New York; Gordon Gould, Jr. of Mobile, Atlanta; and J.A. Martell of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Item is a press photograph of Ellen Ballon touring the West Point Military Academy, where she performed as a guest soloist with their symphonic band. Pictured with her are cadets, R.B. Dean, Jr. of Forest Hills, New York; Gordon Gould, Jr. of Mobile, Atlanta; and J.A. Martell of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Item is a photograph of Fiorello H. Laguardia, the Mayor of New York (1934-1945) , signing a scroll of greetings from the "Men in New York at the Stage Door Canteen" to the "Men of Canada." The "Men of Canada" refers to the Canadian service-men's center that opened in Ellen Ballon's family home in Montreal.