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 clipping of an article by Philip Cook from the Montreal Daily Star entitled "Contemporary Music is not Given a Chance." The article includes mention of Ellen Ballon and Heitor Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 1.
File includes a program for Ellen Ballon's concert with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Ansermet. The file also includes a catalogue Londoof London Records, including Ballon's recording of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Piano Concerto No. 1 with Ansermet.
File contains publicity photographs of Ellen Ballon. Most are portraits, but some feature her playing the piano, participating in World War II support activities, at ceremonies, at concerts, and at receptions. Most of the photographs are undated but seem to span the entirety of her adult life. The last photograph in the album is of Ballon receiving her honorary doctorate from McGill University in 1954.
File contains a copy of the 1906 publication of Anna Magdalena's 1725 Notebook with various short piano compositions, edited by Dr. Richard Batka. The book is inscribed to Ellen Ballon by Clara Lichtenstein, her teacher at McGill Conservatorium of Music, and dated April 7, 1910 in Montreal.