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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association. Papers, 1959 - 1990.
MSU Archives Collection 1221



Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association. Papers, 1959 - 1990. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1221. 2 Hollingers, .86 cubic feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of the records of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra began in 1950, and is currently still functioning as a joint venture of the people of Mankato and Minnesota State University, Mankato. The collection includes meeting minutes, copies of the "Symphony Notes" newsletter, correspondence, financial records, and by-laws of the organization that date from 1959 until 1990. There is also a series of concert programs, beginning in 1965 and ending with the 1990 concert season. There are some omissions from this grouping, and multiple copies of some programs are present.

Historical Note:

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra was organized in 1950 with John Dennis as conductor and Guy Flanagan as president. The orchestra was incorporated in 1959, and since then has been a joint venture between Minnesota State University, Mankato and the people of Mankato. A board of directors, which includes community members as well as orchestra members, conducts the business of the orchestra. The orchestra is made up of 65 musicians from the Mankato community, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the Mankato high schools.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association. Papers, 1959 - 1990. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1221, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Dr. Herbert Owen donated the original collection in April 1976. Other portions of the collection were donated in 1990 by an anonymous donor.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in December 1976. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about the Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Mankato (Minn.)-Symphony orchestra.

Related Collections at MSUM:

Mankato Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc., Papers, 1965 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1222, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1221

Box

Folder

By-laws (undated and 1964) and Minutes of meetings (1959 – 1960)

1

1

Concert program and newspaper clippings, 1956 – 1970

1

11

Concert Programs, 1965 – 1968

2

2

Concert Programs, 1968, 1970 – 1971

2

3

Concert Programs, 1971 – 1973

2

4

Concert Programs, 1973 – 1975

2

5

Concert Programs, 1975 – 1977

2

6

Concert Programs, 1977 – 1979

2

7

Concert Programs, 1979 – 1980

2

8

Concert Programs, 1980 – 1981

2

9

Concert Programs, 1981 – 1983

2

10

Concert Programs, 1984 – 1986

2

11

Concert Programs, 1986 – 1987

2

12

Concert Programs, 1987 – 1988

2

13

Concert Programs, 1988 – 1989

2

14

Concert Programs, 1988 – 1990

2

15

Correspondence and bills paid, 1967 – 1971

1

9

Financial Records, 1966 – 1968

1

7

Financial Records, 1967 – 1968

1

6

Financial Records, 1968 – 1969

1

8

Meeting minutes and correspondence, 1961 – 1963

1

2

Meeting minutes and correspondence, 1964 – 1965

1

3

Meeting minutes and correspondence, 1966 – 1971

1

4

Miscellaneous, 1968

1

10

Photograph, unidentified and undated

1

12

“Symphony Notes” newsletter and correspondence, 1957 – 1961

2

1

Treasurer’s records, 1961 – 1966

1

5