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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Mankato Youth Symphony. Papers, 1966 - 1974.
MSU Archives Collection 1222



Mankato Youth Symphony. Papers, 1966 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1222. 1 hollinger, .43 cubic feet.

Abstract:

This collection is made up of the papers of the Mankato Youth Symphony Orchestra, which was in operation from 1964 until 1974. The collection contains a large portion of the Orchestra's official documents and records, such as financial records, fund raising information, and by-laws. Also included are correspondence, concert programs, and newspaper clippings.

Historical Note:

The Mankato Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc. was organized in 1964 and incorporated in 1966. Mr. James Berg was the organizer and director of the first orchestra. Parents of the orchestra members and other community members made up the organization, which operated under a Board of Directors and an Executive Committee.

The organization raised funds in the community to purchase uniforms for the orchestra members, provide music for the members, and send members to various music camps and workshops. The orchestra ceased to exist in 1974, due, in part, to the division of the high schools, and also the shortage of musicians to direct the orchestra. The orchestra reorganized in 1983 and has been presenting concert seasons ever since.

Historical information obtained from the collection. Mankato Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Scope and Content:

This collection is comprised of the papers of the Mankato Youth Symphony Orchestra, and cover the years from 1966 until 1973. The papers included in this collection are arranged chronologically by subject. Both internal and external papers of the Orchestra are included. The financial records, by-laws, membership lists, correspondence, concert programs and advertisements, and newspaper clippings are all included in this collection.

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 Youth Symphony. Papers, 1966 - 1974. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1222, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Mrs. Charles Adamson donated this collection in December 1976.

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 Youth Symphony available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Youth Symphony Orchestra-Mankato (Minn.)

Related Collections at MSUM:

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

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1222

Box

Folder

Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, 1966 – 1971

1

1

Concert Programs, 1970 – 1972

1

8

Correspondence, 1967 – 1973

1

5

Executive Committee Notes and Correspondence, 1969 – 1973

1

6

Financial records and correspondence, 1969 – 1973

1

3

Fund raising records, 1969 – 1970

1

4

Membership cards, 1966-1971

1

11

Membership list, undated and 1965 – 1974

1

2

Music Workshop Information, undated and 1969

1

7

Newspaper Clippings, 1965 – 1966

1

10

Posters, undated

1

9