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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato Civic Music Association Papers, 1946 - 1964

Page address:

Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Mankato Civic Music Association. Papers, 1946 - 1964.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1233

Mankato Civic Music Association. Papers, 1946 - 1964. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1233. 1 hollinger, .43 cubic feet.


This collection consists of records and other information about the Mankato Civic Music Association. This group was in operation from 1946 until 1966, and its goal was to bring professional musicians to Mankato to perform. The collection consists of the meeting minutes from the Association's board of directors, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs relating to the performances in Mankato, and photographs of artists who appeared in Mankato. Many of the photographs are autographed by the artists.

Historical Note:

The Mankato Civic Music Association was organized on August 22, 1946, for the purpose of bringing professional musicians to Mankato. A. R. Pfau III was the first president of the organization, and Loretto M. Viegel the first secretary. Volunteers sold season tickets throughout the community. The association discontinued concerts about 1966 due to waning public interest, and an increase in concerts and performances at Mankato State College.

Information obtained from the collection.


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Collection Citation:

Mankato Civic Music Association. Papers, 1946 - 1964. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1233, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Loretto M. Veigel donated this collection in June 1977.

Processed By:

Ms. Karin Thiem processed this collection in October 1977. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell October 2000.

Related Collections:

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

LCSH Subject Headings:

Mankato Civic Music Association, 1946 - 1966.
Mankato (Minn.)-music-performances.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1233



Minutes of Meetings, 1946 – 1948



Photographs of performers, undated



Scrapbook, 1946 – 1949



Scrapbook, 1949 – 1954



Scrapbook, 1954 – 1960



Scrapbook, 1960 – 1964