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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 Symphony Guild. Papers, 1965 - 1977.
MSU Archives Collection 1236



Mankato Symphony Guild. Papers, 1965 - 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1236. 1/2 hollinger, .21 Cubic Feet.

Abstract:

This collection consists of the records of the Mankato Symphony Guild. This organization was designed to assist in promoting the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and its events. The collection contains the minutes from directors meetings, membership lists, annual reports, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. The correspondence, reports, lists of participants, and photographs of participants in the Music Appreciation at the Elementary School Level also are included in the collection.

Historical Note:

The Mankato Symphony Guild was established in March 1965, for the purpose of increasing membership and attendance at Mankato Symphony Orchestra concerts, and to assist in promoting orchestra music in Mankato.

The Mankato Symphony Guild assisted with ticket sales for concerts, held receptions and dinners for the orchestra and guests, and promoted attendance at Symphony events. The Music Appreciation at the Elementary Level (MAESL) program was developed to increase interest in symphony music in elementary schools. Under this program, young musicians would perform in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classrooms through the cooperation of music teachers and volunteer members of the guild. The MAESL program received a national Citation of Merit from the American Symphony Orchestra League in 1973 for originality and effectiveness in stimulating interest in instrumental music through a volunteer group.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists mostly of correspondence, minutes, and newspaper clippings from the Mankato Symphony Guild. Also included in the collection are records relating to the Music Appreciation at the Elementary School project, which was in operation from 1972 - 1977. The records on this project include correspondence, reports, lists of participants, photographs, and a Citation of Merit from the American Symphony Orchestra League for the project. The collection is arranged chronologically, and covers the years from 1965 until 1977.

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 Guild. Papers, 1965 - 1977. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1236, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

Herbert Owen donated this collection in February 1976. Sandra Smith donated additional materials in 1977.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 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 Symphony Guild available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Mankato Symphony Guild - Mankato (Minn.)
Mankato Symphony Orchestra.
Music - Instruction and Study.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1236

Box

Folder

Minutes of Board Meetings, membership lists, etc. 1965 – 1973

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1

Music Appreciation at the Elementary School Level, correspondence, reports, etc. 1972 – 1973

1

2

Newspaper Clippings, 1965 – 1973

1

3

Photographs of participants in Music Appreciation at the Elementary School Level, undated.

1

4