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Augustana Symphony Orchestra records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 236

Scope and Contents

Augustana Symphony Orchestra records, 1912-1991 and undated, consists of four series: Programs, Articles, Treasurer's Book, and Posters. The Programs series (1912-1991) contains programs, invitations and flyers to various performances by the Symphony Orchestra. The Articles series (1968-1977) contains newspaper articles about select soloists and performances. The Treasurer's Book series (1930-1934) contains a treasurer's log book detailing the College Orchestra's finances. The Posters series (1980-1987 and undated) contains large posters advertising symphony performances.

Dates

  • 1912-1991 and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from Augustana College Special Collections and the copyright holder.

Historical Note

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra, also known as the Augustana College Orchestra in its early years, is a student musical organization that features select soloists from the college. It has been an active organization in the college, even from its early years.

According to Conrad Bergendoff's book Augustana: A Profession of Faith, an organized orchestra was first formed on the Augustana campus in 1893. The early orchestras were much smaller than today's; the orchestra mentioned in the 1899-1900 College catalogue had fifteen members. The orchestra grew in size until it reached its current membership of 75 to 85 musicians. The orchestra accompanies the Handel Oratorio Society each year in its concert series.

Extent

0.6 Cubic Feet (/ 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra, also known as the Augustana College Orchestra in its earlier years, is a student-based musical organization that features select soloists from the college. It has been an active organization in the college, even from its early years. The Augustana Symphony Orchestra records, 1912-1991 and undated, contains programs, clippings, financial records, and posters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Allison James, 2007. Revised by Atticus Garrison, January 2016.
Title
Augustana Symphony Orchestra records, 1912-1991 and undated.
Status
Completed
Author
Atticus Garrison
Date
January 2016
Description rules
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Augustana College Special Collections Repository

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