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Mankato Symphony Guild. Collection, 1965 - 2015.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1236

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged into two series which consist of organizational materials related to the Mankato Symphony Guild and its main program Music Appreciation at the Elementary School Level.

Series 1 – Mankato Symphony Guild Organizational Documents This series is arranged chronologically and consists of organizational records related to the Mankato Symphony Guild from 1965-2015. Records include board agendas, minutes, treasurer’s reports, correspondence, membership lists, ticket sale information, newspaper clippings and similarly related documents discussing the operations of the Mankato Symphony Guild as an organizational unit.

Series 2 – Music Appreciation at the Elementary School Level (MAESL) The series is arranged chronologically and consists of records relating to the Music Appreciation at the Elementary School project from 1968 - 2003. Project records include correspondence, scrapbooks, reports, lists of participating performers, schedules, surveys, photographs, and a 1973 Citation of Merit from the American Symphony Orchestra League for the project.

Dates

  • 1965-2015

Creator

Biographical / Historical

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, high school and college musicians would perform for grade school 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.

Extent

3.33 Cubic Feet (3 Archives Boxes 1 Half Hollinger (legal)) : Photographs Negatives Papers

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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 agendas and minutes from board meetings, membership lists, financial documents, annual reports, newspaper clippings, photographs and correspondence. The correspondence, reports, lists of participants, schedules and photographs of participants in the Music Appreciation at the Elementary School Level (MAESL) are also included in the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Herbert Owen donated this collection in February 1976. Sandra Smith donated additional materials in 1977. Mary Huntley donated additional materials on behalf of the Mankato Symphony Guild in 2019.
Title
Mankato Symphony Guild. Papers, 1965 - 2015
Status
Completed
Author
Karin Thiem processed this collection
Date
1977-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029