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Overview of the Collection

Administrative History

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Austin History Center

Women's Symphony League of Austin Records

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Women's Symphony League of Austin
Title: Women's Symphony League of Austin Records
Inclusive Dates: 1953-2005
Abstract: The Women's Symphony League of Austin (WSL) was established on June 18, 1953 with the stated purpose to promote the interests of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The scrapbooks, yearbooks and programs in this collection span the years 1953-2005 and document the activities of the organization from its very beginnings.
Identification: AR.1991.026
Quantity: 20 linear feet (1 box and 38 scrapbooks)
Location: Archives stacks and Oversized Volumes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Women's Symphony League of Austin (WSL) was established on June 18, 1953, with Mrs. Homer Garrison as president. The Constitution states that the object of this organization shall be to promote the interests of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Fundraising and education are the main focus of the organization. Through the years the WSL has hosted such events as the Jewel Ball, Fashion Show, Designer Showcase, and the Street Dance to raise money for the Symphony. The WSL has also won several awards for Symphony for Simple Simon booklet and CD which introduces grade schoolers to the music and instruments of the orchestra.

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Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection consists of scrapbooks created each year by the Women's Symphony League of Austin that documents the activities of both the WSL and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs of events and WSL members, programs, posters, flyers, club yearbooks, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters and other ephemera. The scrapbooks cover the years from 1953 to 2005 with a few missing years. In addition there is a complete set of WSL yearbooks from the years 1953-1987 and a variety programs from events such as the Jewel Ball.

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Arrangement

Arranged by material type.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Organizations:
Women's Symphony League of Austin.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Subjects:
Austin Symphony Orchestra.
Women--Societies and clubs.

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Related Material

General Collection


  • A 785.066 WO Jewel Ball programs (various years)
  • A 785.066 WO Silent Auction programs (various years)
  • A 747.8837097 SY Symphony Silent Auction programs (various years)
  • A 781.91 DU Symphony for Simple Simon, 1957
  • A 781.91 DU Symphony for Simple Simon, 1984

Periodicals


  • Austin Symphony Notes
  • Take Note
  • Women's Symphony League of Austin Newsletter

Archives and Manuscripts


  • AR.R.006 Austin Symphony Orchestra Records
  • AR.2009.051 Peggy Brown Papers

Austin Files


  • Austin Symphony Orchestra S8800
  • Women's Symphony League of Austin S8800 (7)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Women's Symphony League of Austin (AR.1991.026). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1980/054

Donation Date: 1980, 1985, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2011

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box Folder
1 1-2 Programs, circa 1950s-2003, undated
Club yearbooks, 1953-1987
Location
Oversized Volumes Scrapbooks, 1953-2005

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