Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra:

An Inventory of Its Records 1946-1988, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (Lubbock, Tex.)
Title: Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Records,
Dates: 1946-1988
Abstract: Records of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra from 1946-1988.
Collection # S 616.2
Quantity: 4 boxes (4.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra first performed in 1946 under the direction of its founding conductor, William Harrod. It is now classified as a group VI orchestra and consists of 84 professionally trained musicians. It performs 12 classical concerts annually for the public and two concerts for elementary age school children of the area.

Scope and Contents

These records document the performances and behind the scenes work of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the associated Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Guild. Documents include concert programs, invitations and photographs, organizational bylaws and charters, and records of concert planning and funding activities. There are also several large scrapbooks containing documents, photographs and news clippings related to the Orchestra's and Guild's activities.


The records of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra are arranged in two series, Concert Activities (including photographs) and Scrapbooks.


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Harrod, William
Subjects (Organizations)
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (Lubbock, Tex.)
Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Guild (Lubbock, Tex.)
Women's Association of Lubbock
Lubbock (Tex.)--Social life and customs
Music--Texas--Lubbock--Societies, etc.
Symphony orchestras--Texas--Lubbock

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Webster, Madge Malone. Madge Malone Webster oral history interview [sound recording], 1983
  • Lubbock (Tex.) Music Collection, Records, 1925-1962
  • Leona Gelin Kent Papers, 1937-1971

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Records, 1946-1988, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


Collection accession #(s):

Gift, 1989

Processed by

A. Ramirez, June 12, 2000

Collection Inventory


Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Concert Activities

box folder
1 1 1981
2 1982
3 1983
4 1984
5 1985
6 1986
7 1987-1988
8 Charter Copy and By-laws, 1946-1981
9 Photographs (6) and document, Conductors
10 Miscellaneous papers, 1950-1975
11 Miscellaneous photographs (5), undated
12 Miscellaneous photographs (65) and slides (4), undated
13 Photographs, (32), DeGaltano Concert, Reception, February, 1973
14 Article, "Quality of Life in Lubbock, Texas" by Jack Sheridan
15 Miscellaneous slides (107), 1971-1977
16 Thank you notes from elementary schools, 1988



2 Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Guild, Volumes 1-7, (Texas Women's Association, -Symphonic Conference, Lubbock, Vol. 7) 1955-1979;
3 Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Volumes 1-5, 1 volume unnumbered, 1952-1979; 1946-1973
4 Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Volumes 6-11, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Guild, Volumes 8-9, (Texas Women's Association-Symphonic Orchestras Conference, Lubbock, Vol. 8) 1973-1985; 1980-1983;