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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Sources

Description of Series

Scrapbooks

Printed Book

Programs. Houston Symphony Orchestra

Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription

Programs

Clippings

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Ima Hogg Symphony Programs Collection



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hogg, Ima
Title: Ima Hogg Symphony Programs Collection
Dates: 1900-1978
Abstract: Ima Hogg, daughter of Texas Governor James Hogg, helped found the Houston Symphony Orchestra in 1913, and became president of the Houston Symphony Society in 1917. This collection contains materials, primarily programs, that she collected in relation to cultural events which she attended in Houston, various American cities, and abroad. The development of the Houston Symphony is well-represented through programs and newspaper clippings.
Identification: 1969-023
Quantity: 7 scrapbooks, 9 boxes; 7.8 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

Ima Hogg, daughter of Governor James Stephen Hogg, was born in Mineola, Texas, on July 10, 1882. After graduating from the University of Texas, between 1901 and 1909 she studied music in New York, Berlin, and Vienna. She then moved to Houston, where she gave piano lessons to a select group of pupils and helped found the Houston Symphony Orchestra. She served as the first vice president of the Houston Symphony Society and became president in 1917. Ima Hogg was also involved in founding the Houston Child Guidance Center and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Hygiene. She was involved in the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, and the Academy of Texas. She received numerous awards and honors for her philanthropic and cultural contributions to the state of Texas. On August 19, 1975, at the age of 93, Ima Hogg died of complications from a traffic accident while she was vacationing in London.

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Organization History

The Houston Symphony Orchestra began when Ima Hogg sponsored a concert on June 21, 1913. Originally the orchestra was an ensemble of 33 part-time musicians with a $2,500 budget. The Houston Symphony enjoyed steady artistic growth under the direction of strong conductors, including Ernst Hoffmann (1936-47), Efrem Kurtz (1948-54), Ferenc Fricsay (1954), Leopold Stokowski (1955-61), Sir John Barbirolli (1961-67), Andre Previn (1967-69), Lawrence Foster (1971-78), Sergiu Comissiona (1979-88), and Christoph Eschenbach (1988-1999). After decades in City Auditorium or the Music Hall, the HSO moved into the visually and acoustically fine Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts in 1966. In the years since its beginning, the orchestra has hired long-term professional musicians, played classical, pops, holiday, children's, and free concerts, offered education programs and young artist competitions, commissioned works, made recordings, broadcast concerts, and toured the United States, Europe, and Asia. During the 1998-1999 season, the orchestra consisted of 97 full-time musicians supported by a professional staff with a $18.4 million budget.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials collected by Ima Hogg in relation to cultural events which she attended. Included in the collection are scrapbooks, programs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, leaflets, brochures, other ephemeral materials, documents, and a printed book. Materials in the collection date from 1900 to 1978, with the bulk of materials falling between the years 1900 and 1964.

The majority of the programs in the collection are from symphony concerts attended by Miss Hogg, both in Houston and in various cities in the United States and Europe. The development of the Houston Symphony is well-represented in this collection through programs and newspaper clippings.

A significant portion of the programs and clippings are contained in seven scrapbooks which Miss Hogg created. Many of these scrapbooks include Miss Hogg's handwritten comments on the performances she attended.

The collection has been reorganized by format for improved access, with materials related to the Houston Symphony or other Houston cultural organizations coming first within each format category. The series are arranged as follows: Scrapbooks, Printed Book, Programs: Houston Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, Programs, and Clippings. The finding aid includes a complete container listing.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.
Subjects (Persons)
Hogg, Ima
Subjects (Organizations)
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Houston Symphony Society

Formats

Programs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ima Hogg Symphony Programs Collection, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Processed by

Monika Zarzycka and Julie Grob, 2000

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Sources

Albrecht, Theodore. "Houston Symphony Orchestra."The Handbook of Texas Online. 1999. http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/index.html. (19 July 2000)

Bernhard, Virginia. "Ima Hogg."The Handbook of Texas Online. 1999. http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/index.html. (19 July 2000)

"Meet the Symphony: A Brief History."Houston Symphony home page. 1999. https://web-7.interliant.com/HOUSTONSYMPHONY/hsinet.nsf/website/ABriefHistory (19 July 2000)

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Detailed Description

 
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1-7 Scrapbooks
This series contains scrapbooks created by Ima Hogg of programs from concerts and plays she attended through the years, along with her handwritten notes on the performances. The scrapbooks are arranged in loosely chronological order. Scrapbooks 3 and 5 have extremely brittle paper and require careful handling. Scrapbook 4 includes the program for the first concert ever performed by the Houston Symphony, dated June 21, 1913.
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1 Scrapbook with printed concert and opera programs from Houston, New York City, and Europe, manuscript notes, 1900-1910
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2 Scrapbook with printed theater and opera programs and illustrations from Houston and New York City, manuscript notes, 1901-1903
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3 Scrapbook with printed concert and opera programs and clippings from Houston and New York City, 1901-1917
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4 Scrapbook with printed concert and opera programs and tickets from Houston, New York City, and Europe, manuscript notes, 1907-1913
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5 Scrapbook with printed concert, opera and, theater programs from Houston, and various cities in the United States and Europe, manuscript notes, 1909-1931
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6 Scrapbook with printed concert, opera, and theater programs and clippings from Houston, New York City, and Europe, 1926-1930
Scrapbook
7 Scrapbook with newspaper clippings about the Houston Symphony Society, 1934-1938

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1 Printed Book
This series includes one book privately printed by the Houston Symphony Society for Ima Hogg.
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1 Privately printed promotional book, 1944

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1-2 Programs. Houston Symphony Orchestra
This series contains printed programs for concerts given by the Houston Symphony Orchestra. The programs are divided into two types, and organized sequentially. Major concerts such as subscription series concerts come first, and are organized chronologically from earliest to the most recent. Other concerts such as pops or special concerts follow, and are also organized chronologically from earliest to most recent.
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1 1 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 1, 1948
2 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 15, 1948
3 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 19, 1948
4 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 13, 1948
5 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Feb. 14, 1949
6 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 28, 1949
7 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Feb. 5, 1951
8 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Apr. 2, 1951
9 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 23, 1951
10 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts). Nov. 16, 1951
11 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 10, 1951
12 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 20, 1954
13 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 28, 1955
14 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 20, 1955
15 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 30, 1956
16 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 4, 1957
17 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 12, 1957
18 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 18, 1957
19 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 25, 1957
20 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 28, 1957
21 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 4, 1957
22 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 11, 1957
23 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 18, 1957
24 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 9, 1957
25 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Jan. 6, 1958
26 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Jan. 20, 1958
27 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Feb. 3, 1958
28 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 17, 1957
29 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Apr. 7, 1958
30 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 10, 1958
31 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 27, 1958
32 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 3, 1958
33 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 10, 1958
34 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 8, 1958
35 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 15, 1958
Box Folder
2 1 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Jan. 5, 1959
2 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Jan. 19, 1959
3 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Jan. 26, 1959
4 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Feb. 9, 1959
5 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Feb. 16, 1959
6 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 16, 1959
7 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 23, 1959
8 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Mar. 30, 1959
9 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Apr. 6, 1959
10 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 19, 1959
11 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Oct. 26, 1959
12 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 2, 1959
13 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 9, 1959
14 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Nov. 23, 1959
15 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Major concerts), Dec. 14, 1959
16 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Jan. 24, 1937
17 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Dec. 17, 1949
18 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 6, 1950
19 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Mar. 5, 1950
20 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Mar. 7, 1950
21 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Nov. 11, 1950
22 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1950?
23 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1950-1951
24 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1950-1951
25 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 10, 1951
26 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 14, 1951
27 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 14, 1951
28 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 19, 1951
29 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 20, 1951
30 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Mar. 4, 1951
31 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1951-1952
32 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1951-1952
33 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Jan. 5, 1952
34 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1952-1953
35 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1952-1953
36 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1955-1956
37 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Mar. 9, 1957
38 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Jan. 19, 1962
39 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Nov. 7, 1962
40 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Dec. 31, 1962
41 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1962-1963
42 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), May 6, 1963
43 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Nov. 10, 1963
44 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1963-1964
45 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1963-1964
46 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1963-1964
47 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), 1963-1964
48 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Feb. 15, 1964
49 Houston Symphony Orchestra, (Other concerts), Oct. 24, 1964

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2 50-61 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription
This series contains promotional materials, such as pamphlets and leaflets, related to fund-raising for the Houston Symphony and subscriptions to the concert programs of the Houston Symphony. Also included in this series is a typed document comparing the symphonies of various North American cities by such factors as city population, number of concerts, budget, etc.
Box Folder
2 50 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, October, 1934
51 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, March, 1952
52 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, 1952-1953
53 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, 1954
54 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, 1955
55 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, 1955-1956
56 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, 1956
57-61 Houston Symphony Fund-raising/Subscription, undated

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3-6 Programs
This series contains programs from various musical organizations, theatres, and music festivals other than the Houston Symphony. The organization of this series is first geographic, then according to the type of organization, with musical organizations coming before non-musical ones, and finally chronological. In this series, Houston area programs come first, followed by American programs, and finally by European programs. Within each geographic region, musical programs come first, followed by non-musical programs (primarily for theatre productions). Some of the programs are grouped by the individual organization (example: Houston Grand Opera), and some are grouped together (example: Various American Symphony Orchestras). Within each grouping, the programs are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
3 1 The Music Guild (Houston), Apr. 10, 1961
2 The Music Guild (Houston), Oct. 2, 1961
3 The Music Guild (Houston), Dec. 4, 1961
4 The Music Guild (Houston), Apr. 23, 1962
5 The Music Guild (Houston), Sept. 24, 1962
6 The Music Guild (Houston), Dec. 10, 1962
7 The Music Guild (Houston), Apr. 22, 1963
8 The Music Guild (Houston), May 13, 1963
9 The Music Guild (Houston), May 11, 1964
10 The Music Guild (Houston), Sept. 28, 1964
11 The Music Guild (Houston), Nov. 30, 1964
12 Houston Presents, 1964-1965
13 Houston Grand Opera, Mar. 19, 1962
14 Houston Grand Opera, Mar. 29, 1963
15 Houston Grand Opera, Dec. 5, 1963
16 Houston Grand Opera, Jan. 16, 1964
17 Houston Grand Opera, Apr. 2, 1964
18 Houston Grand Opera, Nov. 5, 1964
19 Houston Grand Opera, Apr. 8, 1965
20 Carnegie Hall, Nov. 19, 1939
21 Carnegie Hall, Nov. 21, 1939
22 Carnegie Hall, 1939-1940
23 Carnegie Hall, 1939-1940
24 Carnegie Hall, Dec. 3, 1940
25-27 Carnegie Hall, 1940
28 Carnegie Hall, Mar. 25, 1961
29 Carnegie Hall, Apr. 1, 1961
30 Carnegie Hall, Apr. 21, 1962
31 Carnegie Hall, May 12, 1962
32 Carnegie Hall, May 19, 1962
33 Lincoln Center, Dec. 1, 1963
34 Lincoln Center, Dec. 8, 1963
35 Lincoln Center, Dec. 15, 1963
36 Lincoln Center, Dec. 22, 1963
37 Lincoln Center, Dec. 29, 1963
38-39 Lincoln Center, 1963-1964
40 Lincoln Center, Jan. 5, 1964
41 Lincoln Center, Jan. 12, 1964
42 Lincoln Center, Jan. 19, 1964
43 Lincoln Center, Jan. 26, 1964
44 Lincoln Center, Feb. 2, 1964
45 Lincoln Center, Feb. 9, 1964
46 Lincoln Center, Feb. 16, 1964
47 Lincoln Center, Feb. 23, 1964
48 Lincoln Center, Mar. 1, 1964
49 Lincoln Center, Mar. 8, 1964
50 Lincoln Center, Mar. 15, 1964
51 Lincoln Center, Mar. 22, 1964
52 Lincoln Center, Mar. 29, 1964
53 Lincoln Center, Apr. 5, 1964
54 Lincoln Center, Apr. 12, 1964
55 Lincoln Center, Apr. 19, 1964
56 Lincoln Center, Apr. 26, 1964
57 Lincoln Center, May 3, 1964
58 Lincoln Center, May 10, 1964
Box Folder
4 1 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1900-1901
2 Various American Symphony Orchestras, Nov. 1939
3-4 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1939-1940
5 Various American Symphony Orchestras, Oct. 1946
6 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1949-1950
7-8 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1950-1951
9 Various American Symphony Orchestras, Apr. 1951
10 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1952-1953
11-12 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1954-1955
13 Various American Symphony Orchestras, Mar. 1956
14 Various American Symphony Orchestras, 1956-1957
15 Various American Symphony Orchestras, Mar. 1957
16 Various American Symphony Orchestras, Mar. 1963
17 Various American Symphony Orchestras, undated
18 Various American Recitals, August, 1947
19 Various American Recitals, April, 1961
20 Various American Recitals, March, 1962
21 Various American Recitals, Dec. 1962
22 Various American Recitals, Jan. 1963
23 Various American Recitals, March, 1963
24 Various American Recitals, April, 1963
25 Various American Recitals, Nov. 1963
26-27 Various American Recitals, April, 1964
28 Various American Recitals, Nov. 1964
29 Various American Recitals, undated
30 Various American Theatres, Dec. 1939
31 Various American Theatres, 1946-1947
32 Various American Theatres, 1947
33-35 Various American Theatres, August, 1949
36 Various American Theatres, January, 1950
37-38 Various American Theatres, May, 1950
39 Various American Theatres, July, 1950
40-42 Various American Theatres, undated
Box Folder
5 1-2 Bayreuther Festival, July 19-Aug. 31, 1936
3 Bayreuther Festival, July 31-Aug. 21, 1936
4-10 Bayreuther Festival, 1955
11 Bayreuther Festival, undated
12-13 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 20, 1950
14 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 21, 1950
15 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 22, 1950
16 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 25, 1950
17 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 20-Sept. 9, 1950
18-20 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug. 21-Sept. 9, 1950
21 Edinburgh International Festival, Aug.21-Sept.10, 1950
22-30 Holland Festival, 1950
31 Munich Festival, July 20-Aug. 29, 1937
32 Munich Festival, Aug. 12-Sept. 11, 1955
33 Salzburg Festival, July 30-Aug. 31, 1932
34 Salzburg Festival, July 22-Aug. 30, 1936
35 Salzburg Festival, July 25-Aug. 31, 1936
36 Salzburg Festival, Aug. 2, 1936
37 Salzburg Festival, Aug. 12, 1936
38 Salzburg Festival, Aug. 17, 1936
39-43 Salzburg Festival, 1936
44-50 Salzburg Festival, 1937
51 Salzburg Festival, July 24-Aug. 31, 1937
52 Salzburg Festival, July 23-Aug. 31, 1938
53 Salzburg Festival, 1952
54 Salzburg Festival, 1955
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6 1-2 Bayeriche Staatstheater, 1936
3-4 Bayeriche Staatstheater, 1936 - 1937
5 Bayeriche Staatstheater, 1955
6 Theatre National de l'Opera, 1928 - 1929
7-8 Theatre National de l'Opera, 1929 - 1930
9 Theatre National de l'Opera, 1948
10-11 Theatre National de l'Opera, 1951
12 Various European Performances, 1923
13 Various European Performances, 1936
14 Various European Performances, 1936 - 1937
15-17 Various European Performances, August 1950
18 Various European Performances, 1950
19 Various European Performances, 1954
20 Various European Performances, Sept. 1955
21 Various European Performances, 1955
22 Various European Performances, 1956
23 Various European Performances, 1956?
24 Various European Performances, 1957 - 1958
25-26 Various European Performances, 1960
27 Various European Performances, May 1961
28 Various European Performances, 1970
29 Various European Performances, 1978
30-36 Various European Performances, undated
37 Various European Theatres, 1929
38 Various European Theatres, 1950
39 Various European Theatres, 1963 - 1967
40 Various European Theatres, 1965
41 Various European Theatres, 1973
42 Various European Theatres, 1974
43 Various European Theatres, 1975
44-45 Various European Theatres, 1975
46-47 Various European Theatres, 1976
48-49 Various European Theatres, 1977
50-51 Various European Theatres, 1978
52-55 Various European Theatres, undated
56 Travel Itinerary and Memorabilia
57 Miscellaneous Articles

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7-9 Clippings
Newspaper clippings primarily concerning the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Society, and Ima Hogg and the Hogg family. The original clippings have been replaced by photocopies on acid-free paper for preservation purposes. The clippings are arranged chronologically from earliest to most recent.
Box Folder
7 1 Clippings, 1915, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1939
2 Clippings, 1940, 1948
3 Clippings, 1950
4 Clippings, 1951
5 Clippings, 1952
6-7 Clippings, 1953
8-11 Clippings, 1954
12-20 Clippings, 1955
Box Folder
8 1-4 Clippings, 1956
5-6 Clippings, 1957
7 Clippings, 1958, 1959
8 Clippings, 1960, 1961
9 Clippings, 1961, 1962
10-11 Clippings, 1963
12-14 Clippings, 1964
15 Clippings, 1964, 1965
Box Folder
9 1-11 Clippings, undated

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