University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Federation of Music Clubs Records, 1860-1869, 1915-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Federation of Music Clubs
Title: Texas Federation of Music Clubs Records
Dates: 1860-1869, 1915-2009
Abstract: Records document the organization and activities of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs, including executive offices, standing committees, districts, and affiliated clubs. Record formats include minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, scrapbooks, yearbooks, and directories.
Accession No.: 62-58; 63-4; 65-93; 68-55; 70-66; 93-229; 96-265; 2001-154; 2001-155; 2004-196; 2005-155; 2007-095; 2008-236; 2009-151; 2011-199; 2012-047; 2013-203
Extent: 26 ft., 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The mission of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs (TFMC) is to facilitate cooperation between Texas music organizations in order to develop and maintain high musical standards, to aid musical education, and to promote American music and artists. The organization also funds scholarships in music and dance and hosts the annual State Junior Festival. TFMC belongs to the South Central Region of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

TFMC was organized on November 12, 1915 in Brownwood, Texas, under the leadership of Louise Pace, chairwoman of the Music Department of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs. Lucil Manning Lyons became the first president of TFMC, which originally comprised 22 Texas music clubs. The first annual convention was held in Waco in May 1916. By 1928, 320 clubs had joined the federation. TFMC also began publishing its bulletin, Texas Music News, in 1928. During its first thirty years, the organization flourished, contributing to national war efforts during the two world wars, funding radio programs and music education in schools during the Great Depression, supporting music appreciation campaigns, and sponsoring musical outreach and charitable work. Following the World War II era, TFMC’s membership and activities decreased significantly.

Sources: Craig H. Roell, “Texas Federation of Music Clubs,” The Handbook of Texas Online. Web site of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs: http://tfmc.littletrey.com.


Scope and Contents

Minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, scrapbooks, yearbooks, directories, convention and concert programs, newsletters, clippings, and awards comprise the Texas Federation of Music Clubs Records, 1860-1869, 1915-2009, documenting the organization and activities of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs, 1915-2009, including executive offices, standing committees, districts, and affiliated clubs. The scrapbooks contain news clippings, concert programs, and printed material documenting federation and club activities in Texas. The club yearbooks contain membership information. Also included is a bound volume of piano sheet music dating from the 1860s.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to a portion of this collection is restricted. Contact repository for further information.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Federation of Music Clubs.
Subjects
Music -- Texas -- Societies, etc.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Federation of Music Clubs Records, 1860-1869, 1915-2005, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Megan Mummey, July 2009, and Maria Soscia, October 2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3J458 Correspondence, 1929-1954
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3J459 List of Presidents, 1915-1960
Lists of officers, charter members, 1915-1942
Presidents’ Reports, 1931, 1938
Year Books, 1917-1927, 1939-1943
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3J460 History, 1954-1962
State Conventions, 1939-1940
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3J461 State Conventions, 1945-1946
Board Meetings:
Abilene, October 7-5, 1938
Lufkin, October 12-15, 1959
Minutes, 1929-1931
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3J462 Minutes, 1952-1954
Reports, Miscellaneous, 1932-1935, 1938
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3J463 Reports, miscellaneous, 1934-1942
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3J464 Reports, miscellaneous, 1935-1939
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3J465 Reports, miscellaneous, 1939-1942, 1964
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3J466 Miscellaneous material, 1st through 9th Districts
Scrapbook Materials:
1st District, 1968-1969
3rd & 4th Districts, 1968-1969
5th District, 1968-1970
7th District, 1968-1970
8th District, 1968-1970
10th District, 1965-1970
11th & 12th Districts, 1968-1969
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3J467 Convention Programs, 1922-1942
Miscellaneous Programs, 1934-1936, 1947, 1962-1964
Clippings, 1940-1942
Junior Club Reports, 1938-1939
Catalogue of Texas Composers, 1946-1948
Texas Composers’ Guild, 1959-1960
Course of Study of Corsicana Public Schools, 1933
Music, De Beriot’s Airs, undated
Scrapbook, Sixth District, 1945-1946
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3J468 Courses of Study; Check-lists of Folk Songs; Minutes, 1931-1936
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3J469 Minutes, 1927-1952
Minutes and Reports, 1942-1945
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3J470 Minutes, 1944-1946
Odessa Music Study Club
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3J471 Minutes, 1936-1944
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3J472 Scrapbook, 1945-1946
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3J474 Scrapbook, 1944-1946, Volume I
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3J473 Scrapbook, 1944-1946, Volume II
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3J475 Scrapbook, 1944-1946, Volume III
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3J476 Minutes, 1934-1956
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3J477 Minutes, 1958-1960
History of T.F.M.C. (Hambrick), 1915-1940
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3J478 Presidents’ Books, 1940-1944, 1946-1948 Administrations
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3J479 Presidents’ Books, 1948-1952 Administrations
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3J480 Presidents’ Books, 1952-1956, 1958-1960 Administrations
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3J481 Texas Music News, 1928-1961 (incomplete)
State Bulletin, 1925
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3J482 Music Book, Miss V. Rathaas [bound piano sheet music], 1860-1869
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3J483 Scrapbook, 1956-1958
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3J484 Texas Music News, 1946-1962
Convention Programs, 1936-1939
Certificates
Treasurer's Book, 1938-1961
Who's Who in the National Federation of Music Clubs, 1967
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3J485 Scrapbook, 1950-1953
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3J486 Scrapbook, 1954-1956
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3J487 Scrapbook, 1958-1960
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3J488 Scrapbook, 1946-1948
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3J489 Scrapbook, 1950-1952
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3J489a Scrapbook, 2005-2009
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4J328 President’s Book: Scrapbook, 1929-1936
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4J370 Material from Mrs. D. H. Taylor, TFMC, 1972-1974:
“A Brief History of the TFMC for 1970-1971 and 1971-1972”
Directories, 1970-1972
State papers: Programs, financial statements, award, printed material, 1970-1972
State papers: Clippings, 1969-1971
Districts, Official calls and annual conventions, 1970-1971
“Lines and Spaces,” TFMC newsletter, October 1970-March 1971
Districts I, II, III, IV: Clippings, programs, 1970-1972
Districts V, VI, VII, VIII: Reports, programs, clippings, 1970-1972
Districts IX, X, XI, XII: Clippings, correspondence, 1970-1971
Clippings, from Music News Magazine, 1970-1972
District histories and Clubs’ 50th anniversaries, 1970-1971
State papers
Directories, 1972-1974
Programs, bylaws, State Historian report, Texas Composers catalog, awards, photographs, clippings, 1968-1974
Districts I-IV: Histories, clippings, programs, 1972-1974
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4A459a Districts V-VIII: Clippings, programs, reports, 1972-1973
Districts IX-XII: Clippings, schedules, reports, 1972-1974
“Lines and Spaces,” TFMC newsletter, November 1971-Winter 1974
50th anniversaries, correspondence, 1972-1973 and undated
District conventions: official calls, programs, 1972-1973
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4W122 Clippings
1929-1953
1958-1969
Concert programs
1929-1930
[2 folders], 1956-1969
Annual conventions and board meetings: Official calls and programs
1955-1962
1963-1964
1965-1973
Photographs, 1935-1939, 1950-1951
Club yearbooks
1956-1964
1964-1968
Reports, histories, newsletters, other
circa 1929-1930s
1958-1974
Music Clubs Magazine, convention issue, 1965; Texas Composers Catalogue, circa 1965
Texas Music News, newsletter, 1930, 1964-1966
Directories, 1964-1966
Scrapbooks:
[3 volumes], 1960-1961
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4A459a [3 volumes], 1962-1963
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4W123 1964-1966
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[93-229]:
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3J408 Printed Material:
Annual Convention, 1945-1974
Directory, 1970-1973
Bicentennial Parade of American Music, 1975-1976
Music Club Magazine, 1970-1979
National Biennial, 1973-1975
The Texas Portfolio of Performers, 1972
Treasurer, 1966-1975
Manuscript Archives, 1973-1974
Treasurer's Report to National, 1970-1972
Treasurer, 1956, 1970-1972
President, 1970-1973
NFMC Reports, 1963
National Federation of Music Clubs - Building Fund, 1968-1969
Headquarters Building Fund from Lois Meyer’s files, 1969-1973
History of Music in Texas, 1962-1967
Citations, 1966-1967
Treasurer's Reports, 1947-1964
Mrs. Raymond Marshall, 1960-1962
State President Reports, 1965-1967
Mrs. W. Glenn Darst, Executive Committee Board & Convention Reports, 1958-1959-1960
Treasurer's Reports, 1958-1959
Nominating Committee, 1978-1980
Treasurer, 1977-1982
Old Fifth District Minutes, June 27, 1956 to November 2, 1960
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3J409 Treasurer, 1978
National Biennial, 1979
National Board Meeting, 1979
State Convention, 1980
National Biennial, Christmann, 1976-1978
Treasurer, Christmann, 1976-1978
Nominating Committee, Christmann, 1976-1978
State Convention, 1976-1978
Treasurer, Christmann, 1976-1978
Recording Secretary, Christmann, 1976-1978
Scrapbook, 1981-1982
Scrapbook, 1982-1983
Scrapbook, 1983-1984
Scrapbook material
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3J410 Minutes, September 24, 1967 to April 14, 1970
Minutes, September 15, 1970 to March 24, 1973
Minutes, September 18, 1973 to March 28, 1980
Scrapbook, March 1, 1990 to March 1, 1991
Scrapbook, March 1, 1989 to March 1, 1990
Scrapbook, 1987-1988
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3J411 Scrapbook, 1984-1987
Scrapbook, 1991-1992
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[2001-154, 2001-155]:
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2R512 78th Annual Convention, Austin, Texas, March 24-26, 1993
Parade of American Music: Awards, 1982-1983
State Treasurer Reports (2 folders), 1991-1993
Tax forms, 1965-1995
Yearbook information, 1990-1994
Directory, 1991-1992
The Musical Messenger, 1991-1993
National Federation of Music Clubs
Magazine, 1991
Public relations, 1992-1993
Financial statement, 1992
Texas-Oklahoma correspondence, 1992
Memorial services, 1992-1993
77th Annual Convention, Fort Worth, Austin (2 folders), March 18-20, 1992
Directories, 1980-1992
Essay Contest winners, 1992-1993
Junior Festival reports, 1992-1993
General information, 1991
Texas Coalition for Music Education, 1991-1992
Central Region participation, 1991-1993
Copies of resolutions, 1988-1993
District and Club Presidents, 1991-1993
Life memberships, 1992-1993
Manuscript Archives committee, 1993-1994
77th Annual Board Meeting, September 1991
Fall Sessions, programs, 1989-1992
78th Annual Board of Directors meeting, September 1992
State awards
1991-1993
1993-1994
Club awards, 1991-1993
Annual Convention, programs, 1990-1991
Annual Convention, programs, 1992-1993; annual Board of Directors meetings, calls, 1991-1992
The Musical Messenger
1988-1991
1993-1994
District information forms (blank), undated
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2R513 Directory, 1993
Central Region: Correspondence, Federation Days, 1993-1994
Bylaws, 1983
District reports: Districts 1-2 and 6-12, 1988-1991
District Nine, Thirtieth Annual Conference, program, October 27, 1990
Committees, divisions, and projects:
Resolutions, 1985-1991
Nominating, 1990-1991
Wendell Irish Viola Award, 1988-1991
J. C. and Robert Dyer Memorial Violin Scholarship, 1989-1991
Stillman-Kelley Scholarship, 1990
Gold Cup Program, 1990
Junior Festivals, 1990
Junior Composers Contest, 1989-1990
Young Composers Contest, 1990
Junior Counselor’s Report and Club Ratings, 1989
Leake J. Ward Music Therapy Scholarship, March 8, 1988
Music in schools and colleges, 1990-1991
Student auditions, 1989-1991
Scholarships, 1990-1991
Student division, 1990-1991
Artist presentations, 1989-1990
Young Artist auditions, 1989-1991
Past Presidents Assembly, 1990-1991
Legislation department, 1991
International Music Relations, 1989-1991
Orientation and Leadership Training, 1990-1991
Senior Club rating and evaluations, 1990-1991
Achievement Records, 1989-1990
American Women Composers, 1990
Education and Senior Division Education, 1989-1991
Magazine and Literature Promotion, 1989-1990
Publicity, 1989-1991
Interlochen National Music Camp, 1990
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (IPFAC), 1982-1991
Festival Hill Institute, Round Top, Texas, 1989-1990
Publications, Jean Moffatt, 1990-1991
Audio-Visual, 1989
Public relations: Report, clippings, 1990-1991
Opera, 1989-1991
National Music Week, 1988-1991
Music in Hospitals and Therapy, 1991
Sacred Music and Hymn of the Month, 1989-1990
Music Service in the Community (Choral), 1990-1991
Crusade for Strings and Chamber Music, 1989-1991
Insignia, 1990
Foundation for Musical Art and Memorial Recognition Fund, 1989-1991
Dance, 1990-1991
Manuscript Archives, 1990-1991
History of Music in Texas, 1990-1991
Folk Music, 1991
American Music, 1989-1990
Officers:
Parliamentarian, Aline Speer, 1989, 1991
Historian, Mrs. Donald G. Smith, 1990-1991
State Treasurer: Finance and budget, 1987-1991
State Treasurer, Mrs. Homer A. Miller, reports, 1989-1991
Fourth Vice President, Mrs. Philip Johnson, 1990-1991
Third Vice President, Mrs. T. J. Randall, 1990-1991
Second Vice President, Dr. Vetal Flores, 1989-1991
First Vice President, Mrs. F. R. Doss, undated
President, Dottie Ramsey, 1989-1991
President, Kathleen Fitzgerald: correspondence, press releases, reports, memos [3 folders], 1993-1995
Texas-Oklahoma District Coordinator, Betty Hall, 1989-1991
“Opera for Youth News,” 1990
Board meetings, 1989-1990
Annual Conventions, 1988, 1990, 1991
National Federation of Music Clubs Communications (Departmental), 1989-1991
National Federation of Music Clubs board meetings, Minneapolis and Albuquerque, 1989-1990
National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Conventions, 1989, 1991
Senior clubs, 1995-1997
Student auditions, 1996-1997
Student division, 1994-1996
Yearbook material, 1995-1997
Yearbook material, 1995-1997
Young artists auditions, 1995-1997
Meeting helps, 1990-1997
Forms, 1994-1997 and undated
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2R514 Treasurer’s reports
1995-1996
1996-1997
82nd Convention, Beaumont (2 folders), March 12-14, 1997
81st Convention, Lubbock (2 folders), March 13-15, 1996
Fall board meeting, Tyler, Texas, September 21-22, 1995
Fall board meeting, Abilene, Texas, September 19-20, 1996
National Federation of Music Clubs Meetings
Hilton Head, September 1995
Burlington, Vermont, August 1996
Milwaukee, April-May 1997
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, June 6, 1993
Life member renewal Music Club magazine; individual subscriptions order blank, undated
Music Clubs Magazine subscriptions, 1995
Booklets: Bylaws, 1983; National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Conventions, 1993, 1995; National Federation of Music Clubs Fall Sessions, 1993, 1994
80th Convention, Waco, Texas (2 folders), March 15-17, 1995
Publications: Music Club Magazine and Junior Keynotes
1993-1994
1994-1995
Directory, 1995-1997
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2R515 79th Annual Convention, Austin, Texas (2 folders), February 15-18, 1994
Annual Board Meeting, Odessa, Texas (2 folders), September 22-23, 1994
Treasurer’s reports
(2 folders), 1994-1995
1993-1994
Fall Board Meeting, Amarillo, Texas (2 folders), September 23-25, 1993
Second district, minutes, 1961-1973
Ninth district
Board meeting minutes, 1976-1981
“Guidelines for District Presidents,” 1976
Board meeting minutes, 1982-1996
“Texas Musical Milestones,” by Mrs. Leake J. Ward, TFMC Historian, circa 1968
Ninth district clubs
The Junior Music Study Club, Gonzales, Texas, 1968-1969
Young Musicians Club, Gonzales, Texas, 1968-1969
The Music Study Club, Gonzales, Texas
1968-1975
1975-1978, 1982-1983
1990-1995, 2000-2001
Beeville Music Club, Beeville, Texas, 1968-1970
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2R516 Lockhart Music Club, Lockhart, Texas
1968-1973
1973-1977
The Crescendo Club, San Marcos, Texas
1970-1977
1982-2001
Harmony Club, Bastrop, Texas
1968-1977
1982-1999
New Braunfels Music Study Club, New Braunfels, Texas
1968-1977
1979-2000
The Wednesday Morning Music Club, Austin, Texas
1968-1975
1975-1991
1991-2001
Victoria Music Club, Victoria, Texas, 1968-1992
Etude Music Club, San Antonio, Texas
1968-1975
1976-2000
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2R517 Carolyn Poe, President: Bylaws, minutes, directory, calls and programs, Musical Messenger, reports and columns, 1999-2001
Awards from National Federation of Music Clubs, 1992-1997
Centennial Celebration, 1996-1998
Central region, 1995-1996
Coalition for Music Education, 1993-1997
Directory, 1995-1997
Historian, 1983-1996
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (IPFAC)
1995
1996
1997
Junior department, 1995-1997
Junior festivals, 1996-1997
Life members, 1994 and undated
Manuscript archives, 1995-1997
Miscellaneous, 1995-1997
The Musical Messenger, 1995-1997
National Federation of Music Clubs information, 1996
Revisions committee, 1995-1997
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[2004-196]:
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3G344 Financial statements, Treasurer’s reports, 1999-2001
Financial statements, receipts, disbursements, 1999-2001
Contributions, budget, expenses, 1999-2001
Financial statements, Treasurer’s reports, 1999-2001
Minutes, 1999-2001; President’s reports, 1999-2000
Printed booklets, calls and programs, Conventions and Board of Directors meetings, 1999-2001; The Musical Messenger, 1999-2000; Directory, 1999-2001
Carolyn Poe, President, chronological file: Reports, speeches, correspondence, columns, 1999-2004
National Federation of Music Clubs Board Meeting, Huntsville, Alabama, 1999
National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Convention and President’s Report for TFMC, Atlanta, 2001
Programs, National Federation of Music Clubs, 1999-2000
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3G345 Board of Directors meeting, Odessa, Texas, 1999
Executive Board meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2000
85th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, April 2000
86th Annual Convention, Lubbock, Texas, March 2001
Bills paid and vouchers, 1999-2001
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony project, 1999-2001
Junior Festivals, Gold Cup reports, 1999-2000
Festivals, 1999-2000
Correspondence, Carolyn Poe, President:
Texas Federation of Music Clubs, 1999-2001
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3G346 National Federation of Music Clubs, 1999-2001
Treasurer’s reports, 1997-1998
Board of Directors meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1997
83rd Annual Convention, Fort Worth, Texas, 1998
Board of Directors meeting, Amarillo, Texas, 1998
84th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, 1999
Treasurer’s reports, 1998-1999
Awards, National Federation of Music Clubs, 1996-1998
The Musical Messenger, March 1997-June 1999
Directory, 1997-1999
Legal documents, 1999-2001
Bylaws, 1983, 2001
Directory, 1999-2001
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[2005-155]:
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3G406 Records, 1995-2002
State reports, 1998-2002
Administrative material, forms, 2001-2002
Manual of the National Federation of Music Clubs, 2001-2003
Publications and directories, 2001-2005
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[2007-095]:
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3G411 Records of the Crescendo Club, San Marcos, Texas:
Crescendo Club yearbooks, 1923-2004 (incomplete)
Bound volume of meeting minutes for Crescendo Club, 1973-1988
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[2008-236]:
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2R517 Newsletter, The Musical Messenger
Vol. XXIV, No. 4, August 2003
Vol. XXV, No. 1-4, December 2003-August 2004
Vol. XXVI, No. 1 and 3, January and August 2005
Awards: National Music Week Awards and Junior Composers Contest, 2002-2004
Financial statements and reports
May, October-December 2003
January-June 2004
July-December 2004
January-June 2005
Fall Board meetings: Agendas, programs, correspondence, minutes, reports
September 2003
September 2004
President, Gloria Thrasher, correspondence and elections material, 2003-2005
State Junior Festival: correspondence, contracts, publicity, score sheets, report, 2003-2005
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, Opera in the Ozarks, programs, correspondence, 2003-2005
Texas National Federation of Music Clubs Life Members: correspondence, reports, 2003
Young Artists, programs, performance contract, 2003-2005
Club yearbook information, 2003-2005
National Federation of Music Clubs: Correspondence, reports, 2005
Biennial Convention, 2003-2005
Directory, Texas Federation of Music Clubs, 2003-2005
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2.325/F77 RESTRICTED: Bank account statements, investment fund statements, 1988-2003
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[2009-151]:
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3G411 Newsletter, The Musical Messenger, Vol. XXII, No. 4, August 2001
Texas Federation of Music Clubs minutes and treasurer reports:
1982-1991
(bound volume)
1991-2000
1981-1991
1991-1998
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2.325/K156 AR 2012-047
Boerger, TX, Music club booklets, 1945-1947
Texas Federation of Music Clubs Centennial pamphlet, 1998
State Board meetings, Officer-Chariman reports, 2009
Convention - Abilene, Officer-Chairman reports, 2009
Board meetings, Officer-Chairman reports, 2008
Convention - Ft. Worth, Officer-Chairman reports, 2008
Board meeting, Officer-Chariman reports, 2007
Board minutes, 2005-2009
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3G365 AR 2013-203
Presidents' papers, 2005-2009
Good News Letter, 1992-2011
District conference, 2009
National conference, 2009
By-laws, 1983, 1999, 2001, 2008
Leadership, undated
Endowment documents, 2007
Financial records, [RESTRICTED] 2008-2009
Pro rata records, [RESTRICTED] 2008
Directories, [RESTRICTED] 2001-2003, 2003-2005
Contact list, [RESTRICTED] 2009
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3H160
Opera in the Ozarks season programs, 2008-2011
Miscellaneous Opera in the Ozarks, 2002-2011