Brand

Augustana Symphony Orchestra Collection
1912-1991, scattered

MSS236
1.8 linear feet



Creator:

Unknown

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection

Access points:

Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Augustana Symphony Orchestra.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Orchestras.
Symphony orchestras.
Music in universities and colleges--Illinois--Rock Island.

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2007

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Acquisition Information
Historical Note
Scope and Content
System of Arrangement
Box List
Related Collections



ACQUISITION INFORMATION

Unknown

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra, also known as the Augustana College Orchestra in its earlier years, is a student-based musical organization that features select soloists from the college. It has been an active organization in the college even from its early years and has been referred to in yearbooks as any number of names including simply "Orchestra" or "Symphony Orchestra."

According to Conrad Bergendoff's book Augustana: A profession of faith. . ., an organized orchestra was first formed in 1893 on the Augustana campus (96). The early orchestras were much smaller than today's: the orchestra mentioned in the 1899-1900 College catalogue had fifteen members. The orchestra grew in size until it reached its current size of 75 to 85 members. The orchestra accompanies the Handel Oratorio Society each year in their concert series.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection features performances divided according to season: Fall, Winter and Spring concerts. Each concert spotlights the talent of select Augustana students and faculty as soloists. The collection consists of four series: Programs, Articles, Treasurer's Book and Posters.

The Programs series (1912-1991, scattered) contains programs, invitations and flyers to various performances by the Symphony Orchestra.

The Articles series (1968-1977) contains newspaper articles about select soloists and performances.

The Treasurer's Book series (1930-1934) contains a treasurer's log book detailing the College Orchestra's finances.

The Posters series (1980, 1984-1987, undated) contains large posters advertising symphony performances.

 

BOX LIST

Box 1
       Programs
              Programs (1912-1916)
              Programs (1962-1969)
              Programs (1970-1979)
              Programs (1980-1991)
              Flyers/Invitations (1963-1975)

       Articles
              Newspaper Articles (1968-1971, 1975-1977)

Box 2 [OVERSIZE]
       Treasurer's Book
              Treasurer's Book (1930-1934)

       Posters
              Posters (1980, 1984-1987, undated)

 

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Handel Oratorio Society records, MSS231


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