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Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Woman's Musical Club records, 1895-1979, bulk 1914-1979

Chicago Woman's Music Club records

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Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Woman's Musical Club records, 1895-1979, bulk 1914-1979

Prepared by Sarah Schlee; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Chicago Woman's Music Club records, 1895-1979 (inclusive), 1914-1979 (bulk)
Creators: Chicago Woman's Musical Club
Chicago Musical College
National Federation of Music Clubs
Dates: 1895-1979 (inclusive), 1914-1979 (bulk)
Accession number: X.3505.2010
Bib number: 00065155
Call number: MSS Lot C
Size: 6 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift (accession #: X.3505.2010).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Chicago Woman's Musical Club records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related material in the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, includes annual announcements for the Chicago Woman's Musical Club, cataloged separately (Call #: F38RL.C53).

Collection Summary +/-

Newspaper clippings, programs, newsletters, sheet music, music periodicals, correspondence, administrative files, annual directories, scrapbooks, and other records of the Chicago Woman's Musical Club, which sponsored performances of classical music for its members (often at the Fine Arts Building) and at larger venues for larger audiences; fostered music appreciation; awarded scholarships to young musicians and prizes; and raised funds to support its programs. The administrative files include reports and meeting minutes. Also present are member classifications listings. Newspaper clippings include performance announcements, reviews, and biographies of musicians. Includes a 1915 final exam from the Chicago Musical College.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Chicago Woman's Musical Club was founded in 1914 to develop a higher standard of musical appreciation and culture and to provide proper venues for musical performances in Chicago. Members were women and students from throughout Chicago and the surrounding area. The club organized numerous concerts, luncheons, and provided scholarships to young musicians.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Music appreciation--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.
Musicians--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women musicians--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women--Illinois--Chicago--Societies and clubs--20th century
Organizations:
Chicago Woman's Musical Club--Archives
National Federation of Music Clubs
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Directories
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Periodicals
Photoprints
Programs
Scrapbooks
Sheet music
Songs and music
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in five series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. General materials, 1905-1974 (box 1-2)
Series 2. Annual reports and meeting minutes, 1921-1950 (box 3)
Series 3. Annual directories, 1914-1979 (box 4)
Series 4. Scrapbooks, 1914-1962 (box 5-7)
Series 5. Sheet music and musical periodicals, 1895-1948 (box 8-10)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Gibson Wirth using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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