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Indianapolis Matinee Musicale records 1877-2017

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L506 (Text) 00000106659030 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 25.0 Cubic feet 17 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot box, and 47 volumes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/01/05 by Masada Sparrow. EAD finding aid created 2018/01/05 by Masada Sparrow.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes meeting minutes, programs, memberships lists, treasury reports, correspondence, newspapers, active membership booklets, awards, constitutions, bylaws, photographs and miscellaneous documents from the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale ranging from 1877-2017.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indianapolis Matinee Musicale records, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Indianapolis Matinee Musicale was created by Anne Cox and her sister in 1877. Twelve women gathered at Cox's house for an informal meeting regarding music. Two years later, the Parlor Club, which consisted of twenty members, adopted a constitution and decided on the name "The Ladies of Matinee Musicale". The goal of the club was to "raise musical standards and to advance the interest of music". During the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale won 1 of 5 medals of honor and was recognized as the oldest music club in the country. In 1895, changes to the club were drafted and included anyone studying music could join as a student member. Notably, men could also join the club. In 1922, a new section was created for professional musicians and music teachers who chose not to be in membership. Today, the Indianapolis Matinee Musicale offers rich experiences for music lovers of all ages. They sponsor performance opportunities and scholarship competitions for students, as well as professional recitals and choral concerts. Source: Indianapolis Matinee Musicale website:
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Mary E. Colkins on 2017/07/21.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
Further additions are expected.
Subject: Indianapolis Matinee Musicale.
Clubs > Law and legislation.
Indiana > History, Local > 20th century.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > Societies and clubs.
Music > Indiana.
Musicians > Indiana.
Private clubs.
Women artists.
Women > Indiana > Societies and clubs.
Genre: Awards.
Business & finance.
Concert programs.
Albums (Books)

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