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Board of Trustees

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Collection Overview

Title: Houston Symphony Society Records, 1931-2014Add to your cart.

ID: RG/001

Extent: 11.33 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Records are divided into subgroups:
1 Board of Trustees
2 Board Committees
3 Meetings of Houston Symphony Society
4 Presidents' and Chairmen's Records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Board of Trustees records trace the physical and philosophical development of the Houston Symphony. The Houston Symphony Orchestra Association was created in 1913, and officers and the first board of directors were elected at the organizational meeting. The records document the various policies and actions of the Houston Symphony Society. Included are meeting minutes of the board and of various committees, correspondence, board lists and directories, and Presidents’ records.

Administrative Information

Accruals: 3 linear ft. of minutes (1931-1980s) in remote storage were moved to the Archives in June 2008.

Access Restrictions: Some records are confidential and are not open to the public for 15 years; other are restricted for 25 years.

Use Restrictions: Use for restricted records is only with the permission of the Archivist.

Acquisition Method: Records were deposited in the Archives in 2002 by Simone Kendrick. Minutes for 1999-2007 were deposited in 2010.

Related Materials: RG6: Legal Records

Processing Information: One box of flood-damaged minutes were retrieved and copied. Anne Fisher processed minutes for 1931-1979 in July 2009.


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Subgroup 1: Board of Trustees, 1931-2011Add to your cart.
Includes records of the Houston Symphony Orchestra Association's and Houston Symphony Society's boards of directors and advisors. Contains minutes, correspondence, board lists and profiles, bylaws, annual reports, and subject files.
Arrangement: By series.
Historical Note: The earliest records of the Houston Symphony Orchestra Association were said to have been destroyed in a house fire of the custodial board member.
The Board of Directors was renamed the Board of Trustees in May 2001. At the same time the Governing Directors group, a smaller group chosen from the Board of Trustees, was established.
Series 1: Meeting Minutes, 1931-2006Add to your cart.
Meeting minutes of the Board of Directors also include any Advisory Board or Governing Director minutes. Meetings that were a combination meeting of the board and the annual meeting of members of the Houston Symphony Society are filed with minutes of the Houston Symphony Society membership.

Minutes also include occasional rosters of the board, committee chairs, bylaws, and other such attachments to the minutes as news clippings, correspondence, and resolutions. Where appropriate, preservation photocopies of these items have been placed in subject and vertical files.
Arrangement: Chronological
Related Material: RG01, Subgroup 3, Series 1: Houston Symphony Society, Meeting Minutes;
Additional minutes may be found in the Ima Hogg Papers at the University of Texas at Austin, including years 1925-1926, 1929-1931 and 1947.
Access Restriction: Some records are restricted. Permission to view restricted records is required from archivist and Executive Director.
Box 1: Meeting Minutes, 1931-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/27/1931Add to your cart.
Includes the nomination of officers.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/10/1931Add to your cart.
Discussed free concerts in May
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/23/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/18/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 7/8/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 8/1/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 9/29/1931Add to your cart.
Discussed formation of a junior orchestra.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/14/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/13/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/2/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/31/1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/26/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/3/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/1/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/12/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/3/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/23/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 6/17/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 7/6/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/7/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/11/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/1/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/21/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/6/1932Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/30/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/6/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Board of Directors and Auxiliary Committee Meeting Minutes, 3/16/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Board of Directors and Auxiliary Committee Meeting Minutes, 3/24/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/2/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/1/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Board of Directors and Guarantors Meeting Minutes, 5/30/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 6/12/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 6/19/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/24/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/28/1933Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/3/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/23/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/21/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/20/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/29/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/22/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 9/20/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/30/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/21/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/21/1934Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/23/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/13/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/13/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/17/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/15/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/29/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 8/12/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 9/9/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 9/26/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/16/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/9/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/16/1935Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/20/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/3/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/24/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/16/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/6/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/20/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/5/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/15/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/25/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 7/1/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/2/1936Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/10/1937Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/19/1937Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/1937Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/7/1937Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/30/1937Add to your cart.
Notes the purpose and formation of the Women's Committee and Miss Hogg's chairmanship.
Folder 74: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/11/1938Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 7/5/1938Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/14/1939Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/24/1940Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/22/1940Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/12/1941Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/20/1942Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/30/1943Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/11/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/30/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/10/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 9/27/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/14/1944Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/10/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 6/6/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/18/1945Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/26/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/16/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 4/23/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/22/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 7/5/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/24/1946Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/29/1947Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/26/1947Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/23/1947Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/22/1947Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/11/1947Add to your cart.
Box 2: Meeting Minutes, 1948-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Directors meeting notice, 1/29/1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/14/1948Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/12/1948Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/27/1949Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/12/1949Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/21/1949Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/17/1950Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/12/1950Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/16/1950Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/22/1951Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/13/1952Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/29/1953Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/12/1953Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/28/1954Add to your cart.
Slate of officers presented for election.
Folder 15: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/18/1954Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/20/1955Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/15/1955Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/24/1956Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/12/1956Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/13/1957Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/4/1957Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/30/1958Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/10/1958Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/18/1959Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/18/1959Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/10/1960Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/25/1960Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/17/1960Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/15/1961Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/16/1961Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/14/1962Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/14/1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/21/1963Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/12/1963Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/19/1964Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/21/1965Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/2/1965Add to your cart.
Box 3: Meeting Minutes, 1966-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/24/1966Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/17/1966Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/28/1967Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/16/1967Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/29/1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/21/1968Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/8/1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 12/21/1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2/26/1970Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/8/1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/2/1971Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1/12/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board of Directors Annual Meeting Minutes, 3/7/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/16/1972Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Board of Directors Annual Meeting Minutes, 3/15/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/15/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/21/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/20/1974Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Board of Directors Annual Meeting Minutes, 3/20/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/18/1976Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 9/30/1976Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Board of Directors Annual Meeting Agenda, 3/22/1977Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Board of Directors Annual Meeting Agenda, 9/26/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Board of Directors and Board of Advisors Meeting Notice, 2/18/1993Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 5/18/1993Add to your cart.
Originals or Copies Note: Copied from flood-damaged materials. Original discarded.
Folder 26: Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 11/30/1993Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 2/5/1994Add to your cart.
Originals or Copies Note: Copied from flood-damaged materials. Original discarded.
Folder 28: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 10/10/1995Add to your cart.
Originals or Copies Note: Copied from flood-damaged materials. Original discarded.
Folder 29: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 11/1995Add to your cart.
Incomplete.
Originals or Copies Note: Copied from flood-damaged materials. Original discarded.
Folder 30: Board of Directors Meeting Agenda, 3/5/1996Add to your cart.
Originals or Copies Note: Copied from flood-damaged materials. Original discarded.
Folder 31: Board of Directors and Board of Advisors Meeting Agenda, 10/28/1996Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 3/19/1997Add to your cart.
Use restrictions: Closed for 15 years.
Folder 33: Board of Directors and Board of Advisors Meeting Minutes, 9/16/1997Add to your cart.
Box 4: Meeting Minutes, 1998-2005Add to your cart.
Access Restriction: The most recent 15 years are restricted. Permission to view restricted records is required from archivist and Executive Director.
Series 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Board Lists, 1952-present, bulk dates 1952-1961 and 1983-2011Add to your cart.
Includes list, handbooks and directories of board members, as well as miscellaneous committee lists.
Box 1: Board Lists, 1952-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Directory, 1952-53Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Directory, 1955-56Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Directory, 1957-58Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Directory, 1958-59Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Directory, 1959-60Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Directory, 1960-61Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Directory, 1961-62Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Directory, 1975-76Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board Handbook, 1983-84Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board Handbook, 1984-85Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Board Handbook, 1985-86Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Committee Lists, 1986-87Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Directory, 1989-90Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Directory, 1992-93Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Directory, 1993-94Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Directory, 1994-95Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Directory, 1995-96Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Directory, 1996-97Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Directory, 1997-98Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Committee descriptions and chairs, 1997-98Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Directory, 1998-99Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Directory, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Box 2: Board Lists, 2000-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Directory, 2000-01Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Directory, 2001-02Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board Notebook, 2002-03Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Directory, 2002-03Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Board Orientation Notebook, 2003-04Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Director, 2003-04Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Directory, 2004-05Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Directory, 2005-06Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Board Manual, 2005-06Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Board Handbook, 2006-07Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Directory changes, 2006-07Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board Handbook, 2007-08Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Board Handbook, 2008-09Add to your cart.
Box 3: Board Lists, 2009-2012Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board Handbook, 2009-10Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Board Handbook, 2010-11Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Board Handbook, 2011-12Add to your cart.
Series 4: Bylaws, 1956-2011Add to your cart.
Bylaws of the Houston Symphony Society.
Box 1: Bylaws, 1956-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Revised Bylaws, 5/16/1956Add to your cart.
Folder 2: By-Laws, 3/20/1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bylaws, 3/19/1997Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bylaws, 5/15/2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bylaws, 5/18/2005Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bylaws, 5/17/2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Amendment to Bylaws, 9/13/2011Add to your cart.
Series 5: Annual Reports, 1975-2010; bulk dates 1980-88 and 2004-07Add to your cart.
Includes season reports and annual reports.
Box 1: Annual Reports, 1975-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Report, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Report, 1980-81Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Report, 1981-82Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Report, 1982-83Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Report, 1983-84Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Report, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Annual Report, 1985-86Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Annual Report, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Annual Report, 1987-88Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Annual Report, 1988-89Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Annual Report, 2004-05Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Annual Report, 2005-06Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Annual Report, 2006-07Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Annual Report, 2010Add to your cart.
Houston Symphony Magazine
Series 6: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1941-1997Add to your cart.
Box 1: Miscellaneous Subjects, 1941, 1971, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Panamerican Ball, 2/14/1941Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Symphony Ball: "Let's go Yankee Doodlin", 12/17/1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Memorial Resolution: Sir John Barbirolli, 1/8/1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Strategic Plan, 1997Add to your cart.
Series 7: Board ProfilesAdd to your cart.
Access Restriction: Records are confidential and restricted for 15 years. Permission to view restricted records is required from archivist and Executive Director.
Subgroup 2: Board Committees, 1933-2010Add to your cart.
Series 1: Meeting Minutes, 1933-2004; bulk dates 1933-1977 and 1997-2004Add to your cart.
Includes meeting minutes for all committees of the Houston Symphony Society board of trustees. Of note is the handwritten minute book of the Auxiliary Committee from 1933 to 1937. The Auxiliary Committee was the precursor to the Women's Committee of the Houston Symphony, now known as the Houston Symphony League.
Access Restriction: The most recent 25 years are restricted for Executive Committee records. Permission to view restricted records is required from archivist and Executive Director.
Box 1: Meeting Minutes, 1933-1953Add to your cart.
Box 2: Meeting Minutes, 1954-1965Add to your cart.
Box 3: Meeting Minutes, 1966-1972Add to your cart.
Box 4: Meeting Minutes, 1973-1977Add to your cart.
Box 5: Meeting Minutes, 1978-1989Add to your cart.
Box 6: Meeting Minutes, 1991-1995Add to your cart.
Box 7: Meeting Minutes, 1995-1996Add to your cart.
Box 8: Meeting Minutes, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Box 9: Meeting Minutes, 1999-2002Add to your cart.
Series 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Miscellaneous SubjectsAdd to your cart.
Subgroup 3: Houston Symphony Society Members, 1931-Add to your cart.
Series 1: Meeting Minutes, 1931-2005Add to your cart.
Contains minutes of the annual meeting of members.
Box 1: Meeting Minutes, 1931-1969Add to your cart.
Box 2: Meeting Minutes, 1970-2005Add to your cart.
Subgroup 4: President and Chairman RecordsAdd to your cart.
Historical Note: In March of 1975, the board reinstated the position of Chairman, which had been vacant since 1956.
Series 1: President's Records, 1946-2003Add to your cart.
Box 1: Presidents' Records, 1946-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Joseph S. Smith: Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ima Hogg: Correspondence, 1950Add to your cart.
Subscriber letter
Original or Copy: 1 photocopy.
Folder 3: Ima Hogg: Annual Report Excerpts, 5/16/1952Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ima Hogg: Correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dr. Charles F. Jones: Statement to City Council, 4/14/1971Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dr. Charles F. Jones: Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Fayez Sarofim: Correspondence, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Robert Hermance: Correspondence, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Gene McDavid: Correspondence, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Barry Burkholder: Correspondence, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Barry Burkholder: Correspondence, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Barry Burkholder: Correspondence, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Rodney S. Margolis: Correspondence, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Rodney S. Margolis: Correspondence, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Rodney S. Margolis: Correspondence, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Jeffrey B. Early: Correspondence, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mike S. Stude: Correspondence, 2003Add to your cart.
Series 2: Maurice Hirsch, 1940-1975Add to your cart.
Included are materials relating to his tenure as President of the Houston Symphony Society. Copies of Hirsch’s opening night concert speeches, letters for the programs, and other various presentations are included. Arrangements for a party following the opening of Jones Hall with Sir John Barbirolli, as well as a reception for André Previn, are documented.
Of particular note is correspondence relating to the tenure of André Previn as conductor, including copies of correspondence to and from André Previn, his agent Ronald Wilford, staff memos, and letters from the public. Other correspondents include the Symphony’s General Manager Tom Johnson, Miss Ima Hogg, and Sir John Barbirolli. There is also correspondence regarding the Committee on Unamerican Activities.
Biographical Note: Born on January 13, 1890, Maurice Hirsch was the son of Jules Hirsch of Alsace-Lorraine and Theresa Meyer, a member of the first board of directors of the Houston Symphony Society. His sister Rosetta was the first instrumental performer to appear with the orchestra as a soloist.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Hirsch was a partner in the law firm Hirsch and Westheimer. He served in the War Department during World War II and was promoted to Brigadier General in 1946. In the next year he married Winifred Busby.
Succeeding Ima Hogg as President of the Houston Symphony Society in 1956, General Hirsch was still presiding over the Society when Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts became the new home of the Houston Symphony in 1966. Maurice Hirsch died on August 5, 1983.
Custodial History: General Hirsch's estate transferred four boxes of papers to the Symphony. Stored in a lower level of Jones Hall, most were not recoverable from the June 2001 flood, but some documents were saved.
Arrangement: Alphabetical.
Box 1: A-W, 1950-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Fund Drive: Suggested presentation, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Fund Drive: Suggested presentationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Barbirolli Memorial, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Board prospectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Committee on Unamerican Activities, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Composer Portraits: transparencies, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Barbirolli, Sir John, 10/1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: DeVries, Robbie & KLM Airlines, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Hogg, Ima, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Houston Chronicle, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Previn, André, 1965-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Johnson, Tom and Wilford, Ronald, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Previn contract
Folder 13: Correspondence: Johnson, Tom and Wilford, Ronald, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Previn contract
Originals or Copies: Originals.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Johnson, Tom and Wilford, Ronald, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Previn contract
Originals or Copies: Water-damaged copies.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Previn, André, 1966-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Previn contract, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: Previn hiring, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1950-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Invitation: Reception for Barbirollis and de Almeidas, 11/23/1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Jones Hall Seating Plan, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Meetings at River Oaks Country Club: Confirmation, 10/1973Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Memos and drafts re: Previn contract, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Miscellanous notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Other conductors and orchestras, 1959, 1968, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Party for Sir John Barbirolli: Invoices, 11/15/1964Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Party: Opening of Jones Hall, 10/3/1966Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Protest Petition: Executive Committee, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Previn Speaking Engagements, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Program letters, statements & speeches, 1956-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Reception for André Previn, 10/8/1967Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Speech: Mayor’s Office, 1/25/1962Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Stage speeches: concerts, 1956-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Statement drafts re: Previn, 5/1969Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Women’s Committee Resolution: Musicians’ Contract, 196? n.d.Add to your cart.
Series 3: Janice BarrowAdd to your cart.
Janice Barrow served as president of the Houston Symphony Society from 1994 to 1996.
Box 1: Janice Barrow, 1992-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bay Area Houston Symphony League: progress chart, 1975-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pops/Classical Subscription Sales Comparisons, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Symphony Budget with annotations, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Americanizing the American Orchestra: Report of the National Task Force, 6/1993Add to your cart.
ASOL report
Folder 5: Houston Symphony League correspondence, 1993, 1995, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Symphony staff lists, 1993, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Planned Giving correspondence, 1993-1995, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Analysis of Revenue and Expenses, 1993-1994Add to your cart.
1988-1996 with profitability analyses
Folder 9: Winifred Hirsch Estate correspondence, 1993-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Charlotte Rothwell Family Instrument Loan Program, 3/15/1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: American Symphony Orchestra League: National Conference, 6/1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: TOPS Orchestra Partnership: brochure and correspondence, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Personnel & staffing, 1994-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Wortham Foundation: Correspondence and Proposal, 1994-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Fundraising outline, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Houston Symphony Investment Committee Report, 8/1995Add to your cart.
Custodian search and investment management risk/return analysis with related correspondence
Folder 17: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: correspondence, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Individual Giving, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Houston Symphony: The Strategic Plan and Long Range Planning Committee reports, 1997-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Houston Symphony 1997 European Tour proposal, Shell Oil Company, 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Patrons of Houston Symphony: 1997 European Tour, 5/1996Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Tour City Sponsorship Proposal: 1997 European Tour, 1996Add to your cart.

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