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Houston Symphony Society Records


Scope and Contents

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Board of Trustees

Board Committees

Houston Symphony Society Members

President and Chairman Records

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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.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Subgroup:

[Subgroup 1: Board of Trustees, 1931-2011],
[Subgroup 2: Board Committees, 1933-2010],
[Subgroup 3: Houston Symphony Society Members, 1931-],
[Subgroup 4: President and Chairman Records],

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.

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