The San Diego Opera Guild Records (1939-2000) documents the organization and activities of the San Diego Opera Guild (SDOG), the early growth and development
of San Diego Opera, and the productions brought to San Diego by the SDOG. It includes annual reports, clippings, correspondence,
reviews, minutes, programs, photographs, and scrapbooks. The collection consists of four major series: Administrative Files (1950-2000), Programs and Publications (1939-1977), Photographs (1965-1974), and Scrapbooks. The Administrative Files have five sub-series: General Files (1950-2000), Minutes (1950-1988), Opera Season Books (1954-1964), Membership Rosters (1953-1974), and Artist Card File (n.d.). The Photographs are filed in two sub-series: Production Photographs (1965-1974) and Workshops and Events (1973-1974).
The San Diego Opera Guild (SDOG) was a non-profit organization founded in 1950 by thirty San Diegans interested in enriching
San Diego's cultural community through promoting appreciation and support for opera, especially music, drama and other associated
performing arts. Starting in 1951, the SDOG sponsored performances in San Diego of San Francisco Opera Company productions.
Sponsoring between one and three performances a year, the productions were so well received by the local community that the
arrangement continued for 15 years.
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