Founded in 1947, the Sacramento Opera Guild was established by Sacramento women to cultivate a wider public interest in operatic
arts and to sponsor local performances and educational programs. The records of the guild include administrative records and
meeting minutes (1947-1975).
The Sacramento Opera Guild was founded as a not-for-profit corporation in October 1947 and began with 50 charter members,
its governing board and membership initially comprised almost entirely of local women interested in supporting the operatic
arts in Sacramento. Its purpose was, "to develop and cultivate a wider public interest in opera and its allied arts, and
to contribute to their support; to further musical education and appreciation; and to sponsor and give assistance to operatic,
musical and cultural programs and activities of an educational character."
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(2 archival boxes)
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