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Register of the Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers, 1924-
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1924-
    Collection number: Mss172
    Creator:
    Extent: 12.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers, Mss172, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Silva, Manlio (d. 1958)

    personal name

    Matesky, Ralph

    personal name

    Berens, Fritz

    personal name

    Brown, Horace

    personal name

    Won, Kyung-Soo

    personal name

    Jaffee, Peter

    corporate name

    Stockton Symphony (Calif.)

    corporate name

    Stockton Symphony Association (Calif.)

    corporate name

    Stockton Symphony League (Calif.)

    subject

    Musicians -California -Stockton

    subject

    Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs -20th century

    subject

    Symphony orchestras -California -Stockton

    Biography

    The Stockton Symphony Orchestra was founded by Manlio Silva, a Genovese immigrant violinist (1924). Silva served as the group's music director, conductor and business manager until his retirement (1957). Subsequent conductors have included: Horace Brown, Fritz Berens, Ralph Matesky, Kyung-Soo Won (1966-1993)and Peter Jaffee. The Stockton Symphony Association was founded (1959) to assume the fund raising and business management aspects of the Symphony's existence. A women's fund-raising group, the Stockton Symphony League, was also founded at this time for the additional purpose of promoting an interest in classical music in San Joaquin County. The League created this collection in 1980.

    Scope and Content

    The Stockton Symphony Papers consist of: scrapbooks (1930-); programs (1925-); publicity flyers and biographies; reviews; correspondence and memorabilia pertaining to the activities of the Stockton Symphony. The collection also contains programs of the Stockton Symphony Ballet (1928-1988) and some personal papers of Manlio Silva. Additions to the collection are expected as new materials are generated.