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La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association. Records
MSS 0472  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Creator: La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus
    Title: La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association. Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1957 - 1984
    Extent: 1.40 linear feet (4 archives boxes)
    Abstract: Records (1957-1984) documenting the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association, consisting largely of correspondence of the organization's officers, subject files and various publicity materials for events. Materials include committee records, board minutes, membership lists, printed programs, posters, and photographs. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES and 3) PUBLICATIONS.
    Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Collection number: MSS 0472
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Preferred Citation

    La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association. Records, MSS 0472. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Administrative History

    The La Jolla Civic Orchestra was founded in November 1954 by Peter Nicoloff, a violinist with a distinguished career in Europe. The La Jolla Civic Orchestra Association was incorporated in California on December 4, 1957. The Orchestra's mission was to advance public knowledge and appreciation of music. Thirteen years later, in 1967, the Orchestra added a permanent chorus and became the La Jolla Civic Orchestra and Chorus Association.
    In 1972, the organization was renamed the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association to reflect its association with the newly-formed Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. The University helped to increase and improve both the Orchestra's repertoire and size, providing new rehearsal space as well as new student musicians. The Orchestra, composed of musicians from the local area, UCSD students and faculty, is funded primarily by membership donations. Administration is carried out by a board of directors who serve on a volunteer basis. In 1994, the Orchestra's name changed to the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Association.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The records of the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association consist largely of correspondence, financial records and subject files. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES and 3) PUBLICATIONS.
    The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged chronologically, is primarily to or from various board members and documents the Orchestra's activities and growth from 1965-1980.
    The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically and include committee records, board meeting agendas and minutes, fund-raising event materials, membership lists, rosters, and schedules of concerts. Summary information about the Orchestra's past repertoires and programs is located in the "Histories of the orchestra" file.
    The PUBLICATIONS series is also arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically. This series contains printed announcements, fliers, posters, and programs for concerts, as well as invitations and galley proofs. Also included are scattered issues of THE SOUNDING BOARD, the Orchestra's newsletter.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    La Jolla Civic-University Symphony -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. -- History -- Archives
    Photographic prints -- 20th Century.