La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association. Records

Mandeville Special Collections Library
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University of California, San Diego
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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.


Collection Contents

 

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

box 1, folder 1

General correspondence

Note

1960, 1965-1970.
box 1, folder 2

General correspondence 1971 - 1973

box 1, folder 3

General correspondence 1974 - 1975

box 1, folder 4

General correspondence 1976 - 1980

 

SUBJECT FILES

box 1, folder 5

American Symphony Orchestra League - Conference Reports 1964 - 1981

box 1, folder 6

Annual meeting minutes 1971 - 1983

box 1, folder 7

Art-za-poppin 1974 - 1976

box 1, folder 8

Art-za-poppin 1974 - 1976

box 1, folder 9

Art-za-poppin 1974 - 1976

box 1, folder 10

Board meeting agendas and minutes 1963 - 1972

box 2, folder 1

Board meeting agendas and minutes 1973 - 1983

box 2, folder 2

Board meeting agendas and minutes 1973 - 1983

box 2, folder 3

By-laws and constitution 1964 - 1972

box 2, folder 4

Calendars of events/ schedules 1972 - 1984

box 2, folder 5

Choral activities 1977

box 2, folder 6

COMBO (Combined Arts of San Diego) 1970

box 2, folder 7

Committee materials - Activities Committee 1969 - 1970

box 2, folder 8

Committee materials - Budget Committee Report 1972

box 2, folder 9

Committee materials - Committee assignments and rosters

Note

1975-1976, 1980.
box 2, folder 10

Committee materials - Music Committee - Correspondence and minutes 1968 - 1983

box 2, folder 11

Committee materials - Nominating Committee - Correspondence and reports 1970 - 1979

box 2, folder 12

Committee materials - Organization and Support, Ad Hoc Committee 1977 - 1978

box 2, folder 13

Committee materials - Publicity Committee 1976 - 1984

box 2, folder 14

Committee materials - Scholarship Fund Committee 1974

box 2, folder 15

Committee materials - Women's Committee

Note

1965, 1980.
box 2, folder 16

Curtain Call Ball 1967

box 2, folder 17

Executive Board meeting minutes 1973 - 1979

box 2, folder 18

Histories of the orchestra

Note

Includes "The First Twenty Years: A History of the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association," by Clifford L. Graves.
box 2, folder 19

Jazz/Jazzart Festival 1978

box 2, folder 20

La Jolla Civic-University Symphony Day 1973

box 2, folder 21

La Jolla Fall Festival 1963 - 1964

box 2, folder 22

Mailing lists 1970

box 2, folder 23

Membership lists

Note

1967-1970, 1976-1979.
box 3, folder 1

Membership lists

box 3, folder 2

Music-Go-Round 1974

box 3, folder 3

Musicians' Union contracts (Local 325, A.F. of M.) 1962 - 1966

box 3, folder 4

Nee, Thomas - Biography

box 3, folder 5

News releases 1972 - 1979

box 3, folder 6

Officer report 1978 - 1979

box 3, folder 7

Picnic in the Park 1969

box 3, folder 8

Photographs of performances

box 3, folder 9

Questionnaire responses - Chorus 1978 - 1979

box 3, folder 10

Questionnaire responses - Symphony, undated

box 3, folder 11

Rosters - Officers 1973 - 1983

box 3, folder 12

Rosters - Orchestra 1980 - 1983

box 3, folder 13

Young Artist Opera Theatre 1976

box 3, folder 14

Miscellaneous notes

 

PUBLICATIONS

box 3, folder 15

Announcements and fliers - General 1961 - 1980

box 3, folder 16

Art-za-poppin - Fliers, invitations and programs 1971 - 1975

box 3, folder 17

Art-za-poppin - Fliers, invitations and programs 1976

box 3, folder 18

Invitations

box 3, folder 19

Jazz Festival 1978 - 1979

box 3, folder 20

Layouts

box 3, folder 21

Layouts

box 3, folder 22

Music-Go-Round 1969 - 1979

box 3, folder 23

Programs for concerts 1966 - 1978

box 4, folder 1

Programs for concerts 1979 - 1983

box 4, folder 2

THE SOUNDING BOARD 1970

box 4, folder 3

Youth Talent Auditions - Announcements 1975 - 1979

box 4, folder 4

Miscellaneous publications