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Manuscript Group 355
HARRISBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RECORDS
1931-1969, 1980
3 cubic feet


The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra was established in 1929, along with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Corporation. The two organizations merged in 1949 creating the Harrisburg Symphony Association. The Association provides the Harrisburg area with a symphony orchestra and promotes the advancement of music and young artists.

The records consist primarily of scrapbooks, 1931-1969, and notebooks, 1936-1942, documenting the Symphony's history. Included are newsclippings of concerts and fundraising events from local newspapers; concert programs; minutes of the women's committee; etc. Promotional materials are also found for famous artists appearing with the Symphony over the years, including Eugene List, Szymon Goldberg, Ian Davis, Irene Jordon and conductor William Steinberg. Also included is a publication The Fiftieth Anniversary History of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra: 1930-1980, by Robert W. Fink.






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