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Philadelphia Orchestra Association records

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The Philadelphia Orchestra was founded in 1900, and has developed and maintained its status as a prominent symphonic ensemble throughout its existence. Its history informs and intersects with the broader history of music in the twentieth century, as well as numerous historical movements, events and developments on a regional, national and global scale. The Orchestra's roots date to 1893, when Gustav Hinrichs, Henry Gordon Thunder and William Gilchrist founded the amateur Philadelphia Symphony Society, which performed a series of concerts conducted by Fritz Scheel. In 1899 Scheel assembled a more professional group, which formed the basis of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Fundraising efforts allowed it to achieve permanent status in 1900. Backed financially by wealthy Philadelphians and the supportive efforts of its Women's Committee, The Philadelphia Orchestra grew and established itself under Scheel's leadership, performing regularly at the Academy of Music, traveling to give concerts in nearby cities, and drawing prominent guest conductors such as Richard Strauss (1904) and soloists such as Arthur Rubenstein (1906). When Scheel died in 1907, he was followed briefly by Karl (sometimes "Carl") Pohlig, who was forced out in 1912 after a romantic affair caused a public scandal. At this point the Board of Directors recruited Leopold Stokowski, whose nearly three decades as music director saw its rise in prominence, its active production of early orchestral sound recordings – culminating in the soundtrack to Disney Studios' Fantasia (1940) – its ambitious undertaking of North American tours, and its creation of special concert series for children. Stokowski and the Orchestra also strove to premier seminal orchestral works in the United States, including those by Gustav Mahler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jean Sibelius and Igor Stravinsky. Stokowski's musical direction of the Orchestra developed what came to be known as the "Philadelphia Sound," which was further shaped by his successor.

In 1931, Eugene Ormandy stepped in as a last-minute replacement for acclaimed New York Philharmonic music director Arturo Toscanini, who had been engaged as a guest conductor for The Philadelphia Orchestra while Stokowski was on vacation, and had fallen ill. Although he had guest-conducted The Philadelphia Orchestra at Robin Hood Dell the prior two summers, Ormandy was virtually unknown to regular concert audiences, having only served as a guest conductor of symphonic orchestras following an earlier career playing violin in a movie theater pit orchestra and conducting radio broadcast performances for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). The success of this engagement launched his career as a conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, and subsequently led to his return to Philadelphia to share the role of conductor with Stokowski beginning in 1936, and then assume musical leadership of the Orchestra from 1941 until 1980.

During Ormandy's long tenure, The Philadelphia Orchestra became the most-recorded symphonic orchestra in the United States, producing over 1,200 recordings. It also undertook major international tours – including its historic 1973 People's Republic of China Tour – and continued its summer residency at Robin Hood Dell and Robin Hood Dell West (later the Mann Music Center) in Philadelphia, and established an additional summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York. Ormandy also strengthened the Orchestra's relationship with Sergei Rachmaninoff, initially established by Stokowski, by performing and recording works composed by and, in some instances, performed or conducted by the renowned composer and pianist.

In 1957 The Philadelphia Orchestra Association purchased the Academy of Music, which up to that point was privately owned and operated; the Orchestra had leased performance and practice space each concert season. On finalizing its purchase, the Orchestra restored and renovated the Academy – built in 1857 – and established a separate administration to manage it. The 1960s were rocked by labor disputes and strikes, punctuated by the landmark contract generated in 1963 which guaranteed Orchestra musicians fifty-two weeks of employment each year and paid vacations. In January 1973 the Orchestra played at President Richard Nixon's second inauguration, a performance which a number of musicians vehemently opposed due to Nixon's role in the Vietnam War. In 1980, after serving as a regular guest conductor for the Orchestra for eight years, Riccardo Muti was named music director, and Ormandy assumed the position of conductor laureate, which he maintained until his death in 1985.

Muti served as the Orchestra's music director until 1992, and was succeeded by Wolfgang Sawallisch, who in turn became conductor laureate when Christoph Eschenbach assumed the role in 2003. During the 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s, the Orchestra continued its tradition of ambitious touring with its 50th Anniversary transcontinental tour in 1986 and anniversary tours of China in 1993 and 2008; it also became the first American orchestra to visit Vietnam in 1999. Through the turn of the century it continued its focus on recording, producing albums including a 1988 recording of all nine Beethoven symphonies – the first by an American orchestra – on compact disc (CD), as well as outreach, establishing a series of neighborhood concerts in 2000 to connect with communities outside of traditional performance venues. In 2001 the Orchestra moved into its new primary performance venue at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Charles Dutoit began a brief term as chief conductor in 2008, followed by Yannick Nézet-Séguin's appointment as music director designate in 2010 and music director in 2012. He assumed leadership responsibilities amidst the Orchestra's declaration of chapter 11 bankruptcy in the spring of 2011, from which it emerged the following summer after reorganizing. As of October 2023, Nézet-Séguin remains the music and artistic director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Reference sources consulted:

Ardoin, John, editor. The Philadelphia Orchestra: A Century of Music. Temple University Press, 1999.

"History of The Philadelphia Orchestra." The Philadelphia Orchestra, September 2022. https://www.philorch.org/about-us/meet-your-orchestra/. Accessed August 1, 2023.

"History of the Philadelphia Orchestra." Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians, September 6, 2016. http://www.pomusicians.org/news/history-of-the-philadelphia-orchestra. Accessed August 1, 2023.

Wakin, Daniel J. "Details Emerge of an Orchestra's Bankruptcy Plea." The New York Times, April 20, 2011. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/arts/music/philadelphia-orchestra-papers-give-bankruptcy-details.html. Accessed August 1, 2023.

Wakin, Daniel J. "Philadelphia Orchestra Submits Reorganization Plan." The New York Times, May 23, 2012. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/arts/music/philadelphia-orchestra-submits-reorganization-plan.html. Accessed August 1, 2023.

Wister, Frances A. Twenty-Five Years of the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1900-1925. Published under the auspices of the Women's Committees for the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1925.

The records of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association document its history from 1900 through 2023. Materials in this collection include: internal governance documents (charters, agreements, resolutions and meeting minutes); correspondence (letters, memorandums, telegrams, faxes and emails); personnel, patron and volunteer records; financial records (account statements, bills, receipts and vouchers); legal documents; labor and union policies and agreements; architectural materials (plans, schematics, diagrams and renderings); promotional materials (news releases, brochures, booklets and pamphlets); press coverage (clippings, photocopies and printouts); contracts and letters of agreement; schedules (calendars, itineraries and datebooks); reports; photographs and slides; programs; scrapbooks; and audio and visual recordings.

Please see the Scope and Contents descriptions for individual areas of the collection for more detailed information.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association records are closely related to other collections at Penn Libraries which cover the lives and careers of Leopold Stokowski and Eugene Ormandy, as well as the Orchestra's recording and touring activities. Please see the "Related Materials" note for a list of these collections.

This collection is not fully processed. While materials listed here have been processed and are available for research, a significant portion of the approximately 570 linear feet of the collection, labeled "unavailable," remains in process and cannot be consulted at this time. As soon as additional portions of the collection are completed they will be made available via additions to this finding aid. The last addition of completed materials occurred on October 26, 2023.

The arrangement of different groups of materials varies. Most are arranged either alphabetically, chronologically by creation date, or chronologically by the date of performances or events. Please see the Arrangement notes for specific areas of the collection for more detailed accounts of how they are organized.

Currently, the collection is arranged into sixteen series. Those marked with an * are processed and available:

1. *Early correspondence and personnel files

2. Organizational governance (currently unavailable)

2d. *C. Wanton Balis, Jr. papers

3. Administrative records arranged by concert season (currently unavailable)

4. Personnel and collaborators (currently unavailable)

5. Financial management and accounting (currently unavailable)

6. Ticket sales and subscriptions, box office and patrons (currently unavailable)

7. Legal (currently unavailable)

8. Labor unions (currently unavailable)

9. Buildings, real estate, facilities and equipment (currently unavailable)

10. Outreach, publicity and promotion (currently unavailable)

11. Local Philadelphia performances (currently unavailable)

12. *Tours, out-of-town performances and venues

13. *Radio and television broadcasts, recordings and films (administrative files)

14. Special events and awards (currently unavailable)

15. Organizations, companies and institutions external to The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (currently unavailable)

16. Studies, surveys, statistics, reports and research inquiries (currently unavailable)

Gift of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association, 2021

The Philadelphia Orchestra Association's staff have created and organized files in many different ways over a century of recordkeeping. Wherever collection materials possessed a discernible organizational logic or belonged to an obvious filing system, the original order has been maintained by the processor. Where no obvious order existed, the processor has imposed organizational order to facilitate access and use.

Publisher
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Anna Juliar
Access Restrictions

The majority of this collection is open for research use. However, access to some files is restricted per the gift agreement made between The Philadelphia Orchestra Association and Penn Libraries. Materials are restricted at the file level, and the year the restrictions will be lifted is included in the file titles.

This collection is not fully processed. While materials listed here have been processed and are available for research, a significant portion of the approximately 570 linear feet of the collection, labeled "unavailable," remains in process and cannot be consulted at this time. As soon as additional portions of the collection are completed they will be made available via additions to this finding aid. The last addition of completed materials occurred on October 26, 2023.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Scope and Contents

These files were created, organized and maintained by Orchestra personnel from 1905 through 1967, with the majority predating 1955. While overlapping chronologically with other areas of the collection that also include early materials, this group contains a large concentration of correspondence among the Orchestra's founders, early leaders, managers and creative forces. It tells the story of how the Orchestra began to formulate its governing body several years after its foundation and covers a range of activities that includes drafting and managing financial plans, budgets and funds; securing performance venues and facilities; addressing legal, labor and union matters; managing ticket sales, subscriptions and patron seating assignments; and recruiting, managing and collaborating with music directors, guest conductors, musicians and soloists. Notable figures represented include William P. Barba, Curtis Bok, Edward Bok, Robert K. Cassatt, Benjamin Ludlow, William Jay Turner and Alexander Van Rensselaer.

Materials found in this area of the collection trace the creative development of the Orchestra under its second conductor, Karl Pohlig ("Carl" Pohlig) who led the Orchestra from 1907-1912, and its third, Leopold Stokowski, who is represented by over 55 folders of detailed correspondence from 1912-1941. Eugene Ormandy, Stokowski's eventual successor and the Orchestra's longest-tenured conductor, is represented through five files of correspondence from 1931-1935, capturing the period between Ormandy's appearance with the Orchestra as a last-minute substitute for the guest conductor Arturo Toscanini, and his appointment in 1936 as joint conductor with Stokowski (during this time Ormandy was the Director of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra). Also included is Ossip Gabrilowitsch's correspondence from 1916-1936; Gabrilowitsch served as a guest conductor and Stokowski's co-conductor, and also appeared as piano soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, through 1931. Other correspondence files reveal relationships the Orchestra developed and maintained with other musical organizations and individuals including conductors, composers, musicians, accountants, lawyers, benefactors, donors, ticket companies, piano and organ companies and the United States Armed Forces.

This material further covers the Orchestra's radio broadcasting activities from 1923 to 1950 in collaboration with Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), the International Harvester Company, the Mutual Broadcasting System and The Wessel Company. Of note are the broadcast comments written by Harl McDonald from 1943 to 1950. McDonald served as the Orchestra's manager and was also a musician, composer and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. His comments comprise scripts written to be narrated and aired along with the Orchestra's performances in order to educate radio audiences about musical history and music theory.

Also documented are the Orchestra's relationship with the Academy of Music from 1909-1950, which during this period was an independent performance hall the Orchestra leased for its Philadelphia performances; the Women's Committee for The Philadelphia Orchestra from 1928-1950, including the correspondence of Frances A. Wister and Elizabeth H. Arnett ("Mrs. William Arnett"); the Civic Concert Service and Community Concert Service, which organized performances in the 1940s; and music publishers in the 1950s. A small number of files record specific events such as an auction dinner (1933), The Bach Festival Society of Philadelphia (1936-1950), the Rachmaninoff Festival (1939) and several other performances.

Additional materials related to these topics will be found within other areas of the collection; please read the Scope and Contents notes for all sections of the collection when looking for specific topic or area or interest.

Arrangement

This series is split into two groups: A. People and groups and B. Organizations, events and subjects. This follows the Orchestra's original filing scheme for this set of records. All files are arranged alphabetically. Correspondence and other dated materials within each file have been arranged chronologically

Physical Description

9.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Artists not engaged, correspondence and promotional materials regarding performers and conductors, 1950 May-1952 February.
Box 1 Folder 1
Artists not engaged, correspondence and promotional materials regarding performers and conductors, 1952 October-1953 April.
Box 1 Folder 2
Barba, William P., correspondence, 1926 November 24-1933 April 19, undated.
Box 1 Folder 3
Bok, Curtis, correspondence regarding budgets, conductors, leases, legal matters and unions, 1930 January 13-1932 July 25.
Box 1 Folder 4
Bok, Curtis, correspondence regarding budgets, conductors, leases, legal matters and unions, 1933 January 25-December 20.
Box 1 Folder 5
Bok, Curtis, correspondence mainly regarding budgets, conductors, leases, legal matters and unions, 1934 January 3-December 19.
Box 1 Folder 6
Bok, Edward, correspondence regarding budgets, committees, facilities, performers, promotional materials, scheduling and subscriptions, 1912 December 13-1915 May 10, undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
Bok, Edward, correspondence regarding budgets, committees, facilities, performers, promotional materials, scheduling and subscriptions, 1915 July 21-1916 December 14.
Box 1 Folder 8
Bok, Edward, correspondence regarding budgets, committees, facilities, performers, promotional materials, scheduling and subscriptions, 1917 January 2-1918 October 30.
Box 1 Folder 9
Bok, Edward, correspondence regarding budgets, committees, facilities, performers, promotional materials, scheduling and subscriptions, 1919 December 1-1920 November 27.
Box 1 Folder 10
Bok, Edward, correspondence regarding budgets, committees, facilities, performers, promotional materials, scheduling and subscriptions, 1921 February 5-1929 December 26.
Box 1 Folder 11
Cassatt, Robert K., correspondence regarding salary contracts for Orchestra personnel, 1920 June 29-1928 October 27, undated.
Box 1 Folder 12
Composers, correspondence regarding program notes (includes letters from Biel, Louis Menini, Pierre Monteux, Nicolas Nabokov and Virgil Thompson), 1950 August 4-1959 January 24.
Box 1 Folder 13
Damrosch, Walter, correspondence and biographical materials, 1908 March 3, 1910 October 26-1913 November 20, 1923 March 8-1928 October 12, 1935 March 20-1935 March 27.
Box 1 Folder 14
Enesco, Georges, correspondence regarding performances and compositions, 1938 March 8-1939 May 14.
Box 1 Folder 15
Erskine, John, correspondence regarding libretto for Falstaff (Giuseppe Verdi), 1925 May 19-1934 October 15.
Box 1 Folder 16
Fujita, F. and M. Atsushi Mira, correspondence regarding program books, 1935 September 30, 1935 October 25, 1941 March 17.
Box 1 Folder 17
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, correspondence regarding guest conducting, performances, programming, rehearsals and scheduling, 1916 October 19, 1917 January 23-1924 June 10, 1929 February 24.
Box 1 Folder 18
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, correspondence regarding guest conducting, performances, programming, rehearsals and scheduling, 1927 May 21-1928 November 26.
Box 1 Folder 19
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, correspondence regarding guest conducting, performances, programming, rehearsals and scheduling, 1928 November 27-1929 April 10.
Box 1 Folder 20
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, correspondence regarding guest conducting, performances, programming, rehearsals and scheduling, 1930 January 22-August 13.
Box 1 Folder 21
Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, correspondence regarding guest conducting, performances, programming, rehearsals and scheduling, 1930 September 8-1931 August 12, 1933 January 19, 1935 November 27, 1936 September 16.
Box 1 Folder 22
Graf, Herbert, correspondence regarding opera staging (budget, design, management), rehearsals, performances and travel documents, 1934 July 13-December 10, undated.
Box 1 Folder 23
Graf, Herbert, correspondence regarding opera staging (budget, design, management), rehearsals, performances and travel documents, 1935 January 3-April 29.
Box 1 Folder 24
Hart, Charles D., correspondence regarding Endowment Fund Committee (includes correspondence from those declining to be captains), 1919 June 24-July 15, undated.
Box 1 Folder 25
Hart, Charles D., correspondence regarding Endowment Fund Committee (includes newspaper clippings), 1919 June 7-October 7.
Box 1 Folder 26
Iturbi, José, correspondence regarding guest conducting, performances, programming, rehearsals and scheduling, 1934 January 24-1936 March 26.
Box 1 Folder 27
Jacobs, Sophia Yarnall, correspondence regarding the Orchestra Club, 1939 July 14-24, undated.
Box 1 Folder 28
James, Philip, correspondence regarding recording a piano concerto, 1938 July 15-27.
Box 1 Folder 29
Ludlow, Benjamin H., correspondence regarding Board of Directors, broadcasting, Stokowski contracts, finances, legal issues and subscriptions, 1933 October 17-1939 May 23.
Box 1 Folder 30
McCollin, Edward Garrett and Alice Graham ("Mrs. Edward G. McCollin"), correspondence regarding contracts, insurance, programming, tickets and subscriptions, 1905 December 8-1908 July 9, 1914 April 2-1916 October 14, 1921 November 16-1925 May.
Box 2 Folder 1
McDonald, Harl (1943-1944 season), broadcast comments, 1944 February 5-April 24, undated.
Box 2 Folder 2
McDonald, Harl (1944-1945 season), broadcast comments, 1944 September-1945 April 21.
Box 2 Folder 3
McDonald, Harl (1945-1946 season), broadcast comments, 1945 October 20-1946 April 27.
Box 2 Folder 4-5
McDonald, Harl (1946-1947 season), broadcast comments, 1946 October 5-1947 April 26.
Box 2 Folder 6-7
McDonald, Harl (1947-1948 season), broadcast comments, 1947 December 13-1948 April 10.
Box 2 Folder 8-9
McDonald, Harl (1948-1949 season), broadcast comments, 1949 March 5-April 23.
Box 2 Folder 10
McDonald, Harl (1949-1950 season), broadcast comments, 1950 March 18-April 29.
Box 2 Folder 11
McDonald, Harl, biographical materials, 1939-1949, undated.
Box 2 Folder 12
McDonald, Harl, music compositions, information regarding (includes biographical essays, clippings, lists, program notes and catalog), 1938-1953, undated.
Box 2 Folder 13
McDonald, Harl, program notes D-N, 1941 October 6-1949 November 21, undated.
Box 2 Folder 14
McDonald, Harl, program notes O-Su (includes scores for "Song of Free Nations" and "Suite from Childhood"), 1941, undated.
Box 2 Folder 15
McDonald, Harl, program notes Sy-Z, 1938 January 13, 1952 September 16, undated.
Box 2 Folder 16
Ormandy, Eugene, correspondence, 1931 October 23-24.
Box 2 Folder 17
Ormandy, Eugene, correspondence, 1932 January 21-December 22.
Box 2 Folder 18
Ormandy, Eugene, correspondence, 1933 January 5-December 23.
Box 2 Folder 19
Ormandy, Eugene, correspondence, 1934 January 1-December 29.
Box 2 Folder 20
Ormandy, Eugene, correspondence, 1935 January-April 11.
Box 2 Folder 21
Ormandy, Eugene, correspondence, 1951 July 6-1953 August 26, undated.
Box 2 Folder 22
Pohlig, Karl ("Carl Pohlig"), correspondence, 1907 June 29-1909 December 12.
Box 2 Folder 23
Pohlig, Karl ("Carl Pohlig"), correspondence, 1910 March 29-1912 June 1, 1914 April 8.
Box 2 Folder 24
Randolph, Evan, correspondence regarding Orchestra treasury, 1928 June 1-1930 June 4.
Box 2 Folder 25
Reiner, Fritz, correspondence, 1926 November 22, 1927 February 15-1932 March 26.
Box 2 Folder 26
Reiner, Fritz, correspondence, 1934 March 6-December 24, undated.
Box 2 Folder 27
Reiner, Fritz, correspondence, 1935 January 2-1936 February 11.
Box 3 Folder 1
Rosenthal, Manual, correspondence regarding program notes for musical compositions, 1948 November 23-December 4, undated.
Box 3 Folder 2
Soloists and guest conductors, 1943-1944 season, correspondence, 1943-1944.
Box 3 Folder 3-4
Soloists and guest conductors, 1944-1945 season, correspondence, 1943-1945.
Box 3 Folder 5
Soloists and guest conductors, 1945-1946 season, correspondence, 1944-1946.
Box 3 Folder 6
Soloists and guest conductors, 1946-1947 season, correspondence, 1946-1947.
Box 3 Folder 7-8
Soloists and guest conductors, 1947-1948 season, correspondence, 1946-1947.
Box 3 Folder 9
Soloists and guest conductors, 1948-1949 season, correspondence, 1948-1949.
Box 3 Folder 10
Soloists and guest conductors, 1949-1950 season, correspondence, 1948-1950.
Box 3 Folder 11
Stokowski, Leopold and Arthur Judson, transcriptions and descriptions of correspondence, 1994 January.
Box 3 Folder 12
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1912 April 30-September 10.
Box 3 Folder 13
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1913 April 24-September 30.
Box 3 Folder 14
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence (includes correspondence of Olga Stokowski, née Olga Samaroff, "Mrs. Leopold Stokowski"), 1914 April 20-December 21.
Box 3 Folder 15
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence (includes correspondence of Olga Stokowski, née Olga Samaroff, "Mrs. Leopold Stokowski"), 1914 January 22-August 3, 1915 January 8-July 19.
Box 3 Folder 16
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1915 July 24-September 27.
Box 3 Folder 17
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1916 October 2-December 29.
Box 3 Folder 18
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1917 January 2-April 28.
Box 3 Folder 19
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1917 May 2-July 30.
Box 3 Folder 20
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1917 August 1-October 6.
Box 3 Folder 21
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1918 June 12-August 30.
Box 3 Folder 22
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence (includes correspondence of Olga Stokowski, née Olga Samaroff, "Mrs. Leopold Stokowski"), 1918 September 3-October 24.
Box 4 Folder 1
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1918 October 25-December 31.
Box 4 Folder 2
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1919 January 2-April 30.
Box 4 Folder 3
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1919 May 3-August 30.
Box 4 Folder 4
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1919 September 1-December 30.
Box 4 Folder 5
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence (includes correspondence of Olga Stokowski, née Olga Samaroff, "Mrs. Leopold Stokowski"), 1920 January 2-August 29.
Box 4 Folder 6
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1920 September 3-December 30.
Box 4 Folder 7
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1921 January 2-July 31.
Box 4 Folder 8
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1921 August 2-December 31.
Box 4 Folder 9
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1922 January 4-1922 July 31.
Box 4 Folder 10
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1922 August 10-1922 December 31.
Box 4 Folder 11
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1923 January 5-August 16.
Box 4 Folder 12
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1923 September 7-December 31.
Box 4 Folder 13
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1924 January 2-August 20.
Box 4 Folder 14
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1924 September 2-1924 December 31.
Box 4 Folder 15
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1925 January 2-June 29.
Box 4 Folder 16
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1925 July 1-December 31.
Box 4 Folder 17
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1926 January 3-1926 September 30.
Box 4 Folder 18
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1926 October 1-December 31.
Box 5 Folder 1
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1927 January 3-December 28.
Box 5 Folder 2
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1928 January 26-July 30.
Box 5 Folder 3
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1928 August 6-December 30.
Box 5 Folder 4
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1929 January 2-August 22.
Box 5 Folder 5
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1929 September 1-December 30.
Box 5 Folder 6
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1930 January 3-August 29.
Box 5 Folder 7
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1930 September 5-December 31.
Box 5 Folder 8
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1931 January 7-July 30.
Box 5 Folder 9
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1931 August 3-October 15.
Box 5 Folder 10
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1931 October 16-December 31.
Box 5 Folder 11
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1932 January 1-April 30.
Box 5 Folder 12
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1932 May 1-September 22.
Box 5 Folder 13
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1932 October 3-December 31.
Box 5 Folder 14
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1933 January 3-March 15.
Box 5 Folder 15
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1933 March 16-August 28.
Box 5 Folder 16
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1933 September 12-December 30.
Box 5 Folder 17
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1934 January 3-April 26.
Box 6 Folder 1
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1934 September 24-December 28.
Box 6 Folder 2
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1935 January 2-April 29.
Box 6 Folder 3
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1936 January 1-December 31.
Box 6 Folder 4
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1937 January 4-December 24.
Box 6 Folder 5
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1938 January 6-December 31.
Box 6 Folder 6
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1939 January 3-July 31.
Box 6 Folder 7
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1939 August 1-December 29.
Box 6 Folder 8
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1940 January 2-December 24.
Box 6 Folder 9
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1941 January 2-May 16.
Box 6 Folder 10
Stokowski, Leopold, correspondence, 1967 September 1-October 23.
Box 6 Folder 11
Toscanini, Arturo, correspondence regarding guest conducting, programming and scheduling, 1930 November 12-1931 October 23.
Box 6 Folder 12
Turner, William Jay, correspondence regarding Board activities (includes correspondence of Helen C. Turner ("Mrs. William Jay Turner"), 1928 November 14-1931 September 28, 1941 January 11-16.
Box 6 Folder 13
Turner, William Jay, correspondence regarding finances, funds and budgets, 1922 December 1-1930 August 29.
Box 6 Folder 14
Turner, William Jay, vouchers and related materials, 1929 January 1-1930 April.
Box 6 Folder 15
Van Rensslaer, Alexander, correspondence regarding Board activities and general Orchestra management, 1906 September 11-1929 December 31, 1931 April 18, 1935 June 26.
Box 6 Folder 16
Van Rensslaer, Alexander, lists of names and addresses, undated.
Box 6 Folder 17
Arrangement

Alphabetical

Abington Friends School, correspondence regarding concert tickets, 1939 October 6-28.
Box 6 Folder 18
Academy of Music (1909-1908 through 1916-1917 seasons), correspondence regarding lease negotiations, rental fees, ticket sales and stockholder reports, 1909-1916.
Box 6 Folder 19
Academy of Music (1920-1921 season), correspondence regarding lease negotiations and construction expenses, 1920-1921.
Box 6 Folder 20
Academy of Music (1924-1925 through 1930-1931 seasons), correspondence regarding stockholders reports, lease negotiations, rental fees and equipment, 1923-1931.
Box 6 Folder 21
Academy of Music (1926-1927 season), correspondence regarding lease negotiations and rental fees, 1926-1927.
Box 6 Folder 22
Academy of Music (1937-1938 season), correspondence regarding lease negotiations and rental fees, 1937 March 5-June 7.
Box 6 Folder 23
Academy of Music (1939-1940 and 1940-1941 seasons), correspondence regarding scheduling, utilities, taxes, expenses, staff, union and patron complaints, 1938-1941.
Box 6 Folder 24
Academy of Music (1941-1942 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, facilities, expenses, lease, utilities and patron complaints, 1941-1942.
Box 6 Folder 25
Academy of Music (1942-1943 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, facilities and patron complaints, 1941-1943.
Box 6 Folder 26
Academy of Music (1943-1944 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, staff and seating, 1943-1944.
Box 6 Folder 27
Academy of Music (1944-1945 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, facilities, expenses and staff, 1944-1945.
Box 6 Folder 28
Academy of Music (1945-1946 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, staff, patron complaints, utilities and lease, 1945-1946.
Box 6 Folder 29
Academy of Music (1946-1947 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, staff, lease and patron complaints, 1945-1946.
Box 6 Folder 30
Academy of Music (1947-1948 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, staff and expenses, 1946-1948.
Box 6 Folder 31
Academy of Music (1948-1949 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, patron complaints, seating and television service, 1947-1949.
Box 6 Folder 32
Academy of Music (1949-1950 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, 1948-1950.
Box 6 Folder 33
"Alpine Symphony," (Richard Strauss), correspondence (includes letters between Stokowski and music publishers), 1915 August 23-1916 November 11.
Box 6 Folder 34
Auction Dinner (October 11, 1933), correspondence regarding planning, invitations and responses, 1933 June 23-October 1, undated.
Box 6 Folder 35
Auction Dinner (October 11, 1933), correspondence regarding planning, invitations and responses, 1933 June 23-October 1, undated.
Box 7 Folder 1
Auction Dinner (October 11, 1933), correspondence regarding seat orders and thank you notes, 1933 October 12-November 10.
Box 7 Folder 2
Auction Dinner (October 11, 1933), planning materials (includes drafts of letters, guest lists, invitation materials and programs), 1933 July 3, 1933 August 8, 1933 September 28, undated.
Box 7 Folder 3-4
The Bach Festival Society of Philadelphia, correspondence regarding performances, scheduling and promotional material, 1946 February 12-1950 April 12.
Box 7 Folder 5
Baldwin Piano Company, correspondence, 1947 December 2-1953 March 2, undated.
Box 7 Folder 6
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1923 February 16-1924 February 20, 1926 December 11-1927 February 15.
Box 7 Folder 7
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1929 February 26-December 2.
Box 7 Folder 8
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1930 January 2-1931 December 28.
Box 7 Folder 9
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1932 January 8-1933 May 13.
Box 7 Folder 10
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1933 September 25-1934 April 20.
Box 7 Folder 11
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1934 June 1-1935 April 2.
Box 7 Folder 12
Broadcasts, radio, correspondence, 1935 February 20-1936 January 9.
Box 7 Folder 13
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1943-1944 season), correspondence, 1942 July 9-1944 May 29.
Box 7 Folder 14
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1944-1945 season), correspondence, 1944 June 3-1945 June 2.
Box 7 Folder 15
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1945-1946 season), correspondence, 1945 August 30-1946 April 27.
Box 7 Folder 16
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1946-1947 season), correspondence, 1946 February 26-1947 May 14.
Box 7 Folder 17
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1947-1948 season), correspondence, 1947 June 16-1948 July 13, undated.
Box 7 Folder 18
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1948-1949 season), correspondence, 1948 August 30-1949 July 8.
Box 7 Folder 19
Broadcasts, radio, Columbia Broadcasting System (1948-1949 season), correspondence, 1949 August 31-1950 March 16.
Box 7 Folder 20
Broadcasts, radio, International Harvester Company "Harvest of the Stars," correspondence, 1947 December 17-1948 January 27, undated.
Box 7 Folder 21
Broadcasts, radio, International Harvester Company "Harvest of the Stars," correspondence, 1950 July 3-17, undated.
Box 7 Folder 22
Broadcasts, radio, Mutual Broadcasting System (1940-1941 season), correspondence, 1940 October 31-1941 November 26.
Box 7 Folder 23
Broadcasts, radio, Mutual Broadcasting System (1940-1941 season, "sustaining"), correspondence, 1940 October 17-1941 May 15, 1942 February 13-14.
Box 7 Folder 24
Broadcasts, radio, Mutual Broadcasting System (1941-1942 season, "sustaining"), correspondence, 1941 March 31-1942 April 20.
Box 7 Folder 25
Broadcasts, radio, Mutual Broadcasting System (1942-1943 season), correspondence, 1942 April 3-1943 May 18.
Box 7 Folder 26
Broadcasts, radio, The Wessel Company (includes billing statements, contracts and expenses), correspondence, 1936 June 25-1937 October 16.
Box 7 Folder 27
Broadcasts, radio, vouchers and expense sheets, 1933 November 24-1934 March 24, 1939 March 15-17, undated.
Box 7 Folder 28
Civic Concert Service, National Concert and Artists Corporation, correspondence, 1942 April 8-September 26.
Box 7 Folder 29
Civic Concert Service, National Concert and Artists Corporation, correspondence, 1944 January 5-October 2.
Box 7 Folder 30
Civic Concert Service, National Concert and Artists Corporation, correspondence, 1944 November 16-1945 May 25.
Box 7 Folder 31
Civic Concert Service, National Concert and Artists Corporation, correspondence, 1946 December 17-1948 January 28.
Box 7 Folder 32
Civic Concert Service, National Concert and Artists Corporation, correspondence, 1947 October 6-1948 May 6.
Box 7 Folder 33
Community Concert Service, Columbia Concerts Corporation, correspondence, 1941 August 25-1942 September 29.
Box 8 Folder 1
Community Concert Service, Columbia Concerts Corporation, correspondence, 1944 January 5-1945 May 11.
Box 8 Folder 2
Community Concert Service, Columbia Concerts Corporation, correspondence, 1946 November 11-1947 May 13.
Box 8 Folder 3
Community Concert Service, Columbia Concerts Corporation, correspondence, 1947 October 31-1949 March 22.
Box 8 Folder 4
Community Concert Service, Columbia Concerts Corporation, correspondence, 1949 January 5-1950 February 21.
Box 8 Folder 5
Electrical Research Products, Inc., correspondence, 1934 January 24-March 12.
Box 8 Folder 6
Estey Organ Company (Estey & Co., The Estey Company, Estey Organ Corporation), correspondence, 1908 March 9, 1911 February 21-1914 May 5, 1920 August 13, 1922 March 6, 1934 September 28-October 8.
Box 8 Folder 7
Globe Ticket Company (1945-1946 and 1946-1947 seasons), tickets orders and related correspondence, 1944-1946.
Box 8 Folder 8
Globe Ticket Company (1947-1948 and 1948-1949 seasons), tickets orders and related correspondence, 1947-1948.
Box 8 Folder 9
Globe Ticket Company (1949-1950 season), tickets orders and related correspondence, 1949-1950.
Box 8 Folder 10
Globe Ticket Company (1950-1951 season), tickets orders and related correspondence, 1950-1951.
Box 8 Folder 11
Globe Ticket Company (1951-1952 season), tickets orders and related correspondence, 1951-1952.
Box 8 Folder 12
Jarin Scenic Studios, Inc., incoming letters regarding purchase and sale of scenery, 1932 May 27, 1936 April 16.
Box 8 Folder 13
Music orders (1944-1945 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence, 1943-1945.
Box 8 Folder 14
Music orders (1945-1946 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (A-F), 1945-1946.
Box 8 Folder 15
Music orders (1945-1946 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (G-Z), 1945-1946.
Box 8 Folder 16
Music orders (1946-1947 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (A-F), 1943-1947.
Box 8 Folder 17
Music orders (1946-1947 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (G-S), 1943-1947.
Box 8 Folder 18
Music orders (1947-1948 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (A-G), 1947-1948.
Box 8 Folder 19
Music orders (1947-1948 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (L-W), 1947-1948.
Box 8 Folder 20
Music orders (1948-1949 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (A-L), 1947-1949.
Box 9 Folder 1
Music orders (1948-1949 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (M-Z), 1947-1949.
Box 9 Folder 2
Music orders (1949-1950 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (A-O), 1949-1950.
Box 9 Folder 3
Music orders (1949-1950 season), expenses, lists, receipts and related correspondence (P-U), 1949-1950.
Box 9 Folder 4
Officer Club boxes, plans, subscriber lists, seating charts, 1943-1946.
Box 9 Folder 5
Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, scenery for productions, expenses, inventories, lists and related correspondence, 1934, 1938.
Box 9 Folder 6
Opera and ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, correspondence regarding artists, programming, scheduling and managerial issues, 1934 April 18-1935 March 12.
Box 9 Folder 7
Opera Committee, The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, correspondence, meeting minutes, personnel lists and reports, 1934-1935.
Box 9 Folder 8
Other orchestras, correspondence regarding contracts, musicians, scheduling and other managerial issues, 1945 March 23-1947 June 24.
Box 9 Folder 9
Other orchestras, correspondence regarding contracts, musicians, scheduling and other managerial issues, 1948-1949.
Box 9 Folder 10
Philadelphia Ballet Company, correspondence and programs, 1937 September 28-1938 January 11.
Box 9 Folder 11
Philadelphia Choral Society, correspondence, 1906 May 4-1915 August 31.
Box 9 Folder 12
Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus, correspondence, forms, member lists and cards, 1912 November 20-1916 October 18, 1918 May 18-1919 December 30.
Box 9 Folder 13-14
Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus, correspondence, member lists, forms, rules and related materials, 1914-1921, 1923, 1933-1934.
Box 9 Folder 15-16
Philadelphia Orchestra Club, Board of Directors meeting minutes, member lists and correspondence, 1937-1945.
Box 9 Folder 17
Presser Foundation (1948-1949 season), ticket gifts and sales, correspondence, lists, invoices and related materials, 1948 October 28-1949 April 20.
Box 9 Folder 18
Presser Foundation (1949-1950 season), ticket gifts and sales, correspondence, lists, invoices and related materials, 1949 June 27-1950 May 31.
Box 9 Folder 19
Publicity, public relations, promotions and advertising, correspondence, 1944 February 17-1948 August 17.
Box 9 Folder 20
Publicity, public relations, promotions and advertising, correspondence with Alix Williamson, 1941 October 28-1945 May 18.
Box 9 Folder 21
Rachmaninoff Festival (1939), correspondence and planning materials, 1938 January 13-1939 December 28.
Box 9 Folder 22-23
"Le Sacre du Printemps" ("The Rite of Spring") (Igor Stravinsky), and "Die Gluckliche Hand" ("The Hand of Fate") (Arnold Schoenberg), correspondence regarding performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, articles and interviews, 1929 May 5-1930 May 15.
Box 10 Folder 1-2
Schubert Memorial, Inc., correspondence regarding awards, 1933 October 29-1937 July 27.
Box 10 Folder 3
Schubert Memorial, Inc., correspondence regarding awards, 1939 June 8-1942 February 18.
Box 10 Folder 4
"Servicemen," United States of America Armed Forces, correspondence regarding benefit concerts (includes U.S.O Camp Shows, Inc., United Service Club and Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation), 1942 April 14-1943 April 28.
Box 10 Folder 5
"Servicemen," United States of America Armed Forces, correspondence regarding benefit concerts (includes U.S.O Camp Shows, Inc., and American Red Cross), 1943 August 25-1952 December 18.
Box 10 Folder 6
"Servicemen," United States of America Armed Forces, correspondence regarding free tickets (includes U.S.O. and American Red Cross), 1944 September 15-1950 September 26.
Box 10 Folder 7
Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia (1926), correspondence regarding performances, 1921 November 14-1926 August 30.
Box 10 Folder 8
"St. Matthew Passion" (Johann Sebastian Bach), correspondence regarding performances with the Westminster Choir (March and April 1941), 1941 January 2-April 14.
Box 10 Folder 9
Strauss, Johann, recording, correspondence with Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1936 August 5-1938 May 10.
Box 10 Folder 10
"Symphony No. 8" ("Eighth Symphony") (Gustav Mahler), correspondence regarding performance (cancelled), 1947 April 17-1948 April 12.
Box 10 Folder 11
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, celebration planning materials and letters of congratulation, 1925.
Box 10 Folder 12
Wired transmission concerts, diagrams, notes, publications and correspondence (includes American Telephone and Telegraph Company and Bell Telephone Laboratories), 1932 December 8-1933 May 29.
Box 10 Folder 13
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, correspondence (includes monthly reports from Orchestra manager), 1928 November 5-1937 December 9.
Box 10 Folder 14
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, correspondence (includes monthly reports from Orchestra manager), 1938 January 10-1942 April 7.
Box 10 Folder 15
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra (1939-1940 season) correspondence and meeting minutes, 1939 January 18-1940 April 19.
Box 10 Folder 16
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra (1940-1910 season) correspondence and meeting minutes, 1940 April 25-1941 January 29.
Box 10 Folder 17
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra (1941-1942 season) correspondence (includes monthly reports from the Orchestra manager), 1941 June 12-1942 May 14.
Box 10 Folder 18
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Elizabeth H. Arnett ("Mrs. William W. Arnett"), correspondence regarding ticket sales and seat reservations, 1943 June 15-1947 August 24.
Box 10 Folder 19
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Frances A. Wister, correspondence and reports, 1905 May-1932 December 12.
Box 10 Folder 20
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Frances A. Wister, correspondence and reports, 1922 January 8-1925 July 30.
Box 10 Folder 21
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Frances A. Wister, correspondence and reports, 1926 May 25-1929 May 28.
Box 10 Folder 22
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vanguard Committee, correspondence, 1945 February 28-September 15.
Box 10 Folder 23
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vanguard Committee, correspondence, 1949 March 15-September 22, 1950 February 15.
Box 10 Folder 24
The Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Vanguard Committee, correspondence, 1950 March 23-November 13.
Box 10 Folder 25
Series 2. Organizational governance (currently unavailable).

Scope and Contents

C. Wanton Balis, Jr. served on the Board of Directors of The Philadelphia Orchestra Association for a 35-year span in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, serving as the President of the Academy of Music, and both Chairman and President of the Orchestra Association. He maintained a close relationship with Eugene Ormandy, and played a key role in union negotiations, fundraising, tour planning, recording agreements and the Orchestra's performances at Robin Hood Dell in Philadelphia and in Saratoga Springs, New York. Balis travelled with the Orchestra on its historic People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973).

Files in this group were likely created and maintained by Balis or his staff. They trace Balis's extensive involvement with and work on behalf of the Orchestra from 1957 through 1979. A majority of the materials consist of correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, agendas and legal documents. Of note are his files regarding the People's Republic of China Tour, which include a detailed journal he kept and various materials and items he and his wife collected on the trip.

Reference sources consulted:

Wallace, Andy. "C. Wanton Balis, Jr., 86; He led the Phila. Orchestra Association." The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 1993.

Arrangement

Chronological

Physical Description

1 Linear Feet

Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy and correspondence regarding Ormandy's activities as Music Director (includes letters from Ormandy during European Tour, May-July 1958), 1957 January 3, 1958 January 7-December 30.
Box 36 Folder 1
Letter of thanks and recognition from Dwight D. Eisenhower regarding European tour (May-July 1958), 1958 July 30.
Box 36 Folder 2
Correspondence regarding Robin Hood Dell, tours and out-of-town venues, finances and fundraising campaigns, 1963 December 9-1968 December 31.
Box 36 Folder 3
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), booklets, pamphlets and bulletins promoting the Chinese government, military, industry, arts and culture, 1965-1973.
Box 36 Folder 4
Academy of Music, Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1965 December 27-1966 November 28.
Box 36 Folder 5
Philadelphia Orchestra Association and Academy of Music, correspondence, financial reports, budget and expense sheets, and income statements, 1965 December 30-1966 December 30.
Box 36 Folder 6
Academy of Music, financial reports, 1966 January-April.
Box 36 Folder 7
Correspondence regarding the Ford Foundation grant of endowment and expendable funds, 1966 January 3-December 15.
Box 36 Folder 8
Correspondene regarding general Philadelphia Orchestra Association administration, 1966 January 4-December 21.
Box 36 Folder 9
Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy and copied correspondence by Ormandy regarding his activities as Music Director, 1966 January 12-December 19.
Box 36 Folder 10-11
Latin American tour (May-June 1966), correspondence regarding labor rules and disputes, personnel complaints and tour events (includes correspondence with Hubert Humphrey), 1966 January 13-November 30.
Box 36 Folder 12-13
Correspondence with the Women's Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, Old York Road Committee and and Baltimore Committee for the Philadelphia Orchestra, 1966 January 4-November 30.
Box 36 Folder 14
Philadelphia Orchestra Association v. University of Washington and Philadelphia Orchestra Association v. Veda Reynolds, et. al., correspondence, transcripts and legal briefs, 1966 January 17-December 27.
Box 36 Folder 15-16
Correspondence with and regarding guest artists and special events, 1966 January 20-December 20.
Box 36 Folder 17
Correspondence regarding insurance policy from Lukens, Savage & Washburn, 1966 January 25, 1966 January 27.
Box 36 Folder 18
Academy of Music, correspondence regarding the formation and organization of the Academy of Music Foundation, 1966 August 10-November 17.
Box 36 Folder 19
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), booklets, pamphlets and maps (includes Shanghai and Shanghai Industrial Exhibition), circa 1970-1979.
Box 36 Folder 20
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), clippings, circa 1970-1979.
Box 36 Folder 21
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), "The Philadelphia Orchestra People's Republic of China Tour" booklet (annotated) and typewritten sheets describing sites visited, circa 1970-1979.
Box 36 Folder 22
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), "China Pictorial" booklet promoting Chinese government, military, industry, arts and culture, 1973.
Box 36 Folder 23
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), journal transcriptions and airline tickets, 1973 September.
Box 36 Folder 24
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), journals by Deborah Balis ("Debbie Balis," "Mrs. Wanton Balis," correspondence, photograph and lecture invitation, 1973 September-November.
Box 36 Folder 25
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), postcards and invitations collected by Deborah Balis ("Debbie Balis," "Mrs. Wanton Balis"), 1973 September.
Box 36 Folder 26
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), programs for "The White-Haired Girl: A Modern Revolutionary Dance Drama" (The Shanghai Dance School) and a concert presented by The Central Philharmonic Society, 1973 September.
Box 36 Folder 27
People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), Gala Opening Concert and Homecoming Salute (September 27, 1973), programs and invitation, 1973 September-November.
Box 36 Folder 28
Program (1973-1974 season), with essay describing the People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973), 1973.
Box 36 Folder 29
Finance Committee, correspondence, meeting minutes, account statements, asset statements and lists of securities, 1974 November 1-1976 January 2.
Box 36 Folder 30
Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1974 November 25-1975 November 24.
Box 36 Folder 31
Academy of Music, Board of Trustees meeting minutes, 1974 December 23-1975 November 24.
Box 36 Folder 32
Correspondence, news releases and related materials regarding the National Committee for Symphony Orchestra Support, National Committee for Cultural Resources and American Symphony League, 1974 December 27-1975 June 27.
Box 36 Folder 33
Endowment Fund statements and reports of funds and assets, 1974 December 31-1975 November 21.
Box 36 Folder 34
Academy of Music, correspondence regarding analysis of acoustics and construction of an acoustical shell, diagram of acoustical shell and clippings, 1975 January 1-November 10.
Box 36 Folder 35
Academy of Music, correspondence regarding committee for and invitations to the Anniversary Concert and Ball (January 24, 1976), 1975 January 3-October 24.
Box 36 Folder 36
Board of Directors, correspondence, personnel lists, meeting notes and minutes, 1975 January 7-December 22.
Box 36 Folder 37
Membership campaign (1975), correspondence regarding solicitations for contributions, 1975 February 3-December 15.
Box 36 Folder 38
Philadelphia Bicentennial Celebration (1976), correspondence regarding Orchestra's participation, 1975 February 14-September 16.
Box 36 Folder 39
Philadelphia Orchestra Association Musician's Union, correspondence, financial records, trade agreements, legal documents and proposals, 1975 February 17-September 15.
Box 36 Folder 40
Development Committee, correspondence, 1975 February 21, 1975 November 25.
Box 36 Folder 41
Correspondence from the National Committee on United States-China Relations, 1975 February 24-December 11.
Box 36 Folder 42
Pension Committee, meeting minutes and financial records, 1975 February 25-December 5.
Box 36 Folder 43
Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy and copied correspondence by Ormandy regarding his activities as Music Director, 1975 March 3-December 14.
Box 36 Folder 44
Academy of Music, correspondence regarding planned purchase and renovation of space in The Academy House (1521 Locust Street, Philadelphia), 1975 March 18-May 5.
Box 36 Folder 45
European tour (May 5-June 1, 1975), correspondence regarding travel, travel documents, itineraries, schedules and clippings, 1975 March 19-June 30.
Box 36 Folder 46
Correspondence regarding general Orchestra administration, 1975 March 21-November 12.
Box 36 Folder 47
Nominating Committee, memorandums and announcements, 1975 April 8-December 10.
Box 36 Folder 48
Correspondence regarding musicians' salaries [restricted until 2050], 1975 July 1-November 14.
Box 36 Folder 49
"Academy of Music of Philadelphia, Inc. Report on Examination with Supplementary Information, Years ended August 31, 1975 and 1974" (Main Lafrentz & Co.), financial report, 1975 October 22.
Box 36 Folder 50
Annual meeting (October 28, 1975), agenda and minutes, 1975.
Box 36 Folder 51
Artistic Policy Committee, correspondence and meeting minutes, 1975 November 4-December 2.
Box 36 Folder 52
"Briefing Update on China" (Jim Lily, Henry Kissinger and Mike Oksenberg), photocopy, 1977 August 4.
Box 36 Folder 53
Series 3. Administrative records arranged by concert season (currently unavailable) .
Series 4. Personnel and collaborators (currently unavailable).
Series 5. Financial management and accounting (currently unavailable).
Series 6. Ticket sales and subscriptions, box office and patrons (currently unavailable).
Series 7. Legal (currently unavailable).
Series 8. Labor unions (currently unavailable).
Series 9. Buildings, real estate, facilities and equipment (currently unavailable).
Series 10. Outreach, publicity and promotion (currently unavailable).
Series 11. Local Philadelphia performances (currently unavailable).

Scope and Contents

This series contains a majority of the collection's administrative records pertaining to tours, out-of-town performances and venues outside of Philadelphia, as well as Robin Hood Dell and Robin Hood Dell West (later the Mann Music Center). It also covers tours and performances that were either planned and then cancelled, or proposed but not actualized.

Early files document performances in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore from the 1900s through the 1930s, the Orchestra's earliest coast-to-coast (transcontinental) tours in 1936 and 1937, and concerts housed in a variety of municipal auditoriums and gymnasiums across the Northeast and Midwest in the early 1940s. They also record early collaborations with other American symphonic orchestras and the establishment of seasonal engagements at Carnegie Hall, New York; The Lyric Theatre, Baltimore; Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C., and Horace Bushnell Hall (later Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall) in Hartford, Connecticut. In contrast to early records documenting the Orchestra's growing presence as a domestic touring group, files regarding proposed tours to Europe beginning in 1923 reveal the Orchestra's desire to travel overseas long before it embarked on its first transatlantic tour of Britain in 1949. Interrupted by war and economic uncertainty, and confounded by the sheer organizational complexities of transporting musicians, personnel and thousands of pounds of instruments, equipment and luggage across the globe, these early proposed tour files reveal the false starts that preceded the eventual growth of the Orchestra's international presence.

Numerous files from the 1950s through the 1980s document the Orchestra's extensive activities touring domestically and internationally, as well as the establishment of summer residencies at Robin Hood Dell and Robin Hood Dell West – which became the Mann Music Center in 1979 – in northwest Philadelphia, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York (abbreviated as "SPAC" throughout this finding aid). A number of files from these decades document the Orchestra's participation in the "May Festival" at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as well as regular concerts given at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Wolf Trap Farm Park in Vienna, Virginia. There is also extensive documentation of the Orchestra's 1955, 1958 and 1975 European tours, its 1966 Latin American tour, the People's Republic of China Tour in 1973, and the Tour of Japan and Korea of 1978. Files from the mid-1980s through the early 2000s do not represent such comprehensive coverage of tour planning, although the Orchestra's 50th Anniversary North American Tour (1986), European tour (1987), Tour of the Americas (1988), Spring tour of the United States and Canada (1990) and "Israel Festival" (1992) are documented with itineraries and schedules, in addition to files revealing the Orchestra's enduring presence at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Mann Music Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

Materials found in this group include correspondence; schedules and itineraries; programs and program drafts; contracts with venues and tour planners/promoters; personnel lists; promotional materials; travel documents such as customs forms, hotel reservations and transportation agreements; insurance documents; and a variety of financial records including budgets, box office statements, expense and income sheets, bills and invoices, and materials regarding funding and sponsorship. Some files contain floor plans, schematics and renderings of performance spaces; ticket subscription information and patron seating records; payroll sheets and correspondence with patrons. Some files additionally contain newspaper clippings, news releases and other forms of news coverage. Collectively, these files document every aspect of planning and executing tours and out-of-town performances, from early planning to completion. However, coverage of specific tours and performances is uneven, with some events heavily documented and others recorded with a single itinerary or venue contract. Folder titles should guide researchers as to the scope and content of individual files.

Those seeking information about the Orchestra's Latin American tour (May-June 1966), People's Republic of China Tour (September 10-23, 1973) and European tour (May 5-June 1, 1975) should also consult the papers of C. Wanton Balis, Jr., who was Chairman of the Orchestra and kept records relating to these three tours. He accompanied the Orchestra on its tour to China in 1973, and created and collected materials that can be found in his records, including an extensive journal documenting, all of which are located in Series 2d. C. Wanton Balis, Jr. papers.

Arrangement

This group of materials is further split into subsections A. Domestic and B. International, both of which are arranged chronologically by performance date, tour date range, concert season, or creation date if the former criteria is unknown. Tours that include both domestic and international performance locations are located with the International material.

File title names for tours begin with the given name of the tour used by the Orchestra (ex. "Transcontinental tour" or "Latin American tour"). Files for individual venues begin with the name of the city followed by either the state or country name.

Physical Description

15.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Chronological

Washington, D.C., list of performances at various venues from 1902-1930 (includes programs, guest artists and soloists), circa 1930.
Box 19 Folder 30
Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence, clippings and announcements regarding fundraiser drive for Orchestra performances (includes correspondence of Elizabeth Ellen Starr), 1927.
Box 19 Folder 31
Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence, clippings and announcements regarding Orchestra performances, circa 1930-1939.
Box 19 Folder 32
Coast-to-coast tour (April -May, 1936), correspondence regarding planning and contracts between the Orchestra and RCA Victor, 1935.
Box 19 Folder 33
Coast-to-coast tour (April -May 1936), expense sheets, invoices and receipts, 1936.
Box 19 Folder 34
Coast-to-coast tour (April-May 1936), correspondence, itinerary, personnel payment, invoices, budgets and receipts, 1936.
Box 19 Folder 35
Tours (1937-1938 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1937-1938.
Box 19 Folder 36
Coast-to-coast tour (April-May 1937), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1936-1937.
Box 19 Folder 37
Coast-to-coast tour (April-May 1937), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1936-1937.
Box 20 Folder 1
Coast-to-coast tour (April-May 1937), itinerary, 1937.
Box 20 Folder 2
Washington, D.C. (National Symphony Orchestra Association and T. Arthur Smith Concert Bureau), correspondence, 1937-1940.
Box 20 Folder 3
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Women's Club; declined request for spring 1938), correspondence, 1938.
Box 20 Folder 4
Buffalo, New York (Elmwood Music Hall; May 15, 1938), correspondence, 1936-1941.
Box 20 Folder 5
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall), patron seating record book, 1938-1939.
Box 20 Folder 6
Tours (1938-1939 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1937-1939.
Box 20 Folder 7
Fort Wayne, Indiana (Shrine Theater; November 3, 1938), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1938.
Box 20 Folder 8
Newark, New Jersey (Griffith Music Foundation; November 23, 1938), correspondence and programs, 1938.
Box 20 Folder 9
Springfield, Massachusetts (Municipal Auditorium; February 10, 1939), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1938-1939.
Box 20 Folder 10
Tours (1939-1940 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1939-1940.
Box 20 Folder 11
Fort Wayne, Indiana (Shrine Theater; November 2, 1939), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1939.
Box 20 Folder 12
Tour cities, disbound binder pages listing venues, performance dates, fees and contact information, 1940-1970.
Box 20 Folder 13-14
Tour cities (A-D), venue information sheets, circa 1940-1989.
Box 20 Folder 15
Tour cities (E-M), venue information sheets, circa 1940-1989.
Box 20 Folder 16
Tour cities (N-S), venue information sheets, circa 1940-1989.
Box 20 Folder 17
Tour cities (T-Y), venue information sheets, circa 1940-1989.
Box 20 Folder 18
Tours (1940-1941 season), correspondence, venue contracts, expense sheets and itineraries, 1940-1941.
Box 20 Folder 19
Kalamazoo, Michigan (Central High School Auditorium; November 1, 1940), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1940.
Box 20 Folder 20
Jacksonville, Florida (George Washington Hotel Auditorium; April 23, 1941), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1940-1941.
Box 20 Folder 21
Louisville, Kentucky (Municipal Auditorium; April 30, 1941), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1940-1941.
Box 20 Folder 22
South Bend, Indiana (University of Notre Dame Gymnasium; May 2, 1941), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1940-1941.
Box 20 Folder 23
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1941-1942 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1942.
Box 20 Folder 24
Cleveland, Ohio (The Wade Park Manor; October 26, 1941), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941.
Box 20 Folder 25
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall), patron seating record book, 1942-1950.
Box 20 Folder 26
Huntington, West Virginia (Marshall College, City Auditorium; January 20, 1942), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1940-1942.
Box 20 Folder 27
Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Music Club; January 22, 1942), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1942.
Box 20 Folder 28
Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham Music Club, Municipal Auditorium; January 23, 1942), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1942.
Box 20 Folder 29
Montgomery, Alabama (Montgomery Concert Course; January 27, 1942), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1942.
Box 20 Folder 30
Saginaw, Michigan (Saginaw Auditorium; May 10, 1942), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1942.
Box 20 Folder 31
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1942-1943 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1943.
Box 20 Folder 32
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1942-1943 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1943.
Box 20 Folder 33
Detroit, Michigan (Masonic Temple Association of Detroit; November 3, 1942; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 1
Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Museum of Art; November 4, 1942; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 2
Louisville, Kentucky (Memorial Auditorium; November 5, 1942; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 3
Columbus, Ohio (The Symphony Club of Central Ohio; November 6, 1942; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 4
Chicago, Illinois (Civic Opera House; November 8, 1942; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 5
Durham, North Carolina (Duke University Page Auditorium; January 11, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 6
Jacksonville, Florida (George Washington Hotel Auditorium; January 15, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 7
Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham Music Club, Municipal Auditorium; January 16, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942-1943.
Box 21 Folder 8
New Orleans, Louisiana (Philharmonic Society of New Orleans, Municipal Auditorium; January 17-18, 1943; cancelled) correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942-1943.
Box 21 Folder 9
Atlanta, Georgia (Atlanta Music Club; January 19, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942-1943.
Box 21 Folder 10
Knoxville, Tennessee (University of Tennessee Municipal Auditorium; January 21, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 11
Huntington, West Virginia (Marshall College, City Auditorium; January 22, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942.
Box 21 Folder 12
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Hall; March 24, 1943), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942-1943.
Box 21 Folder 13
Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University Hall of Music; May 9, 1943; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1941-1943.
Box 21 Folder 14
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1943-1944 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1943-1944.
Box 21 Folder 15
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1943-1944 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1943-1944.
Box 21 Folder 16
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; October 18, 1943 and March 27, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1943-1944.
Box 21 Folder 17
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association, The Forum; November 16, 1943 and March 14, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1943-1944.
Box 21 Folder 18
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; January 17, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1943-1944.
Box 21 Folder 19
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Hall; March 22, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1943-1944.
Box 21 Folder 20
Buffalo, New York (Kleinhans Music Hall; May 1, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942-1944.
Box 21 Folder 21
Saginaw, Michigan (Saginaw Auditorium; May 8, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1942-1944.
Box 21 Folder 22
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1944-1945 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 23
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1944-1945 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 24
Declined requests (1944-1945 and 1945-1946 seasons), correspondence with venues and organizations, 1941-1945.
Box 21 Folder 25-26
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; October 16, 1944, February 11, 1945 and March 12, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 27
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburg Orchestra Association, Syria Mosque; October 29, 1944, November 5, 1944 and April 28-29, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 28
Fort Wayne, Indiana (Shrine Theatre; October 31, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944.
Box 21 Folder 29
Kalamazoo, Michigan (Central High School Auditorium; November 1, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944.
Box 21 Folder 30
Columbus, Ohio (The Symphony Club of Central Ohio; November 3, 1944), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944.
Box 21 Folder 31
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association, The Forum; December 5, 1944 and March 6, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 32
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; January 15, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 33
Atlanta, Georgia (Auditorium; February 15, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 34
Birmingham, Alabama (Municipal Auditorium; February 16, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 35
Knoxville, Tennessee (University of Tennessee Alumni Auditorium; February 17, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 36
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; April 4, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 37
New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers University Gymnasium; April 18, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1940-1945.
Box 21 Folder 38
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell), venue contract, 1945 April 30.
Box 21 Folder 39
Saginaw, Michigan (Saginaw Auditorium; May 2, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 40
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 3-6, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 41
Buffalo, New York (Kleinhans Music Hall; May 7, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 42
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1945-1946 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 43
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1945-1946 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 44
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; October 22, 1945, February 11, 1946 and April 8, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 45
Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall; November 5, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 46
Columbus, Ohio (The Symphony Club of Central Ohio, Memorial Hall; November 9, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 47
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburg Orchestra Association, Syria Mosque; November 12, 1945), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1944-1945.
Box 21 Folder 48
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association, The Forum; December 4, 1945 and March 5, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 49
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; January 16, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 50
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; March 20, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 51
Coast-to-coast tour (April-June 1946), itinerary, 1946.
Box 21 Folder 52
Coast-to-coast tour (April-June 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting (includes written accounts of performances), 1946.
Box 21 Folder 53-54
New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers University Gymnasium; April 15, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 55
Buffalo, New York (Kleinhans Music Hall; April 29, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 56
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 2-5, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 21 Folder 57
Detroit, Michigan (Masonic Temple Association of Detroit; May 8, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 1
Birmingham, Alabama (Municipal Auditorium; May 11, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 2
Atlanta, Georgia (Municipal Auditorium; May 12, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 3
Fort Worth, Texas (Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium; May 16, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 4
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (The Milwaukee Auditorium; June 5, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 5
Chicago, Illinois (Civic Opera House; June 6, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 22 Folder 6
Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University Hall of Music; June 7-8, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 7
Columbus, Ohio (Memorial Hall; June 9, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 8
Tours (1946-1947 season), itineraries, venue contracts, expense sheets and accounts, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 9
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1946-1947 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1947.
Box 22 Folder 10
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1946-1947 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1947.
Box 22 Folder 11
Declined requests (1946-1947 season), correspondence with venues and organizations, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 12-13
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Orchestra Association, Syria Mosque; November 4, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 22 Folder 14
Cleveland, Ohio (Music Hall; November 6, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 22 Folder 15
Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Museum of Art; November 7, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1946.
Box 22 Folder 16
Columbus, Ohio (The Symphony Club of Central Ohio, Memorial Hall; November 8, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 17
Chicago, Illinois (Orchestra Hall; November 9, 1946), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946.
Box 22 Folder 18
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; November 25, 1946, January 27, 1947 and March 24, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 19
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association; December 3, 1946 and March 11, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 20
Per diems for touring musicians (1947 calendar year), schedule with daily allowances, 1947.
Box 22 Folder 21
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; January 15, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 22
Detroit, Michigan (Masonic Temple Association of Detroit; February 10, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 23
Chicago, Illinois (Opera House; February 16, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 24
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; March 19, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 25
Atlantic City, New Jersey (Auditorium Ballroom; April 8, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 26
Buffalo, New York (Kleinhans Music Hall; May 5, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 27
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 9-11, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 28
Tours and extra engagements (1947-1948 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 29
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1947-1948 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 30
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1947-1948 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 31
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1947-1948 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 32
Declined requests (1947-1948 season), correspondence with venues and organizations, 1946-1947.
Box 22 Folder 33
Atlantic City, New Jersey (American Bankers Association Convention, Convention Hall; September 28, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947.
Box 22 Folder 34
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; September 30, 1947, November 24, 1948 and March 22, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 35
Chicago, Illinois (Orchestra Hall; November 8, 1947), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947.
Box 22 Folder 36
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association; December 2, 1947 and March 9, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 37
Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham Music Club; February 11, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 38
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; February 17, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1945-1948.
Box 22 Folder 39
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; March 17, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 40
Coast-to-coast tour (April-June 1948), itinerary, 1948.
Box 22 Folder 41
Coast-to-coast tour (April-June 1948), correspondence regarding planning and publicity; schedules, venue contracts, accounts and expense sheets, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 42-43
Buffalo, New York (Kleinhans Music Hall; April 26, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 44
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April 29-May 2, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1946-1948.
Box 22 Folder 45
Detroit, Michigan (Masonic Temple Association of Detroit; May 3, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 46
Atlanta, Georgia (Auditorium; May 5, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 47
Chicago, Illinois (Orchestra Hall; June 6, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 22 Folder 48
Tours and extra engagements (1948-1949 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1949.
Box 22 Folder 49
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1948-1949 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1949.
Box 22 Folder 50
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1948-1949 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1949.
Box 22 Folder 51
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1948-1949 season); correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948-1949.
Box 23 Folder 1
Declined requests (1948-1949 season), correspondence with venues and organizations, 1947-1949.
Box 23 Folder 2-3
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; October 18, 1948, January 24, 1949 and March 7, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1949.
Box 23 Folder 4
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association; November 1, 1948 and March 1, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1949.
Box 23 Folder 5
New Brunswick, New Jersey (Rutgers University; November 7-8, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948-1949.
Box 23 Folder 6
Springfield, Massachusetts (Municipal Auditorium; November 17, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948.
Box 23 Folder 7
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; November 22, 1948), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 23 Folder 8
Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Museum of Art; February 9, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1949.
Box 23 Folder 9
Kalamazoo, Michigan (Central High School Auditorium; February 10, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948-1949.
Box 23 Folder 10
Chicago, Illinois (Orchestra Hall; February 12, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948.
Box 23 Folder 11
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; March 30, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1948.
Box 23 Folder 12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell), correspondence regarding music library, Board meetings, instruments, performances and recordings, 1949 April 14-1953 June 16.
Box 23 Folder 13
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 5-8, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948-1949.
Box 23 Folder 14
South Bend, Indiana (John Adams High School; May 13, 1949; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948-1949.
Box 23 Folder 15
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1949-1950 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949-1950.
Box 23 Folder 16
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1949-1950 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1947-1950.
Box 23 Folder 17
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1949-1950 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1948-1950.
Box 23 Folder 18
Declined requests (1949-1950 season), correspondence with venues and organizations, 1946-1949.
Box 23 Folder 19
Richmond, Virginia (The Mosque; October 17, 1949, January 25, 1950 and March 20, 1950), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949-1950.
Box 23 Folder 20
Worcester, Massachusetts, "Worcester Music Festival" (October 24-29, 1949), programs, 1949.
Box 23 Folder 21
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; November 30, 1949), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949.
Box 23 Folder 22
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Harrisburg Symphony Association; December 6, 1949 and April 18, 1950), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949-1950.
Box 23 Folder 23
Reading, Pennsylvania (Rajah Theatre; March 7, 1950), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949-1950.
Box 23 Folder 24
Washington, D.C. (Walter Reed Hospital), program, 1950 April 10.
Box 23 Folder 25
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 4-7, 1950) correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949-1950.
Box 23 Folder 26
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1950-1951 season), announcement, 1950.
Box 23 Folder 27
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1950-1951 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1949-1951.
Box 23 Folder 28
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1950-1951 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1951.
Box 23 Folder 29
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1950-1951 season), programs, 1950 October 17-1951 April 17.
Box 23 Folder 30
Worcester, Massachusetts, "Worcester Music Festival" (October 23-28, 1950), programs, 1950.
Box 23 Folder 31
Hartford, Connecticut (Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall; December 13, 1950), program, 1950.
Box 23 Folder 32
Camden, New Jersey (New Jersey State Grange; February 6, 1951; cancelled), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1951.
Box 23 Folder 33
Newark, New Jersey (Mosque Theatre; March 15, 1951), program, 1951.
Box 23 Folder 34
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 3-6, 1951), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1951.
Box 23 Folder 35
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 3-6, 1951), programs, 1951.
Box 23 Folder 36
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1951-1952 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1952.
Box 23 Folder 37
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1951-1952 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1952.
Box 23 Folder 38
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1951-1952 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1952.
Box 23 Folder 39
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall and National Symphony Orchestra) correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1951 November 17, 1961 May 2-1963 March 20.
Box 24 Folder 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 1-4, 1952), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1950-1952.
Box 24 Folder 2
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1952-1953 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1951-1953.
Box 24 Folder 3
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1952-1953 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1951-1953.
Box 24 Folder 4-5
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1952-1953 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1951-1953.
Box 24 Folder 6
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre), list of Philadelphia Orchestra subscribers, 1953 March.
Box 24 Folder 7
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April 30-May 3, 1953), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1951-1953.
Box 24 Folder 8
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1953-1954 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1952.
Box 24 Folder 9
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1953-1954 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1952-1954.
Box 24 Folder 10
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1953-1954 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1952-1954.
Box 24 Folder 11
Proposed tours (1954-1961), correspondence, itineraries, budgets, expense sheets, lists and notes, 1950, 1953, 1960.
Box 24 Folder 12
Transcontinental tour (proposed for spring 1954), cost estimates for travel and venues, 1953.
Box 24 Folder 13
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April 29-May 2, 1954) correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1952-1954.
Box 24 Folder 14
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1954-1955 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1953-1955.
Box 24 Folder 15
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1954-1955 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1953-1955.
Box 24 Folder 16
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1954-1955 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1953-1955.
Box 24 Folder 17
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 5-8, 1955), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1953-1955.
Box 24 Folder 18
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1955-1956 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1954-1956.
Box 24 Folder 19
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1955-1956 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1954-1956.
Box 24 Folder 20
Washington, D.C. (Daughters of the American Revolution, Constitution Hall; 1955-1956 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1955-1956.
Box 24 Folder 21
Pennsylvania Railroad, correspondence regarding tour travel, 1955 September-1970 January 14.
Box 24 Folder 22
Spring tour (April-May 1956), itinerary, 1956.
Box 24 Folder 23
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 3-6, 1956), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1955-1956.
Box 24 Folder 24
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1956-1957 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1955-1957.
Box 24 Folder 25
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1956-1957 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1955-1957.
Box 24 Folder 26
Washington, D.C. (The National Symphony Orchestra; 1956-1957 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1955-1957.
Box 24 Folder 27-29
Spring tour and transcontinental tour (April-June 1957), itineraries, 1957.
Box 24 Folder 30
Transcontinental tour (May-June 19957), correspondence, itineraries, venue contracts, funding, expense sheets and accounts, 1956-1957.
Box 24 Folder 31-32
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 2-5, 1957), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1955-1957.
Box 24 Folder 33
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1957-1958 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1956-1958.
Box 24 Folder 34
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1957-1958 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1956-1958.
Box 25 Folder 1
Washington, D.C (The National Symphony; 1957-1958 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1956-1958.
Box 25 Folder 2
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 1-4, 1958), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1957-1958.
Box 25 Folder 3
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1958-1959 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1957-1959.
Box 25 Folder 4
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1958-1959 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1957-1959.
Box 25 Folder 5
Washington, D.C (The National Symphony; 1958-1959 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1957-1959.
Box 25 Folder 6
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April 30-May 3, 1959), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1957-1959.
Box 25 Folder 7
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1958-1959 season), correspondence and clippings, 1958-1960.
Box 25 Folder 8
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1959-1960 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1958-1960.
Box 25 Folder 9
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1959-1960 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1959-1960.
Box 25 Folder 10
Washington, D.C (The National Symphony; 1959-1960 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1958-1959.
Box 25 Folder 11
Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence regarding planning, scheduling and promotion (includes the Lyric Theatre, Baltimore Symphony and the Baltimore Committee of the Philadelphia Orchestra), 1960 March 24-1963 April 12.
Box 25 Folder 12
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; May 5-8, 1960), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1958-1960.
Box 25 Folder 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell; summer 1960), program list, equipment and instrument lists, letter of agreement and correspondence regarding advertising, 1959.
Box 25 Folder 14
Ithaca, New York (Cornell University; 1960-1961, 1961-1962 and 1962-1963 seasons), correspondence and forms regarding press, publicity and promotional materials, 1958 November 10-1962 October 29.
Box 25 Folder 15
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts), correspondence, programs, clippings and notes, 1961 August 17-1963 January 31.
Box 25 Folder 16
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1961-1962 season), correspondence regarding venue and seating diagrams, 1960 March 15-December 23.
Box 25 Folder 17
Transcontinental tour (April-June 1962), correspondence, itineraries, venue contracts and accounts (includes written manager's accounts of the tour), 1962.
Box 25 Folder 18
Spring and transcontinental tour (April-June 1962), itinerary, 1962.
Box 25 Folder 19
Transcontinental tour (April-June 1962), correspondence and forms regarding press, publicity and promotional materials, 1960-1961.
Box 25 Folder 20
Transcontinental tour (April-June 1962), correspondence and forms regarding press, publicity and promotional materials (includes photographs and mockups), 1961-1962.
Box 25 Folder 21
Transcontinental tour (April-June 1962), venue contracts, 1961-1962.
Box 25 Folder 22
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1962-1963 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1962.
Box 25 Folder 23
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1962-1963 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1962.
Box 25 Folder 24
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1962-1963 season), correspondence regarding tickets, patron seating, press and publicity, 1961-1962.
Box 25 Folder 25
Out-of-town performances (1962-1963 season), correspondence and materials regarding venues, personnel, travel, scheduling, programming, broadcasts and accounting, 1956-1962.
Box 25 Folder 26
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, "Pops concert" (Garden State Race Track; September 15, 1962; performed to benefit Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden), correspondence regarding planning, 1962-1963.
Box 25 Folder 27
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, "Pops concert" (Garden State Race Track; September 15, 1962; performed to benefit Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden), correspondence, programs and venue diagrams, 1962.
Box 25 Folder 28
Out-of-town arts festivals, correspondence with venues and government officials regarding state financial support, 1963-1964.
Box 25 Folder 29
Transcontinental tour (August-September 1964), budgets and expense sheets, 1964.
Box 25 Folder 30
Transcontinental tour (August-September 1964), venue contracts, 1963-1964.
Box 25 Folder 31-32
Holmdel, New Jersey (Garden State Arts Center), correspondence and materials regarding creation of the Center and future Orchestra performances, 1965 January 28-February 11.
Box 25 Folder 33
Mt. Snow, Vermont, correspondence regarding potential performance venue, 1965 February 5-April 16.
Box 25 Folder 34
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, "Pension Foundation Concert" (Robin Hood Dell; August 2, 1965), correspondence regarding planning, scheduling and soloists, 1964-1965.
Box 25 Folder 35
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC), correspondence, venue contracts, ticket sales lists and payroll [restricted until 2047], 1965-1972.
Box 25 Folder 36
Worcester, Massachusetts, "Worcester Musical Festival," (Memorial Auditorium; proposed for summer 1966), correspondence regarding possibility of Orchestra performances, 1965.
Box 25 Folder 37
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1966-1967 and 1968-1969 seasons), correspondence regarding complimentary tickets for Arthur Judson and Walter Annenberg, 1966-1968.
Box 25 Folder 38
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell and Robin Hood Dell West), photographs and promotional materials (includes mockups, news releases and printed advertisements), 1967-1977.
Box 25 Folder 39
West coast tour (May 21-June 11, 1967), correspondence and materials regarding personnel and travel, 1966-1967.
Box 26 Folder 1
West coast tour (May 21-June 11, 1967), correspondence, venue contracts and manager reports, 1966-1967.
Box 26 Folder 2
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summer 1967), correspondence regarding scheduling and housing; personnel lists, promotional materials and clippings, 1966-1967.
Box 26 Folder 3
Holmdel, New Jersey (Garden State Arts Center), correspondence and related materials regarding insurance claims, 1968 June-July.
Box 26 Folder 4
Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall; 1968-1969 through 1971-1972 seasons), correspondence regarding complimentary tickets for the United States presidents and heads of the National Endowment for the Arts, 1968-1971.
Box 26 Folder 5
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April -May 1969), correspondence regarding agreements, scheduling and soloists, 1966-1969.
Box 26 Folder 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell), Statement of Agreement with Orchestra, letter regarding funding and musician contract, 1969 July 15, 1975 March 12, 1976 February 18.
Box 26 Folder 7
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1969-1970 season), correspondence and materials regarding ticket sales, venue contracts and tax documents, 1968-1970.
Box 26 Folder 8
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1969-1970 season), correspondence and materials regarding ticket sales and venue contracts, 1969-1970.
Box 26 Folder 9
Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall; 1969-1970 season), correspondence and materials regarding ticket sales and venue contracts, 1969-1970.
Box 26 Folder 10
Out-of-town rehearsals (includes Baltimore, New York and Washington, D.C.), correspondence regarding scheduling, 1970 February 11-1981 August 11.
Box 26 Folder 11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell; summer 1970), correspondence, personnel lists and payroll [restricted until 2045], 1969-1970.
Box 26 Folder 12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell; summers 1970-1975), promotional materials (includes programs, schedules and announcements), 1970-1975.
Box 26 Folder 13
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summers 1970, 1971 and 1972), correspondence regarding scheduling, housing, guest artists and soloists, instruments and broadcasts; promotional materials, schedules and call sheets, 1970-1972.
Box 26 Folder 14-15
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1970-1971 season), season ticket sales lists and tax documents, 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 16
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1970-1971 season), venue contract, 1969 July 7.
Box 26 Folder 17
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1970-1971 season), season ticket sales lists, 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 18
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1970-1971 season), venue contract, 1969.
Box 26 Folder 19
Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall; 1970-1971 season), correspondence regarding hotels, travel, and ticket subscriptions; personnel lists and clippings, 1969-1971.
Box 26 Folder 20
Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall; 1970-1971 season), season ticket sales lists and tax documents, 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 21
Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall; 1970-1971 season), venue contract, 1970 September 4.
Box 26 Folder 22
Northeast tour (November 1970), venue contracts, 1969-1970.
Box 26 Folder 23
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April 29-May 2, 1971), venue contract, 1970 April 28.
Box 26 Folder 24
Transcontinental tour (May 10-29, 1971), correspondence and materials regarding travel, itineraries, schedules, personnel, budgets and funding, 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 25
Transcontinental tour (May 10-29, 1971), correspondence and materials regarding travel, itineraries, hotels and venues, 1968-1971.
Box 26 Folder 26
Transcontinental tour (May 10-29, 1971), correspondence and materials regarding ticket sales and expenses, and venue contracts, 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 27
Transcontinental tour (May 10-29, 1971), itineraries, 1971.
Box 26 Folder 28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell; summer 1971), correspondence and materials regarding personnel and payroll [restricted until 2046], 1970-1971.
Box 26 Folder 29
Washington, D.C. (Constitution Hall and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1971-1972 and 1972-1973 seasons), correspondence regarding ticket subscriptions and patron complaints; personnel lists and clippings, 1971-1973.
Box 26 Folder 30
Tour cities (October 1971 and May-June 1972), schedule, 1971.
Box 26 Folder 31
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (Pocono Art Center), correspondence regarding site visit, 1971 November 18-December 7.
Box 26 Folder 32
Vienna, Virginia (Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts; June 1972), correspondence regarding planning and programming, 1971-1972.
Box 26 Folder 33
Vienna, Virginia (Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts; June 1972), correspondence, schedules, personnel lists, venue schematics and information and notes, 1971.
Box 26 Folder 34
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell; summers 1972-1976), correspondence regarding venue, guest artists and soloists, and promotional materials, 1971-1976.
Box 26 Folder 35
Washington, D.C. (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1972-1973 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, programming, travel, hotels and ticket subscriptions; clippings, floor plans and schematics, 1970-1973.
Box 26 Folder 36-37
Washington, D.C. (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1972-1973 through 1985-1986 seasons), correspondence regarding complimentary tickets for the United States presidents and heads of the National Endowment for the Arts, 1972-1985.
Box 26 Folder 38
Washington, D.C., "Inaugural Concert" (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; January 19, 1973), correspondence regarding expenses, payment, musician participation and broadcasts; programs and clippings, 1972-1973.
Box 26 Folder 39
Washington, D.C., "Inaugural Concert" (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; January 19, 1973), correspondence regarding travel, musician participation and broadcasts; personnel lists, clippings and notes, 1972-1973.
Box 26 Folder 40
Southern tour (March 26-April 10, 1973), correspondence regarding scheduling, travel, venues, hotels, instruments, banks and payment; itineraries and travel documents, 1971-1973.
Box 27 Folder 1
Southern tour (March 26-April 10, 1973), itineraries, 1973.
Box 27 Folder 2
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summers 1973, 1974 and 1975), correspondence, personnel lists, promotional materials and box office reports, 1973-1975.
Box 27 Folder 3-4
Washington, D.C. (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1973-1974 season), correspondence regarding travel, hotels, promotion, ticket subscriptions, programs and invitations to perform, 1972-1974.
Box 27 Folder 5
Transcontinental tour (May-June 1974), correspondence regarding venues, 1972-1975.
Box 27 Folder 6
Transcontinental tour (May-June 1974), itineraries, 1974.
Box 27 Folder 7
San Antonio, Texas (San Antonio Symphony Orchestra; May 23-24, 1974), correspondence regarding hotels and guest tickets; personnel lists, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 8
Tempe, Arizona (Arizona State University; May 28-29, 1974), correspondence regarding venue, travel and hotels, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 9
San Diego, California (San Diego Symphony Orchestra; May 30, 1974), correspondence regarding venue, travel and hotels; personnel lists, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 10
Torrance, California (El Camino College; June 1, 1974), correspondence regarding venue, travel and hotel; personnel lists, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 11
Santa Barbara, California (Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara; June 2, 1974), correspondence regarding programming, venue, events, travel and hotels; personnel lists, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 12
San Francisco, California (War Memorial Opera House; June 3, 1974), correspondence regarding venue, travel and hotels; personnel lists, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 13
Seattle, Washington (June 4, 1974), correspondence regarding travel and hotels; personnel lists, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 14
Spokane, Washington, "The World Festival of Entertainment Expo '74" (June 6-7, 1974), correspondence regarding travel and hotels; personnel lists and promotional materials, 1973-1974.
Box 27 Folder 15
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summers 1974, 1975 and 1976), correspondence, venue contracts, box office reports and ticket sales lists, 1969-1976.
Box 27 Folder 16
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1974-1975 season), ticket sales lists and tax documents, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 17
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1974-1975 season), venue contract, 1974 April 10.
Box 27 Folder 18
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1974-1975 season), correspondence regarding promotion, advertising and publicity; promotional pamphlets, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 19
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1974-1975 season), correspondence regarding rental agreements, 1972-1974.
Box 27 Folder 20
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1974-1975 season), ticket sales lists, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 21
New York, New York (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 1974-1975 season), venue contract, 1974 January 24.
Box 27 Folder 22
Washington, D.C. (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1974-1975 season), correspondence, venue contracts and insurance documents, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 23
Washington, D.C. (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1974-1975 season), correspondence regarding travel, hotels, personnel, ticket subscriptions and programs, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 24
Washington, D.C. (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1974-1975 season), correspondence, ticket sales lists and tax documents, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 25
Out-of-town performances (1975-1976), venue contracts, 1974-1976.
Box 27 Folder 26
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan; April 30-May 3, 1975), correspondence and venue contract, 1974.
Box 27 Folder 27
Ann Arbor, Michigan, "May Festival" (University of Michigan," April 30-May 3, 1975), correspondence, programs and clippings, 1973-1975.
Box 27 Folder 28
Vienna, Virginia (Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts; June 19-21, 1975), venue contract, 1974 April 29.
Box 27 Folder 29
Vienna, Virginia (Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts; June 19-21, 1975), correspondence regarding travel and hotels; schedules, personnel lists, invoices and notes, 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 30
Vienna, Virginia (Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts; June 19-21, 1975), correspondence regarding scheduling and programming; promotional materials, 1973-1975.
Box 27 Folder 31
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell; summer 1975), venue contracts and correspondence regarding musician salaries, programming and promotional materials (includes 1973-1974 Annual Report) [restricted until 2050], 1974-1975.
Box 27 Folder 32
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Robin Hood Dell West; summers 1975-1979), promotional materials (includes programs, schedules and announcements), 1975-1979.
Box 27 Folder 33
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summer 1975), correspondence and related materials regarding rehearsals, 1975.
Box 27 Folder 34
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summer 1975), correspondence regarding venue contracts, artists and soloists, scheduling, payroll and broadcasts [restricted until 2050], 1973-1975.
Box 27 Folder 35
Saratoga Springs, New York (SPAC; summers 1975 and 1976), correspondence regarding housing, broadcasts and promotion; travel documents and promotional materials, 1974-1977.
Box 27 Folder 36
Baltimore, Maryland (The Lyric Theatre; 1975-1976 season), venue contract and correspondence regarding scheduling, 1973-1975.
Box 27 Folder 37
New York, New York (Carnegie Hall; 1975-1976 season), correspondence regarding programming, scheduling and changing venues; contracts and promotional materials, 1973-1975.
Box 27 Folder 38
Washington, D.C (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1975-1976 season), correspondence regarding scheduling, venue contracts, programming and hotels, 1974-1976.
Box 27 Folder 39
Washington, D.C (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; 1975-1976 season), correspondence regarding travel, ticket subscriptions, personnel and programs, 1975-1976.
Box 27 Folder 40
Out-of-town performances (1975-1976 season), correspondence regarding venues, schedules, venue contracts, guest artists and soloists, fees and expenses [restricted until 2051], 1973-1976.
Box 27 Folder 41