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Department of Concerts and Lectures papers, 1932-1988

Summary Information
Title: Department of Concerts and Lectures papers
Dates: 1932-1988
Creator: University of Minnesota. Dept. of Concerts and Lectures
Extent: 42 boxes + 9 oversize boxes Extent: (53.8 linear feet)
Language: English
Collection Number: 469; 873
Abstract:
Collection contains the papers of the Department of Concerts and Lectures at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University Archives

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was first deposited in University Archives on June 5, 1969. Many subsequent donations have been added to the collection over the years, the last coming on January 17, 1995.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Copyright:

Requests for permission to quote from the Department of Concerts and Lectures papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Preferred Citation:

Department of Concerts and Lectures papers, University of Minnesota Archives.


Arrangement

The parts of the collection that consist of correspondence and other papers are mostly arranged in chronological order.


Historical Note

The Department of Concerts and Lectures was established at the University of Minnesota by an act of the Board of Regents in December 1943. The department, then known as the Concert and Lectures Bureau, was responsible for overseeing all lectures, concerts, and other entertainment brought to the University. The first director of the department was James S. Lombard, former head of the correspondence department of the General Extension Division.

Originally, the department was responsible for management and promotion of the University Artists' Course, administration of the University lyceum, selecting convocation speakers, and integrating these activities with specific academic departments. It also oversaw the Community Program service, a play library available for loan to all school in the area. Over time, the responsibilities of the department changed to overseeing programming and special events held at Northrop Auditorium.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, biennial and financial reports, posters, contracts, news releases, materials regarding the Northrop Dance season, the performances of the Metropolitan Opera and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (later called the Minnesota Orchestra), newspaper clippings, programs, and scrapbooks of various performances and convocations held at Northrop Auditorium.

Related Material

James Lombard papers (contains publicity photographs of performers)

University of Minnesota. Department of Music papers

University of Minnesota. Metropolitan Opera of the Upper Midwest papers

University of Minnesota. School of Music papers

University of Minnesota. School of Music programs

Minnesota Orchestra Archives (PA 12). Performing Arts Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries.

Miscellaneous Performing Arts Publications (PA 46). Performing Arts Archives, University of Minnesota Libraries.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons:
  • Lombard, James Sargent, 1901-1970
  • Smith, Ross D.
  • Wilkins, Roy, 1901-
  • Wilson, O. Meredith, 1909-
Organizations:
  • Greater Twin Cities’ Youth Symphonies
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Minnesota Opera
  • Northrop Memorial Auditorium (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Concerts and Lectures -- Archives
  • University of Minnesota. Dept. of Music
  • University of Minnesota. University Gallery
Subjects:
  • Concerts -- Minnesota
  • Opera -- Minnesota
  • Symphony orchestras -- Minnesota
Detailed Contents
 Location  Title
 
Concerts and Lectures  
Box 1
A Miscellaneous, 1970-1980 Box 1
 
Academic Affairs, 1975-1981 Box 1
 
Affiliated Arts, 1975-1977  Box 1
 
American Society of composers, authors and publisher, 1946-1964 Box 1
 
Archives, Mn Performing Arts, 1969 Box 1
 
Arts and Politics, 1971  Box 1
 
Arts Advisory Office, 1970-1971  Box 1
 
Arts Central, 1970-1971  Box 1
 
Arts Resource and Information Center (ARIC), 1977 Box 1
 
Association of College, University concert Managers, 1970 Box 1
 
Audit report, 1977, 1980-1981 Box 1
 
B misc., 1970-1979  Box 1
 
Ball Productions, 1977  Box 1
 
Ballet Theater Foundation, 1973  Box 1
 
Bicentennial Meeting and Events, 1975-1976 
Box 1
Biennial Report, 1968-1970, 1975-1976  Box 1
 
Big Ten Concert and Managers, 1970-1979 Box 1
 
Branch National Dance Survey, 1975 Box 1
 
Budget, 1971-1979 Box 1
 
C misc., 1977-1980  Box 1
 
Campus Committee on convocations and the Arts, 1970-1972, 1973-1974, 1974-1977, 1980-1981 Box 1
 
Center for Advanced Studies in Language, 1977-1978  Box 1
 
Center for language, style, and literary theory, 1971-1976 
Box 1
Central Opera Service, 1971-1979  Box 1
 
Civil Service, 1969-1971 Box 1
 
Coffman Union, 1970, 1976 Box 1
 
Coffman Union Prog. Service, 1979 Box 1
 
Concerts and Lectures, 1970-1979 Box 1
 
Contemporary Music Series, undated Box 1
 
Continuation Music Series, 1971-1972  Box 1
 
Convocations, 1944-1959 Box 1
Box 2
Convocations, 1959-1973 Box 2
 
Convocations, 1980-1981  Box 2
 
Coordinators with non-arts institution groups etc., 1973-1974  Box 2
 
Copy Right Law, 1977-1978  Box 2
 
Creative Management Associations, 1972  Box 2
 
D, 1977-1978  Box 2
 
Dance ARACA Workshops, 1977-1978  Box 2
 
Dance, Coalition of, 1972-1974  Box 2
 
Debate Budget, 1975-1976  Box 2
 
E Misc., 1970-1971  Box 2
 
Expense Accounts, Ross D. Smith, 1971-1972  Box 2
 
F, 1971-1978  Box 2
 
Film Coordinating board, 1972-1973  Box 2
 
G Misc., 1970, 1977-1978  Box 2
Box 26
General  Box 26
Note Concerts and Lectures, includes dance information.
Box 2
Galleries, University, 1971-1979  Box 2
 
General Extension Division, 1970, 1972  Box 2
 
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, 1973  Box 2
 
H misc., 1970-1971  Box 2
 
Handicapped Programs, 1977  Box 2
 
Homecoming, 1978  Box 2
 
Hurok Attractions, 1970-1971  Box 2
 
I Misc., 1969-1980  Box 2
 
International Association of Concert and Festival Managers, 1970  Box 2
 
J Misc., 1970-1971, 1979  Box 2
 
Judson, Arthur Management, 1970  Box 2
 
Junior College Convocation Center, 1971  Box 2
 
K misc., 1970, 1980  Box 2
 
Kerlan College, 1974, 1978  Box 2
 
M Misc., 1970-1981  Box 2
 
Markgraf and Wells, 1978-1981 Box 2
Box 3
Masterpiece series, 1970-1975  Box 3
Note Discontinuation, 1976.
 
Midwest Concert Manager Conference, 1970  Box 3
 
Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1976  Box 3
 
Minnesota chamber soloists, 1970  Box 3
 
Minnesota Humanities Commission, 1976  Box 3
 
Minnesota Opera Company, 1978-1979 Box 3
 
Minnesota State Arts Building, 1977-1980 Box 3
 
Minnesota State Arts Council, 1971-1974  Box 3
 
Minnesota Student Association, 1973-1974  Box 3
 
Music Department, 1970-1980  Box 3
 
Music Education, 1974  Box 3
 
Music Therapy Student Organization, 1976-1977  Box 3
 
Musician's Association, 1972-1973  Box 3
 
Musicians's Union Group, 1977  Box 3
 
N Misc., 1971-82 Box 3
 
National Endowment for the arts, 1971-1976, 1980-1981  Box 3
 
New Artists Series, n.d. News Service, 1971-1972  Box 3
 
Northrop Dance Season, 1978-1981  Box 3
Note (See also world dance).
 
Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 1969-1974  Box 3
 
Outside Promoters, 1979-1981  Box 3
 
P Misc., 1970-81  Box 3
 
Palrud, Lynn, 1974-1976 Box 3
 
Parking, 1971-1977  Box 3
 
Posters, 1972  Box 3
 
President's Office, 1979-1981 Box 3
Box 4
Program services, 1949-1976  Box 4
 
Pryor-Menz Attractions, 1971  Box 4
 
Purdue University, 1976  Box 4
 
R Misc., 1971  Box 4
 
Radio and Television, 1971-1972  Box 4
 
Regents Professors, 1969 Box 4
 
Relations with state and municipal agencies etc., 1973-1974  Box 4
 
Residency Evaluations, 1976 Box 4
 
S Misc., 1970-1981  Box 4
 
St.Paul Campus, 1970-1971  Box 4
 
St. Paul Convocation etc., 1971, 1977  Box 4
 
Scheduling, 1975-1982  Box 4
 
Scholarships, 1970-1971  Box 4
 
Showcase, 1971 Box 4
Box 5
Smith, Ross D., 1971-1979  Box 5
 
Snovse blvd., 1973-1974  Box 5
 
Special Lectures, 1973-1981  Box 5
 
State Fair, 1976 Box 5
 
Summer Session, 1949-1982  Box 5
 
Survey's, 1954-1976  Box 5
 
T Misc., 1978-1980 Box 5
 
Twin Cities Metropolitan Arts Alliance, 1976  Box 5
 
Theater Arts, Dept. of, 1971  Box 5
 
Travel, 1970-1971  Box 5
 
U. misc., 1970-1971  Box 5
 
University Artists Course, 1971-1978  Box 5
 
University Relations, 1970-1971  
Box 5
University Speakers bureau, 1972-1973  Box 5
 
Upper Midwest Center for Music and Arts, 1964-1965  Box 5
 
Ushers, 1973-1980  Box 5
 
V Misc., 1970  Box 5
 
W Misc., 1970-1979  Box 5
 
WCCO Radio, 1975  Box 5
 
Welcome Week, 1971  Box 5
 
Williamson Arena, 1978  Box 5
 
Wisconsin University, 1970-1971  Box 5
 
World Dance Series, 1972-1975  
 
X Misc., undated 
 
Y Misc., undated 
 
Young Concert Artists, 1975-1976 
 
Z Misc., undated 
 
Posters  
Box 6
School Assembly  Box 6
Box 7
Window Cards, Posters  Box 7
Box 8
General  Box 8
Box 9
Gemeral  Box 9
Box 10
News Releases  Box 10
Box 32
Scheetz and Company, the Novelty Trio, and the Victory Quintette  Box 32
Box 9
Contracts (summer)  Box 9
Box
Alphabetical Files  Box
Box 11
ABE-BAN  Box 11
Box 12
BAR-CON  Box 12
Box 13
COR-HAM  Box 13
Box 14
HAN-L  Box 14
Box 15
M-NEWF  Box 15
Box 16
NEWI-PO  Box 16
Box 17
PR-STR  Box 17
Box 18
STU-Z  Box 18
 
Programs  
Box 19
Alphabetical  Box 19
Box 6
School Assembly  Box 6
Box 20-22
(No inventory available).  Box 20-22
 
Metropolitan Opera Auditions  
Box 23
General  Box 23
Box 24
General  Box 24
Box 25
Miscellaneous (includes Marching Band information)  Box 25
Box 26
Concerts and Lectures (includes dance information)  Box 26
 
Northrop Dance Season  
Box 27
1979-1985  Box 27
Box 28
1970-1985  Box 28
Box 29
1986-1988  Box 29
Box 31
General  Box 31
 
Scrapbooks,  
Box 30
Convocations and Lectures Clippings, 1932-1962  Box 30
Box 32
Summer Sessions, 1950-1956  Box 32
Note  Scrapbooks;
Box
General, 1956-1958  Box
Box 33
Convocations, 1956-1959  Box 33
Box 34
Convocations, 1959-1961  Box 34
Box 35
University Artists Course, 1958-1959  Box 35
 
Press clips Metropolitan Opera Auditions 1954-?  Box 35
Box 36
General, 1944-1950 Box 36
 
Artists Course, 1953-1956 Box 36
Box 37
Artists Course, 1944-1953  Box 37
 
Special Lecture, Commencement, 1955-1956 Box 37
Box 38
General, 1940-1944 Box 38
Box 39
Programs, 1956-1957, 1971-1972 Box 39
Box 40
General, 1950-1955  Box 40
Note  Northrop Dance Season Scrapbooks are temporarily missing.