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Collection TitleCL 65 Thursday Morning Musicales CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:July 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by the members of the Thursday Morning Musicales in 2009.
Terms:Concerts; Elmira (N.Y.); Music; Music - Societies, etc.
Historical:Thursday Morning Musicales-The Thursday Morning Musicales was founded in 1908 with the stated goals of encouraging the serious study of music among its members and bringing music to Elmira.  To that end, the club meets Thursday mornings for music recitals and lectures.  Additionally, the group also served as the local sponsor for the Community Concert Association which brought performers from around the country and around the world to Elmira.  Since 1963, the Thursday Morning Musicales have awarded the Georgianna Palmer Scholarship to local youths intending to study music in college. 
Scope:The Thursday Morning Musicales Collection includes yearbooks from 1950 to 2005; programs from the 1930s through the 1980s; Financial and administrative documents from the 1990s to 2008; and scrapbooks from 1908 to the 1980s.
Extent2.5 linear feet
Date Span1908-2008
AbstractThis collection contains material from the Thursday Morning Musicales. 

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Contract for performance between the Thursday Morning Musicales and Lili Kraus, June 27, 1978.Document011702
Lease agreement between the Thursday Morning Musicales and the Clemens Center for a program on December 1, 1978. Document011703
Minutes and budget of the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Celebration Concert Committee, 1978.Document011704
List of invitees for the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Celebration reception, 1978. Document011705
Letter from the executive director of the Clemens Center to Mrs. Crusade, head of the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Committee, regarding Lili Kraus, April 27, 1978.Letter011706
Letter from Mrs. Crusade, head of the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Committee, to Mrs. Kitty Carlisle Hart regarding the anniversary, June 29, 1978.Letter011707
Memo from the Chemung Valley Arts Council regarding the use of grant funds, August 31, 1978.Memorandum011708
Letter from the Chemung Valley Arts Council regarding grant funding, October 27, 1978.Letter011709
Memo from the New York State Council on the Arts regarding dispersal of grant funding, October 27, 1978.Memorandum011710
Letter from the Clemens Center to its members advertising the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Concert, November 6, 1978.Letter011711
Letter from Governor Carey's office to Mrs. Crusade, head of the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Committee, regarding the concert, November 14, 1978. Letter011712
Telegram from Peg Hamm to Mrs. Crusade, head of the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Committee, congratulating her on the anniversary, December 1, 1978.Telegram011713
Letter from Kitty Carlisle Hart to Mrs. Crusade, head of the Thursday Morning Musicales 70th Anniversary Committee, regarding the concert, December 14, 1978.Letter011714
Thursday Morning Musicales Christmas greeting with a report on the new Steinway piano, December 1978.Letter011715
Thursday Morning Musicales, 1908-2008, 100th Year Accomplishments and fun facts about 1908. Document011801
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales 100th Anniversary Luncheon, Hill Top Inn, May 15, 2008.Program011802
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales presents Past Scholarship Winners Carrie Hooper & David Peckham, Powers Theater, November 20, 2008.Program011803
List of winners of the Thursday Morning Musicales (Georgianna Palmer) Scholarship, 1963-2008.Document011804
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales present the December Tea with Danielle Edwards, December 18, 2008.Program011805
Program - Alec Templeton, pianist, at the Keeney Theatre, November 20.Program011901
Program - Wednesday Morning Club presents Dorothy Gordon, Folk Songs of all Nations in Costume, March 8, 1934.Program011902
Program - The Friendly Circle of the First Baptist Church presents Eva Jessye Choir, January 19, 1939.Program 011903
Program - Elmira Little Theatre and the Elmira Symphony and Choral Society present Die Fledermaus, February 14,15, 1964.Program011904
Program - Ithaca College Opera Workshop, April 17, 1975.Program011905
Program - Interfaith Concert Sacred Music: A Bicentennia Celebration, November 16, 1975.Program011906
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