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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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Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1912-13; 1915-16; 1925-27; 1927-29; 1930-31. Booklet0101
Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1951-53; 1954-59.Booklet0102
Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1960-64; 1965-69.Booklet0103
Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1969-77, 1978-79. Booklet0104
Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1979-89.Booklet0105
Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1989-99.Booklet0106
Thursday Morning Musicales yearbooks, 1999-2005, 2007.Booklet0107
Thursday Morning Muscicales concert season calendars, 1928-29; 1931-1951. Booklet0108
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales present piano and organ recital by Harriet Swarts and William H. Morvan, Grace Episcopal Chruch, December 6, 1928.Program010901
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales present Ernest Hutcheson, pianist, Park Church Lecture Room, December 4, 1930.Program010902
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales present Jeannette Vreeland, soprano, Park Church Lecture Room, October 22, 1931.Program010903
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1932 - Chief Yowlache, January 7; Manhattan String Quartet, February 4; Robert Goldsand, February 18; Sidney Sukoening, March 17; Oscar Ziegler, October 19; Grace Leslie, November 10; Albert Spalding, December 15. Programs010904
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1933 - Nelson Eddy, February 9; Leonora Cortez, March 9; Manhattan String Quartet March 23; Arthur Anderson, October 25; Salvatore de Stefano, November 16, Rose Bampton, December 6.Programs010905
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1934 - Muriel Kerr, January 24; Edouardo Vermonte, February 15; Florence Hartley & Gertrude L. Crispin, March 1; Mrs. Edson Tilton, Claire Rose Stork, Mrs. Stephen Harding & Harold Kurtz, March 15; Rita Orville, March 22; Jeannette Vreeland, November 1; Salvatore de Stefano, December 6.Programs010906
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1935 - Hart House String Quartet, January 10; Sylvia Lent, February 14; Dan Gridley, March 14; Ithaca College Choir, April 4; Marie Keber Burbank, November 7; Ida Wanoscheck Kaubisch & Mrs. Samuel K. Wolcott, December 5; Mrs. Rolland N. Dutton & Mrs. J. Carroll Crispin, December 19.Programs010907
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1936 - Madelon Pound, February 16; Carolyn Urbanek, April 2; M. Ethel Nichols, November 5; Virginia and Mary Drane, November 19; Marion Bauer and Harrison Potter, December 10.Programs010908
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1937 - Piano Ensemble, February 4; Annual Spring Luncheon, April 22; Vandy Cape, December 9.Programs010909
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1938 - George MacNabb, January 6; Harrison Potter & Bernard Greenhouse, January 20; Mrs. J. Carrol Crispin, Mrs. James D. Jones, Betty Kneitsch & Robert Campbell, March 10; Sophie Bostelmann, October 13; Russian Imperial Singers, October 27.Programs010910
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1939 - Beaux Arts Trio, January 5; Mildred Dilling, January 19; Jane Loop & Margaret Foote, February 2; Dorothy Crawford, February 23; Thomas L. Thomas, October 26; Kirk Ridge, November 16; Madrigal Singers of Mansfield State Teachers College, December 14. Programs010911
Thursday Morning Musicales programs, years unknown - The Song Weavers, February 18; New Members of Music Club, March 4; 9 Italian love songs, no date. Programs011001
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1940 - Piano Ensemble, January 4; Catherine Tinsman Speh & Helen Thompson, February 1; Old Harp Singers of Nashville, February 15; Ida Wanoschek-Kaubisch, Hazel Macomber & Mrs. Samuel K. Wolcott, March 14; The Ionian Singers, October 10; Rivka Iventosch Mandelkern & Mildred Rockwell, October 24; Mrs. Albert Helmkamp, Sue Elson & Frederick Schaad, November 28.Programs011002
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1941 - Fannie S. Wolcott, Ida Wanoschek-Kaubisch, Bette A. Knietsch, Grace Bemis Curtis & Mary Huber White, January 9; Josef Wagner, February 9; Charles W. Forlines & Kenneth B. Streeter, February 20; The Kraeuter Trio, March 6; Crace Weymer Harp Ensemble, October 16; Bertha Coon, Ruth Christian Welch & Ransom Pratt, November 27. Programs011003
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1942 - Egon Petri, January 8; Mac Morgan, January 22; Celia Brace, February 12; Adela Laue & Eleanor Berger, March 12; Marianne Olcott Henry, Margaret Winner Clute & Ruth Antisdel Cameron, October 15; Jane Edwards Rand & Eleanor Reynolds Arrandale, October 29; Trapp Family Singers, November 30; Elmira Little Symphony, December 7.Programs011004
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1943 - Rothschild String Quartet, January 7; Catherine Woodruff Elliott & Dorothy Pund Allen, January 21; Egon Petri, March 4; The Women's Chorus, April 15; Elmira Little Symphony, May 3; The Bary Ensemble, November 18.Programs011005
Thursday Morning Musicales programs 1944 - Brooks Bunbar, January 27; Hazel Macomber & Leroy Morlock, October 26; Jane Edwards Rand & Gertrude Lyons Crispin, November 30; Patricia Travers, December 7; Louise Tyler Streeter, Julia Marie Viselle & Ann Gaylord Riggs, December 21. Programs011006
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