University Musical Society (University of Michigan) Records 1879-2009


University Musical Society (University of Michigan) Records 1879-2009

Organized in 1879 to "cultivate the public taste for music," the Society sponsors concert series, opera, dance and theater performances at the University of Michigan. The records consist of director’s files of Albert A. Stanley, Charles A. Sink, Gail Rector, and Kenneth Fischer; include correspondence relating to performances and management of the Society; ledgers and account books, board of directors minutes and packets; files concerning the Choral Union, the University of Michigan School of Music, the Henry S. Frieze Memorial Organ Fund, and Hill Auditorium; also visual materials and audiotapes of Board meetings.

128 linear feet, 9 outsize volumes, 2 outsize folders



SNAC Resource ID: 6390206

Bentley Historical Library

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