Ladies Musical Club Records, 1891-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
LadiesMusicalClub (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
LadiesMusicalClub Records
Dates
1891-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
40 boxes
Collection Number
1981.7337
Summary
The LadiesMusicalClub Records are comprised of minutes, financial records, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks and other publications, and some limited correspondence. The records offer a unique insight into the development of Seattle's classical music scene and also provide information on turn of the century Seattle.
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The LadiesMusicalClub (LMC) of Seattle was organized officially on March 2, 1891. Twenty-four women attended a meeting at the home of Ellen Bartlett (Mrs. George) Bacon to create a club designed for the purpose of "developing the musical talent of its members, and stimulating musical interest in Seattle." At the very first meeting a constitution and bylaws were adopted. Membership in the club rapidly expanded, the roster having doubled by the end of the club's first year of existence. Most of the original members of the LMC were married middle-class women, who had received musical training. The club provided an important outlet for these trained musicians at a time when few women were able to pursue a professional music career.

The LMC initially offered two categories of membership: active and associate. Each prospective active member had to pass an audition before she was extended an invitation to join the club. Once accepted for membership, an active member was expected to perform regularly at the active members meetings, which were held the fourth Monday of each month from October through May. Associate members were not allowed to perform, but they could participate fully in the monthly "open meetings" and purchase tickets to club concerts. Under the club's first bylaws, associate membership was open only to women, but this category of membership was made available to men by the 1893/94 LMC season. By 1904, a third category of membership was established for students, but it was later discontinued.

An important new feature of club activity was adopted during the club's 1900/1901 season, when the LMC began sponsoring a series of public concerts by professional artists. Under the dedicated management of Rose Gottstein, who served as the concert manager from the program's beginnings until her death in 1939, the club was responsible for bringing some of the most internationally famous singers and instrumentalists of the day to Seattle. Among the performers who appeared during the Gottstein years were Teresa Carreño, Geraldine Farrar, Sergei Rachmanioff, Jascha Heifetz, and Marian Anderson. The artist recital series continued under various names until the 1980s when the increasing costs of booking professional artists of this caliber rose beyond club resources. The LMC, however, still works with the University of Washington to sponsor an annual concert series at Meany Hall.

Benevolent activities also were always an important component of the club's mission. The club helped support musical activity in Seattle early on by providing funds to organizations such as the Seattle Symphony and the Cornish School. It also ran a scholarship program that enabled promising music students to continue their professional training. Other notable early philanthropic ventures included contributions to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital and the Red Cross during the First World War. The LMC continues its long tradition of generosity by providing free concerts for the public at several venues in Seattle each season, and through its Music in Schools program, an outreach to bring music education to Seattle Public Schools.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The LadiesMusicalClub Records are comprised of minutes, financial records, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks and other publications, and some limited correspondence.

The LMC records offer a unique insight into the development of Seattle's classical music scene. They also provide information on turn of the century Seattle and include a variety of playbills from Seattle theaters and concert houses.

The scope of the LMC records is quite comprehensive up to the late 1940s. Records from the 1950s and 1960s do not include detailed minutes or financial records, but some of this information can be obtained from the yearbooks and scrapbooks. Records after the 1980s are more complete. As much as possible, the original organization of the material by the club's archivist has been preserved. Each of the twelve series that comprise the LMC records has its own descriptive note.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

LadiesMusicalClub Records, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Artist Photographs , 1901-1966Return to Top

Contains standard publicity photographs of the numerous individuals and groups who appeared as guest artists in each annual season of the LMC-sponsored professional concerts that were held in a variety of Seattle theaters beginning in 1901. The majority of the photographs in this series were removed from five albums of photographs collected by Rose Gottstein, who served as the LMC's first concert manager from the inception of the professional artist series in 1901 until her death in 1939. These albums, which were arranged alphabetically by artist, contained photographs of many of the distinguished performers who appeared in the artist recital series. Most of the photographs from these albums were autographed to Mrs. Gottstein. The five albums had been disassembled prior to the current processing of the collection. The present arrangement follows the original order of the photographs in the albums. An autographed photograph of the violinist, Jan Kubelik, is with the oversize materials. The remaining photographs in this series were taken from a group of materials that did not appear on the original accession of LMC records. These items include photographs removed from an album commemorating Adeline Carlson's tenure as concert manager from 1953-1957. These autographed photographs originally were arranged in a chronological sequence, but are now filed alphabetically by artist. Also included in this series is a second set of mostly autographed photographs from Mrs. Carlson's collection, which were found loose in an envelope. These photographs appear to date from Mrs. Carlson's later terms as concert manager (1962-1966). They have been arranged alphabetically by artist. A separate folder of the unsigned photographs taken from this set also has been arranged alphabetically by artist. Other publicity photographs of artists, as well as a few candid performance and post-performance images can also be found in the scrapbooks (Series VI).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Album 1 -- Artists, A-C
1901-1940
1 2
Album 1 -- Artists, C-H
1901-1942
1 3
Album 2 -- Artists, F-G
1909-1926
1 4
Album 2 -- Artists, G-K
1904-1935
1 5
Album 3 -- Artists, K-N
1902-1936
1 6
Album 3 -- Artists, N-W
1904-1938
1 7
Album 4 -- Artists, S-W
1923-1939
1 8
Album 4 -- Artists, B-Z
1902-1930
1 9
Album 5 -- Artists, Flonzaley Quartet & Scotti Opera
1920
1 10
Album 5 -- Artists, Flonzaley Quartet & Scotti Opera
1920
1 11
Artists, A-O
1953-1957
1 12
Artists, P-W
1953-1957
1 13
Autographed -- Artists, A-C
1 14
Autographed-- Artists, D-G
1 15
Autographed -- Artists, H-L
1 16
Autographed -- Artists, M-R
1 17
Autographed -- Artists, S-T
1 18
Unsigned -- Artists
box:oversize
32
Photographs (Autographed) -- Artists, Kubelik, Jan

Series II:  Programs , 1891-1996Return to Top

Programs have been arranged into two subseries: Artist recitals and members concerts. The artist recital programs cover the annual series of presentations by professional artists that was sponsored by the LMC. The members concerts series programs includes programs for concerts given by members of the LMC in various settings, including club meetings and free public programs. Gaps in the holdings in this series are supplemented by the programs found in the scrapbooks (Series VI).

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Artist recitals
Contains playbills, handbills, and broadsides, some of which are annotated with comments such as indications of program changes and encores. From its inception, the artist recital series consisted primarily of vocal, orchestral, or instrumental soloist performances, but later grew to include some operatic productions and dance recitals as well. A wide variety of venues are represented by the programs including, the Metropolitan, Moore, and Palomar theaters, and the Seattle Center Playhouse. This series of professional artist programs was called variously the Artist Recital Course, the Concert Series, the Artist Series, and the International Artist Series. Some of the programs have been autographed by the artists.
1923-1982
Box Folder
2 1
Programs
May 25, 1923-November 10, 1931
2 2
Programs
February 4, 1932-October 21,1936
2 3
Programs
January 20, 1937-October 25,1938
33
Program for Marian Anderson concert [oversize]
March 1, 1938
Folder
2 4
Programs
February 24, 1939-October 23, 1940
2 5
Programs
February 18, 1941-December 9, 1941
2 6
Programs
March 24, 1942-November 24, 1945
2 7
Programs
March 4, 1947-October 15, 1951
2 8
Programs
January 21, 1952-December 3, 1952
2 9
Programs
March 18, 1953-November 8, 1954
2 10
Programs
January 23, 1955-April 23, 1956
2 11
Programs
November 9, 1956-October 27, 1959
2 12
Programs
January 11, 1959-March 7, 1962
2 13
Programs
February 4, 1963-March 8, 1965
2 14
Programs
January 30, 1967-April 1, 1968
2 15
Programs
October 14, 1968-November 10, 1969
2 16
Programs
January 19, 1970-March 15, 1971
2 17
Programs
October 25, 1971-September 25, 1972
2 18
Programs
April 8, 1973-March 18, 1974
2 19
Programs
November 4, 1974-April 28, 1975
2 20
Programs
March 15, 1976-April 18, 1977
2 21
Programs
November 28, 1977-April 16, 1979
2 22
Programs
February 18, 1980-April 26, 1981
2 23
Programs
November 27, 1982-April 11, 1983
2 24
Programs-Artist Recitals
1986-1988
2 25
Flyers-Artist Recitals
1971-1996
2 26
Announcements-Artist Recitals
1974-1995
Subseries B: Members concerts
Includes programs for public concerts given by members, as well as recitals given by active members at their regularly scheduled meetings. Called "musicales" early on, the programs for the earliest concerts are simple manuscript or typescript listings of the numbers performed at a given event. Later programs tend to be somewhat more elaborate and detailed. The bulk of these materials (1970-1982) were removed from a set of albums compiled by the program committee. This committee was responsible for arranging the free public concerts given by LMC members that, for many years, were held at the Seattle Public Library. In addition to the programs themselves, some ancillary materials also were found in the albums, including printing proofs for the programs, index cards containing the speaker's introductory notes for concerts, and some correspondence between the scheduled performers and the event organizers (1970-1972). These materials are contained in two separate folders of background notes. Additional programs for various types of member's concerts also can be found in the meetings albums (Series V) and the scrapbooks (Series VI).
1891-1982
Box Folder
3 1
Programs
1891-1894
3 2
Programs
1914/1915-November 27, 1950
3 3
Programs
1970-1971
3 4
Background notes
October 1970-February 1971
3 5
Programs
1971-1972
3 6
Background notes
April 1971-May 1972
3 7
Programs
October 8, 1972-May 20, 1974
3 8
Programs
October 14, 1974-May 10, 1976
3 9
Programs
July 12, 1976-May 23, 1977
3 10
Programs
September 26, 1977-May 22, 1978
3 11
Programs
October 9, 1978-May 21, 1979
3 12
Programs
October 1,1979-May 18, 1981
3 13
Programs
September 27, 1981-October 14, 1984
3 14
Program Notes and Translations
3 15
Members Concert Programs
1986-1996
3 16
Members Concert Programs
1997-1999

Series III:  Publications , 1891-1986Return to Top

This series is comprised of official club publications including yearbooks, records of season, prospectuses, by-laws, club directories, and newsletters. The yearbooks (or members' books, as their covers read) were annual publications generally containing a list of officers, sketch of work, concert dates, by-laws, constitution, and member lists. The yearbooks were issued on a biennial basis beginning with the 1932/34 edition.

Both the records of season and the season prospectuses contain announcements to the membership regarding plans for the upcoming season, an outline the work of the club, and a listing of members. The design of the prospectuses, however, appears to reflect a distinct emphasis on the growing prominence of the LMC's rapidly expanding professional artist recital series over what earlier had been an established focus on the activities of the club members themselves in the records of season. Unlike the simpler covers of the records of season, the prospectus covers are lavishly decorated with numerous photographers of the performers featured in LMC concerts. Publication of the prospectus appears to have been suspended after the death of concert manager Rose Gottstein in 1939. This series also includes miscellaneous other LMC publications. For example, separate printed by-laws were published in several editions. Other LMC publications, including issues of the newsletter, Notes and Ties, can also be found in the LMC scrapbooks (Series VI).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Yearbook
1891-1892
4 2
Yearbook
1893-1894
4 3
Yearbook
1894-1895
4 4
Yearbook
1900/1901; 1901/1902 ; 1903/1904; 1904/1905
4 5
Yearbook
1905/1906; 1909/1910
4 6
Yearbook
1910/1911; 1913/1914
4 7
Yearbook
1914/1915; 1917/1918
4 8
Yearbook
1918/1919-1921/1922
4 9
Yearbook
1922/1923-1925/1926
4 10
Yearbook
1926/1927-1929/1930
4 11
Yearbook
1930/1931-1934/1936
4 12
Yearbook
1936/1938-1942/1944
4 13
Yearbook
1944/1946-1950/1952
4 14
Yearbook
1952/1954-1958/1960
4 15
Yearbook
1960/1962-1966/1968
4 16
Yearbook
1968/1970-1974/1976
4 17
Yearbook
1976/1978-1984/1986
4 18
Record of season
1900/1901-1907-1908
4 19
Season prospectus
1908/1909-1939/1940
4 20
By-laws
[1914], 1921, 1923, 1935
4 21
LMC Auxiliary Yearbook
1941-1942
4 22
21 Years of Progress
4 23
LMC Active Members Directory
1959-1960
4 24
Notes and Ties
May 1957

Series IV:  Financial Records , 1891-1944Return to Top

Contains various financial records of the club. The club's archivist originally divided these financial records into three different categories: cashbooks, treasury books, and record books. The cashbooks record general club revenue and expenses. There does not appear, however, to be much discernible difference between those items identified as treasury books and those described as record books. Both the treasury books and the record books chiefly list expenses relating to individual seasons or concerts in the artist recital series. Accounting methods vary considerably in formality. Gottstein's original treasury book, described on the accession list as dating from 1900 (item no. 81.7337.311), contained numerous loose receipts, statements, computations, and other materials, dating from 1901-1918, inserted between the pages. These materials have been removed from the book, arranged chronologically, and filed separately. A complete listing of these materials, citing the pages from which they were removed is included as an appendix.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Cashbook [.305]
1891-1899
5 2
Cashbook [.306]
1899-1900
5 3
Treasury Book [.311] (Gottstein's original account book, receipts removed)
5 4
Receipts from .311
1901/1902-1905/1906
5 5
Receipts from .311
1906/1907-1909/1910
5 6
Receipts from .311
1910/1911-1912/1913
5 7
Receipts from .311
1913/1914-1914/1914
5 8
Receipts from .311
1915/1916-1917/1918
5 9
Receipts from .311
6 10
Treasury Book [.307]
1900-1905
6 11
Treasury Book [.308]
1905-1912
6 12
Record book [.298]
1915
6 13
Record book [.299]
1916
6 14
Record book [.301]
1916/1919
6 15
Record book [.300]
1919/1921
6 16
Record book [.302]
1921/1922
6 17
Record book [.303] Scotti Opera
1920
6 18
Record book [.304] Chaliapin/Farrar
1922
6 19
Record book
1923/1924
6 20
Record book
1924/1925-1925/1926
7 21
Record book
1926/1927-1927/1928
7 22
Record book
1928/1929-1930/1931
7 23
Record book
1931-1935
7 24
Record book
1935-1937
7 25
Record book
1937-1939
box:oversize
13
Treasury Book [.309]
1934-1940
13
Treasury Book [.310]
1940-1944

Series V:  Minutes and other records of meetings , 1891-1954Return to Top

This series consists of three subseries: Minutes, attendance records, and meeting albums.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Minutes
The surviving minute books have been arranged chronologically and by type. The earliest recording secretary's minute book contains the original club constitution and by-laws. It also contains programs (either transcriptions or pasted in), minutes of various types of meetings, and treasurer's reports. The recording secretary's minutes and scrapbook spanning 1934-1941 includes a report on a gift of $5,000 made to the Children's Orthopedic Hospital in 1940. The minutes of the executive board, which appear in the early recording secretary's minute books, can be found in separate books after 1930. There are no original records for 1919-1929, but some missing information can be found in the yearbooks that cover the period (Series III).
1891-1942
Box Folder
8 1
Recording secretary's minutes [.317]
1891-1897
8 2
Recording secretary's minutes [.318]
1897-1901
14
Recording secretary's minutes [.319] [oversize]
1902-1909
15
Recording secretary's minutes [.320] [oversize]
1909-1918
16
Recording secretary's minutes and scrapbook [.321] [oversize]
1934-1941
Folder
8 3
Board minutes [.312]
1930-1936
8 4
Board minutes [.313]
1936-1942
Subseries B: Attendance records
The membership book (1905-1910) is an alphabetical directory of members and their addresses. The 1938-1943 attendance book records attendance at monthly meetings and the purchase of tickets for individual seasons. The 1942-1954 attendance book consisted of sign-in sheets with member's signatures. These sheets were contained in a loose-leaf binder. The contents of this binder have been removed and divided into two folders.
1905-1959
Box Folder
8 5
Membership book [.314]
1905-1910
9 6
Attendance book [.315]
1938-1943
9 7
Attendance book [.316]
1942-October 1948
9 8
Attendance book [.316]
November 1948-1954
9 9
Guestbook
1956-1959
Subseries C: Meetings albums
Consists of three albums containing photographs of club members in performance at active members monthly meetings and public concerts. Programs, sometimes annotated, are also present for most of the events. Many of the performers and some of the other individuals in the photographs are identified. A complete listing of the photographs is available.
1953-1956
Box
17
Meetings album [.292] [oversize]
1953-1954
17
Meetings album [.293] [oversize]
1954-1955
17
Meetings album [.294] [oversize]
1955-1956

Series VI:  Scrapbooks , 1891-1983Return to Top

The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically in two subseries: LMC scrapbooks and Mrs. Carlson's scrapbooks.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: LadiesMusicalClub Scrapbooks
The LMC scrapbooks contain clippings, programs, photographs (artist publicity shots and snapshots of club members), publications (e.g. the Notes and Ties newsletter), various publicity material (including flyers and brochures), sample election ballots, correspondence, and invitations. The earliest LMC scrapbooks appear to have been the work of Rose Gottstein. Most of the later LMC scrapbooks have annotations by either the compiler, or Leona Rawson, who served as the club archivist.
1891-1983
Box
18 1891-1943
19
Scrapbook no. 2 [.289] [oversize]
1943-1949
20
Scrapbook no. 3 [.290] [oversize]
1949-1956
21
Scrapbook no. 4 [.291] [oversize]
1956-1958
22
Scrapbook no. 5 [.295] [oversize]
1951-1959
23
Scrapbook no. 6 [.296] [oversize]
1959-1966
24
Scrapbook no. 7 [.297] [oversize]
1966-68 ; 1979-1980
25
Scrapbook no. 8 [oversize]
1978-1983
25
Fine Arts Study Club Scrapbook
1938-1939
Subseries B: Mrs. Carlson's scrapbooks
These scrapbooks compiled by Adeline Carlson interfile LMC club materials similar to those found in the LMC scrapbooks along with items relating to areas of Carlson's personal life (e.g. holiday cards) and other interests (allied arts organizations, social events).
1929-1966
Box
26
Scrapbook [oversize]
1929-1947
26
Scrapbook [oversize]
1948-November 1, 1949
26
Scrapbook [oversize]
November 1949-September 6, 1950
27
Scrapbook [oversize]
September 1950-May 1, 1951
27
Scrapbook [oversize]
May 1951-February 5, 1952
27
Scrapbook [oversize]
February 6, 1952-July 14, 1952
27
Scrapbook [oversize]
July 14-1952-March 13, 1953
28
Scrapbook [oversize]
March 14, 1953-April 3, 1954
28
Scrapbook [oversize]
April 28, 1954-December 13, 1954
28
Scrapbook [oversize]
December 1954-January 4, 1954
29
Scrapbook [oversize]
January 3, 1956-November 12, 1956
29
Scrapbook [oversize]
November 12, 1956-December 16, 1957
29
Scrapbook [oversize]
December 1957-September 5, 1959
30
Scrapbook [oversize]
September 5, 1959-February 14, 1961
30
Scrapbook [oversize]
February 13, 1961-April 1962
31
Scrapbook [oversize]
1962-1964
32
Scrapbook [oversize]
1964-1966

Series VII:  Miscellaneous subject files , 1893-1981Return to Top

This series consists of three subseries: Anniversaries and histories, concert manager's files, and, miscellaneous subjects.

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Anniversaries and histories
Contains originals and copies of different versions of a club history that was prepared by Leotta Rawson, the LMC archivist, and presented on various occasions; a book containing a 1947 inventory of club records at Rawson's house; and one folder of miscellaneous clippings and various handwritten lists of club members, club officers and dates of their terms, and LMC scholarship recipients. Also included in this subseries is a separate folder of programs for several LMC anniversary concerts.
1941-1981
Box Folder
10 1
Club histories
1978-1981
10 2
Archivist's notebook
1947
10 3
Clippings, notes, and lists
10 4
Anniversary concert programs
1941-1981
Subseries B: Concert manager's files
Contains materials from Adeline Carlson's terms as concert manager, including: one folder of promotional materials and other ephemera related to various programs in the artist recital series (1952-1958); one folder of correspondence to the concert manager from Herbert Barrett, the agent for Elie Siegmeister, the performers, Artur Schnabel and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, regarding their appearances in Seattle; and one folder of clippings, brochures, and the program relating to a concert given by Jacob Lateiner (1966).
1944-1966
Box Folder
10 5
Correspondence
1944-1960
10 6
Promotional materials
1952-1958
10 7
Jacob Lateiner concert
1966
Subseries C: Miscellaneous subjects
Contains one folder with a copy of an appraisal letter regarding the violin and bow given to Julius Durleshkaivich as part of an aid package presented to him in 1909 by the LMC to support his music studies. Also included in this folder are transcriptions of reviews of Durleshkaivich's performances, a program for one of his concerts, and a photograph of the violinist. The LMC celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2016 and promotional material and newspaper collections are included. Oversize items in this subseries include a photograph of LMC charter members taken at the 1941 anniversary meeting at the D.A.R. house in Seattle and an 1893 certificate of recognition to the LMC from the Columbian Exposition.
1891-2016
Box Folder
10 8
Durleshkaivich violin appraisal
1925-1941
10 9
LMC Name Change and Histories
1978-1985
10 10
LMC 125th Anniversary material
2016
33
Photograph of charter members [oversize]
1941
33
Certificate of recognition [oversize]
1891

Series VIII:  Realia , 1940sReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
Lead plate reproducing 1891 program for 1941 concert
12
Two printing plate reproductions of photographs of Joseph Szigeti
circa 1940

Series IX:  Minutes, Publications, and Programs, 1954-2012Return to Top

This series corresponds with Series V and includes a broad array of material. The series is arranged in chronological order and includes official publications, minutes, and programs. It relates to Series XI, the Presidents books, and includes additional information not found in the books. The publications are comprised of Guest Books that served as a record of attendance. They were removed from their original boxes and plastic covers and re-housed. President's reports and Annual reports cover the years 1962-2011. The series also includes club By-Laws, committee reports, invitations, and meeting minutes from 1990-1997. Programs from the Member concerts, Brown Bag Lunch concerts (held at the Seattle Public Library), Award/Debut Tour, and Artist Recital concerts range from 1985-2011.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
34 1
Record book
1952-1957
34 2
Guestbook
1965-1967
35 1
Guestbook
1967-1970
35 2
Presidents report
1954-1956
35 3
Annual Report
1962-1964
35 4
Annual Report
1964-1966
35 5
Annual Report
1966-1968
35 6
Annual Report
1970-1972
35 7
Annual Report
1972-1974
35 8
Annual Report
1976-1978
35 9
Annual Report
1983
35 10
Annual Report
1984
35 11
Annual Report
1985
35 12
Annual Report
1986
35 13
Annual Report
1987
35 14
Annual Report
1988
35 15
Annual Report
1994-1996
35 16
Annual Report
1996-1997
35 17
Annual Report
1997-2002
35 18
Annual Report
2002-2011
35 19
Music in Schools Annual Report
1992-2012
35 20
Centennial Women
1989
35 21
WSAC (Washington State Arts Commission)
1991-1993
35 22
Procedures and Policies
1993
35 23
Employee Policy
1995
35 24
Members Books
1989-1995
35 25
Members Books
1997-1999
35 26
Annual Report
1999-2000 ; 2006-2007
35 27
Board Minutes
1990-1991
35 28
Board Minutes
1994
35 29
Board Minutes
1995
35 30
Special Meeting Minutes
1994-1995
35 31
Board Minutes
1996
35 32
Board Minutes
1997
35 33
Contracts
1990-1991
35 34
Scholarship committee
1989-1996
35 35
Debut Tour
1991-1997
35 36
Bulletins
1983-1993
35 37
Newsletters
1985-2002
35 38
Newsletters
2003-2006
35 39
E-Newsletters
2006-2012
35 40
Invitations
1983-2001
35 41
Member Concert Programs
2000-2011
35 42
Brown Bag Concert programs
1985-1993
35 43
Brown Bag Concert programs
1994-2000
35 44
Debut Tour programs
1991-1997
35 45
Artist Recital programs
1989-1991
35 46
Artist Recital programs
1992-1993
35 47
Artist Recital programs
1994-2001
35 48
Debut Tour clippings
35 49
Emily Dow Andonian book
2009
VI a 10
Signed Poster from Centennial Concert
1991-1992

Series X:  Audiovisual Material, 1993-2015Return to Top

Audiovisual Material includes VHS tapes, CDs, and a DVD. They cover the Music in Schools program, the Scholarship program, and presidents' files.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
36
3 VHS's on "Music in Schools"
undated
36
Scholarship Program
1993
36
"LMC" VHS
undated
36
"Music in Schools" DVD
undated
36
CD-Powerpoint Pre-concert Centennial Celebration
2001
36
CD-LMC Minutes
2002-2004
36
CD-Armstrong files
2009
36
5 CD recordings of Johanna Mastenbrook, Dorene Kenkman, Roberta Diesner, Iris Ewing, and Fran Walton by videographer Tom Pearson, for past president Rena Illumin
2015

Series XI:  Presidents Books, 1974-2017Return to Top

The Presidents Books are arranged chronologically and were taken out of their original binders and foldered in order. They serve as a comprehensive record of the club's activity during the president's term, which lasted for two years. Includes Board Meeting agendas and minutes, Member Meeting agendas and minutes, Annual Reports, correspondence, financial information, club By-Laws, newsletters, committee reports, and programs from member concerts, artist recital concerts, and Award/Debut tour concerts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
37 1
Board Minutes
1974
37 2
Board Minutes
1975
37 3
Board Minutes
1976
37 4
Board Minutes
1977
37 5
Board Minutes
1978
37 6
Board Minutes
1979
37 7
Board Minutes
1980
37 8
Board Minutes
1981-1982
37 9
Treasurer's Reports
1974-1981
37 10
Board Meeting
1982-1984
37 11
Budget
1982-1984
37 12
Financial statements
1982-1984
37 13
Meeting agendas
1982-1984
37 14
Meeting Minutes
1982-1984
37 15
Membership
1982-1984
37 16
Concert Committee
1982-1984
37 17
Sustaining
1982-1984
37 18
Scholarship
1982-1984
37 19
Annual Luncheon and By-Laws
1982-1984
37 20
Newsletters
1982-1984
37 21
Miscellaneous
1984-1986
37 22
Board Minutes
1984-1986
37 23
Board Agenda
1984-1986
37 24
Meeting Agenda
1984-1986
37 25
Active Minutes
1984-1986
37 26
Budget
1984-1986
37 27
Concert
1984-1986
37 28
Membership
1984-1986
37 29
Scholarship
1984-1986
37 30
Long Range Planning
1984-1986
37 31
Newsletters
1984-1986
37 32
Miscellaneous
1986-1988
37 33
Board Agenda
1986-1988
37 34
Board Minutes
1986-1988
37 35
Meeting Agenda
1986-1988
37 36
Active Minutes
1986-1988
37 37
Financial Statements
1986-1988
37 38
Newsletters
1986-1988
37 39
Budget
1986-1988
37 40
Concert Committee
1986-1988
37 41
By-Laws
1986-1988
37 42
Membership
1986-1988
37 43
Scholarship
1986-1988
37 44
Planning
1986-1988
37 45
Programs
1986-1988
37 46
Officers/Calendars
1988-1989
37 47
Agendas and Meetings
1988-1989
37 48
Annual Luncheon/Centennial
1988-1989
37 49
Ballots/President Expenses
1988-1989
37 50
Concerts
1988-1989
37 51
Programs
1988-1989
37 52
Scholarship
1988-1989
37 53
Newsletters
1988-1989
37 54
Correspondence
1988-1989
37 55
Miscellaneous
1988-1989
37 56
Officers/Calendars
1989-1990
37 57
Agendas and Meetings
1989-1990
37 58
Annual Luncheon/Centennial
1989-1990
37 59
Community Outreach
1989-1990
37 60
Concerts
1989-1990
37 61
President Expenses
1989-1990
37 62
Miscellaneous
1989-1990
37 63
Programs
1989-1990
37 64
Scholarship
1989-1990
37 65
Newsletters
1989-1990
37 66
Correspondence
1989-1990
37 67
Agendas, Minutes, Treas. Reports
1990-1992
37 68
Concerts
1990-1992
37 69
Long Range Planning
1990-1992
37 70
Scholarship
1990-1992
37 71
Fund Development
1990-1992
37 72
Newsletters
1990-1992
37 73
Miscellaneous
1990-1992
37 74
Miscellaneous
1990-1992
37 75
Agendas, Minutes, Treas. Reports
1990-1992
37 76
Concert
1990-1992
37 77
Fund Development
1990-1992
37 78
Auditions
1990-1992
38 1
Scholarship
1990-1992
38 2
Outreach
1990-1992
38 3
Long Range Planning
1990-1992
38 4
Minutes
1990-1992
38 5
Officers and Calendars
1990-1992
38 6
Board Minutes
1992-1993
38 7
Meeting Minutes
1992-1993
38 8
Budget
1992-1993
38 9
Financial Statements
1992-1993
38 10
Ballots, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Info
1992-1993
38 11
Concert
1992-1993
38 12
Scholarship
1992-1993
38 13
Outreach
1992-1993
38 14
Membership
1992-1993
38 15
Luncheon
1992-1993
38 16
Grants
1992-1993
38 17
By-Laws and Newsletters
1992-1993
38 18
Annual Reports
1992-1993
38 19
Bequests and Programs
1992-1993
38 20
Officers and Calendars
1993-1994
38 21
Board Minutes
1993-1994
38 22
Meeting Minutes
1993-1994
38 23
Budget
1993-1994
38 24
Financial Statements
1993-1994
38 25
Ballots, Correspondence, Miscellaneous Info
1993-1994
38 26
Concert
1993-1994
38 27
Scholarship
1993-1994
38 28
Membership
1993-1994
38 29
Luncheon
1993-1994
38 30
Grants
1993-1994
38 31
By-Laws and Newsletters
1993-1994
38 32
Annual Reports
1993-1994
38 33
Documents
1993-1994
38 34
Programs
1993-1994
38 35
Pianos-MOHAI Library
1993-1994
38 36
Miscellaneous
1994-1995
38 37
Brochures
1994-1995
38 38
Press Releases
1994-1995
38 39
Officers and Annual Reports
1994-1995
38 40
Board Minutes
1994-1995
38 41
Board Agendas
1994-1995
38 42
Member Minutes and Agendas
1994-1995
38 43
Ballots and Presidents Letters
1994-1995
38 44
Newsletters
1994-1995
38 45
Task Force and By-Laws
1994-1995
38 46
Members Programs and Cynthia Geary Concert
1994-1995
38 47
Annual and Past Presidents Luncheon
1994-1995
38 48
Correspondence
1994-1995
38 49
Press Response
1994-1995
38 50
Heritage Conference
1994-1995
38 51
Budget/Finance and Presidents Correspondence
1994-1995
38 52
Board
1995-1996
38 53
Board Minutes
1995-1996
38 54
Correspondence
1995-1996
38 55
SAM
1995-1996
38 56
Meany
1995-1996
38 57
Newsletters
1995-1996
38 58
Annual Luncheon
1995-1996
38 59
Seattle Arts Commission
1995-1996
38 60
Non Profit Assistance Group
1995-1996
38 61
Budget
1995-1996
38 62
Fund Development
1995-1996
38 63
Membership
1995-1996
38 64
Music in Schools
1995-1996
38 65
KCTS 9
1995-1996
38 66
Past Presidents
1995-1996
38 67
Awards/Debut Tour
1995-1996
38 68
Concert
1995-1996
38 69
Administration Minutes
1996-1997
38 70
Correspondence
1996-1997
38 71
Finance/Budget
1996-1997
38 72
Fund Development
1996-1997
38 73
NPAG
1996-1997
38 74
Meany Concerts
1996-1997
38 75
Meany/LMC Residencies
1996-1997
38 76
Music in Schools
1996-1997
38 77
Awards/Debut Tour
1996-1997
38 78
Membership Programs/Concert
1996-1997
38 79
Membership Development
1996-1997
38 80
Newsletters
1996-1997
38 81
Publicity
1996-1997
38 82
Annual Luncheon
1996-1997
38 83
Special Events
1996-1997
38 84
Office Mgmt.
1996-1997
38 85
Miscellaneous
1997-1998
38 86
Leonardo daVinci Community Partnership
1997-1998
38 87
Administration Board
1997-1998
38 88
Correspondence
1997-1998
38 89
Finance/Budget
1997-1998
38 90
NPAG
1997-1998
38 91
Fund Development
1997-1998
39 1
Concerts/Meany
1997-1998
39 2
Residencies
1997-1998
39 3
Music in Schools
1997-1998
39 4
Awards/Debut Tours
1997-1998
39 5
Membership Development
1997-1998
39 6
Member Programs
1997-1998
39 7
Newsletters
1997-1998
39 8
Annual Luncheon and Public Relations
1997-1998
39 9
Special Events
1997-1998
39 10
Exec. Communication
1997-1998
39 11
Board
1997-1998
39 12
Newsletter, Programs, and Letters
1997-1998
39 13
Committees
1997-1998
39 14
Presidents Calendars and Miscellaneous
1998-1999
39 15
Minutes and Committee Reports
1998-1999
39 16
Newsletters
1998-1999
39 17
Financial Statements
1998-1999
39 18
Membership and Member Programs
1998-1999
39 19
IAS Centennial and Correspondence
1998-1999
39 20
Founders Day Luncheon and Annual Report
1998-1999
39 21
Miscellaneous
1999-2000
39 22
Jun-Dec.
1999
39 23
January-May
2000
39 24
June-Dec.
2000
39 25
May
1999
39 26
January-May
2001
39 27
Miscellaneous
2000-2001
39 28
Annual Reports
1999-2001
39 29
May-Dec.
2000-2001
39 30
January-May
2002
39 31
June-May
2002-2003
39 32
June-March
2003-2004
39 33
April-January Annual Reports
2004-2005
39 34
Duties of Office and Newsletters
2005-2006
39 35
E-Newsletters September-June
2006-2007
39 36
Board Minutes, Financial Statements, and Addresses
2005-2007
39 37
Newsletters
2007-2008
39 38
By-Laws
2009-2011
39 39
Trustees Handbook
2009-2011
39 40
Board Minutes
2009
39 41
Board Minutes
2010-2011
39 42
Long Range Planning
2009-2011
39 43
Finances
2009-2011
39 44
Operations, Program Stats, Miscellaneous
2009-2011
39 45
Newsletters
2009-2010
39 46
Newsletters
2010-2011
39 47
Board
2009-2011
39 48
Trustees Handbook
2005
39 49
Board Minutes
2007
39 50
Newsletters
2008-2009
39 51
Board Minutes
2008
39 52
Financial Development
2009-2011
39 53
New Members, Dues, Events, and Website
2009-2011
39 54
Award Tour, Public Concert, and Other
2009-2011
39 55
IAS Centennial Concert
2001
39 56
Sherman Clay Building
2005
39 57
Memorial Donations
2005
39 58
50 Year Members
2005
40 1
President's Book
2009-2012
40 2
Newsletters
2012
40 3
Annual Report, Year in Review, Financial Records
2013-2014
40 4
By-Laws, Club Leaders, Members Directory
2013-2016
40 5
Board Meeting Minutes
2013-2014
40 6
Newsletters
2013-2014
40 7
Music in Schools Committee: Annual Report, Minutes, and Programs
2013-2014
40 8
Award Tour Committee: Annual Report and Program
2013-2016
40 9
Public Concert Programs
2013-2016
40 10
Music in Schools Committee: Programs
2014-2015
40 11
Public Concert Programs
2014-2015

Series XII:  Music in Schools, 1991-2017Return to Top

The Music in Schools material is arranged chronologically and was taken out of the original binders and organized for foldering. The Music in Schools program was created as an ongoing outreach program, a collaborative effort between the LadiesMusicalClub and the Classical Music Supporters, to bring music education into Seattle's Public Schools. Includes: Annual Reports, Annual Directories, History of the program, extensive correspondence, programs, and newspaper clippings. Some material can also be found in the President's Books.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
40 12
History and Set up of the Program
1991-2007
40 13
Classical Music Supporters
1990-1995
40 14
Annual Directories
1991-2007
40 15
Annual Reports
1991-2009
40 16
Annual Reports
2009-2011
40 17
Finances
1992-2009
40 18
Finances
2009-2011
40 19
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
1991-1995
40 20
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
1996-1998
40 21
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
1999-2000
40 22
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2001-2002
40 23
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2003-2005
40 24
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2006-2009
40 25
Committee Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2009-2011
40 26
Outreach to Schools
1991-2002
40 27
Outreach to Schools
2003-2009
40 28
Artist Residencies
1991-2009
40 29
Correspondence
1991-1999
40 30
Correspondence
2000-2002
40 31
Correspondence
2003-2005
40 32
Correspondence
2006-2007
40 33
Correspondence
2008-2009
40 34
Correspondence
2009-2011
40 35
Newspaper Clippings
1991-2016
40 36
Thank You Notes: Maple Elementary
2010-2011
40 37
Annual Report
2014-2017
40 38
Award Tour Programs and Concert Programs
2013-2015, 2016-2017
40 39
Board Meeting Minutes
June 2014-April 2017
40 40
Frye Public Concert Programs
2014-2016
40 41
Seattle Public Library Programs
2013-2016
40 42
Seattle Art Museum Programs
2014-2016
40 43
Music in Schools
2014-2017
40 44
Past Presidents Council
2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Concerts--Washington State--Seattle
  • Music--Societies, etc.
  • Women musicians--Washington State--Seattle
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Personal Names :
  • Carlson, Adeline
  • Gottstein, Rose
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Publicity photographs