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Community Concert Association programs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7842

Scope and Contents

The collection is a series of fifty-three bound volumes covering performances financed by the Community Concert Association between 1942 and 1989. Each program contains the evening's musical itinerary, notes on each piece, and a biography of the performer or performers. Music of all genres and styles is represented, from standard concert repertoire to ballets, operas, jazz, and folk, played by both American and international musicians.


  • 1942-1989


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from Comunity Concert Association programs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Community Concerts Associations began as a way to expand musical culture from the big cities into smaller communities that lacked the resources to attract quality entertainment. Community Concerts first began in 1922 as the Organized Audience Movement, headed by Dema Harshbarger and Ward French. They soon attracted the attention of Columbia Concerts Corporation (later to become Columbia Artists Management, Inc.), which adopted Community Concerts in 1928. Community Concerts, Inc., was then established as a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management to assist local communities to form their own Community Concert Associations, finally becoming its own subdivision in 1996. In 1999, Columbia Artists Management sold Community Concerts to Trawick Artists Management. By 2003, Trawick Artists Management went bankrupt due to funds mismanagement. At the height of Community Concerts, about 1,200 nonprofit associations existed across the country; now, many of them still survive as independent entities which have cut ties with Trawick and function on their own.


8 cartons (8 linear ft.)


The original order of the collection has been retained.

Custodial History

Donated by Florida State University Music Library in 2009.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Florida State University Music Library; 2009.


Opera and ballet programs, (Section IV.a.i.2 Music Special Collections Development Policy September 2010).

Processing Information

Processed; Lindsay Weaver; May 2011.

Register of Community Concert Association programs
Lindsay A. Weaver
2011 May 20
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States