Community Concert Association programs
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.
- Community Concerts, Inc. (Organization)
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.
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.
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).
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.