International Viola Society Congress records
Scope and Contents
Collection includes audiocassette tapes, audio-reel tapes, and VHS tapes, and other materials of the viola congresses that have been held by the International Viola Society. The collection spans the dates 1977 to 2008 and includes the performances and lectures given. Performances involve prominent violists performing classic repertoire as well as premiering modern works. Congresses featured in the collection include Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas; Provo, Utah; Ithaca, New York; and others.
- International Viola Society (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the International Viola Society congress records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
The International Viola Society (founded 1968) is a world-wide, non-profit organization that governs and supports national and regional organized groups of violists, and continues to promote the ever-increasing standards of excellence in viola performance.
The International Viola Society is dedicated to supporting research in the history of viola, including its performers, makers, teachers, and composers. It largely supports the Primrose International Viola Archive at Brigham Young University by facilitating the exchange and availability of materials to its members.
The International Viola Society has held annual congresses since 1973 with a hiatus between 1975 and 1999. Through these congresses the building of new, high quality instruments and bows have been encouraged, as well as the development of a new viola repertoire through performance and competitions sponsored by the International Viola Society.
The Society has chapters throughout the world.
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
10 media boxes (6.66 linear ft.)
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
The original order of the collection has been retained.
Donated by the International Viola Society in 2007. Donated by the International Viola Society in 2010.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; International Viola Society; 2007. Donated; International Viola Society; 2010.
Prominent Violist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).
Processed; Melissa James; July 2011. Processed; Melissa James; August 2011.
- Register of International Viola Society congress records
- Melissa James
- 2011 July 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.
- Box: 7 (Audio)
- Box: 8 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 9 (Audio)
- Box: 10 (Audio)
- Box: 4 (Audio)
- Box: 5 (Audio)
- Box: 6 (Audio)
- Box: 3 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 2 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 1 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 11 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 12 (Mixed Materials)
- Box: 13 (Audio)
- Carton: 15 (Mixed Materials)
- Carton: 14 (Audio)