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Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds
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CA NSHDA MS-5-11
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16.18 m of textual records and other material. - 19 photographs. - 1 scrapbook. - 1 certificate.
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The materials were donated to Dalhousie University Archives in four accessions. The first two accessions took place in 1983. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra as well as Theresa Stephen. Additional accessions were made in 2008 and 2010, but those materials are not described in this finding aid.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.
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Restrictions on access
Some files in the Financial Records, Fundraising, General Files, Guest Artists, and Orchestra Members series are closed in accordance with the Privacy and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts. These files are flagged at the series and file level. All other materials are open for research.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Dalhousie University Archives also holds the records of Symphony Nova Scotia (MS-5-14) as well as those of Dalhousie Cultural Activities (UA-29), which contains the records of the Dalhousie Arts Centre where the ASO rehearsed and performed.
No further accruals are expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds, MS-5-11, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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- Account books
- Associations, institutions, etc.
- Business records
- Canadian composers
- Conductors (Music)
- Minutes and proceedings
- Music & art
- Music--Archival resources
- Nova Scotia--History--20th century
- Orchestral music
- Performing arts archives
- Producers and directors
- Symphony orchestras--Canada
- Women musicians--Canada
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This fonds description comes from the <a href="http://findingaids.library.dal.ca/">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.