Fonds MS-5-11 - Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

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Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

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16.18 m of textual records and other material. - 19 photographs. - 1 scrapbook. - 1 certificate.

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Custodial history

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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  • English

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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.

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Associated materials

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.

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No further accruals are expected.

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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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This fonds description comes from the <a href="">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.

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