Abstract

Records (1957-1984) documenting the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association, consisting largely of correspondence of the organization's officers, subject files and various publicity materials for events. Materials include committee records, board minutes, membership lists, printed programs, posters, and photographs. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES and 3) PUBLICATIONS.

Administrative History

The La Jolla Civic Orchestra was founded in November 1954 by Peter Nicoloff, a violinist with a distinguished career in Europe. The La Jolla Civic Orchestra Association was incorporated in California on December 4, 1957. The Orchestra's mission was to advance public knowledge and appreciation of music. Thirteen years later, in 1967, the Orchestra added a permanent chorus and became the La Jolla Civic Orchestra and Chorus Association.

In 1972, the organization was renamed the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association to reflect its association with the newly-formed Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. The University helped to increase and improve both the Orchestra's repertoire and size, providing new rehearsal space as well as new student musicians. The Orchestra, composed of musicians from the local area, UCSD students and faculty, is funded primarily by membership donations. Administration is carried out by a board of directors who serve on a volunteer basis. In 1994, the Orchestra's name changed to the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Association.

Scope and Content

The records of the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association consist largely of correspondence, financial records and subject files. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES and 3) PUBLICATIONS.

The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged chronologically, is primarily to or from various board members and documents the Orchestra's activities and growth from 1965-1980.

The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically and include committee records, board meeting agendas and minutes, fund-raising event materials, membership lists, rosters, and schedules of concerts. Summary information about the Orchestra's past repertoires and programs is located in the "Histories of the orchestra" file.

The PUBLICATIONS series is also arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically. This series contains printed announcements, fliers, posters, and programs for concerts, as well as invitations and galley proofs. Also included are scattered issues of THE SOUNDING BOARD, the Orchestra's newsletter.

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

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11 General correspondence. 1960, 1965-1970.
12 General correspondence, 1971 - 1973.
13 General correspondence, 1974 - 1975.
14 General correspondence, 1976 - 1980.

SUBJECT FILES

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15 American Symphony Orchestra League - Conference Reports, 1964 - 1981.
16 Annual meeting minutes, 1971 - 1983.
17 Art-za-poppin, 1974 - 1976.
18 Art-za-poppin, 1974 - 1976.
19 Art-za-poppin, 1974 - 1976.
110 Board meeting agendas and minutes, 1963 - 1972.
21 Board meeting agendas and minutes, 1973 - 1983.
22 Board meeting agendas and minutes, 1973 - 1983.
23 By-laws and constitution, 1964 - 1972.
24 Calendars of events/ schedules, 1972 - 1984.
25 Choral activities, 1977.
26 COMBO (Combined Arts of San Diego), 1970.
27 Committee materials - Activities Committee, 1969 - 1970.
28 Committee materials - Budget Committee Report, 1972.
29 Committee materials - Committee assignments and rosters. 1975-1976, 1980.
210 Committee materials - Music Committee - Correspondence and minutes, 1968 - 1983.
211 Committee materials - Nominating Committee - Correspondence and reports, 1970 - 1979.
212 Committee materials - Organization and Support, Ad Hoc Committee, 1977 - 1978.
213 Committee materials - Publicity Committee, 1976 - 1984.
214 Committee materials - Scholarship Fund Committee, 1974.
215 Committee materials - Women's Committee. 1965, 1980.
216 Curtain Call Ball, 1967.
217 Executive Board meeting minutes, 1973 - 1979.
218 Histories of the orchestra. Includes "The First Twenty Years: A History of the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association," by Clifford L. Graves.
219 Jazz/Jazzart Festival, 1978.
220 La Jolla Civic-University Symphony Day, 1973.
221 La Jolla Fall Festival, 1963 - 1964.
222 Mailing lists, 1970.
223 Membership lists. 1967-1970, 1976-1979.
31 Membership lists.
32 Music-Go-Round, 1974.
33 Musicians' Union contracts (Local 325, A.F. of M.), 1962 - 1966.
34 Nee, Thomas - Biography.
35 News releases, 1972 - 1979.
36 Officer report, 1978 - 1979.
37 Picnic in the Park, 1969.
38 Photographs of performances.
39 Questionnaire responses - Chorus, 1978 - 1979.
310 Questionnaire responses - Symphony, undated.
311 Rosters - Officers, 1973 - 1983.
312 Rosters - Orchestra, 1980 - 1983.
313 Young Artist Opera Theatre, 1976.
314 Miscellaneous notes.

PUBLICATIONS

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315 Announcements and fliers - General, 1961 - 1980.
316 Art-za-poppin - Fliers, invitations and programs, 1971 - 1975.
317 Art-za-poppin - Fliers, invitations and programs, 1976.
318 Invitations.
319 Jazz Festival, 1978 - 1979.
320 Layouts.
321 Layouts.
322 Music-Go-Round, 1969 - 1979.
323 Programs for concerts, 1966 - 1978.
41 Programs for concerts, 1979 - 1983.
42 THE SOUNDING BOARD, 1970.
43 Youth Talent Auditions - Announcements, 1975 - 1979.
44 Miscellaneous publications.



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