Guide to the Dayton Chamber Music Society Records


Title:
Dayton Chamber Music Society Records
Repository:
Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Dayton Chamber Music Society
Dates:
1953-2016
Quantity:
2.76 linear feet (and 13.8 megabytes)
Abstract:
The Dayton Chamber Music Society was a private foundation based out of Dayton, Ohio. The society performed classical music in the city of Dayton through a series of concerts put on annually. The Dayton Chamber Music Society also rewarded various academic scholarships to musical students of their choice each year. This collection includes administrative papers such as member lists, meeting minutes and agendas, financial records, member correspondence, and general correspondence on group happenings. This collection also includes performance photos, performance information, newspaper media, pamphlets, and sheet music used by the organization.
Identification:
MS-531
Language:
The records are in English

History of Dayton Chamber Music Society

The Dayton Chamber Music Society was a private foundation based out of Dayton, Ohio. The society, which operated from 1954-2015, performed classical music in the city of Dayton through a series of concerts put on annually. The society included members from all walks of life, from members belonging to the Dayton Philharmonic to members who were teachers in the musical field. The Dayton Chamber Music Society shared their love and skill for classical music with the citizens of Dayton by participating in several artistic initiatives throughout the city, and also by providing scholarships for up and coming musical artists.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the administrative and musical happenings of the Dayton Chamber Music Society over its 64-year history. The collection includes musical performance programs, performance pictures, newspaper announcements, and sheet music used by the society. It also includes their financial records, membership correspondence, and official decree. There are also records of the Society's scholarship programs, gift records and thank you cards given by recipients. Materials from this collection date from 1953 to 2016. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Series I, Membership, includes membership records, membership lists, membership books, membership obituaries, membership correspondence, membership applications and membership fee records. Materials in this series date from 1954-2015.

Series II, Administrative, includes meeting minutes, agendas, financial records, society correspondence, financial correspondence, informal correspondence, and media coverage. Materials from this series date from 1953-2016.

Series III, Performance, includes all performance programs, special performances, sheet music, and photographs. Materials from this series date from 1954-2015.

Statement of Arrangement

The arrangement is separated into three series:
Series I: Membership, 1954-2015
Series II: Administrative, 1953-2016
Series III: Performances, 1980-2015

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing paper-based materials in this collection. All electronic records listed in this finding aid (e.g. ms531_e0001) are processed and available; however, researchers are requested to provide two days advance notice when requesting electronic records. Call (937) 775-2092 or e-mail
library-archives-ref@wright.edu. Access to original electronic media (original CD, floppy disk, etc.) is restricted.

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Subject Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects:

Chamber music
Chamber music groups
Performing arts -- Ohio -- Dayton

Persons:

Kmetec, Emil

Organizations/Corporations:

Dayton Chamber Music Society

Places:

Dayton (Ohio) -- Music

Material Types:

Concert programs
Correspondence
Electronic records (digital records)
Minutes (administrative records)

Technical Requirements

A computer capable of reading JPEG files will be necessary to access the electronic files.


Preferred Citation

[Description of item, Date, Box #, Folder #], MS-531, Dayton Chamber Music Society Records, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Acquisition Information

The Dayton Chamber Music Society Records were donated to the Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives by Emil Kmetec in 2016.

Processing Information

Finding aid written according to DACS standards by Andrea Miller, April 2019.


Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Other Finding Aid

The finding aid is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at:
https://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collectionguides/files/ms531.pdf. It is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at
http://ead.ohiolink.edu/xtf-ead/.