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Atlanta Music Club records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Atlanta Music Club (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Atlanta Music Club records
Dates: Bulk, 1940-1970
Dates: 1915-2001, undated
Quantity: 53.329 linear ft. (26 document cases, 3 half document cases, and 31 oversized boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS404

Biographical/Historical Note

The Atlanta Music Club, originally known as the Womens' Music Study Club and later the Atlanta Music Study Club, was organized in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 22, 1915, by a group of thirty-five women seeking to "form a club for the promotion of musical culture in Atlanta." The club was chartered and incorporated as the Atlanta Music Club on June 21, 1921, with 600 members.

Throughout its existence, the club has been governed by a board of directors and managed by a president and other officers. The club's first officers included Mrs. John Doig as president; Mrs. Elizabeth P. Oliver as vice-president; Mrs. Walter Bedard as secretary; and Mrs. Dean Ryman as treasurer. The club's activities are planned and executed by a number of committees including an Executive Board, a Men's Advisory Committee, a Finance Committee, and various Scholarship Committees.

The first concert series presented by the club opened on November 2, 1916, with Russian pianist Leo Ormstein performing. Each year the club produces a variety of concert series for members and for the general public including the Civic Concert Series, the All Star Concert Series, the Morning Musicale, and other special concert events. A number of subsidiary organizations were created or sponsored by the club including the Junior Music Club (1917), the Teenage Guild (1917), the Choral Guild of Atlanta (1939), the Atlanta Youth Orchestra (1944), the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra (1958), and the Atlanta Music Club Guild (1965).

In the 2011-2012 season, the Atlanta Music Club awarded eight scholarships, presented four Young Performers Concerts, and presented seven Musicale programs. The club continues to provide concert and scholarship opportunities for performers, advocates for music education in both public and private schools, and continues to offer support to the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of records created by the Atlanta Music Club and its subsidiary organizations including correspondence, meeting minutes, rosters, by-laws, financial statements, and committee reports. Also included are marketing materials such as press releases, advertising contracts, correspondence regarding advertising and publicity arrangements, concert series programs, newsletters, and information about artists who performed for the club. The collection contains publications of several organizations with which the club was affiliated, such as the International Association of Concert Managers, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Atlanta Music Teachers Association, and the Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta. Finally, the collection includes scrapbooks documenting the activities of the club as well as several booklets written on milestone anniversaries of the club's organization.


Arrangement

This collection is organized in one series: I. Organizational records, 1915-2001, undated. Series I is organized in five subseries: 1. Administrative, 2. Publicity, 3. Subsidiary Organizations, 4. Affiliated Organizations, 5. Scrapbooks. Series I includes all club materials donated prior to 2011. Additional series will be added to the collection as subsequent donations are received. Subseries are arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)
Bean, Helen Q.
Court records--Georgia--Fulton County
Edwards, Augusta
Entertainment events--Georgia--Atlanta
McDonald, Marvin
Music--Georgia--Atlanta
Music.
Musicians--Georgia--Atlanta
Opera
Opera--Georgia--Atlanta
Orchestra--Georgia--Atlanta
Scrapbooks--Georgia
Sheet music
Wickham, Linda
Women--Georgia--Societies and clubs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Music Club records, MSS 404, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1970, with subsequent additions.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Related Material

Atlanta Music Club visual arts material, VIS 245, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center.


Container List

 

Series I, 1915-2001, undated

53.329 Linear feet 26 document cases, 3 half document cases, and 31 oversized boxes
This series consists of administrative and marketing records of the Atlanta Music Club and its subsidiary organizations collected between 1915 and 2011. The bulk of the materials date from the 1940s to the 1970s, however, Executive Board meetings from the 1920s and 1930s are well represented. Financial records consist mostly of annual reports. Also included are legal records pertaining to a civil lawsuit brought by the Atlanta Music Club against Marvin McDonald for his use of the name "All Star Concert Series" when he was no longer associated with the club. Among the concert series programs, the bulk pertain to the All Star and Membership Series. Of the several subsidiary organizations included in this series, the Atlanta Community Orchestra, later known as the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, is the best represented with three scrapbooks and a number of organizational records such as rosters, press releases, meeting minutes, and annual reports.



Subseries 1: Administrative Records, 1915-2001, undated

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11Budgets, 1961-1971
2By-laws, 1919-1971
3Calendars, 1956-1989, undated
4Civil Case No. A-95374, Marvin McDonald v. Atlanta Music Club, Inc., 1952-1962, undated
5Civil Case No. A-95374, Marvin McDonald v. Atlanta Music Club, Inc., 1962, undated
6Civil Case No. A-95374, Marvin McDonald v. Atlanta Music Club, Inc., 1962-1963, undated
7Committee reports, 1946-1959, undated
8Committee reports, 1965-1980, undated
9Community projects, correspondence, and receipts, 1972-1973, undated
10Community projects, public schools, 1948-1967, undated
11Comparative receipts and disbursements, 1961-1962

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21Correspondence, financial, 1924-1965, undated
2Correspondence, financial, 1966, undated
3Correspondence, financial, 1967, undated
4Correspondence, financial, 1968-1969, undated
5Correspondence, general, 1917-1965, undated
6Correspondence, general, 1966, undated
7Correspondence, general, 1967, undated
8Correspondence, general, 1967, undated

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31Correspondence, general, 1968, undated
2Correspondence, general, 1969, undated
3Correspondence, general, 1970-1971, undated
4Correspondence, general, 1972, undated
5Correspondence, general, 1973-1987
6Correspondence, general, undated
7Correspondence, membership, 1969, undated
8Correspondence, Men's Advisory Committee, 1966-1968
9Correspondence, Scholarship Fund, 1941-1966, undated
10Correspondence, Scholarship Fund, 1967-1968, undated

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41Correspondence, Scholarship Fund, 1969, undated
2Correspondence, Scholarship Fund, 1970-1988, undated
3History, 1964-2001, undated
4Insurance policies, 1962-1972, undated

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51Minutes, Board of Directors, 1947-1950
2Minutes, Board of Directors, 1952-1955
3Minutes, Board of Directors, 1956-1960
4Minutes, Board of Directors, 1961-1965, undated
5Minutes, Board of Directors, 1966-1968
6Minutes, Board of Directors, 1969-1970
7Minutes, Board of Directors, 1971-1972
8Minutes, Board of Directors, 1973-1977, undated

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61Minutes, Executive Board, 1919-1920
2Minutes, Executive Board, 1921-1922
3Minutes, Executive Board, 1923-1924
4Minutes, Executive Board, 1925-1926
5Minutes, Executive Board, 1926, undated
6Minutes, Executive Board, 1927
7Minutes, Executive Board, 1928
8Minutes, Executive Board, 1929-1930

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71Minutes, Executive Board, 1931-1932
2Minutes, Executive Board, 1933-1934
3Minutes, Executive Board, 1935-1936
4Minutes, Executive Board, 1937-1938
5Minutes, Executive Board, 1939-1940
6Minutes, Executive Board, 1941-1942
7Minutes, Executive Board, 1943-1944

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81Minutes, Executive Board, 1945-1946
2Minutes, Executive Board, 1947-1949
3Minutes, Executive Committee, 1952-1962
4Minutes, Executive Committee, 1976-1984, undated
5Minutes, Executive and Finance Committee, 1971-1974
6Minutes, Executive and Finance Committee, 1974-1976
7Minutes, Finance Committee, 1921-1925, undated
8Minutes, Finance Committee, 1927-1931
9Minutes, Finance Committee, 1932-1936
10Minutes, Finance Committee, 1937-1938

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91Minutes, Finance Committee, 1939-1941
2Minutes, Finance Committee, 1942-1945
3Minutes, Finance Committee, 1946-1950
4Minutes, Finance Committee, 1953-1961, undated
5Minutes, Finance Committee, 1977-1980, undated
6Minutes, Finance and Executive Committee, 1966-1968
7Minutes, Finance and Executive Committee, 1969-1970, undated
8Minutes, Finance, Executive and Men's Committee, 1962
9Minutes, general membership, 1976-1977
10Minutes, general membership, 1977-1978
11Minutes, general membership, 1978-1979

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101Minutes, general membership, 1979-1980
2Minutes, Scholarship Fund Board of Managers, 1941-1963
3Minutes, Scholarship Fund Board of Managers, 1964-1967
4Minutes, Scholarship Fund Board of Managers, 1968-1971
5Miscellaneous, 1957-1988, undated
6Notebook, President Helen Q. Bean, 1970-1980

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111Notebook, President Augusta Edwards, 1920-1969
2Notebook, President Augusta Edwards, 1970-1975, undated
3Notebook, President Linda Wickham, 1993-2000
4Notebook, President Linda Wickham, 1993-2000
5Notebook, President Linda Wickham, 1993-2000
6Notebook, President Linda Wickham, 1993-2000

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121Notebook, Scholarship Fund, 1940-1955
2Notebook, Scholarship Fund, 1940-1955
3Notebook, Scholarship Fund, 1956-1964
4Notebook, Scholarship Fund, 1956-1964
5Petition to incorporate, 1922
6Procedures, undated
7Proclamation, mayoral, 1930
8Record book, 1928-1930

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131Rosters, membership, 1915-1990, undated
2Rosters, officers, 1921-1974, undated
3Self study, 1977
4Statements, financial, 1922-1965
5Statements, financial, 1966-1969
6Statements, financial, 1970-1987
7Treasurer's reports, 1952-1956
8Treasurer's reports, 1957-1974



Subseries 2: Publicity, 1916-2001, undated

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141Activities Bulletin, 1922-1956, undated
2Advertisements, All Star Series, 1951-1985, undated

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MSS OS box 2.311.31Advertisements, "Atlanta Cooks for Company", undated
3Advertisements, "Atlanta Cooks for Company", 1982, undated
4Advertisements, Membership series, 1957-1969
5Advertisements, miscellaneous concerts, 1921-2001, undated
6Anniversary publications, 1940, 1965
7Annual reports, 1961-1985
8Artist information, 1921-1976
9Artist information, 1984-1989, undated

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MSS OS box 2.311.21 Atlanta Journal Constitution article, Kate Edwards, 1977
10Clippings, 1917-1977, undated
11Contracts, 1967
12Contracts, 1968
13Contracts, 1968

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151Contracts, 1969
2Contracts, 1969
3Contracts, 1970-1975, undated
4Correspondence, 1964-1973
5Correspondence, 1974-1988, undated
6Mailing lists, 1967-1969, undated
7Newsletters, "Musical Musings", 1965-1967
8Newsletters, "Musical Musings", 1968-1969
9Newsletters, "Musical Musings", 1970-1985

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161Newsletters, "The Music Poster", 1927-1928
2Newsletters, "NewsNotes", 1988-1989
3Policies and procedures, 1963-1985, undated
4Press releases, 1984-1990
5Press releases, undated

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171Programs, All Star Concert Series, 1920-1937, undated
2Programs, All Star Concert Series, 1938-1939
3Programs, All Star Concert Series, 1940-1960
4Programs, All Star Concert Series, 1962-1966
5Programs, All Star Concert Series, 1967-1978

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181Programs, Civic Concert Series, 1917-1925
2Programs, Civic Concert Series, 1926-1928, undated
3Programs, Evening Programs, 1934-1936
4Programs, Forum Concert Series, 1929-1930
5Programs, general, 1916-1937
6Programs, general, 1938-1954
7Programs, general, 1955-1980, undated
8Programs, Junior Music Club, 1961-1964
9Programs, Matinee and Afternoon Concert Series, 1921-1928
10Programs, Membership Series, 1947-1961

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191Programs, Membership Series, 1962-1963
2Programs, Membership Series, 1964-1965
3Programs, Membership Series, 1965-1966
4Programs, Membership Series, 1966-1970
5Programs, miscellaneous, 1959-1967, undated
6Programs, Morning Musicale Series, 1920-1937, undated
7Programs, Prizewinners in Recital, 1984
8Programs, Salon Series, 1953-1975
9Programs, Teenage Guild, 1962-1964

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201Promotional brochures, 1962, undated
2Radio and television committee, 1949-1950, undated
3Sheet music, undated
4"Today in Georgia" radio program script, undated
5Woman of the Year, Kate Edwards, program and invitation, 1971-1972, undated
6WPLO Salute the Arts, 1968-1972, undated
7Yearbooks, 1924-1965
8Yearbooks, 1965-1984



Subseries 3: Subsidiary Organizations, 1922-1984, undated

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211Atlanta Choral Guild, 1922-1977
2Atlanta Community Orchestra, annual reports, 1959-1978
3Atlanta Community Orchestra, auditions, 1969-1972, undated
4Atlanta Community Orchestra, by-laws and standing rules, 1962-1972, undated
5Atlanta Community Orchestra, correspondence, 1963-1978, undated
6Atlanta Community Orchestra, history, undated
7Atlanta Community Orchestra, minutes, governing board, 1957-1975, undated
8Atlanta Community Orchestra, press releases, 1965-1975, undated
9Atlanta Community Orchestra, programs, 1949-1984, undated
10Atlanta Community Orchestra, rosters, 1964-1973
11Atlanta Community Orchestra, rosters, undated
12Atlanta Community Orchestra, schedules, 1970-1971, undated
13Atlanta Community Orchestra, thesis, "A History of the Atlanta Community Orchestra: 1958-1978," Jean Somers Woodruff, 1979
14Atlanta Music Club Guild, history, 1965-1966
15Atlanta Music Club Guild, invitations, 1969-1977, undated

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221Atlanta Music Club Guild, minutes, 1965-1969
2Atlanta Music Club Guild, minutes, 1971-1977, undated
3Atlanta Music Club Guild, rosters, 1966-1974, undated
4Atlanta Music Club Guild, standing rules, undated
5Atlanta Music Club Junior Associates, minutes, 1963-1974, undated
6Atlanta Music Club Junior Associates, rosters, 1966-1974, undated
7Atlanta Music Club Junior Associates, standing rules, undated
8Atlanta Music Club Junior Music Club, minutes, 1960-1977, undated
9Atlanta Music Club Junior Music Club, publications, 1918-1969, undated
10Atlanta Music Club Student Concert Guild, 1948-1959
11Atlanta Symphony Guild, 1953-1958, undated
12Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1951-1966, undated

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231Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, manuscript, "Autobiography of a Symphony Orchestra," D. H. Grove, 1966
2Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, manuscript, "Autobiography of a Symphony Orchestra," D. H. Grove, 1966
3Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, manuscript, "Autobiography of a Symphony Orchestra," D. H. Grove, 1966
4Atlanta Music Club Teenage Guild, 1961-1970, undated
5Atlanta Youth Symphony, 1945
6Atlanta Youth Symphony, 1945
7Opera Atlanta, minutes, 1963-1984, undated
8Opera Atlanta, programs, 1956-1967, undated



Subseries 4: Affiliated Organizations, 1920-2001, undated

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241American Federation of Musicians, 1957
2American Guild of Organists, 1969, undated
3American Symphony Orchestra League, 1958, 1963
4Artistic Atlanta, 1935
5Atlanta Art Association, 1963
6Atlanta Arts Alliance, 1964
7Atlanta Jewish Community Center, 1967, 1969
8 Atlanta Life, Opera Supplement, 1927
9Atlanta Memorial Arts Center, "Atlanta Arts", 1969-1979
10Atlanta Music Teachers Association, 1967-1968
11Atlanta Philharmonic Society, 1935-1938, undated
12Atlanta Womans Club, 1922, 1972
13Beethoven Centennial, 1927
14Birmingham Music Study Club, 1920-1921
15Brevard Music Center, 1963-1965, undated
16Business Committee for the Arts, 1984
17Capital City Club, 1957
18Civic Music Association, undated
19European Music and Art Tour, 1966
20Georgia Federation of Music Clubs, 1949-1985, undated
21Georgia Industrial Editors' Association, 1963
22Georgia Institute of Technology, 1963-1970, undated
23Georgia Music Teachers Association, 1967-1968
24Georgia State University, 1969-1970

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251Greater Atlanta Arts Council, 1974, undated
2 Horizon: the Magazine of the Arts, 1982
3Hyechka Club, 1920
4 Impresario: Magazine of the Arts, 1968
5Interlochen Arts Academy, 1968-1970, undated
6International Association of Concert Managers, 1963-1968
7Le Musée Instrumental de Bruxelles, undated
8The Lovett School, 1966
9Edward Macdowell Association, 1931
10Metropolitan Atlanta Community Foundation, 1983
11Metropolitan Opera, 1968
12National Association of Concert Managers, 1959
13National Endowment for the Arts, 1982
14National Federation of Music Clubs, 1921-2001, undated
15National Federation of Music Clubs, Music Clubs Magazine, 1968-1969
16Pro-Mozart Society of Atlanta, 1968-1971, undated
17Publications, miscellaneous, undated
18Savannah Music Club, undated
19Southern Arts Federation, 1984



Subseries 5: Scrapbooks, 1915-1984

Box

MSS OS box 3.110Atlanta Community Orchestra scrapbook, 1957

Box

MSS OS box 2.314.2Atlanta Community Orchestra scrapbook, 1974-1975
Atlanta Community Orchestra scrapbook, 1981-1982

Box

MSS OS box 3.114Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1915-1918

Box

MSS OS box 4.39Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1916
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1916-1917
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1920-1921

Box

MSS OS box 3.119Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1922-1923
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1923-1924
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1924-1925
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1925-1926

Box

MSS OS box 3.118Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1926-1927
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1927-1928
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1928-1929

Box

MSS OS box 3.112Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1929-1930
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1930-1931
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1931-1932

Box

MSS OS box 3.111Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1932-1933
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1933-1934

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MSS OS box 3.115Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1934-1936

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MSS OS box 3.102Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1936-1937

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MSS OS box 3.107Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1938-1939

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MSS OS box 3.98Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1939-1940

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MSS OS box 3.108Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1941-1942

Box

MSS OS box 1.31Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1942-1943
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1943-1944

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MSS OS box 3.117Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1944-1945

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MSS OS box 3.104Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1945-1946

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MSS OS box 3.116Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1946-1948

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MSS OS box 3.105Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1950-1951
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1951-1952

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MSS OS box 3.106Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1952-1953
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1953-1954

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MSS OS box 3.103Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1953-1956

Box

MSS OS box 3.113Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1956-1957
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1957-1958

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MSS OS box 3.120Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1959
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1959-1960

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261Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1962-1963
2Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1962-1963
3Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1962-1963
4Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1962-1963

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271Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1963-1964
2Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1963-1964

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281Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1964-1965
2Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1964-1965
3Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1964-1965
4Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1964-1965
5Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1964-1965
6Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1965-1966
7Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1965-1966
8Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1965-1966

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291Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1965-1966
2Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1965-1966
3Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1965-1966

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MSS OS box 5.4Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1966-1967

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MSS OS box 3.101Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1969-1970

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MSS OS box 3.100Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1970-1971

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MSS OS box 3.99Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1971-1972

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MSS OS box 3.109Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1972-1973

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MSS OS box 2.311.1Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, bound, 1973-1974
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, bound, 1974-1976

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MSS OS box 2.311.3Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, bound, 1975-1976

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MSS OS box 2.311.2Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1976-1977
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, 1977-1978
Atlanta Music Club scrapbook, bound, 1982-1984

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MSS OS box 2.314.1Atlanta Music Club Junior Associates scrapbook, 1971-1972
Atlanta Music Club Scholarship Funds scrapbook, 1951-1964