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Collection Description

The Bloomington-Normal Symphony Orchestra collection consists of six boxes.  The material dates from 1950 to 1997.  The B-N Symphony ceased to exist in 1993 when it merged with the Springfield Symphony to form the Illinois Symphony.  The two boxes hold a wide range of material.  Box 1 has newspaper clippings ranging from 1954 to 1997.  Box 2 has a miscellaneous assortment of concert programs, photographs and biographies of guest artists, photographs of Symphony members, concert tickets, concert advertisements, Symphony mailings, and promotional items.  The programs are an incomplete set from the years 1950 to 1993.  The programs from the 1983-84 season, the group’s 40th anniversary, give summaries of the Symphony’s first 40 years.  Some of the artist photographs are autographed.  Box 3 contains minutes and financial records dating from 1961 to 1998.  Box 4 and Box 5 contain season information, from 1952 to 1967 and 1967 to 1978, respectively.  Box 6 contains a miscellaneous assortment of newsletters, reports, correspondence, Symphony Guild information, etc.

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