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Records of the Lawrence Music Club

Call Number: RH MS 298


The Lawrence Music Club was organized in 1892, with the purpose of promoting performance and the arts in the Lawrence, Kansas community. The collection includes secretaries' minutes, yearbooks, scrapbooks, treasurers' information, photographs, and club histories, in addition to other related records.


  • Creation: 1909 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Lawrence Music Club

The Lawrence Music Club of Lawrence, Kansas was organized in 1892, 6 years before a national federation was formed. The club joined the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1910 and is also a member of the Kansas Federation of Music Clubs, which was created in 1919.

The mission for the Lawrence Music Club is to facilitate music clubs and other musical organizations and individuals directly or indirectly associated with musical activity working together, in order to develop and maintain high musical standards in the community. The club is also interested in aiding and encouraging musical education, promoting American music and American artists, and cooperating with the National Federation of Music Clubs with its plans for the advancement of music.


3.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 17 volumes, 1 DVD)

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RH MS 298

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RH MS 1391

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RH MS-P 1391

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RH MS 1467

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RH MS E162

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RH MS Q413

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RH Video 51

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts, Elizabeth Stephens and Mrs. R.H. Wagner; Lucy McAlister; Jan Shumway, 2014; Elizabeth Stephens, 2015; John Bechen, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2023.

Guide to the Lawrence Music Club Collection
Records of the Lawrence Music Club
Finding aid prepared by amc, 2005. Updated sh, 2006; revised by cl, 2010; tmw, 2016; anm, 2018; eje, 2022, 2024.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Records of the Lawrence Music Club, Kansas Collection, RH MS 298, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States