Records of the Lawrence Music Club
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 - 2018
- Lawrence Music Club (Lawrence, Kan.) (Organization)
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.
3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes + 17 volumes, 1 DVD)
Language of Materials
RH MS 298
RH MS 1391
RH MS-P 1391
RH MS 1467
RH MS C80
RH MS E162
RH MS Q413
RH Video 51
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts, Elizabeth Stephens and Mrs. R.H. Wagner; Lucy McAlister; Jan Shumway, 2014; John Bechen, 2015, 2018; Elizabeth Stephens, 2015.
- 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.
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- Preferred citation
Records of the Lawrence Music Club, Kansas Collection, RH MS 298, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas