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Minnesota Orchestra Series 10: Publications

Identifier: PA012-Series 10
Includes programs for orchestra concerts from 1903 to the present (both bound and unbound) and other publications.


  • 1903-present


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Restrictions on Access

Materials are open to research without restriction except for portions designated as restricted, confidential, or sealed. For the latter material, prior permission in writing from the President of the Minnesota Orchestral Association is required.

Permission to examine this collection will be granted to any qualified researcher upon completion of an application form. The original documents do not circulate and may only be used in the Reading Room of the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Photoreproduction and audio reproduction of any materials in which the Minnesota Orchestral Association holds copyright, shall be performed only with the written permission of the MOA except for photoreproduction of any published materials of the Association in the public domain.


28 boxes (11 book trays, 16 record center cartons, 1 oversized box)

Historical Note

Early programs did not have a distinct title; there were separate programs for each concert. In 1969 the program format changed; programs were prepared for each month and contained information about all the concerts that were to be performed in that month. The first title was Symphony (vol. 1-V). In 1974 the title changed to Showcase (but the volume numeration was retained; vol. VI – [ongoing]).


The collection is organized into the following types: Series 10.1 Bound programs Series 10.2 Unbound programs Series 10.3 Live Music Series 10.4 Other publications

Physical Location

Mezzanine; duplicate bound programs are in the Performing Arts Archives offices.


Transferred to the archives from the mid 1970s on an irregular basis. Thirty-seven bound volumes and a large collection of unbound programs were transferred to the collection from University Archives, September 2001.


Programs will be transferred to the archives on an annual basis.

Related Material

Showcase for Children is located in Series 5.10 and programs for Young People's concerts may be found in the Y.P.S.C.A collection, PA 51.

Tour programs are generally located in Series 6.1 with administrative materials about various tours. Metropolitan Opera programs are located in Series 6.5. Additional programs may be found in Series 5.1 (Public Affairs) and in PA12G.

Complete sets of bound orchestra programs are located at the Minnesota Orchestra Library, Minneapolis Public Library, and in the Minnesota Library Access Center.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Leslie Czechowski, October 2001.
Minnesota Orchestra Series 10: Publications PA012.Series 10
Finding aid created by Leslie Czechowski
4 August 2003
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Repository Details

Part of the Performing Arts Archives Repository