Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra Records
Scope and Content
The collection contains programs, posters, financial documents, memory books, board meeting minutes, grant information, photographs, member papers on discs, and audio and VHS tapes.
- Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English
Restrictions on Access
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
The Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) was established in 1992 by cellist Kevin Ford as America's first GLBT orchestra. MPO presents three classical concerts a year, a family-focused holiday concert in collaboration with the Twin Cities Women's Choir, salon performances and a pops concert. Much of the music performed by MPO is new music composed by members of the GLBT community, women and people of color. The mission of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra is to "provide diverse arts entertainment of the highest quality, resulting in increased visibility for the musical talents of the GLBT community."
Historical information taken from the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra website.
4.75 Linear Feet
Collection contains the records of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra, the first GLBT orchestra in the United States.
Source of acquisition
The collection was a gift of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra.
The collection was originally processed by Margaret Ostrander and Jean Tretter, with additional processing by Andrea Hoff as part of a project financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.
- Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra records, 1992-2013
- Karen Spilman and Andrea Hoff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English