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Cecilian Society records

 Collection
Identifier: S3119

Scope and Contents

The collection contains constitution, bylaws, minutes; booklets with officers, committees, membership lists and concert programs; and scrapbooks.

Dates

  • 1889-2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

The Cecilian Society of Duluth, Minnesota was organized in 1887 “for the purpose of founding a public musical library and otherwise advancing the interests of music in (Duluth).” The Cecilians sponsored music recitals, organized concerts, and met informally to study music. The group’s first president was Stella Prince Stocker, a Duluth musician. The Cecilians disbanded in 1900 to establish a larger music organization known as Matinee Musicale, but the Cecilian Society was reorganized in 1905. In 1989 the organization received a large bequest from the estate of long-time member Florence Ross. There is a scholarship program. The organization is still active.

Extent

1.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains constitution, bylaws, minutes; booklets with officers, committees, membership lists and concert programs; and scrapbooks.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
Title
Guide to the Cecilian Society records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526