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Howard Evenson Papers

Identifier: PA093

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, board materials, photographs, programs and flyers, student directories, a scrapbook, and a book authored by Evenson entitled "Violin Fun, 4-3-2 one"


  • 1957 - 1980

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Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright is retianed by the copyright holders

Biographical Note

Howard Evenson was a conductor and instrumental music teacher in Minneapolis. He earned his Master of Education degree from the University of Minnesota, and began teaching in the 1950s. Under the auspices of the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs, Julie Gale and Mr. Evenson founded two youth orchestras in 1957, the Junior Symphony and the Youth Orchestra. Two years later these orchestras merged into the Student Symphonies of Greater Minneapolis under the baton of Mr. Evenson. He conducted the orchestra until it was reorganized as the Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra in 1972. He continued teaching instrumental music until his retirement in 1980.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box, 1 OS flat box 13x17)


Collection contains photographs, clippings, programs, and board materials.

Physical Location



The collection was donated to the Performing Arts Archives in 2009 by the Evenson family.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Joanne Gordon and the finding aid written by Carley Ruemmele, both in 2016, with generous support from Creative Heritage Initiative donors.

Howard Evenson Papers
Carley Ruemmele
October 2016
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Collecting Area Details

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