Prince William Symphony Orchestra records, 1974-2009

Prince William Symphony Orchestra C0252


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Creator Prince William Symphony Orchestra.
Title Prince William Symphony Orchestra records
Date 1974-2009
Physical Characteristics 10.5 linear feet (19 boxes)
Abstract The Prince William Symphony Orchestra collection contains correspondence, press releases, organization records, programs, scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, and plaques.
Collection Number C0252
Language: English

Historical Information

The Prince William Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1972. Each year, through fundraisers, donations, and tickets sales, the Prince William Symphony Orchestra performed numerous concerts and shows. The organization sent out fliers that listed the Symphony Orchestra's Spring and Fall concert schedule and encouraged people in the community to attend the performances and support the Symphony Orchestra. Although it began as a civic ensemble, it was a fully-paid ensemble by the mid-1990s. In 2010, the Prince William Symphony Orchestra began its residency in George Mason University's Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Manassas Campus. The orchestra is no longer performing.

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Scope and Content

The Prince William Symphony Orchestra collection contains correspondence, press releases, organization records, programs, scrapbook pages, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, and plaques. The bulk of these records either pertain to the Prince William Symphony Orchestra or were produced by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra. The contents of this collection span from 1974-2009.

Series 1 is titled Correspondence, press releases, and organization records. These records span from 1981-2009 and include emails between member, donors, and supporters. Additionally, this series includes advertisements, meeting minutes, documents, and the organization's Article of Incorporation.

Series 2 is titled Programs. This series includes a collection of programs from concerts and performances by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra. The earliest programs detail the 1974-1975 Fall concerts. Each folder contains additional fliers and advertisements for each performance during the spring and fall performance cycles.

Series 3 is titled Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings. The documents in this series are ordered chronologically and were created by the collection's donor. The series contains several photographs that were captured and ordered by members of the Prince William Symphony Orchestra. A variety of newspaper clippings that mention either the organization's members or operations are also included in this series.The series spans from 1979-2008.

Series 4 is titled Photographs. These photographs cover a range of organization fundraisers, sponsored events, silent auctions, and decorators' shows. In addition to these photographs, there are also many that pertain to performances, concerts, and practices. Lastly, the series contains musician and member headshots. The bulk of these photographs span the 1980s and 1990s.

Series 5 is titled Awards, certificates, and plaques. This series contains some of the awards and certificates that recognized the Prince William Symphony's excellent membership and community involvement. There are also framed office signs, adopt-a-musician advertisements, ribbons, and nametags included in this series.

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Arrangement

This collection is divided into 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1981-2009 (Boxes 1-6)
Series 2: Programs, 1974-2009 (Boxes 7-10)
Series 3: Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1979-2008 (Boxes 11-16)
Series 4: Photographs, 1980s-1990s (Boxes 17-18)
Series 5: Awards, certificates, and plaques, 2000-2004 (Box 19)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Prince William Symphony Orchestra Records must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds many other collections on music, theater, and the performing arts.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Prince William Symphony Orchestra.

Subjects:

Symphony orchestras--United States--Virginia--Prince William County.

Document Types:

Photographic prints.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Prince William Symphony Orchestra Records, #C0252, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sarah Nucci on November 10, 2014.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Michael R. Hogan on May 12, 2015. EAD markup completed by Michael R. Hogan in May 2015.

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Contents List

Series 1: Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1981-2009 (6 boxes)
The information in this series pertains to the Correspondence, press releases, and organization records produced by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1981
2 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1982
3 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1983
4 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1984
5 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1985
6 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1986
7 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1987-June 1987
8 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, July 1987-December 1987
9 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1988-June 1988
10 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, July 1988-December 1988
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1989-June 1989
2 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, July 1989-December 1989
3 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1990-June 1990
4 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, July 1990-December 1990
5 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1991-June 1991
6 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, July 1991-December 1991
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1992-April 1992
2 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, May 1992-August 1992
3 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, September 1992-December 1992
4 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1993-June 1993
5 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, July 1993-December 1993
6 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1994
Box Folder
4 1 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1995
2 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1996
3 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, January 1997-July 1997
4 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, August 1997-December 1997
5 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1998
6 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 1999
7 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2000
8 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2001
9 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2002
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2003
2 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2004
3 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2005
4 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2006
5 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2008
6 Correspondence, press releases, and organization records, 2009
7 PWSO car raffle, 1985
8 PWSO mission statement and policies, 1989
9 PWSO nominating committee records, 1989
10 PWSO executive board meeting minutes, September 1987-June 1991
11 PWSO silent auction records, , April 11 1996
12 PWSO "A financial orientation,", 1996-1999
13 PWSO season information, 2003-2004
14 PWSO checks for tickets and passes, 2004-2005
15 PWSO board of directors book, 2007-2008
Box Folder
6 1 PWSO annual gala and silent auction sponsorship opportunity forms, 1980s-1990s
2 PWSO articles of incorporation and article of amendation, 1980s-1990s
3 PWSO audio and CDs, 1980s-1990s
4 PWSO bylaws, 1980s-1990s
5 PWSO donation solicitation packets, 1980s-1990s
6 PWSO magazines and periodicals, 1980s-1990s
7 PWSO musical event's advertisements, fliers, and notes, 1980s-1990s
1 of 2
8 PWSO musical event's advertisements, fliers, and notes, 1980s-1990s
2 of 2
9 PWSO organization forms and applications, 1980s-1990s
10 PWSO ribbons and volunteer pins, 1980s-1990s
11 PWSO sample employment contract, 1980s-1990s
12 PWSO volunteer guidelines, job description, recruitment forms, and job listings, July 13 1986
Box Folder
16 13 PWSO handbook, 1989-1990
14 Handbook for symphony orchestra women's associations, 1980s-1990s
Series 2: Programs, 1974-2009 (4 boxes)
The information in this series pertains to the programs produced by the Prince William Symphony Orchestra for their concerts and performances. The materials cover each spring and fall season from 1974 to 2009.
Box Folder
7 1 Programs, 1974-1975
2 Programs, October 1976-April 1977
3 Programs, October 1977-April 1978
4 Programs, October 1978-December 1978
5 Programs, 1979-1980
6 Programs, November 1980-May 1981
7 Programs, October 1981-May 1982
8 Programs, October 1982-May 1983
9 Programs, October 1983-May 1982
10 Programs, December 1984-April 1985
11 Programs, October 1985-March 1986
12 Programs, October 1986-April 1987
13 Programs, October 1987-May 1988
14 Programs, October 1988-April 1989
15 Programs, October 1989-April 1990
16 Programs, August 1990-May 1991
Box Folder
8 1 Programs, October 1991-May 1992
2 Programs, October 1992-May 1993
3 Programs, October 1993-June 1994
4 Programs, August 1994-June 1995
5 Programs, October 1995-May 1996
6 Programs, November 1996-June 1997
7 Programs, September 1997-May 1998
8 Programs, October 1998-May 1999
Box Folder
9 1 Programs, September 1999-April 2000
2 Programs, September 2000-May 2001
3 Programs, November 2001-May 2002
4 Programs, November 2002-June 2003
5 Programs, September 2003-June 2004
6 Programs, October 2004-June 2005
7 Programs, October 2005-May 2006
Box Folder
10 1 Programs, November 2006-May 2007
2 Programs, 2007-2008
3 Programs, September 2008-May 2009
4 The Prince William Classic, 2004-2008
5 Undated Programs, 1980s-1990s
Series 3: Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1979-2008 (6 boxes)
The materials in this series include scrapbooks, photographs and newspaper clippings that detail numerous organization fundraisers, auctions, concerts, performances, and events. The scrapbooks begin in 1979 and end in 2008.
Box Folder
11 1 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1979
2 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1980-June 1980
3 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, July 1980-December 1980
4 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1981
5 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1982
6 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1983-July 1983
Box Folder
12 1 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, August 1983-December 1983
2 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1984-June 1984
3 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, July 1984-December 1984
4 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1985-June 1985
5 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, July 1985-December 1985
Box Folder
13 1 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1986
2 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1987-April 1987
3 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, May 1987-September 1987
4 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, October 1987-December 1987
5 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1988-June 1988
6 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, July 1988-December 1988
7 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1989
Box Folder
14 1 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1990-June 1990
2 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, July 1990-December 1990
3 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1991-August 1991
4 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, September 1991-December 1991
5 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, January 1992-June 1992
6 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, July 1992-December 1992
Box Folder
15 1 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1993
2 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1994
3 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1995
4 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1996
5 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1997
6 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1998
7 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 1999
8 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2000
9 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2001
10 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2002
11 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2003
Box Folder
16 1 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2004
2 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2005
3 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2006
4 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2007
5 Scrapbook pages and newspaper clippings, 2008
Series 4: Photographs, 1980-1999 (2 boxes)
The photographs included in this series were taken at the Prince William Symphony Orchestra's concert, performances, sponsored events, and group functions. The photographs cover a period spanning the 1980s and 1990s.
Box Folder
17 1 Auctions, fundraisers, and events, 1980s-1990s
1 of 2
2 Auctions, fundraisers, and events, 1980s-1990s
2 of 2
3 Concerts and performances, 1980s-1990s
1 of 3
4 Concerts and performances, 1980s-1990s
2 of 3
5 Concerts and performances, 1980s-1990s
3 of 3
6 "Concerts Under the Stars," July 1991-August 1991
7 Decorators' show, 1980s-1990s
8 Musician headshots, 1980s-1990s
1 of 2
9 Musician headshots, 1980s-1990s
2 of 2
Box Folder
18 1 Negatives, 1980s-1990s
2 New years gala, 1989
3 Scholarship competitors, 1980s-1990s
4 String quartets and trios, 1980s-1990s
5 Unidentifiable subject matter, 1980s-1990s
Series 5: Awards, certificates, and plaques, 2000-2004 (1 box)
This series includes awards and certificates from 2000-2004 that acknowledge and celebrate the Prince William Symphony Orchestra's excellent membership and role in the surrounding communities.
Box Folder
19 1 PWSO adopt-a-musician plaques, 1980s-1990s
2 PWSO certificate of recognition, 2002
3 PWSO framed office sign, 1980s-1990s
4 PWSO member of the year award, 2003-2004
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