La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association Records, 1957 - 1984 (MSS 0472)

Extent: 1.4 Linear feet (4 archives boxes)

Records (1957-1984) documenting the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association, consisting largely of correspondence of the organization's officers, subject files and various publicity materials for events. Materials include committee records, board minutes, membership lists, printed programs, posters, and photographs. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES and 3) PUBLICATIONS.

The La Jolla Civic Orchestra was founded in November 1954 by Peter Nicoloff, a violinist with a distinguished career in Europe. The La Jolla Civic Orchestra Association was incorporated in California on December 4, 1957. The Orchestra's mission was to advance public knowledge and appreciation of music. Thirteen years later, in 1967, the Orchestra added a permanent chorus and became the La Jolla Civic Orchestra and Chorus Association.

In 1972, the organization was renamed the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association to reflect its association with the newly-formed Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. The University helped to increase and improve both the Orchestra's repertoire and size, providing new rehearsal space as well as new student musicians. The Orchestra, composed of musicians from the local area, UCSD students and faculty, is funded primarily by membership donations. Administration is carried out by a board of directors who serve on a volunteer basis. In 1994, the Orchestra's name changed to the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Association.

The records of the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association consist largely of correspondence, financial records and subject files. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) SUBJECT FILES and 3) PUBLICATIONS.

The CORRESPONDENCE, arranged chronologically, is primarily to or from various board members and documents the Orchestra's activities and growth from 1965-1980.

The SUBJECT FILES are arranged alphabetically and include committee records, board meeting agendas and minutes, fund-raising event materials, membership lists, rosters, and schedules of concerts. Summary information about the Orchestra's past repertoires and programs is located in the "Histories of the orchestra" file.

The PUBLICATIONS series is also arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically. This series contains printed announcements, fliers, posters, and programs for concerts, as well as invitations and galley proofs. Also included are scattered issues of THE SOUNDING BOARD, the Orchestra's newsletter.

Container List

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 1
General correspondence

1960, 1965-1970.

Box: 1 Folder: 2
General correspondence, 1971 - 1973
Box: 1 Folder: 3
General correspondence, 1974 - 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 4
General correspondence, 1976 - 1980

SUBJECT FILES

Box: 1 Folder: 5
American Symphony Orchestra League - Conference Reports, 1964 - 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Annual meeting minutes, 1971 - 1983
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Art-za-poppin, 1974 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Art-za-poppin, 1974 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Art-za-poppin, 1974 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Board meeting agendas and minutes, 1963 - 1972
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Board meeting agendas and minutes, 1973 - 1983
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Board meeting agendas and minutes, 1973 - 1983
Box: 2 Folder: 3
By-laws and constitution, 1964 - 1972
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Calendars of events/ schedules, 1972 - 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Choral activities, 1977
Box: 2 Folder: 6
COMBO (Combined Arts of San Diego), 1970
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Committee materials - Activities Committee, 1969 - 1970
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Committee materials - Budget Committee Report, 1972
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Committee materials - Committee assignments and rosters

1975-1976, 1980.

Box: 2 Folder: 10
Committee materials - Music Committee - Correspondence and minutes, 1968 - 1983
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Committee materials - Nominating Committee - Correspondence and reports, 1970 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Committee materials - Organization and Support, Ad Hoc Committee, 1977 - 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Committee materials - Publicity Committee, 1976 - 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Committee materials - Scholarship Fund Committee, 1974
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Committee materials - Women's Committee

1965, 1980.

Box: 2 Folder: 16
Curtain Call Ball, 1967
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Executive Board meeting minutes, 1973 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Histories of the orchestra

Includes "The First Twenty Years: A History of the La Jolla Civic-University Orchestra and Chorus Association," by Clifford L. Graves.

Box: 2 Folder: 19
Jazz/Jazzart Festival, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 20
La Jolla Civic-University Symphony Day, 1973
Box: 2 Folder: 21
La Jolla Fall Festival, 1963 - 1964
Box: 2 Folder: 22
Mailing lists, 1970
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Membership lists

1967-1970, 1976-1979.

Box: 3 Folder: 1
Membership lists
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Music-Go-Round, 1974
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Musicians' Union contracts (Local 325, A.F. of M.), 1962 - 1966
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Nee, Thomas - Biography
Box: 3 Folder: 5
News releases, 1972 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Officer report, 1978 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Picnic in the Park, 1969
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Photographs of performances
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Questionnaire responses - Chorus, 1978 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Questionnaire responses - Symphony, undated
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Rosters - Officers, 1973 - 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Rosters - Orchestra, 1980 - 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Young Artist Opera Theatre, 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Miscellaneous notes

PUBLICATIONS

Box: 3 Folder: 15
Announcements and fliers - General, 1961 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Art-za-poppin - Fliers, invitations and programs, 1971 - 1975
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Art-za-poppin - Fliers, invitations and programs, 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Invitations
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Jazz Festival, 1978 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Layouts
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Layouts
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Music-Go-Round, 1969 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Programs for concerts, 1966 - 1978
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Programs for concerts, 1979 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 2
THE SOUNDING BOARD, 1970
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Youth Talent Auditions - Announcements, 1975 - 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Miscellaneous publications