Savannah Symphony Women's Guild records
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Savannah Symphony Women's Guild records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Symphony Women's Guild.
Title: Savannah Symphony Women's Guild records
Dates: 1975-2003
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (3 boxes, 4 loose items)
Identification: MS 1889

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Symphony Women's Guild was organized in 1960 by Katherine Driscoll of Savannah, Georgia, who became the Guild's first president. The mission of this organization was to support the Savannah Symphony Orchestra and to promote music education in the community. Membership was open to anyone who shared these goals. The Guild sponsored various fund raising events including champagne luncheons, raffles, balls, auctions, fashion shows, teas, and an annual duck race in order to raise money for the Symphony. The president, past president, and president elect all held positions on the Symphony Board of Directors. The Savannah Symphony Women's Guild disbanded in 2003 after the Savannah Symphony Orchestra dissolved.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, plaques, programs, yearbooks, photographs, newsletters, and other miscellaneous records detailing the fund raising efforts and activities of the Savannah Symphony Women's Guild from 1975 to 2003.


This collection is arranged into 3 boxes, loose items:

Box 1: Budgets, correspondence, plaque, brochures, programs, invitations, yearbooks, clippings, photographs, 1975-2003

Box 2: Plaques, photographs, negatives, 1991-2001

Box 3: Newsletters: A Noteworthy Cause, 1991-2003

Loose items: 1 plaque, 3 awards, 1978-1998

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Fund raising--Georgia--Savannah.
Letters (correspondence)
Programs (documents)
Savannah Symphony Women's Guild.
Women--Societies and clubs.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.