Savannah Symphony Orchestra records
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Savannah Symphony Orchestra records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Symphony Orchestra (Ga.)
Title: Savannah Symphony Orchestra records
Dates: 1950-2003
Extent: 15.0 cubic feet (10 boxes, 24 volumes, 2 loose items)
Identification: MS 1990

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1953 in Savannah, Georgia as a community orchestra and was a highlight of the city's cultural scene for nearly fifty years. Unfortunately, this organization was in constant financial peril and was left with no choice but to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2003.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains programs, photographs, negatives, sound recordings, scrapbooks, correspondence, donation lists, and other materials regarding the operation of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra in Savannah, Georgia from 1950s to 2003.


This collection is arranged into 10 boxes, 24 volumes, 2 loose items10 boxes, 24 volumes, 2 loose items:

Box 1: Programs, 1953-1980

Box 2: Programs, 1961-1984

Box 3: Correspondence and proposals regarding the Endowment Campaign Committee, list of sponsorships, list of subscribers, list of pledges and donations, photographs, negatives, 1993-2003

Box 4: List of annual fund donations, 2002-2003

Box 5: Photographs, slides, 1975-1997

Box 6: Photographs, 1977

Box 7: Photographs, programs, scrapbooks, 1983-1999

Box 8: Programs, framed photographs, 1950s, 1991-2001

Box 9: Framed photographs, negatives, bylaws, 1953-1980s

Box 10: Audiocassettes, reel to reel audiotapes, 1960s-1980s

Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1964-1968

Volume 2: Scrapbook, 1971-1974

Volume 3: Scrapbook, 1974-1975

Volume 4: Scrapbook, 1975-1976

Volume 5: Scrapbook, 1975-1976

Volume 6: Scrapbook, 1976-1977

Volume 7: Scrapbook, 1976-1977

Volume 8: Scrapbook, 1976-1977

Volume 9: Scrapbook, 1977-1979

Volume 10: Scrapbook, 1978

Volume 11: Scrapbook, 1979-1980

Volume 12: Scrapbook, 1979-1980

Volume 13: Scrapbook, 1979-1981

Volume 14: Scrapbook, 1980

Volume 15: Scrapbook, 1980-1981

Volume 16: Scrapbook, 1981-1983

Volume 17: Scrapbook, 1981-1984

Volume 18: Scrapbook, 1983-1985

Volume 19: Scrapbook, 1984-1985

Volume 20: Scrapbook, 1985-1986

Volume 21: Scrapbook, 1987-1988

Volume 22: Scrapbook, 1988-1989

Volume 22: Scrapbook, 1988-1989

Volume 24: Scrapbook, 1991

Loose items: framed programs, 1999

Index Terms

Bylaws (administrative records)
Fund raising--Georgia--Savannah.
Letters (correspondence)
Lists (document genres)
Negatives (photographic)
Programs (documents)
Savannah Symphony Orchestra (Ga.)
Slides (photographs)

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.