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Vancouver Woman's Musical Club fonds
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- Textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Vancouver Woman's Musical Club
Physical description area
- 1 m of textual records
- ca. 500 photographs
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Name of creator
Established in 1905 by Jean Coulthard and Esther Beecher Weld, the Vancouver Women's Musical Club furthered music appreciation and education in Vancouver in the early years of this century. The Club also undertook the role of impresario by engaging international performing artists, such as Paderewsky, Marie Hall, Herbert Witherspoon, Bessie Abbott (1908) and the New York Symphony Orchestra (1910). After 1912 the concerts arranged by the Club were essentially for club members only. Post-1912 performances featured local, national, and international artists: mostly musicians, but also performers in other areas such as dance, mime etc. The Vancouver Woman's Musical Club is involved in many philanthropic activities and has been responsible for helping young musicians since its inception. In 2002, the Club changed its name to the Vancouver Women's Musical Society.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of minutes, reports, financial statements, correspondence, newsletters, programmes, scrapbooks of clippings and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
- Due to the lack of order, certain files (554-E-3 files 12-14, 554-E-4 files 1-20) from the second accrual have been rearranged by the archivist into classes resembling those of the first accrual. The remaining files of this accrual (554-E-3 files 1-11) are in their original order.
- Includes records from separate accruals formerly identified and described as AM397 and AM1037. These descriptions have been amalgamated into a single fonds; citations for these records should use only AM397.