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Little Rock Musical Coterie records

Little Rock Musical Coterie Records

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Finding aid for the Little Rock Musical Coterie Records

MSS.98.42

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Little Rock Musical Coterie. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Little Rock Musical Coterie Records
Dates: 1893-2008
Quantity: 11.5 Linear feet
Abstract:The Little Rock Musical Coterie Materials contains much of the club's history in the form of the scrapbooks of the various Coterie presidents, the minutes of Coterie meetings, club correspondence and ephemera, newspaper articles, and other materials.
Identification: MSS.98.42
Language: English

Arrangement

The Coterie minutes and scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order. Other portions of the collection are categorized by topic.


Scope and Contents

The Little Rock Musical Coterie Materials contains much of the club's history in the form of the scrapbooks of the various Coterie presidents, the minutes of Coterie meetings, club correspondence and ephemera, newspaper articles, and other materials.


Biographical Note

In October 1893, Effie Miller Williams, Susan Pierce Stephens, and Elizabeth Pierce Lyman met at the home of Cora Cross Marshall and formed the Little Rock Musical Coterie. The purpose, as put forward at the first meeting, was for members to meet periodically and musically perform for each other. In time, they hoped to bring other music lovers into the club. This inauspicious gathering was the beginning of one of the most influential music groups in the state. Throughout its history, the Little Rock Musical Coterie has remained a vital component of the local musical community. The club was instrumental in starting the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Community Concerts, and the Choral Society. In addition, the Coterie contributed to the musical life of Little Rock by recognizing American and local composers, providing college loans and scholarships for music students, and producing the Crusade for Strings and the Young Artists concerts. Also, the Coterie has performed numerous programs for the nursing homes, orphanages, and hospitals in the area. In 1898, the Little Rock Musical Coterie joined the National Federation of Music Clubs, and, in 1915, became one of the charter clubs of the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Little Rock Musical Coterie. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Music -- Arkansas -- Societies, etc.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Little Rock Musical Coterie Records, MSS 98-42, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Little Rock Musical Coterie Records, September 15, 1998


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