2.75 linear feet (1 records center box, 1 oversize box)
Organized in 1933, the Aeolian Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs objectives were for mutual help and the advancement of music in the community. The collection is composed of club records, yearbooks, scrapbooks, a manual, reports and sheet music.
On January 20, 1933 a group of women met at the home of Mrs. A.H. Hoppe for the purpose of organizing a music club under the auspices of the American Association of University Women. At this time, it was decided to study the regular course outlined by the National Federation of Music Clubs which was based on four years regular work. In 1934, the club became federated with the National Federation of Music Clubs. The Club's objectives were for mutual help and the advancement of music in the community.
This collection is composed of club records, yearbooks, scrapbooks, a manual, reports and sheet music.
The club records are in a variety of forms, from ledgers to notebooks. They include membership lists, officer lists, minutes from meetings and treasury reports. Included in some is correspondence, programs from events, and newspaper clippings.
The club yearbooks are composed of officer information, schedule meeting dates, hostess and theme information, and membership lists. The earlier yearbooks are handmade, usually of colored construction paper and are colored either with crayons or markers.
The scrapbooks include programs, certificates, newspaper clippings, and historical information.
Also included are financial records, correspondence, constitution and by-laws, and various pamphlets from the National Federation of Music Clubs.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "National Federation of Music Clubs Aeolian Club Records" (2018). Manuscript Archive. 51.