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Kalamazoo Madrigal Society Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3371

Scope and Contents

According to articles found in the Kalamazoo Gazette, the Kalamazoo Madrigal Society began in 1908. This program is from their annual May Music Festival and this one is from their third annual. The Chorus, which is listed, performed with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. The program includes information not only on the concert, but also a list of all performers and photographs of the First Presbyterian Church, both exterior and interior, with the Madrigal Society. There also are a number of advertisements from local businesses including Gilmore's, Kalamazoo Corset Company, and a number of other Kalamazoo companies. See the donor file for several Gazette articles on the Society. An article from October 1911 discussed the Madrigal Society combining with the Schubert Club but there is not future article covering if this was done or not.


  • Creation: May 1911

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


0.05 Cubic Feet

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The collection is composed of one program from the Kalamazoo Madrigal Society dated May 1 and 2, 1911 from Kalamazoo, Michigan which was their Third Annual May Music Festival for the 1910-1911 season.

Source of Acquisition

This program had been found in A-72 which had programs from the Kalamazoo Musical Society.  A decision was made to put this into a separate collection.

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of one program 5 ½” x 8 ½”. The cover is in a heavy-bond paper in a darker tan color. Inside are a total of twenty-eight pages filled with information about the festival. The program is in good condition with a little discoloration.

Kalamazoo Madrigal Society Collection Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490