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Kalamazoo Musical Society

Identifier: RH-A-72

Scope and Contents

The Kalamazoo Musical Society formally was organized in 1912 although one of these programs is for a concert they held in December, 1911. The organization was made up of a group of local singers and instrumental performers who held concerts around various sites in the City. Every May the organization held a May Festival which was a two-day affair with three concerts which starred the Minneapolis Symphony, visiting guest artists and members of the Kalamazoo Musical Society Chorus. It is not know yet how long this organization was in existence although there are programs that cover concerts to 1924. The city directories and the Coller file give no information. A more in-depth search of the Kalamazoo Gazette could bring up more information.


  • 1911-1924

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No restrictions


0.10 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is composed of various programs from the Kalamazoo Musical Society ranging from 1911 to 1924.

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Physical Description

The collection amounts to .10 cubic feet and contain seventeen programs from 1911 to 1924. They range in size from 9"x6" to 6 ½"x 5". Some are single sheets, some are booklets. There are four booklets from the annual May Festival held at the Academy of Music. For the most part the programs are in good shape although there is one with a torn corner and one small booklet that has some pencil marks in them.

Kalamazoo Musical Society 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