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Wednesday Music Party Records

 Collection
Identifier: M246

The Wednesday Music Party was a music and social group of Denver, Colorado women, some of whom had ties to the University of Denver. The group met bi-weekly in the winter season at member's homes. It began in September, 1906 and was active until at least May, 1973.

Dates

  • 1906-1973

Creator

Language of Materials

These materials are primarily in English.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 record box)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 11 volumes of meeting minutes, one book of attendance records and one photo album/scrapbook. (Volume 3 which would cover 1911-1917 is missing and the scrapbook is incomplete as some materials appear to have been removed.)

Biographical / Historical

The Wednesday Music Party was a music and social group of Denver women which met bi-weekly in the winter season at member's homes. It began in September, 1906 and was active until at least May, 1973. Its members included many of the city's social elite: Mmes Bosworth, Cranmer, Holme, Phipps, Grafton Rogers, Van Cise, Van Schaak, Waring, and others. They took their music seriously. ''Absolute silence while the music is going on'' was dictated in the by-laws. There were fines for absence and tardiness of $0.25 and $0.10 respectively. The social aspect seems to have been more lively. There was a ''Spring Madness'' party in the mountains at each seasons end.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series:; 1. Minutes and Attendance Records, 1906-1955.; 2. Scrapbook, undated.;

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lyman Rhoades, 2007.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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