Wednesday Music Party Records
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.
- Wednesday Music Party (Organization)
Language of Materials
These materials are primarily in English.
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.
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.)
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.
No further accruals are expected.
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