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Texas Federation of Music Clubs, 1st District

History

The Texas Federation of Music Clubs separated from the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs to form a new organization in Brownwood, Texas in October 1915. The First District comprised of the following North Texas cities: Arlington, Bowie, Breckinridge, Electra, Fort Worth, Graham, Hamlin, Haskell, Henrietta, Mineral Wells, Olney Rotan, Stamford, Stephenville, Vernon, and Wichita Falls. The First District held its first annual convention in 1926.

Provenance

The collection was likely donated to the Art and Music Department of the Fort Worth Public Library in the early 1960s.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of documents, yearbooks, and audio recordings. It contains material from 1926 - 1979 and measures 8.54 linear feet (21 boxes).

  • Series I: Club Documents (1926 - 1941) - Contains a variety of paper artifacts relating to the club’s activities. This series includes event programs, publications, meeting minutes, and correspondence. Documents are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
  • Series II: Scrapbooks (1931 - 1979) - Contains programs, news clippings, photographs, publications, and correspondence during the stated years.
  • Series III: Audio Recordings (1962 - 1963) - Contains nine audio tape reels, two vinyl records, and documents about recordings.

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Last updated: Oct. 20, 2014