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Artist Series and Jazz Series Collection

Identifier: LU-RG11-001
This collection consists primarily of season announcements and programs for the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music Artist Series and Jazz Series, annual series of concerts featuring outside artists, from 1908 to the present. Some photographs are also included.


  • 1908-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Lawrence University does not hold the copyright for all materials in this collection. Uses beyond those allowed for fair use under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) require the researcher to secure permission from the copyright holder.


1.45 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical or Historical Information

The Artist Series was started in by William E. Harper, director of the Conservatory of Music from 1908 to 1913. The first concert was held on November 2, 1908 at the Appleton Theatre. In the early years of the series, invited performers were mostly vocalists and pianists and often included Conservatory faculty, Lawrence ensembles, and community members. Some notable performers with the Artist Series in past years have included Sergei Prokofieff (December 8, 1920), Vladimir Horowitz (April 5, 1930), Marian Anderson (December 5, 1941), Count Basie and his orchestra (April 5, 1974), and Yo-Yo Ma (March 14, 1986). The Jazz Series was first offered in the 1993-1994 season, as an outgrowth of the annual Jazz Celebration Weekend.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged chronologically by academic year.

Method of Acquisition

Materials in this collection have been collected by the University Archives over time. The date at which this began is unknown.

Accruals and Additions

Materials related to the Artist Series and the Jazz Series will continue to be collected and placed in this collection by the University Archivist.

Processing Information

Collection processed and box and folder list completed by Julia Stringfellow, 2009. Finding aid completed by Erin Dix, 2012.


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Repository Details

Part of the Lawrence University Archives Repository

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