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Volunteer Committee of the New Orleans Symphony records

Identifier: LaRC-946

Scope and Contents

The collection is made up of financial records, minute books, ledgers, programs, and scrapbooks of the Volunteer Committee of the New Orleans Symphony, which was previously known as the New Orleans Women's Committee. The New Orleans Symphony changed its name to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.


  • 1946-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

The New Orleans Symphony existed from the 1930s to the early 1990s; in the 1990s and into the twenty-first century a musician-owned orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, took its place. During the time span covered by this collection, the orchestra and its volunteer auxiliary used many alternate names interchangeably, including: New Orleans Symphony Orchestra, New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, New Orleans Civic Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Society, Women's Committee, Women's Auxiliary, Volunteer Committee, Women's Auxiliary to the New Orleans Symphony Society, etc.


2.00 Boxes

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by format, then by topic, then chronologically, as follows: Women's Committee financial records, minutes,  tour programs, scrapbooks, youth concert scrapbooks, other scrapbooks and other minute books. The collection consists of 2 boxes and 47 volumes.

Source of Acquisition

Women's Committee of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Collection processed by M.L.

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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US