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M-486 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Collection

ABSTRACT: Collection of documents relating to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

DATE: 1960s-1990s

SCOPE: This collection includes St. Louis Symphony Orchestra newspaper clippings, programs, flyers, and reports from the 1960s to the 1990s. Many of the documents discuss the musicians’ strike in 1976.

EXTENT: One folder.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Founded in 1880, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second oldest orchestra in the United States. The orchestra held performances in the Mercantile Library Hall and other venues before finding a permanent home at Powell Hall in 1968.

ACCESS: This collection can be viewed on-site in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room.  Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and other access restrictions. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: When citing the materials from this collection, the preferred citation is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."