Register of the Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers, 1924-

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers, 1924-

Collection number: Mss172

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1924-
Collection number: Mss172
Creator:
Extent: 12.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stockton Symphony League and Association Papers, Mss172, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Silva, Manlio (d. 1958)

personal name

Matesky, Ralph

personal name

Berens, Fritz

personal name

Brown, Horace

personal name

Won, Kyung-Soo

personal name

Jaffee, Peter

corporate name

Stockton Symphony (Calif.)

corporate name

Stockton Symphony Association (Calif.)

corporate name

Stockton Symphony League (Calif.)

subject

Musicians -California -Stockton

subject

Stockton (Calif.) -Social life and customs -20th century

subject

Symphony orchestras -California -Stockton

Biography

The Stockton Symphony Orchestra was founded by Manlio Silva, a Genovese immigrant violinist (1924). Silva served as the group's music director, conductor and business manager until his retirement (1957). Subsequent conductors have included: Horace Brown, Fritz Berens, Ralph Matesky, Kyung-Soo Won (1966-1993)and Peter Jaffee. The Stockton Symphony Association was founded (1959) to assume the fund raising and business management aspects of the Symphony's existence. A women's fund-raising group, the Stockton Symphony League, was also founded at this time for the additional purpose of promoting an interest in classical music in San Joaquin County. The League created this collection in 1980.

Scope and Content

The Stockton Symphony Papers consist of: scrapbooks (1930-); programs (1925-); publicity flyers and biographies; reviews; correspondence and memorabilia pertaining to the activities of the Stockton Symphony. The collection also contains programs of the Stockton Symphony Ballet (1928-1988) and some personal papers of Manlio Silva. Additions to the collection are expected as new materials are generated.

Container List

 

SERIES 1: SCRAPBOOKS

 

BOX 1: SCRAPBOOKS (1930s-1940s)

 

BOX 2: SCRAPBOOKS (1959-1965) [2]

 

BOX 3: SCRAPBOOKS (1965-1975) [3]

 

BOX 4: SCRAPBOOKS (1970-1978) [2]

 

BOX 5: SCRPBOOKS (1978-1981) [2]

 

BOX 6: SCRAPBOOKS (1980-1984) [2]

 

BOX 7: OVERSIZED SCRAPBOOK (1973-1977)

 

SERIES 2: PROGRAMS & MISCELLANY

 

BOX 1: MISC. PAPERS

 

1.1: Manlio Silva Personal Papers

 

1.2: Slides

 

1.3: Correspondence

 

1.4: Collector's programs

 

BOX 2: MISC. PROGRAMS & FLYERS

 

2.1: Symphony Ballet programs (1928-1988)

 

2.2: Orpheum Circuit programs

 

2.3: Advertising flyers

 

BOX 3: STOCKTON SYMPHONY PROGRAMS (1928-1960)

 

BOX 4: STOCKTON SYMPHONY PROGRAMS (1963-1988)