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Guide to the Junior Music Sponsors records
MS0072  
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Description
The collection documents the Junior Music Sponsors’ activities from 1954 to 2001, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1960 to 1997. Material includes photographs, scrapbooks, administrative and financial records, and lists of awarded scholarships. Started in 1954 by music teacher Irene James and student Jean Kaufman, the group offered full and partial scholarships to music camp for the most promising students. They also held summer music workshops at Arden school, and by 1957 formed a youth symphony. In 1997, the Junior Music Sponsors merged with the Sacramento Youth Symphony. The Junior Music Sponsors dissolved in 2001.
Background
The Junior Music Sponsors were founded in 1954 by music teacher Irene James and student Jean Kauffman. Through various fundraising activities, the group offered full and partial scholarships to music camp for the most promising students. In 1957, the group organized the Junior Music Orchestra. The Junior Music Sponsors merged with the Sacramento Youth Symphony in 1997, and the Junior Music Sponsors dissolved in 2001.
Extent
1.21 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.