Riverside Youth Concert Series records

Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/libraries/special-collections-university-archives
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Riverside Youth Concert Series records
Date (inclusive): 1962-1978, undated
Collection Number: MS 107
Creator: Riverside Youth Concert Series
Extent: 2.52 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains administrative records, press clippings, and other material from the Riverside Youth Concert Series, an organization in Riverside, California that provided affordable fine arts performances to local children from 1962-1978.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Riverside Youth Concert Series records (MS 107). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

Processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the Riverside Youth Concert Series records was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

The Riverside Youth Concert Series was founded in 1962 by members of the Riverside performing arts community to provide affordable fine art performances to local children. The goal of the organization was to showcase local performing organizations, encourage students to attend local cultural events, and provide educational experiences to local youth. The Youth Concert Series provided theater, dance, music, and art events with the cooperation of numerous local arts groups, including the Riverside Symphony Orchestra, the Riverside Art Association, the Riverside Opera Association, and the Riverside Community Players, until the organization disbanded in 1978.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials from the Riverside Youth Concert Series, including financial reports, meeting minutes, press releases, articles, correspondence, and notes. The collection also includes scrapbooks of events with programs, news clippings, photographs, tickets, and other memorabilia.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series as follows:
  • Series 1. Administrative records, 1959-1978
  • Series 2. Scrapbooks, 1959-1978

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Performing arts
Riverside (Calif.)

Genres and Forms of Materials

Administrative records
Clippings (information artifacts)


Series 1. Administrative records 1959-1978

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of the administrative records of the Riverside Youth Concert Series, including meeting minutes, publicity, notes, and financial documents.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Financial documents/reports 1964-1977

Box 1, Folder 2, Flat-File-Folder 1

Publicity 1962-1974

Box 1, Folder 3

Meeting minutes 1963-1977

Box 1, Folder 4

Membership 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Newspaper clippings 1963-1969

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence/memos 1962-1974

Box 1, Folder 7

School announcements 1963-1966

Box 1, Folder 8

Legal documents 1965-1978

Box 1, Folder 9

Notes 1962-1974

Box 1, Folder 10

Rwanda Lewis Afro-American dance undated

Box 1, Folder 11

Other arts organizations 1964-1966

Box 1, Folder 12

Checking book 1973-1977

Box 1, Folders 13-14

Ledger books 1965-1976


Series 2. Scrapbooks 1959-1978

Series Scope and Contents

The series consists of three scrapbooks related to performances put on by the Riverside Youth Concert Series, and includes newspaper clippings, programs, and photographs.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 2, Item 1

Small green scrapbook 1962-1968

Box 2, Item 2

Blue scrapbook 1959-1974

Box 2, Item 3

Large green scrapbook 1967-1971