This collection contains the administrative and creative records of the Louisville Orchestra. The collection includes correspondence, contracts, reports and other financial material. Also included are scores, production notes and other material relating to performances of the Orchestra. Minutes of the orchestra's board of directors from 1941 to 1962 have been microfilmed. HISTORY: The Louisville Orchestra was formed in 1937 by the Louisville Civic Arts Association. It has been sponsored by the Louisville Philharmonic Society and was at one time known as the Louisville Philharmonic Orchestra. The Louisville Orchestra is internationally known for its program of commissioning new works and recording them on their own label, First Edition Records. Conductor Robert Whitney was instrumental in building the orchestra into a well-respected, innovative entity.
The microfilm of the board of directors minutes is restricted. Permission must be acquired from the university archivist for access to the microfilm
- Whitney, Robert, 1904-1986 (Creator, Person)
175.5 linear feet (38 records center boxes 1 manuscript box 20 half manuscript boxes 18 flats 24 records center boxes)