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Ogden Symphony-Ballet Association

 Collection
Identifier: MS-452

Scope and Contents

The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association (OSBA) Collection was donated by the OSBA, which was conceived of in 1949 by Beberly Lund and Ginny Mathei. These women were two Ogden housewives who wanted to bring culture and art to Ogden. They put together a concert that three hundred people attended and it was hailed a huge success. The women decided to continue the concerts and organized a committee within the Welfare League to raise money for the concerts. In 1957 the committee became the Ogden Guild, and eventually included Ballet West performances. In 1982 the committee became the Ogden Symphony Ballet association, and has continued to bring art and culture to Ogden.

The Collection is arranged chronologically according to the symphony seasons which begins in June and runs through May of the following year. There are ten series that make up this collection beginning with Board of Directors. This series contains the names of the board from 1954-1988. Correspondence is next, followed by Events, which include fund raising events and Galas as well as information on Wolf Mountain.

The Financial series is next, and it includes monthly information on the budget beginning with the 1954-1955 season. It also includes a special budget for bringing in guest stars, and a yearly breakdown of costs. The financial series also includes receipts for the symphony that do not fall under the monthly budget. Meeting Minutes is next, and it contains the minutes for the board of directors and executive committee for the symphony. The board of dierectors minutes are missing from 1987-1988 through 1996-1997 and 1998-1999 through 2001-2002. The executive minutes do not begin until the 1983-1984 season, and there are a few gaps between seasons, the biggest being between the 1985-1986 and 2001-2002 season. These minutes are missing or were not sent with the rest of the collection.

The next series is Membership Directory which is a yearly list of donors of the OSBA. Programs, the largest series of the collection follows. This series contains programs from the OSBA, starting in 195- through the 2013-2014 season. It also contains Ballet West, Utah Opera and Utah Symphony programs, as well as programs from symphonies from other states and countries.

Public Relations is next, and it contains mailed brochures, newsletters and press releases. Clipping Files follows and this series has newspaper clippings put together by the OSBA into a scrapbook like form. There are loose clippings that are organized by year, not by season. The last series is Photographs, and it has press photos and snapshots from various events. There are also a few slides and negatives mixed in. At the end of the collection are two oversized clipping file books which have been separated from the main collection with a separation sheet.

Dates

  • 1949 - 2018

Extent

20 Boxes

Arrangement

Box 1

FD 1 Articles of Incorporation FD 2 Annual Reports 1971-2010 Board of Directors FD 3 1954-1955 FD 4 1973-1974 FD 5 1974-1975 FD 6 1975-1976 FD 7 1978-1979 FD 8 1979-1980 FD 9 1980-1981 FD 10 1981-1982 FD 11 1982-1983 FD 12 1987-1988 Correspondence FD 13 1954-1955 FD 14 1972-1973 FD 15 1973-1974 FD 16 1974-1975 FD 17 1975-1976 FD 18 1976-1977 FD 19 1977-1978 FD 20 1978-1979 FD 21 1979-1980 FD 22 1980-1981 FD 23 1981-1982 FD 24 1982-1983 FD 25 1985-1986 FD 26 1987-2016 FD 27 No Date Events FD 28 1972-1973 15th Annual Benefit Ball (11/04/1972) “The Thousand and one Nights” FD 29 1982-1983 Gala Ball (09/10/1982) FD 30 1986-1987 Serenade for Spring Ballet Ball FD 31 1987-1988 Twelfth Night Ballet Ball (01/15/1988) FD 32 1997-1998 Farewell Gala in honor of Joseph Silverstein (05/02/1998) FD 33 2003-2004 Casual Culture Garden Party (07/31/2003) FD 34 2004-2005 Utah Musical Theatre Gala (06/11/2004) FD 35 2004-2005 “Swing for the Symphony” Golf Tournament (07/12/2004) FD 36 2004-2005 OSBA Retreat (02/05/2005) Box 2 Events

FD 1 2005-2006 Summer Garden Party (08/02/2005) FD 2 2006-2007 Old Fashioned Summer Garden Party (07/27/2006) FD 3 2007-2008 Summertime Party (07/26/2007) FD 4 2007-2008 Noteworthy Award Gala Celebration (10/13/2007) FD 5 2008-2009 Summer Party A Symphony of Flowers (08/07/2008) FD 6 2006-2008 A Broadway Valentine FD 7 2006-2012 Wolf Mountain FD 8 2012-2014 Foulger Music Festival Financial, Budget

FD 9 1954-1955 FD 10 1960-1961 FD 11 1961-1962 FD 12 1962-1963 FD 13 1963-1964 FD 14 1964-1965 FD 15 1965-1966 FD 16 1966-1967 FD 17 1967-1968 FD 18 1968-1969 FD 19 1969-1970 FD 20 1970-1971 FD 21 1971-1972 FD 22 1972-1973 FD 23 1973-1974 FD 24 1974-1975 FD 25 1975-1976 FD 26 1976-1977 FD 27 1977-1978 FD 28 1978-1979 FD 29 1979-1980 FD 30 1980-1981 FD 31 1981-1982 FD 32 1982-1983 FD 33 1983-1984 Box 3 Financial, Budget

FD 1 1984-1985 FD 2 Multiple Dates Receipts FD 3 1974-1975 FD 4 1975-1976 FD 5 1977-1978 FD 6 1978-1979 FD 7 1979-1980 FD 8 1980-1981 FD 9 1981-1982 FD 10 1982-1983 FD 11 1970-1971 FD 12 1971-1972 FD 13 1972-1973 FD 14 1973-1974 FD 15 1974-1975 FD 16 1975-1976 FD 17 1976-1977 FD 18 1977-1978 FD 19 1978-1979 FD 20 1979-1980 FD 21 1980-1981 FD 22 1981-1982 FD 23 1982-1983 FD 24 1983-1984 FD 25 1984-1985 Box 4 Meeting Minutes, Board of Directors

FD 1 1985-1986 FD 2 1986-1987 FD 3 1997-1998 FD 4 2002-2003 FD 5 2003-2004 FD 6 2004-2005 FD 7 2005-2006 FD 8 2006-2007 FD 9 2007-2008 FD 10 2008-2009 FD 11 2009-2010 Executive Committee FD 12 1972-1973 FD 13 1974-1975 FD 14 1975-1976 FD 15 1978-1979 FD 16 1982-1983 Box 5 Meeting Minutes, Executive Committee

FD 1 1983-1984 FD 2 1984-1985 FD 3 2002-2003 FD 4 2003-2004 FD 5 2004-2005 FD 6 2005-2006 FD 7 2006-2007 FD 8 2007-2008 FD 9 2008-2009 Membership Directory

FD 10 1982-1983 FD 11 1983-1984 FD 12 1984-1985 FD 13 1985-1986 FD 14 1986-1987 FD 15 1987-1988 FD 16 1988-1989 FD 17 1989-1990 FD 18 1990-1991 Programs

FD 19 1949-1950 FD 20 1952-1953 Box 6-14 Programs

Box 15 Programs, Utah Symphony

FD 1 1981-1982 FD 2 1982-1983 FD 3 1986-1987 FD 4 1991-1992 FD 5 2002-2003 Weber State College Office of Cultural Affairs FD 6 1983-1988 Miscellaneous FD 7 1950-1952 FD 8 No Date Public Relations, Brochures

FD 9 1972-1973 FD 10 1973-1974 FD 11 1974-1975 FD 12 1975-1976 FD 13 1978-1979 FD 14 1979-1980 FD 15 1983-1984 FD 16 1985-1986 FD 17 1986-1987 FD 18 1987-1988 FD 19 1988-1989 FD 20 1990-1991 FD 21 2001-2002 FD 22 2002-2003 FD 23 2003-2004 FD 24 2004-2005 FD 25 2005-2006 FD 26 2006-2007 FD 27 2007-2008 FD 28 2008-2009 Newsletters FD 29 1981-1989 FD 30 1990-1997 FD 31 2004-2008 Press FD 32 Release 1996-2013 FD 33 Release No Date Miscellaneous FD 34 Charitable Planned and Giving Options and Marketing Strategies 10-28-99 Box 16 Public Relations, Miscellaneous

FD 1 Flyers FD 2 Information Clipping Files

FD 3 1955-1981 with Separation Sheet FD 4 1963-1964 FD 5 1964-1965 – 1965-1966 FD 6 1966-1967 FD 7 1967-1968 – 1968-1969 FD 8 1969-1970 FD 9 1970-1971 FD 10 1971-1972 FD 11 1972-1973 FD 12 1973-1974 Box 17 Clipping Files

FD 1 1974-1975 FD 2 1975-1976 FD 3 1976-1977 FD 4 1977-1978 FD 5 1978-1979 FD 6 1987-1988 with Separation Sheet FD 7 2000-2001 FD 8 2001-2002 (1 of 2) FD 9 2001-2002 (2 of 2) FD 10 2002-2003 (1 of 2) FD 11 2002-2003 (2 of 2) FD 12 2003-2004 (1 of 2) FD 13 2003-2004 (2 of 2) Box 18 Clipping Files

FD 1 2004-2005 FD 2 2005-2006 (1 of 2) FD 3 2005-2006 (2 of 2) FD 4 2006-2007 (1 of 2) FD 5 2006-2007 (2 of 2) FD 6 2007-2008 (1 of 2) FD 7 2007-2008 (2 of 2) FD 8 2008-2009 FD 9 2009-2010 Loose Clippings

FD 10 1967-1969 FD 11 1970-1976 FD 12 1977-1978 Box 19 Loose Clippings

FD 1 1979 FD 2 1980-1985 FD 3 1986-1989 FD 4 1990-1999 FD 5 2003-2007 FD 6 2008-2009 FD 7 2010-2016 FD 8 No Date FD 9 Ads (1 of 2) FD 10 Ads (2 of 2) Photographs

FD 11 Egyptian Theater Reception 1998-1999 FD 11n Egyptian Theater Reception 1998-1999 Negatives FD 12 Garden Party 2001 FD 13 Golf Tournament 2004 FD 13n Golf Tournament 2004 Negatives FD 14 Publicity circa 1960s FD 15 Publicity 2006 FD 16 Publicity No Date FD 17 Social at Favero’s, No Date FD 17n Social at Favero’s, No Date Negatives FD 18 Three Rivers Concert, Summer 2001 FD 19 Miscellaneous-Proof Sheets FD 20 Miscellaneous-Unknown Slides

FD 21 1993-1995 Box 20 Oversized

FD 1 Clipping Files Scrapbook 1955-1981 FD 2 Clipping Files Scrapbook 1987-1988
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

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Ogden UT 84408