A Guide to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook, 1965-1978 Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook MSS 05-34

A Guide to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook, 1965-1978

A Collection in The Fairfax County Public Library

Record Group Number MSS 05-34


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Repository
Fairfax County Public Library
Record Group Number
MSS 05-34
Title
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook, 1965-1978
Extent
0.5 linear feet
Creator
Baptie, Charles (1914-2000)
Language
English
Abstract
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook collection contains a scrapbook spanning the years 1974-1978, and contains photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of articles. Loose materials that accompanied the scrapbook, but were never glued on the pages, include photographs, programs, brochures, and newspaper clippings dating from 1965-1975.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None

Use Restrictions

Consult repository for information

Preferred Citation

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook, MSS 05-34, Virginia Room, Fairfax County Public Library

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Baptie, February 6, 1982

Processing Information

Chris Barbuschak, June 2018
EAD generated by Ross Landis, 2018


Historical and Biographical Information

Founded in 1957, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization which is open to qualified musicians by audition. It was Fairfax County’s first community symphony orchestra. The orchestra staged its first public concert at Fairfax High School on Monday November 11, 1957, at 8:30 p.m. In 1974, the Fairfax Symphony began performing at the Kennedy Center. The group made its first appearance at Wolf Trap in 1976, and later moved to the George Mason University Center for the Arts in 1990.

Scope and Content

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra Scrapbook collection contains a scrapbook spanning the years 1974-1978, and contains photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, and photocopies of articles. Loose materials that accompanied the scrapbook, but were never glued on the pages, include photographs, programs, brochures, and newspaper clippings dating from 1965-1975. Photograph subjects include members of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, William Hudson (music director); William Hilbrink (assistant conductor); Norman Carol (violinist); Lili Kraus (pianist); Margaret Thomas (violinist); and NBC4 anchorman Jim Vance.


Index Terms

  • Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
  • Musical groups - Virginia - Fairfax County

Container List

Box 1
Folder 1
Photographs, c. 1970s
Box 1
Folder 2
Newspaper clippings, 1965-1966, 1975
Box 1
Folder 3
Program and brochures, 1965-1966
Box 1
Folder 4
Scrapbook, 1974-1978