Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Cecilian Club Scrapbooks

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cecilian Club
Title: Cecilian Club Scrapbooks
Dates: 1947-1988
Accession No.: MA92-8
Quantity: 6 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St  Dallas, TX 75201

Historical Background

The Cecilian Club, organized in 1913, was named after St. Cecilia, patron saint of music and musicians. According to Club bylaws, the organization's objective was the "systematic study of music to stimulate individual effort and elevate the musical taste of the community." Active members were expected to be musicians, soloists, accompanists, or ensemble performers and met a quota for community performance assignments.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks compiled by members of the Cecilian Club. They contain yearbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and other information about club activities. Some of the documents are from the Texas Federation of Music Clubs, an organization with which the Cecilian Club is affiliated. The collection also contains loose yearbooks (1971-1988) and some Texas Federation of Music Clubs newsletters and programs from the 1980's.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Cecilian Club
Dallas (Tex.)
Cecilian Club Music - Texas - Dallas - Societies
Cecilian Club Scrapbooks

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA 92-8 Cecilian Club Scrapbooks Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated in 1992 by Carol Feese on behalf of the Cecilian Club.

Processing Information

Processed by Carol Roark, Archivist

Detailed Description of the Collection



Box Folder
1 1 Register
2 1971/72-1976/77
3 1983/84-1985/86
4 1986/87-1987/88
5 Texas Federation of Music Clubs programs and newsletters; miscellaneous items



Box Folder
2 Scrapbook 1947-1952
Box Folder
3 Scrapbook 1956-1964
Box Folder
4 Scrapbook 1964-1965
Box Folder
5 Scrapbook 1966-1970
Box Folder
6 Scrapbook 1985-1988