Guide to the Alaska Festival of Music records
Collection number: HMC-0010.
Creator: Alaska Festival of Music.
Title: Alaska Festival of Music records.
Volume of collection: 11.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Records of an organization developed to promote music in Alaska.
The Alaska Festival of Music came into existence in 1956 when Mary Hale of Anchorage urged a number of people in the music world to help develop the musical movement in the region and to bring to Alaska some of the world’s greatest music. Among those invited to the area were Robert Shaw, Julius Hereford, John Westman, and Robert Gerle. Mary Hale was the Executive Director of the Festival until 1962. Julius Hereford served as co-director from 1956 to 1963. In addition to Robert Shaw, the Festival has been directed by others including Alan Lennom, Robert Fountain, and Donald Johanos. On at least four occasions in its musical history, the Festivals featured the first performance of a musical composition.
This collection consists of administrative and operational records documenting the history of the Alaska Festival of Music. Included are the Board of Directors annual reports, programs, scrapbooks, and recordings of performances. In addition, there is a photograph collection of approximately 1,000 photographs.
Arrangement: The collection is arranged into 9 series:
1. Board of Directors files
2. Subject files
3. Grant files
4. Annual accounting reports
7. Audio recordings
9. Sheet music and advertising
Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Rights note: The Alaska Festival of Music holds copyright to materials created by the organization. Other materials in the collection may be subject to copyright restrictions.
Preferred citation: Alaska Festival of Music records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
Acquisition note: The Festival began depositing materials with the Archives in 1981.
Processing information: This collection was initially arranged and described prior to 1987. The guide was updated to current standards by Arlene Schmuland in 2014.
Series 1: Board of Directors files; 1955-1980. 1.0 cubic feet.
|1/1||Organizational notes and minutes||1955-1956|
|1/3-9||Annual reports and minutes||1958-1965|
|1/13||Minutes and annual report||1967-1968|
|1/24||Annual report and minutes||1977-1978|
Series 2: Subject files; 1956-1965. 0.4 cubic feet.
|2/1||Festival historical files including photographs, clippings and brochures||undated|
|2/2||Amahl clippings and program||undated|
|2/3||Julius Herford correspondence||1956-1965|
|2/4||Donald Johanos photographs, clippings, and publicity materials||undated|
|2/5||Lorraine Koranda correspondence, clipplings, photographs and publications||undated|
Series 3: Grant files; 1961-1969. 0.4 cubic feet.
|3/1||Loussac Foundation Grant for Eskimo Research||1961-1964|
|3/3-4||Sears Scholars records||1965-1966|
Series 4: Annual accounting reports; 1957-1975. 0.4 cubic feet.
|4/1||1957 November 7|
|4/2||1958 November 7|
|4/3||1959 October 31|
|4/4||1960 October 31|
|4/5||1961 October 31|
|4/6||1962 October 31|
|4/7||1963 October 31|
|4/8||1964 October 31|
|4/9||1965 October 31|
|4/10||1966 October 31|
|4/11||1967 October 31|
|4/12||1968 October 31|
|4/13||1969 October 31|
|4/14||1971 October 31|
|4/15||1972 August 31|
|4/16||1973 August 31|
|4/17||1974 August 31|
|4/18||1975 August 31|
Series 5: Programs; 1956-1983. 1.0 cubic feet.
This series includes programs from the Alaska Festival of Music, Art-i-gras, and the Festival of Native Arts. This may not be a comprehensive set of programs.The programs are generally grouped by organization and arranged chronologically within.
|5/1-14||Alaska Festival of Music programs||1956-1969|
|6/1-13||Alaska Festival of Music programs||1970-1983|
|7/4-6||Festival of Native Arts programs||1968-1971|
|7/7||Alaska Festival of Music “Meet the Artists” Brunch programs||1972|
Series 6: Scrapbooks; 1959-1975. 3.8 cubic feet.
Series 7: Audio recordings; 1956-1974. 2.6 cubic feet.
Arranged by media type, generally chronologically within. Boxes 14 and 15 contain phonograph albums, the remaining are tapes.
|14/1||Requiem Mass in D||1956|
|14/2||Concerto in A Major||1956|
|15/1||The Passion According to St. John||1957|
|15/2||A German Requiem||undated|
|15/3||All-America City Award Ceremony||1957|
|15/4||East High School Symphonic Band||1962-1963|
|15/5||Alaska Sings: Anchorage Community Chorus and Traditional Songs Sung by Alaskan Eskimos||1966|
|15/6||Alaskan Eskimo Songs and Stories Compiled and recorded by Lorraine Donoghue Koranda, with accompanying book signed by the author and the illustrator, Robert Mayokok||1972|
|16/1||Amahl and the Night Visitors||1958|
|16/2||Symphony of Psalms – Director Robert Shaw||1959|
|16/3||University of Alaska Choir of the North||1960|
|16/4||Alto Rhapsody/Choral Fantasy||1960|
|16/5-6||Westwood Wind Quintet||1961|
|16/8||Poulenc – Gloria (Evelyn Mondac)||1964|
|16/9||Schubert Symphony 46||1964|
|16/10||Barber Opus F||1964|
|16/11-12||Beethoven Piano Concerto||1964|
|16/13-15||Schubert Mass in E||1964|
|16/22||Te Deum (Chicago Symphony)||1965|
|16/23-24||Orff’s Carmina Burana||1966|
|16/27||Brandenburg Concerto #5||1967|
|16/28-29||Beethoven’s 9th Symphony||1967|
|16/32-35||Anchorage Community Chorus||1969-1970|
|17/1||Festival Ballet Orchestra: Gluck-Mottl – Ballet Suite, Debussy – Le Plus Que Lente, Rodrigo – Concerto de Aranjuez, Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty, Kabalevsky – The Comedians,
Gounod – La Kermesse
|17/2||Paul Horn Quintet||1972|
|17/3||Gary Smart, piano: Tchaikovsky – Dumka, Rachmaninoff – Three Etudes Tableux, Moussorgsky Pictures, Scriabin – Sonata #5, Prokofieff – Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky – Petrouchka||1972|
|17/4||Shaw, Becket: traditional American ballads and songs||1972|
|17/7||Festival Orchestra, Chorus and Boy’s Choir. Robert Shaw conducting||1972|
|17/8||Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Stravinsky – Concerto in E-Flat, Bach Concerto in D Minor for Violin and Oboe, Smart Del Diaro De un Papagayo, Mozart Symphony #40||1973|
|17/9||Gary Smart, Piano: Stravinsky – Piano Rag Music, Mendelssohn – Variations Serieuses, Beethoven – Sonata in C Major, Debussy – Suite Bergamasque, Picasso music, Albeniz – Iberia||1973|
|17/10||David Craighead, Organ: Vivaldi – Concerto in A Minor, Buxtehude – Chorale Fantasie, Mozart – Andante in F Major, Bach – Prelude and Fugue in D Major||1973|
|17/11||Capital String Quartet: Copland – Violin Sonata, Ives – Anti-Abolitionist Riots, Ives – Some Southpaw Pitching, Schubert – Quintet in A Major||1973|
|17/12||Festival Orchestra: Ives – Decoration Day, Bartok – Piano Concerto #3, Tchaikovsky – Symphony #6||1973|
|17/13||Saint Paul Chamber orchestra: Ives – Set For Theater Orchestra, Boccherini – Sinfonia in D Minor, Mozart Flute Concerto #1, Poulenc Concerto in G Major For Organ||1973|
|17/14||Brescian String Quartet: Mozart – String Quartet #2, Webern – Six Bagatelles, Beethoven – Quartet in P Minor||1973|
|17/15||Festival Orchestra and Chorus, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D Major||1973|
|17/16||PDQ Bach with Peter Schickele||1974|
|17/17||Youth Night at the Festival and New Madrigal Singers||1974|
|17/19||Festival Orchestra and Chorus: Orff Carmina Burana, Verdi Vespri Siciliani Overture, Mozart Concerto #3 in E Flat Major||1974|
|17/20||Gil Melle Electronic Jazz Quartet||1974|
|17/21||Festival Orchestra: Prokofieff – Romeo and Juliet, Bach – Violin Concerto #2 in E Major, Huggler Elegy, Schubert Rondo in A Major, Elgar – Enigma Variations||1974|
|17/22||Gary and Marilyn Smart: Beethoven – Sonata in C Minor, Smart – English Lyrics, Ravel – Sonatine, Strauss – Four Last Songs, Beethoven – Sonata in E Flat Major||1974|
Series 8: Photographs; undated. 1.4 cubic feet.
|18/1||Alaska Native Arts Festival & Sears Scholar Program|
|18/3||Dance – Anchorage Civic Ballet and guest artists (also unidentified dance photos)|
|18/4||Festival Chorus and Orchestra group photographs|
|18/5||Guest artists: promotional photographs|
|18/10-19/1||Unidentified large photographs|
Series 9: Sheet music and advertising; 1975-1976. 0.2 cubic feet.
|20/1||Sheet Music – Alaska’s Flag||undated|
|20/2||“Alaska’s Flag, Structure For Orchestra” by Willard Straight||undated|