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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.
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.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Cecilian Club Music - Texas - Dallas - Societies
Cecilian Club Scrapbooks
MA 92-8 Cecilian Club Scrapbooks Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library
This collection was donated in 1992 by Carol Feese on behalf of the Cecilian Club.
Processed by Carol Roark, Archivist