Secrets of the Archives: MN Orchestra

Scrapbooks dating back to 1903 tell the Minnesota Orchestra story

In this episode of Secrets of the Archives, Kate Hujda talks about the historic Minnesota Orchestra scrapbooks, which date back to the Orchestra’s founding in 1903.

Hujda said that the scrapbooks are the only living record of the early days of the Orchestra and that they often are used by researchers looking to learn more about the history the Minnesota Orchestra and how orchestras developed around the country. 

Hujda is assistant curator of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives.

The scrapbooks are available for viewing by the public. Contact the Performing Arts Archives for more information. 

About Secrets of the Archives

Secrets of the Archives is hosted by Tim Johnson and produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries. Johnson is the curator for Rare Books and the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota.

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