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Arrangement

Chronologically by concert season, and topically thereunder.

Scope and Contents

The Furman-Greenville Fine Arts Association Records document the planning and administration of the Furman-Greenville Fine Arts concert series. The collection comprises a range of materials, the majority accumulated and produced by the Association during the years following its partnership with Furman University, including performer information, performance programs, performer publicity materials, program advertiser information, membership registers, membership campaign records, organizational documents, copies of by-laws, minutes, correspondence, treasurer reports, and financial documents. The only records from the GCCA (1932-1969) are minutes covering 1960 to 1969 in Series 1. Missing are any records from Furman University’s Fine Arts Series (1960-1969) before the merger, except for programs from 1964 and 1969.

The accretion includes organizational documents, advertising and financial information, performance information, correspondence, and association publications.

Document categories include:

Bravo Newsletter: Materials for and copies of Bravo Newsletter, 1987-1990, which featured reviews and previews of season attractions and communicated important organization information to members.

Performance Materials: Documents pertaining to the artists that performed during a particular season, including such items as programs of music for particular performances, information on background and past performances, correspondence with agencies representing the artists.

Advertising/Publicity: Documents related to advertisements for outside businesses in performance programs, as well as advertisements for and publicity of association events in outside publications.

Membership: Documents on membership campaigns, member information, and communications between board and members.

Organization: Documents on structure of organization and committees, minutes, correspondence, artist selection, coordination of performances.

Finance: Containing information on organization budgets, treasurer reports, check receipts and deposits, cash receipts and disbursements, tax reports and returns, communications with contributors, grant information.