• Creator Names Apollo Chorus of Chicago.
  • Title Apollo Chorus of Chicago records [manuscript], 1873-1977.
  • Physical description 12.5 linear ft. (27 boxes)
  • Collection summary
    • Board minutes, various committee and financial reports, newsletters, publicity releases, correspondence, scrapbooks (9 v. with photographs and programs), and newsclippings of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, formerly known as the Apollo Musical Club of Chicago. A significant portion materials relate to concerts and other performances by the club, including a list of works performed at concerts from 1873 through 1975, and biographical information on the soloists. Rehearsals have been held at the Fine Arts Building for many years, and performances at Orchestra Hall.
    • Includes materials on the work of directors of the Apollo Chorus, including Edgar Nelson (1928-51), Henry Veld (1951-63), and William Peterman (1963-85).
  • Acquisition information Most of the collection is a gift of the Apollo Chorus of Chicago in 1979 (M1979.0019).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include concert programs; publications; scrapbooks of programs and clippings, 1929-1957 (cataloged in a separate library record); the Apollo Musical Club portrait albums (1980.0029); and folders in the Image File under this topic: Entertainment--Music--Singing (Illinois--Chicago) Choirs & choral societies: Apollo Chorus of Chicago.
  • Biographical or Historical Note The Apollo Chorus is Chicago's oldest continuous arts organization (as of 1996).
  • Names
    • Apollo Chorus of Chicago Archives.
    • Apollo Musical Club of Chicago (Ill.) Archives.
    • Nelson, Edgar.
    • Peterman, William J.
    • Veld, Henry.
    • Fine Arts Building (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Orchestra Hall (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Apollo Musical Club of Chicago (Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • Choral societies Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Choral societies Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Concerts Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Concerts Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Music Illinois Chicago Societies, etc.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 19th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Photographic prints gmgpc
    • Press releases. aat
    • Programs (documents) aat
    • Reports. aat
    • Scrapbooks. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.