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Alexandria Recital Series Papers (MS312)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS312
The collection includes scrapbooks and papers of the society containing various materials such as programs from the recitals, promotional materials for the musicians, newspaper articles, photographs, letters, administrative records, and grant applications.


  • 1980-2002


1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

The Alexandria Recital Series was founded by Willis Bennett in 1980 and operated until 2002. The organization hosted classical music recitals once a month from September through May at the Lyceum. These recitals were free to the public and featured developing as well as established musicians who performed for a small fee. The organization operated on donations, grants from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, and money collected from benefit performances that were held once per year.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Willis W. Bennett, Artistic Director, ARS, Judith Viggers Nordin, President, ARS, and T. Michael Miller, Office of Historic Alexandria, July 8, 2004.
Alexandria Recital Series Papers Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library Repository

717 Queen Street
Alexandria VA 22314 United States