Scope and arrangement
The Hour of Music records include 9 folders, arranged alphabetically by content, with material from 1945 to the final days of the organization in 1975. Legal documents include the Certificate of Incorporation and the Plan of Dissolution. Among the items of correspondence are those from legal representatives, and letters to and from artists and their agents. Financial reports are present on an annual basis from 1955 to 1970 with many detailed monthly reports covering this period. The largest section of the collection consists of executive committee reports, with minutes of meetings kept from the mid 1950s onwards. Publicity materials consist largely of concert invitations and programs. The earliest program is from a 1945 performance at the Cosmopolitan Club. The Colony Club is a favorite venue, although the Town Hall is also featured. Other articles of interest in the collection include an envelope for donations, press articles featuring An Hour of Music, and a list of all performers up to 1971.