AVON ROTARY MINSTRELS COLLECTION

SC 1998.46

Ruth T. Watanabe Special Collections
Sibley Music Library 

 

CONTENTS

 

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

Location: M2A 6,6
.25 feet

 

Biographical Sketch

The Rotary Club of Avon, New York maintained an musical activities club known as the “Minstrels.” This club was active in producing annual musical productions.

 

Provenance

The materials originated with Herbert Zahn, who directed the Minstrels for several years. The collection was donated to Sibley Library upon Zahn’s death.

 

Scope and Content

The collection contains programs, scripts, and some music for the Minstrels’ shows, mainly in the 1960’s, but material for 1945 and 1949 is also included.

 

Associations

Through the connecting link of Herbert Zahn, Watanabe Special Collections possesses three small related groups, the other two of which are the Herbert Zahn Collection and the JY Minstrels Collection.

 

Restrictions and Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERIES

The series consists of materials related to the production of the Avon Rotary Club Minstrels’ annual musical performances, including programs, scripts, and music.

 

 

INVENTORY

 

folder 1 1945, Variety Show
folder 2  1949, Minstrel Show
folder 3 1959, Minstrel Show
folder 4 1960, Variety Show
folder 5 1961, Minstrel Show
folder 6 1962, Minstrel Show
folder 7 1963, Vaudeville Show
folder 8 1965, Variety Show
folder 9 1966, Variety Show
folder 10 1967, Showboat
folder 11 1968, Variety Show