International Viola Society Congress records

International Viola Society Congress records

Dates: 1977-2002

Collection includes audiocassette tapes, audio-reel tapes, and VHS tapes, and other materials of the viola congresses that have been held by the International Viola Society. The collection spans the dates 1977 to 2008 and includes the performances and lectures given. Performances involve prominent violists performing classic repertoire as well as premiering modern works. Congresses featured in the collection include Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas; Provo, Utah; Ithaca, New York; and others.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.). -- 2 cartons (2 linear ft.). -- 10 media boxes (6.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: International Viola Society
  • Call Number: MSS 7923
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; Music Special Collections; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
The original order of the collection has been retained.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the International Viola Society congress records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7923; International Viola Society congress records; Primrose International Viola Archives; Music Special Collections; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7923, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by the International Viola Society in 2007. Donated by the International Viola Society in 2010.
Acquisition Information
Donated; International Viola Society; 2007. Donated; International Viola Society; 2010.
Subject Terms
International Viola Society; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Music; Viola--Congresses
Genre / Form
Audiocassettes; Audiotapes; Lectures; Videocassettes
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa James; July 2011. Processed; Melissa James; August 2011.
Appraisal Information
Prominent Violist, (Section IV Primrose International Viola Archive Collection Development Policy January 2011).
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Finding Aid Title
International Viola Society congress records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa James
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-26T04:23-0700
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Administrative History

The International Viola Society (founded 1968) is a world-wide, non-profit organization that governs and supports national and regional organized groups of violists, and continues to promote the ever-increasing standards of excellence in viola performance.

The International Viola Society is dedicated to supporting research in the history of viola, including its performers, makers, teachers, and composers. It largely supports the Primrose International Viola Archive at Brigham Young University by facilitating the exchange and availability of materials to its members.

The International Viola Society has held annual congresses since 1973 with a hiatus between 1975 and 1999. Through these congresses the building of new, high quality instruments and bows have been encouraged, as well as the development of a new viola repertoire through performance and competitions sponsored by the International Viola Society.

The Society has chapters throughout the world.

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Curator - Music Special Collections