Guide to the Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society Records, 1904-1965 AIS.1976.07

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society Records
Creator
Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1976.07
Date
1904-1965
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel
Language
The material in this collection is in German and English.
Abstract
The Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society was a German choral group located in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This collection, available on microfilm, contains records from 1904 to 1965 in the form of the society’s minute book, ordinance book (Neben-Gesetze), and a choral program pamphlet.

Preferred Citation

Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society Records, 1904-1965, AIS.1976.07, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society was a German singing group located in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The first record of the society’s existence is reflected in meeting minutes from May 10, 1904. In the Bloomfield Liedertafel’s Golden Anniversary program it is mentioned that the group was founded in 1885.

The society was a choral group that performed several times a year, occasionally with other area groups. The Singing Society also hosted social events such as picnics and sports days, as well as occasional fundraisers.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection reflects the activities of the Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society from 1904 to 1965.

The collection consists of a partial reel of microfilm containing the Neben-Gesetze (ordinance book), minute book, and Golden Anniversary program. The ordinance book and minute book are written in German from 1904-1942, while the remainder of the records are in English.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 2006

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
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Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the University Library System.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jaime Hamel in September 2004.

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals retained by Mr. Louis A. Boettner.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Bloomfield (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- Social life and customs
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Genealogy

Subject(s)

  • Community music -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Ethnic groups
  • German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Singing
  • Societies

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Previous Citation

Bloomfield Liedertafel Singing Society Records, 1904-1965, AIS.1976.07, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Neben-Gesetze (ordinance book), 1911 221

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  Reel
Minute book, 1904-1942 1

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  Reel
Memorial booklet, Golden Anniversary, 1935 1

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