Kansas City Womyn's Chorus records
Scope and Contents
Scrapbooks documenting the group's events, gatherings, and performances, and music scores.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1979-2007
- Kansas City Womyn's Chorus (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections. With any duplicates provided to reasearchers names of songwriters and arrangers must be provided and they must be credited.
Conditions Governing Use
To the extent that she owns copyright, Linda Ray has assigned the copyright of Kansas City Womyn's Chorus' works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Kansas City Womyn's Chorus, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
The Kansas City Womyn's Chorus was founded in 1979 by a diverse group of women for the purpose of singing non-sexist music and to "share, celebrate, and build women's culture." The chorus aimed to be open to anyone who wished to participate, and many members had no muscial training, some didn't read music. For every concert, those with real musical skill took on mentoring those who had trouble staying on pitch so that they could be a part of the chorus; many women laboriously made practice tapes of all the parts to help members with less skill learn their parts. The group performed primarily in local event. After participating in a regional festival in DeKalb, Illinois in 1995, with barely enough members attending to perform, the chorus disbanded.
2.167 linear feet (2 containers)
Language of Materials
The collection contains scrapbooks documenting the the Kansas City Womyn's Chorus' events, gatherings, and performances, and music scores. The Kansas City Womyn's Chorus was founded as a diverse group of women for the purpose of singing non-sexist music and to "share, celebrate, and build women's culture."
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email email@example.com to request the creation of and access to digital copies. Names of songwriters and arrangers must be provided with duplicates and they must be credited.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was gifted by Linda Ray in 2007.
Genre / Form
- Finding aid to the Kansas City Womyn's Chorus records
- Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
- Madison White
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2017-07-26T17:48:24-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
- 2018-10-15: Updated to conform to DACS
- 2021-07-15: Content description added from accession inventories
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