Harmonie Singing Society Papers 1895-1957, MS. 2796

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Harmonie Singing Society Papers, 1895-1957
Maryland Historical Society
 
  

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Harmonie Singing Society Papers, 1895-1957
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Harmonie Singing Society Papers, 1895-1957

MS. 2796

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

Processed: August, 1991

By: Margaret N. Burri


Historical Background

The Harmonie Building Company and the Harmonie Singing Society were established in 1895. The Building Society was incorporated for the purpose of buying, selling, leasing, improving, disposing of and otherwise dealing in land. The Society's first project was to purchase a building at 414 W. Fayette Street, and rent it back to the Singing Society.

The Singing Society remained there until 1905, when the premises were rented to the Gottlieb, Bauernschmidt, Strauss Brewing Company. In 1911, the brewing company agreed to lease the third floor back to the Singing Society.

In 1903, an offshoot of the Harmonie Singing Society was founded: the Harmonie Schützen Verein. The shooting society was one of a number in Baltimore established by the German community.

The Harmonie Singing Society was involved in programs with national and international societies. The collection documents their relationship with the Lancaster Verein in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the Wien Verein in Vienna, Austria.

The Harmonie Singing Society disbanded sometime after 1957.

 


Scope and Content Note

The collection is divided into three series: Harmonie Building Society, Harmonie Singing Society, and Harmonie Schutzen Verein. The bulk of the material is associated with the Singing Society. Some of the minute books, and all of the song lyrics are in German.

Unfortunately, very few papers of the building company survive. The minute book of the Harmonie Building Company indicates that many of the books and papers of the company were lost or destroyed, some in renovating the building and others in the 1904 fire.

The minutes, correspondence and songs created by the Singing Society describe the establishment and activities of a German singing society. Taken as a whole, and used in conjunction with other resources at MHS, the collection documents a popular cultural activity within the strong German community in Baltimore during the first half of the twentieth century.

 


Container List

BOX 1

Certificate of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Minutes of the Harmonie Building Company of Baltimore City, 1911-1953,

1 volume.

Harmonie Building Society Co. Inc. Main Cash Account, 1928-1956.

Harmonie Schützen Verein, 1903, minutes, 1903-1929,

1 volume.

BOX 2

Protokoll der Versammlung der Harmonie, 1929-1931,

1 folder.

[Minutes of the Harmonie Singing Society, 1920-1923], in German,

1 volume.

Reports, n.d., 1929,

1 folder.

Clippings,

1 folder.

List of chorus members, 1864,

1 folder.

Dem Gesang Verein Harmonie. 1869-1929. Gewidmet von August Roeder,

2 folders.

Songs, lyrics only,

1 folder.

Correspondence, 1920-1945,

1 folder.

[Harmonie Singing Society Account Book], 1914-1957,

1 volume.

BOX 3

[Harmonie Singing Society Stock Certificates], 1953,

1 volume.

Subscribers Book, n.d.; List of Directors, 1954;

1 folder.

Bank statements/checks: 1922; 1953-1957;

1 folder.

Income Statements, 1920-1931,

1 folder.

Receipted Bills, 1920-1940,

1 folder.

Tax Records, 1937-1957,

2 folders.

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