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Art Song of Williamsburg Records

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.58

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records and paperwork related to Art Song of Williamsburg.  This organization existed from 2000 through 2007 and was responsible for an average of three concerts a year.  Their records include papers relating to their creation and termination, financial and tax records, biographies and contracts for the artists they featured, as well as inter-organizational correspondence between board members.  Genevieve McGiffert was the founder and features prominently in the records.  In addition to the paper records, the collection contains audiovisual material of the bulk of the performances sponsored by Art Song of Williamsburg.  The musical performances were often preceded by educational lectures.


  • Creation: 2000-2007

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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before quoting, please get permission from the copyright holder and the Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Biographical Information:

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Genevieve McGiffert, Art Song of Williamsburg worked to bring the beauty of Art Song to the denizens of Williamsburg, VA. The group continued this mission until 2007 when the combination of poor income and the death of the founder forced the organization to come to an end. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki:


7.00 Linear Feet

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Related Materials:

Videocassettes, CDs, and DVDs from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Separated Materials:

All audiovisual material from this collection has been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.

Guide to the Art Song of Williamsburg Records
Rebecca Barnhart.
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository