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No.: PR0100.0003
TITLE: Johann Strauss Ball series
CREATOR: Johann Strauss Foundation Johann Strauss Ball Committee
DATE RANGE: 1967-2006
EXTENT: 1.32 m of textual records. - ca. 1900 photographs. – 56 negatives. - 1 videocassette.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: March 16, 1967 marked the first formal Vienna Opera Ball in Edmonton. The Edmonton Ball was scheduled, like the Vienna Opera-Ball, on the Thursday before Lent. The annual gala combined a charitable purpose with the cultural traditions of Vienna. Funds raised by the Ball go toward music scholarships offered by the Foundation.On December 21, 1975, the shareholders of the Vienna Opera Ball Foundation resolved to change the name of the annual ball to the Johann Strauss Ball. This change occurred in order to create a charitable foundation and the legal separation from Club Austria and the resulting Johann Strauss Foundation. A standing committee of the Foundation organizes the annual ball.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Secretary of the Johann Strauss Foundation, Anny Leeb, had the records in her custody before she donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: Series includes Johann Strauss Ball Committee meeting minutes, expenses, receipts, invoices, lists of attendees, seating plans, correspondence, invitations and publicity for the annual event. Series also includes published material and brochures. The records reflect the Committee’s planning and activities for each annual ball.
LANGUAGE NOTE: Series includes some records in German.
RELATED RECORDS: See the Operational series for ball expense reports and photographs.
GENERAL NOTE: Information in the Administrative History sourced from the series.
RELATED FONDS: PR0100 (Johann Strauss Foundation fonds)

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