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A Tempo: Preserving the History of the Atlanta Symphony

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the Municipal Auditorium in 1967,
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Records, Special Collection and Archives, Georgia State University Library

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra last month announced that it had transferred its archives to Georgia State University Library's Special Collection and Archives. The collection includes programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, business documents and a host of other memorabilia tracing the orchestra's 73-year history.

A Tempo this week (9/23) will delve into those archives in a conversation with Bob Scarr, who has worked with the symphony's archives since 2010, and Kevin Fleming, archivist of the Popular Music and Culture Collection at GSU. You can hear that conversation this Saturday at 7 pm.

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Credit Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Records, Special Collection and Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Records, Special Collection and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Robert Shaw in rehearsal with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.