Beaumont Civic Opera Buffs Papers
Scope and Contents
The contents of this collection consists of scrapbooks, administrative, and financial records, as well as events sponsored by the organization. The scrapbooks contain photographs and programs presented by the BCO Buffs. While the administrative and financial records include such things as minutes, by-laws, correspondence, financial statements, treasurer reports, and other miscellaneous items.
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Established in 1973, the Beaumont Civic Opera (BCO) Buffs served as a fundraising organization under the Beaumont Civic Opera until it's disbandment in 1999. The purpose of the Beaumont Civic Opera was to bring high-quality opera to Beaumont, Texas and the surrounding region. The organization used local talent and resources to stage productions of well-known operas, operettas, and Broadway musicals. Some examples include: "Carmen," "Pirates of Penzance," "La Boheme," "Fiddler on the Roof," and "Oklahoma." The BCO Buffs provided financial support through various fundraising and publicity events. These events included: luncheons, preview parties of upcoming productions, and the Opening Night Gala. The Buffs also provided help with organizing productions, assissting cast members, and acting as ushers during the productions. The group served for 26 years until it was formally disbanded in 1999.
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The Beaumont Civic Opera Buffs were established in 1973 as a fundraising and publicity group for the Beaumont Civic Opera. The purpose of the Buffs was to aid the Beaumont Civic Opera in bringing high-quality performances to Beaumont and the surrounding area. The Buffs held fundraising events, sold tickets, and helped organize productions. This collection contains their administrative and financial records, as well as correspondence, programs, and scrapbooks.
Series 1: Scrapbooks
Series 2: Administrative Records
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Financial Records
Series 5: Events
Series 6: Southeast Texas Arts Council
Series 7: President Hester Herbert Files
Series 8: Miscellaneous
- Fundraising Subject Source: Sears
- Nonprofit organizations--Beaumont (Tex.) Subject Source: Searslocal
- Opera Subject Source: Sears
- Performing Arts Subject Source: Sears
- Programs (organizations) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Publicity Subject Source: Sears
- Finding Aid for Beaumont Civic Opera Buffs Papers, 1961-2000
- Sarah Grimm
- Language of description
- Script of description
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