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Indianapolis Musicians Local No. 3 collection

Identifier: L433

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, typed and printed minutes, membership lists and other documents from Indianapolis Musicians Local No. 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1890 to 1954 regarding the organization.


  • 1890-1954


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

Guy and Dominic Montani were instrumental in forming the Indiana Musicians' Protective Association Local No. 3 of the American Federation of Musicians, the third musician's union formed in the United States.The organization was formed August 17, 1890 and the local charter was issued March 19, 1897. Guy Montani was also first violin in the first Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra formed in 1900 and remained with the orchestra for 32 years. Indiana Musicians Local No. 3 now represents the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and other musical ensembles.


Information found within the collection.

Indiana Historical Society. "Montani Family Papers 1883-1988." Finding aid. Accessed November 21, 2016.

"Indianapolis Musicians." Indy Musicians. Accessed November 21, 2016.


1.6 Cubic Feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 medium oversize box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Stephen G. Hayward, Secretary-Treasurer of the Indianapolis Musicians Local 3 on 1999/02/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/01 by J.C. EAD finding aid created 2016/11/21 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid updated 2023/02/08 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.