Voices of Kentuckiana Records, 1994-2009

Accession: 2004-060 and 2005-034
Extent: 7.625 linear feet
Restrictions: This collection is open to researchers.
Copyright: Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Louisville.

Brief History of Voices of Kentuckiana

VOICES of Kentuckiana is an inclusive community chorus based in Louisville, Kentucky. Formed in 1994, VOICES is part of the wider gay and lesbian liberation movement and provides opportunities for gays, lesbians and supportive others to perform music that is meaningful to their community. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, VOICES draws support from 32 cities in Indiana and 45 cities in Kentucky. In order to promote participation and diversity, VOICES has always been non-auditioned chorus. The chorus' level of excellence has been recognized by the Kentucky Derby Museum and Festival, which included a recording of VOICES’ a cappella rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home" in their historical overview of the race. Since 2005, they have performed at the Kentucky Derby International Press Gala. In addition to regular concerts at the Clifton Center, they perform at events such as the annual AIDS Walk, the March for Justice, the Special Olympics, and the Kentuckiana Pride Festival.
Source: VOICES of Kentuckiana homepage (www.voicesky.org)

Brief Description of the Collection

The records of VOICES of Kentuckiana date to the earliest days of the chorus, in 1994, and include administrative information such as correspondence, meeting minutes and newsletters, as well as documentation of performances, including recordings and programs. This collection also includes memorabilia such as T-shirts, Frisbees, and bracelets.

Processing Note

The records VOICES of Kentuckiana were left largely as they were received. Duplicate materials were removed, but the collection has not been subdivided into series or rearranged.

Processed by Katherine Hay

Box Contents (Folder) Listing

Box 1

  • 1. Committee Coordinator Meeting
  • 2. Committee Descriptions
  • 3. GALA -- Chorus Notes, Events Info, etc.
  • 4. List of Coordinators
  • 5. Board Meetings 1994
  • 6. Certificates
  • 7. Historian
  • 8. Church Mouse Newsletter
  • 9. By-Laws
  • 10. Promo. Funds

Box 2

  • 1. AIDS Walk
  • 2. Membership
  • 3. Paid Members -- Fall, 1995
  • 4. Claudia
  • 5. Historian
  • 6. Social Retreat
  • 7. GALA Festival and GALAgram
  • 8. Performance
  • 9. VOK Board Binder #1: By-Laws, Mission, Policies

Box 3

  • 1. Timeline
  • 2. Voices Artistic Director Evaluation 1998
  • 3. Voices Correspondence and Thank You Cards
  • 4. Minutes (1994-1996) (3 folders)
  • 5. GALA Festival 5
  • 6. In Tune and GALA Gram
  • 7. Arts Development Grant Application (2000)
  • 8. Member Policy Agreement (Spring 1995)
  • 9. Member Policy Agreements (Fall 1995)

Box 4

  • 1. Attendance
  • 2. Speeches -- Drafts
  • 3. Voices Weekly
  • 4. Tickets
  • 5. Voices & Visions: The Gateway to Progress (binder)
  • 6. Speeches (2 blue binders)

Box 5

  • 1. GALA Festival 2000
  • 2. Ticket Spring 1996
  • 3. Member Directories
  • 4. Correspondence (2000-2004)
  • 5. 21st International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
  • 6. Ads and Programs
  • 7. Master for Board Member Binders

Box 6

  • 1. Programs (1994-2003)
  • 2. In Tune Newsletters (1994-1996)
  • 3. CD - Voices: Hand in Hand (Voices of Kentuckiana)
  • 4. CD - GALA Choruses - Touching Hearts, Changing Lives (A Festival 2000 Sampler)
  • 5. Disc containing untitled zip File with unknown content
  • 6. A Rainbow of Recipes - Cookbook

Box 7

  • 1. Unity and Hilarity
  • 2. Louisville AIDS Walk 1996
  • 3. Claudia
  • 4. Member Forms (2 Folders)
  • 5. Membership Surveys
  • 6. VOK [Voices of Kentuckiana] Events
  • 7. Surveys

Box 8

  • 1. Newspapers (The Letter 1995-1997; Watermark 1996; Stonewall 1996)
  • 2. Show Posters
  • 3. T-Shirt (VoK)
  • 4. Meeting notes (folded oversize paper)
  • 5. Frisbee with Personal Ads on it
  • 6. 2 Bracelets (in small bag together)

Box 9

  • 1. Kentucky Arts Council Program Guideline and Applications FY 1997, FY 1998, FY 1999/FY 2000
  • 2. Arts Development Grant Program
  • 3. Resource Material
  • 4. Voices of Kentuckiana, Inc. - Letterhead
  • 5. Grants
  • 6. Grant Correspondence
  • 7. For Board Member Binders
  • 8. Cecelia Wooden Recommendations
  • 9. Voices - Peer Advisory
  • 10. Voices Board of Director, 1998 - 1999
  • 11. Voices Artistic Director Search
  • 12. Voices Blank Forms
  • 13. Media List
  • 14. The Kentucky Arts Council; 1999/2000 Guide to Programs
  • 15. GALA Festival V Info (1996)
  • 16. GALA Festival V related newspaper articles (1996)
  • 17. GALA Festival V photos and memorabilia (1996, 2000)
  • 18. Photos
  • 19. VHS Tapes of Various Performances (1994-1998)

Box 10

  • 1. Tape of GALA Choruses Festival V
  • 2. CD - Winter Concert (2000)
  • 3. CD - Voices X-Mas (1998)
  • 4. CD - Holiday Concert Practice CD (1999)
  • 5. CD - Pride 2000, Children Will Listen
  • 6. CD - Swing Into Spring (n.d.)
  • 7. VoK Member Directories (1998-2000)
  • 8. Beaux Arts Ball (2003)
  • 9. Minutes and Budgets (1995, 2000-2003)
  • 10. Grants (1996-2002)
  • 11. Operations Manual
  • 12. Voice's Minutes Volume 1 (1996-1997)
  • 13. Voice's Minutes Volume 2 (1998-1999)
  • 14. Minutes (1999-2000)