Date Original



This collection includes scrapbooks from the Nocturne Club from 1956 to 1982, newspaper clippings, recorded music, organizational materials, programs for specific events, internal publications, minutes of meetings, and other records of these organizations. The records span from 1927 handwritten journals of meeting minutes to modern magazines featuring activities of the groups.

Biographical/Historical Note

These records provide insight into the operation of two of the many music clubs active in northeast Arkansas during the 1950s-1980s. At one time, these music clubs operated in most of the counties in the region, with chapters in Brinkley, Walnut Ridge, Jonesboro, and Blytheville, to name just a few. The Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs (AFMC), an affiliate of the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), has an active presence in northeast Arkansas. This collection includes records from the Nocturne Club and the Treble Clef Club, both of Jonesboro, as well as the state and national organizations. The Treble Clef Club formed in 1906 to develop and encourage the musical talents and appreciation of its members, and to stimulate musical culture in the community. This organization is still active in Jonesboro and maintains a presence on Facebook. The Nocturne Club formed in 1927 and operated in parallel with the Treble Clef Club for more than seventy-five years. Although it is the younger of the two organizations, the majority of the Northeast Arkansas Music Clubs collection consists of records of this club.

Physical Description

Document; 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Jonesboro, Craighead County (Ark.); Arkansas





Resource Type



Northeast Arkansas music clubs records, MSNE.0068


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives

Recommended Citation

Northeast Arkansas music clubs records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.


United States History