The New York Philharmonic has been digitizing its vast archives, and recently unveiled its first installment on its Web site. Covering the years 1943-1970, it includes 3,200 programs, more than 1,000 scores marked by past conductors, plus letters, business documents, newspaper articles and Western Union telegrams. But what's perhaps most striking are the glimpses into the orchestra's sometimes rough-and-tumble history. The following slideshow highlights eight of the most striking entries.
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