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Harlequin Club


Historical Information

The Harlequin Club began in 1907. The chief aim of the club was the furthering of dramatics among the men and women of Purdue University. The Harlequin Club also used proceeds from its annual production to provide assistance to worthy causes of the University, including providing financial contributions to the University student loan fund. The fund provided aid to worthy students in meeting their financial obligations while attending Purdue.


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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University Harlequin Club collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 173
Scope and Contents The Purdue University Harlequin Club collection contains programs and sheet music from the productions held by the club. Several of the productions are based on books and lyrics written by Purdue alummus and playwright, George Ade. The programs also feature some of the businesses in the area during the early 1900s. There is one button, "Wintergreen for President," from the Harlequin Show, "Of Thee I Sing," undated.
Dates: 1904 - 1951

Harlequin Club records, addition 06

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 25
Identifier: 2023-017

Purdue Harlequin Club collection, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Box: Communal Accessions 5
Identifier: 20131023.1