Purdue University Musical Organizations records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 40
Scope and Contents
This collection documents Purdue University's musical organizations including the Choral Society, Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, and University bands. Materials include song books, scrapbook, programs, sheet music, and record albums. Includes information on well-known Purdue songs, such as "Hail Purdue," as well as lesser-known Purdue songs performed at convocations, football games against Indiana University, and related events. Some late 19th century song books not specific to Purdue but presumably used at various Purdue religious services, convocations, and events have been retained with the collection, as well as two military related song books published in the 1940s.
- 1876 - 2005
- Majority of material found within 1900 - 1960s
- Purdue Musical Organizations of Purdue University (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
Collection open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Purdue University per deed of gift and various copyright holders on record albums
Organized music groups at Purdue University date back to 1891, with the Chapel Choir. The Purdue Varsity Glee Club began with 11 members in 1893. In 1930, Al Stewart was asked to direct a Women’s Glee Club and later, a Purdue Concert Choir. Several years later the Purdue Men’s Glee Club asked Al Stewart to direct them as well. Soon after, these organizations were collectively names Purdue Music Organizations.
2.95 Cubic Feet (Five full-width letter-size manuscript boxes and one flat box)
The Purdue Musical Organizations Collection is organized into 2 series: 1. Musical Organizations Records, ca. 1876-2007; 1.25 cubic feet (box 1-3) 2. Musical Organizations Record Albums, ca. 1958-1981; 1.7 cubic feet (box 4-6)
Materials collected by and donated to Purdue University Archives and Special Collections. "Convocations Songs," pamphlet circa 1915 of Purdue related songs, including Hail Purdue and other songs gift of John E. McDonald, August 2015. Added groupof song books. The Purdue Song Book, circa 1923 donated by JoAnn Bloodgood (with the Donald A. Bloodgood papers), November 2011. Added to group of song books. 4 items donated by Michael Humnicky, September 2012. 6 items purchased by Archives and Special Collections on March 31, 2014.
Accruals and Additions
"Convocations Songs," pamphlet circa 1915 of Purdue related songs, including Hail Purdue and other songs gift of John E. McDonald, August 2015. Added to group of song books. The Purdue Song Book, circa 1923 donated by JoAnn Bloodgood (with the Donald A. Bloodgood papers), November 2011. Added to group of song books.
All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
- Artifacts (Object genre)
- Edward C. Elliott Hall Of Music (West Lafayette, Ind.)
- Music -- Performance
- Optical disks
- Phonograph record
- Programs (documents)
- Purdue Choral Society
- Purdue Music Study Society
- Purdue Musical Organizations of Purdue University
- Purdue University
- Purdue University Mandolin and Glee Club
- Purdue University Marching Band
- Purdue University Military Band
- Purdue University Symphony Orchestra
- Purdue University. Band
- Purdue University. Golden Girl
- Purdue University. Varsity Glee Club
- Sheet music
- Stewart, Albert Pearson
- sound recordings
- Purdue University Musical Organizations records
- In Progress
- Joanne Mendes, Amanda Burdick
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Second edition