Purdue University Musical Organizations records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 40
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.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1960s
- Purdue Musical Organizations of Purdue University (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
No use restrictions.
2.95 Cubic Feet (5 letter-size manuscript boxes and 1 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)
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.
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
- Artifacts (Object genre)
- 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 Hall of Music
- 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
- sound recordings
- Purdue University Musical Organizations records
- Joanne Mendes, Amanda Burdick
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- 09099999: Collection identifier updated from UA 12.05.07 to UA 40 as of October 24, 2016. Added series 2, box 6, item 1; tape recording 1960, previously unprocessed, as of May 23, 2017.