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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.

Dates

  • 1876-2005
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1960s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No use restrictions.

Extent

2.95 Cubic Feet (5 letter-size manuscript boxes and 1 flat box)

Arrangement Note

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

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Related Materials

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Title
Purdue University Musical Organizations records
Status
in_progress
Author
Joanne Mendes, Amanda Burdick
Date
05/06/2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 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.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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