Elliott Hall of Music records
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 125
Scope and Contents
The Elliott Hall of Music records contain information about the building dedication in 1940, past performances, brochures, and a safety plan for the building drafted in 1960. The collection also includes five large albums containing photos and autographs of the acts who performed at the Hall of Music between its dedication ceremony in 1940 and 1965; notable figures include Bob Hope, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Clement Attlee.
- 1940 - 1990
- Purdue University (Organization)
Languages of Materials
Collection material is in English.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Copyright held by Purdue University.
The Hall of Music was dedicated on May 3 and 4, 1940. The facility seats 6,148 people, one of the largest auditoriums in the world at the time of its opening. It was renamed in honor of Purdue President Edward C. Elliott in 1958.
Source: Purdue University Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
2.75 Cubic Feet (Five folders and five albums)
Source and date of acquisition are unknown.
Collection housed in acid-free folders. Photo albums had previously been stored separately and were added to the collection in 2021.
- Elliott Hall of Music records
- Jon Hathaway and Adriana Harmeyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description first completed on 2017-09-18.
- 2020-05-18: Collection description updated by Adelle Rogers.
- 2021-09-02: Program albums were added to the collection and associated descriptions were updated by Adriana Harmeyer.