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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


Languages of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Historical Information

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)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

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.

Revision Statements

  • 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.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States