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Purdue University Harlequin Club collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 173
The Purdue University Harlequin Club collection (1908-1927; 0.5 cubic feet) documents the productions held by the club. Several of the productions are based on books and lyrics written by Purdue alum and playwright, George Ade. The programs also feature some of the businesses in the area during the early 1900s. Types of material includes: programs, scores and sheet music.


  • 1908-1927



0.50 Cubic Feet

1 mss._boxes


Programs, scores and sheet music from the Harlequin Club of Purdue.

Biographical / Historical

History of the Harlequin Club

The Harlequin Club began in 1907. The chief aim of the club was the furthering of dramatics among the men and women of Purdue University. The Harlequin Club also used proceeds from its annual production to provide assistance to worthy causes of the University, including providing financial contributions to the University student loan fund. The fund provided aid to worthy students in meeting their financial obligations while attending Purdue.

For further information on the History of Purdue Theater, please see:

Source: Program from the 16th Annual Production of the Harlequin Club of Purdue University, 1925

Source of Acquisition

Legacy collection, creator unknown

Existence and Location of Originals

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Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes. The programs, scores and sheet music have been placed in chronological order.
Purdue University Harlequin Club collection
Mary A. Sego
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States