By Archive Staff
Primary Creator: Purdue University Convocations (1876-)
Extent: 28.75 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: The Records are organized into six series: Administrative Records, 1948-1970; Performers and Performances, 1903-1979; Promotional Materials, 1892-2012; Scrapbooks, 1965-1979, 1981-2000; Chairman of the University Convocation Committee Scrapbooks, 1923-1955; and Program Scrapbooks, 1876-circa 1918. The series are arranged, for the most part, chronologically by material type. Some of the performer files in Series 6 are organized alphabetically.
Date Acquired: 02/08/2012
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: Purdue University
Physical Access Note: The scrapbooks comprising Series 5 and Series 6 are very fragile and need to be handled with care. Loose materials from the scrapbooks have been removed and placed in acid-free folders, which accompany their respective scrapbooks in flat boxes.
Acquisition Source: Purdue University Convocations
Acquisition Method: Records transfer
Preferred Citation: UA 12.05.06, Purdue University Convocations Records, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Committee on Convocations and Public Lectures records (including budgets, correspondence, expense and suggestion lists, meeting minutes, and season schedules), 1948-1957; Budget statements and miscellaneous financial records (expenditure statements, vouchers, cost estimates and reports), 1954-1969; miscellaneous administrative records (meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.), 1959-1968; Victory Varieties Committee records (mostly correspondence and meeting minutes), 1951-1965, 1970; mock-up designs for the proposed Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1999; and commissioned music, circa 1980s-2000s.
Materials in the series are arranged by topic, then chronologically by material type. (2.8 cubic feet)
Series largely consists of files kept on performers who appeared, or were scheduled to appear, at Purdue between 1947 and 1979. These files include agent press releases, contracts, correspondence, programs, and promotional photographs. The series also includes promotional photographs, circa 1970s; addresses and messages given at Purdue, 1903-1950 (see inventory for inclusive dates); performer and performances slides, circa 1972-1982; and three reel-to-reel tapes of the “Diefenbacker Lecture,” 1970.
Performer files for 1957-1969 were originally arranged alphabetically; files for 1969-1970, chronologically. This arrangement has been maintained. The remaining materials in the series are arranged chronologically by material type. (8.7 cubic feet)
Items in this series include programs, 1899-1981; performance schedules, 1892-2012; miscellaneous schedule materials (flyers and brochures, schedule cards, posters, DVDs), 1928-2008; and miscellaneous promotional materials (announcements, booklets, correspondence and memorandums, event brochures, newsletters, newspaper articles and clippings, and order cards), 1896-2006. See attached inventory for predominant dates of materials in the series.
Materials in the series are arranged chronologically by material type. (2.6 cubic feet)
The scrapbooks comprise largely of programs, flyers, and newspaper advertisements, articles, and clippings pertaining to Convocation performances.
Materials in the series are arranged chronologically but are stored either in boxes or as loose items. (11.1 cubic feet)
Series comprises of scrapbooks kept by Professors J.T. Gunn and Ross Smith during their respective terms as Chairman of the University Convocation Committee. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs, along with some correspondence.
The series is arranged chronologically. (3.15 cubic feet)
This series consists of two scrapbooks of programs from events and performances that took place between 1876 and 1918. The bulk of the programs range from 1876 to 1904.
The series is arranged chronologically. (0.4 cubic feet)