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Purdue University Musical Organizations records


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Musical Organization records

Musical Organizations Record Albums

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Purdue University Musical Organizations records, 1876-2005 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Joanne Mendes, Amanda Burdick

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Predominant Dates:1900-1960s

Primary Creator: Purdue Musical Organizations of Purdue University

Extent: 2.95 Cubic feet


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)

Subjects: Concerts, Music Performance, Purdue Musical Organizations of Purdue University, Purdue Music Study Society, Purdue University, Purdue University. Band, Purdue University. Golden Girl, Purdue University. Varsity Glee Club, Purdue University Choral Society, Purdue University Hall of Music, Purdue University Mandolin and Glee Club, Purdue University Marching Band, Purdue University Military Band, Purdue University Symphony Orchestra, Singing

Forms of Material: Artifacts (Object genre), DVDs, Phonograph record, Programs, Sheet music, Songbooks, Sound recordings

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Music Performance
Purdue Musical Organizations of Purdue University
Purdue Music Study Society
Purdue University
Purdue University. Band
Purdue University. Golden Girl
Purdue University. Varsity Glee Club
Purdue University Choral Society
Purdue University Hall of Music
Purdue University Mandolin and Glee Club
Purdue University Marching Band
Purdue University Military Band
Purdue University Symphony Orchestra

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections


"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.

Access Restrictions: Collection open for research.

Use Restrictions: No use restrictions.

Finding Aid Revision History: Collection identifier updated from UA 12.05.07 to UA 40 as of October 24, 2016.

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/UA00040_Purdue_Musical_OrganizationsV2.pdf

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[Series 1: Musical Organization records, 1876-2011],
[Series 2: Musical Organizations Record Albums, 1922-1983],