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Purdue University Musical Organizations records


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Musical Organizations

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

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1900-1960s

Primary Creator: Purdue University Musical Organizations

Extent: 7.0 Mss. Boxes


The Purdue Musical Organizations Collection is organized into 2 series:

1. Musical Organizations, ca. 1876-2005; 1.5 cubic feet

2. Record Albums, ca. 1958-1981; 1.5 cubic feet

Subjects: Purdue University. Band, Purdue University. Golden Girl, Purdue University. Varsity Glee Club, Purdue Universty Musical Organizations

Forms of Material: Artifacts (object genre), Sheet music, 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

Purdue University. Band
Purdue University. Golden Girl
Purdue University. Varsity Glee Club
Purdue Universty Musical Organizations

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Accruals: "Convocations Songs," pamphlet circa 1915 of Purdue related songs, including Hail Purdue and other songs gift of John E. McDonald, August 2015.  Added to PMO Box 1, folder of song books.

Access Restrictions: Collection open for research.

Use Restrictions: No use restrictions.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series 1: Musical Organizations, ca. 1876-2005],
[Series 2: Musical Organizations, Record Albums, ca. 1958-1981],