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COLLECTION Identifier: HUD 3428.979

Harvard Glee Club posters

Overview

Founded as a separate organization in 1858, the Harvard Glee Club was first organized in 1833 as part of the Pierian Sodality. The collection consists of posters documenting concerts performed by the Harvard Glee Club and its a cappella subset, Glee Club Lite, in conjunction with other Harvard musical groups including the Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and the Bach Society Orchestra.

Dates

  • 1979-2010 and undated

Creator

Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.62 cubic feet (3 flat boxes)

The collection consists of posters documenting concerts performed by the Harvard Glee Club and its a cappella subset, Glee Club Lite, in conjunction with other Harvard musical groups including the Radcliffe Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, as well as other collegiate groups from the United States and abroad, such as the Yale Glee Club and Princeton Glee Club. The posters advertise performances of specific works by composers as well as concerts for holidays, football games against Yale and Princeton Universities, and special events, including the 10th anniversary of Collegium Musicum in 1988, the 150th anniversary of the Glee Club in 2008, and the retirement of long-time conductor Jameson Marvin in 2010.

Historical note

Founded as a separate organization in 1858, the Harvard Glee Club was first organized in 1833 as part of the Pierian Sodality. Until 1918, the Glee Club, along with the Banjo Club and the Mandolin Club, was under one management, known as the Harvard Musical Clubs.

Arrangement

The posters are arranged in chronological order

Acquisition information

Accession 19328; Harvard Glee Club, December 2, 2011.

Related Materials

In the Harvard University Archives:
  1. Records of the Harvard Glee Club, consisting of correspondence of Conductor G. Wallace Woodworth, Assistant Associate Manager and others concerning engagements and concert tours, financial affairs, membership, recordings, Choral Society, publicity, publications and related matters; minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee and other groups; constitution; financial reports; information about concerts and tours; sound recordings; motion pictures; memorabilia; publications, such as programs and song books; clippings and press releases; and posters and photographs (HUD 3428.xx).
  2. Records of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, 1976-1981 (HUD 3293.5xxx)
  3. Records of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, ca. 1808-2009 (HUD 3694.xx)
  4. Records of the Radcliffe Choral Society, 1957-1970, 1976-1986 and undated (HUD 3277.6000)
  5. Records of the Bach Society Orchestra, 1954-2006 (HUD 3186)
In the Schlesinger Library:
  1. The Radcliffe College student activities collection, 1882-1998 includes material on the Radcliffe Choral Society, 1907-1998.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2018 December 21.

Processing Note

The collection was processed in 2014 by Juliana Kuipers. Processing involved a collection survey, housing in appropriate archival folders and boxes, and the creation of this finding aid.

Creator

Title
Harvard Glee Club. Harvard Glee Club posters, 1979-2010 and undated : an inventory
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hua18014

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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