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Georgia Tech Glee Club Records

Georgia Tech Glee Club Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia Tech Glee Club Records
Identification: UA036
Date: 1910-1945
Size: 0.2 linear feet (one half-size document case)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia Tech Glee Club.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This small collection consists of invitations, tickets, programs, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook, which dates mainly from the 1911 season, contains newspaper clippings, programs, and other memorabilia as well as handwritten logs of the schedules and meetings of the glee club for that year. Programs date mainly from the 1910s, although a program from 1927 and one from 1945 is included. Tickets and invitations for a concert in April 1941 and a newspaper clipping from 1940 complete the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Georgia Tech Glee Club is the oldest student organization on the Georgia Tech campus, the oldest Glee Club in the South, and one of the oldest such groups in the country. Founded in 1906, it has a rich tradition of singing that includes numerous national and international tours, as well as radio broadcasts and recordings. It was one of the first college organizations to record its fight song, making Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech one of the most famous college fight songs in the country. The group has appeared twice on the Ed Sullivan show and has entertained audiences around the world.

Featuring a “healthily irreverent” blend of music, drama, and vocal/visual performance antics, the Georgia Tech Glee Club sings entirely original arrangements of unaccompanied music, utilizing vocal percussion, movement, and technology. For two years, the Glee Club served as Ensemble-in-Residence in Honolulu at the 2006 and 2007 Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities. In 2006, the Glee Club released its first studio CD recording of all original arrangements and compositions. In 2008, the ensemble made a successful solo debut appearance in New York City’s Carnegie Hall and completed a successful ten-day concert tour of England, Scotland and Wales, garnering rave reviews for their performances. In March, 2009, the Glee Club performed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and was featured in an a cappella festival at The George Washington University.


Scope and Content Note

This small collection consists of invitations, tickets, programs, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook, which dates mainly from the 1911 season, contains newspaper clippings, programs, and other memorabilia as well as handwritten logs of the schedules and meetings of the glee club for that year. Programs date mainly from the 1910s, although a program from 1927 and one from 1945 is included. Tickets and invitations for a concert in April 1941 and a newspaper clipping from 1940 complete the collection.


Index Terms

Choirs (Music)--Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia Institute of Technology. Choral organizations.
Georgia Institute of Technology. Societies, etc.
Scrapbooks.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Donation, 1990 (accession number: 1992.0906).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in October 2010.


Restrictions

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.


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11Invitations and tickets, April 8, 1941
 
12Log/scrapbook, 1910-1913
 
13Newspaper page, January 26, 1940
 
14Programs, 1910-1945