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Georgia Tech Glee Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA036

  • Staff Only

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.

Dates

  • 1910-1945

Creator

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

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

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (one half-size document case)

Scope and Contents

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.

History of the Georgia Tech Glee Club

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.

Other Finding Aids

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

Provenance

Donation, 1990 (accession number: 1992.0906).

Processing Information

Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in October 2010.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Georgia Tech Glee Club Records
Status
In Progress
Date
2010-10-13
Description rules
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Contact:
Library
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Atlanta 30332-0900 USA
404-894-4586