Pacific University has a long history of offering music programs such as concerts and student and faculty recitals. It offered its first music courses around 1870, nine years before the death of Pacific's first president, Sidney Harper Marsh. Olivia Haskell was listed as Teacher of Music in the Faculty roster of 1870-71. The University's course offerings expanded over the following decade, until the Conservatory of Music was formed in 1884, with Mary H. Edwards serving as director. In 1945 the music program changed and the conservatory was discontinued. The Department of Music was created to replace it. It was another five years later, in 1950, when the official School of Music appeared in the university catalog. The School of Music continued until 1983 when it was, once again, absorbed into the College of Arts and Sciences.
This collection contains programs for musical performances held by Pacific University students and staff from the 1880s to 1993. Examples include programs for the Conservatory of Music, a pageant commemorating the landing of the pilgrims, The Men's Glee Club home concert, Music in May concerts, and Senior Assembly performances. The programs are arranged in chronological order.
Preferred Citation :
Pacific University Music Programs Collection, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.Restrictions on Use :
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Collection is open for research.