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Haverford College Glee Club scrapbook, 1921-1949


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Haverford College Glee Club was founded in the fall of 1887 by students under the tutelage of Professor Frank Morley, the group's first instructor. Like other musical groups during Haverford's early years, the club received a cold reception from a Board of Managers which sustained the anti-aesthetic bias of the school's Quaker Founders, whose Puritanical opinion on music, that it was a frivolous pursuit and a distraction from a life of moral rectitude, deterred significantly from their otherwise liberal social views. In spite of resistance from adminstration (during those early years members were prohibitted from practicing on campus) the Glee Club cemented its presence on campus thanks to the success of its performances.

The Haverford College Glee Club scrapbook, 1921-1949 contains programs, clippings, pictures related to the tours and performances of the Haverford College Glee Club throughout the span of years indicated in the collection title. All materials were arranged by the creator in chronological order throughout the pages of the scrapbook.

Arrangement dictated by the creator.

Processed by Phillip Norman, completed February 2018

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Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Haverford College Glee Club scrapbook, 1921-1949.
Volume: 1

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