A Guide to the Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club, 1940-1946, 1988 Guthrie, Elizabeth D. Papers on the VPI Glee Club Ms1988-012

Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club, 1940-1946, 1988

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-012


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-012
Title
Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club,1940-1946, 1988
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft. 1 box
Creator
Guthrie, Elizabeth;Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Glee Club.
Language
English
Abstract
The Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club consists of material relating to the V.P.I. Glee Club from the years 1940-1946. The collection contains administrative files, the "Blackout" program script, sheet music, including the original version of "Moonlight and VPI," and group photographs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club, Ms1988-012, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Special Collections in April 1988.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Elizabeth D. Guthrie Papers on the VPI Glee Club was completed in October 2013.


Biographical Note

Elizabeth D. Guthrie (1910-2005) served as the director of the VPI Glee Club from at least 1940 to 1943 (her records and account end suddenly in 1943, the time in which the VPI cadets left to serve in WWII). According to Guthrie's account, after the previous VPI glee club had disbanded, two cadets approached Guthrie in the fall of 1940 to inquire whether she might be interested in directing a new Glee Club. The club met in War Memorial Hall, and Guthrie volunteered as director for the first year, since the club had no funds.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of material relating to the V.P.I. Glee Club from the years 1940-1946. The collection contains administrative files, the "Blackout" program script, sheet music, including the original version of "Moonlight and VPI," and group photographs. The administrative files contain annual reports, concert programs, and correspondence to and from Elizabeth D. Guthrie, Glee Club Director. The administrative files also include a brief history of VPI's Glee Club, and Guthrie's role within it. Some of the material contains handwritten explanatory notes added by Elizabeth D. Guthrie.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Glee Club Administrative Files, 1940-1943, 1988
Box-folder 1-2
Original Sheet Music & Photographs, 1941-1946
Box-folder 1-3
"Blackout" Script, 1941