Glee Club Records, 1889 -- 1951


This collection has:

4.66 Cubic Feet
4 boxes
2 Digital Object(s)

The first Tufts College Glee Club was formed in 1863, but the club was inconsistently organized until 1885, when the permanent Glee Club was formed. Its first concert was held on March 15, 1886. Leo R. Lewis, A'87, was the organizer and founder of the permanent club in 1885 and went on to serve on the Tufts faculty from 1892-1945. He was the conductor and leader of the Glee Club throughout his tenure on the faculty. Elbridge Newton, A'90, wrote "The Brown and Blue," the first Tufts song, for the club in 1888. The club published the Tufts Song Book in 1895 and in 1906.

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