University of Michigan. Men's Glee Club

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The University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club was formally established in 1859 as only the second group of its kind in the nation.

In its early days the club included from seven to twelve members who performed college songs, vaudeville numbers and skits. The group began touring during the 1880s, with singers numbering fifty by 1900. In the early part of the 20th century the group adopted its present mix of classical, popular and college songs.

From 1922 to 1943, the club was incorporated into the Michigan Union and participated in the all male Michigan Union Operas. 1955 saw the formation of the Friars, a popular double quartet, and the first of a series of international tours.

From the description of Men's Glee Club (University of Michigan) records, 1886-1994. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 82695449

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Assistant to the President (University of Michigan) Records, 1913-1986 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Joe Grimm photographs, 1975-1976 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Men's Glee Club. Men's Glee Club (University of Michigan) records, 1886-1985. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Wilfred B. Shaw Papers, 1873-1954, 1900-1951 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Carlton F. Wells papers, 1910-1994 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. Men's Glee Club. Men's Glee Club (University of Michigan) records, 1886-1994. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn David E. Mattern papers, 1905-1972, 1930-1959 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Gerald H. Hoag papers, 1918-1978 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Michigan Union records, 1884 - [ongoing], 1904-1983 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Mattern, David Earl, 1890-1959. David Earl Mattern papers, 1905-1972. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. Men's Glee Club. Songs of the campus, ca. 1952. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. Assistant to the President. Assistant to the President (University of Michigan) records, 1913-1986. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Duey, Philip A. person
associatedWith Duey, Philip A., d. 1982. person
associatedWith Friars (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Grimm, Joe. person
associatedWith Hoag, Gerald H. person
associatedWith Mattern, David Earl, 1890-1959. person
associatedWith Michigan Union corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Union Opera. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Union Opera. corporateBody
associatedWith Shaw, Wilfred Byron, 1881-1959 person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Assistant to the President. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Assistant to the President. person
associatedWith Wells, Carlton F. (Carlton Frank), 1898- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan--Ann Arbor
Subject
Choral singing
Music
Singers
Students' songs
Occupation
Activity

Corporate Body

Active 1886

Active 1994

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