The Music Department Records document music instruction at Oregon State as well as performances by Oregon State bands, choirs, and other musical groups as well as individual students, faculty, and guest artists. The Records include sound recordings in a variety of formats.
10.45 cubic feet, including 1 DVD and 400 photographs; 21 boxes, including 6 oversize boxes; 1 microfilm reel; 60 feet
The records are arranged in 11 series: I. General Correspondence, 1938-1966; II. Scholarships, 1956-1989; III. Historical Sketch of OSU Music Department, 1871-1967, circa 1967; IV. Departmental Memos, 1966-1975; VI. Publications, 1908-2007; VII. Sound Recordings and Moving Images, circa 1947-2008; VIII. Scrapbooks, 1899-1961; IX. Programs and Special Events Records, 1948-2007; X. OSU Bands, 1927-1999; and XI. OSU-Corvallis Symphony, 1951-2006.
The Ted Mesang Collection provides information about the OSU Bands under Mesang's direction from 1949 to 1967; the Robert B. Walls Collection consists of sound recordings of performances by Oregon State University choirs. The Archives' holdings include several other collections documenting music activities at Oregon State, including the Corvallis-OSU Music Association Records, Grace Gramms Scrapbook, Homer Maris Collection, Catherine Perry Collection, Lillian Jeffreys Petri Collection, and Helen E. Plinkiewisch Papers. The Oregon State University Bands Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 104) consist of recordings of OSU Marching Band shows during the 1970s and 1980s. The Memorabilia Collection includes announcements and programs for Music Department events and posters for the OSU-Corvallis Symphony. Photographs of Music Department events and academic programs are part of the Music Department (Robert B. Walls) Photographs (P 137), OSU Bands Photographic Collection (P 104), Music Photographs (P 50), and Harriet's Collection.