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Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records

Identifier: 015.FHPA

Scope and Contents

The Frederic H. Pease Auditorium was constructed in 1914 and dedicated in honor of former Head of the Conservatory Music, Frederic H. Pease in 1915. The Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records have been divided into two series: Facilities Planning and Maintenance, and Publicity and Outreach.


  • Creation: 1914 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

Administrative History

A new auditorium building was constructed on the campus of Michigan State Normal College in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1914. The original name of the building was John D. PIerce Auditorium, in honor of the first State Superintendent of Instruction. The name was changed to the Frederic H. Pease Auditorium in 1915, in acknowledgement of Frederic H. Pease, a professor of music from 1858 to 1909, and Head of the the Conservatory of Music. Another music professor, Frederick Alexander, donated $85,000 in his will for the addition of an organ, and the Frederic Alexander Memorial Organ was played for the first time in 1960. The organ was restored from 1993 through 1999. The Auditorium was renovated in 1959, 1993-1995, and in 2008.


8.2 Linear Feet (1 record center carton, 1 archive box, 3 oversize folders)

Language of Materials



The Frederic H. Pease Auditorium is a building on the Eastern Michigan University campus that hosts musical and dramatic events. The building was originally called Pierce Auditorium, but was renamed in 1915 to honor Frederic H. Pease, a professor of music and head of the Conservatory of Music. The records include facilities planning and maintenance materials that include technical data and renovation project materials, as well as publicity and outreach materials, such as clippings, news releases, and event programs.

Related Materials

For more information on Frederic H. Pease, please see the

Frederic H. Pease papers [010.FP]:

Frederick Alexander papers [010.FA]:

Frederick M. Alexander Music Building records [015.FAMB]:

Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records
Natalie Morath
2012 November 9
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197