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Conservatory of Music photographic collection

Identifier: 05.CM


The Conservatory of Music photographic collection includes scrapbooks that documents the activities and events of the Conservatory using clippings, flyers and concert programs as well as composites. Records date from 1892-1936.


  • 1892 - 1936

Conditions Governing Access

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

Historical note

The Conservatory of Music at Michigan State Normal College taught all students insterested in the study of music. It was established in 1880 by then President Malcolm MacVicar to enhance the reputation of the department. The Conservatory provided many performance opportunities for student recitals and concerts. The Conservatory was meant to support itself by fees charged at these events. Four year long courses were offered from the Conservatory in piano, vocal, violin, harmony and pipe organ. Private lessons were offered to the citizens of Ypsilanti, who were also allowed to share their talents in the music ensembles. The Conservatory of Music was re-named the Music Department in 1955.


6 Linear Feet (3 clamshell boxes, 1 oversize item)

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Related Materials

For related materials, see the Conservatory of Music Enrollment records [00.CME]:

Conservatory of Music photographic collection
Elizabeth Searls
2014 February 13
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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