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University of Maine Stein Song Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1580

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains copies of scores of the Maine Stein Song, correspondence of university presidents and the alumni association, and articles and clippings about the song and its history. The correspondence includes letters written in 1930 from various temperance organizations voicing objections to the song's associations with drinking as well as two letters written by Rudy Vallée, one of which gives a history of the song and Vallée's involvement with it.

Dates

  • 1927-1990

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

No retrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Historical Note

The University of Maine Stein Song was introduced in 1904 by students Adelbert Wells Sprague, who adapted the music from an earlier march, and Lincoln Colcord, who wrote the lyrics. The song became very widely known after being popularized on the radio and in performances by singer Rudy Vallée in the 1930s.

Extent

1 box (12 folders)

Abstract

The collection contains copies of scores of the Maine Stein Song, correspondence of university presidents and the alumni association, and articles and clippings about the song and its history. The correspondence includes letters written in 1930 from various temperance organizations voicing objections to the song's associations with drinking as well as two letters written by Rudy Vallée, one of which gives a history of the song and Vallée's involvement with it.
Title
Guide to the University of Maine Stein Song Collection
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library University Archives Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686