University of Maine Stein Song Collection
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.
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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.
1 box (12 folders)
- Guide to the University of Maine Stein Song Collection
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- Finding aid written in English.