Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records
015.FHPA

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Title
Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records
ID
015.FHPA
Date [inclusive]
1914-2012
Extent
1.4 Linear feet 1 record center carton, 1 tall archive box
Language
English
Abstract
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.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 November 9

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

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

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For more information on Frederic H. Pease, please see the Frederic H. Pease papers in the University Archives. For more on Frederick Alexander, please see the Frederick Alexander papers and Frederick M. Alexander Music Building records in the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Pease, Frederick H., (Pease, Frederick Henery)

Subject(s)

  • Building dedications.
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Additions.
  • Buildings--Remodeling for other use.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College

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Collection Inventory

Facilities Planning and Maintenance 1982-1999 

Analysis/Schematic Phase Study 1987 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 1

Technical File Undated 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 2

Pease Committee 1995 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 3

Graduate Work, "A Preservation Plan," Susan A. Stanley 1982 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 4

Restoration Project 1993 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 5-6

Renovation Materials 1994 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 7-9

Historic American Building Survey 1999 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 10

Annual Reports 2003-2005 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992739)   1 15

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Publicity and Outreach 1914-2012 

Ron Miller Event Planning materials 1995-1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992739)   1 11

Programs and Brochures 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992739)   1 12-13
    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992960)   2 1

April Fool's Story 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992739)   1 14

News Releases 1989-2003 


    Box Folder
Text (32307023992739)   1 16

Clippings 1914-2012 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992739)   1 17-25

Thank You Photograph 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials (32307023992960)   2 2

Pease Auditorium Day Proclamation 1995 October 5 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials (32307023992960)   2 3

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