Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records

Summary Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives
Frederic H. Pease Auditorium records
Date [inclusive]
8.2 Linear feet 1 record center carton, 1 archive box, 3 oversize folders
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

Revision Description

 Addition of oversize materials. 2017 May

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)


  • 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 

Box Folder

Analysis/Schematic Phase Study 1987 

1 1

Technical File Undated 

1 2

Pease Committee 1995 

1 3

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

1 4

Restoration Project 1993 

1 5-6

Renovation Materials 1994 

1 7-9

Historic American Building Survey 1999 

1 10

Annual Reports 2003-2005 

1 15

Floor Plans 

Graphic materials (32307023298046)   2
Graphic materials (32307023299481)   3
    Oversize Object
Graphic materials (32307023289052)   1 1-10

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Publicity and Outreach 1914-2012 

Box Folder

Ron Miller Event Planning materials 1995-1999 

1 11

Programs and Brochures 

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

Box Folder

April Fool's Story 

1 14

News Releases 1989-2003 

1 16

Clippings 1914-2012 

1 17-25

Thank You Photograph 

2 2

Pease Auditorium Day Proclamation 1995 October 5 

2 3

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