Wilson B. Paul Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Paul, Wilson B.
Wilson B. Paul papers
Date [inclusive]
1979, 1982, undated
0.4 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Wilson B. Paul was a Professor and Head of Speech in the Drama and Radio Education Department from 1947 to 1955. He was also director of the Lecture-Concert Series from 1955 to 1970 and then Arts and Letters Consultant to the Dean from 1971 to 1975. He became a Professor Emeritus in 1976.

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Scope and Contents note

The Wilson B. Paul papers consist of an essay about music at Michigan State University, a short essay on the History of the Lecture-Concert Series, a program from the dedication of the MSU’s Center for the Performing Arts (Wharton Center), and a more extensive history of the Lecture-Concert Series from 1912 until 1956. The text includes reviews of the shows as well as photocopied reproductions of photographs and advertisements.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections October 2005

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Lecture-Concert Series.


  • Concert programs
  • Essays


  • Music -- Instruction and study
  • Performing arts -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Music at Michigan State 1979 

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1993H 1

Chapter 1: Origin of Music at M.A.C. 

1993H 1

Chapter 2: Musical Awakening at M.A.C. 

1993H 2

Chapter 3: The Establishment of a Professional Department of Music 

1993H 3

Chapter 4: Years of Expansion 

1993H 4

Chapter 5: Summary 

1993H 4
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A Capsule History of the Lecture Concert Series Circa 1982 

1993H 5

Program for the Dedication of the MSU Center for the Performing Arts 1982 

1993H 6

History of the Lecture Concert Series at MSU 1912-1956 Undated 

1993H 6
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Volume I: Introduction and Chapters 1 to 3 

1993H 7

Volume II: Years of Expansion 

1993H 7
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pages 183-349 

1993H 8

pages 350-509 

1993H 9