Foster Music Camp Collection

Collection Metadata

Title

Foster Music Camp Collection

Description

James E. Van Peursem founded the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp in the midst of the Depression in 1936. Faced with a lack of experienced music students entering Eastern, he founded the camp to introduce students to music in the hope that they would then attend Eastern and study music education and therefore improve music programs in secondary schools. Foster Music Camp continues to provide music education for middle and high school students every summer.

This collection consists of the records of the camp including photographs, attendance lists, sound recordings of concerts and the camp publication, Bandanna.

Only a portion of this collection has been digitized. See the Finding Aid for a description of the entire collection.

Date

1937-1999

Rights

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Format

publication, program, documents
photograph, negative
vinyl, cassette

Language

eng

Type

text
image
sound

Identifier

0001-024
  • Collection: Foster Music Camp Collection
0001-024-0818.jpg

unknown 1960ca