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Florida State College for Women College Song

 Collection — Box: 1816, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2007-03200

Scope and Contents

Printed piano sheet music of the "Florida State College for Women College Song," with words and music composed by Dr. William George Dodd. Five pages. Published in 1915 by the Willis Music Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is noted on the item that the song was "Published for the College by the Class of 1918."


  • Created: 1915


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

According to Robin Sellers, in Femina Perfecta, the president of the University of Indiana delivered the Florida State College for Women (FSCW) Commencement address in 1915. FSCW students wrote to that university for a sheet music copy of its Alma Mater to use in their graduation program. The students appealed to Dr. William George Dodd, Dean of the FSCW College of Arts and Sciences and an accomplished local musician, to draft a similar song for FSCW. Dodd composed the words and music for a new college song which the school adopted as its alma mater.


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Method of Acquisition

The Florida State College for Women College Song was given in September 2007 by Gloria Colvin, whose great-aunt, Aldine Griffin, attended FSCW and owned this copy.

Existence and Location of Originals

Portions of collection available online?: No

Processing Information

Processed by Burt Altman in October 2007

Florida State College for Women College Song
Burt Altman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US