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James R. Cox Auditorium Programs

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0212

This collection contains two copies of a program documenting the naming ceremony for the James R. Cox Auditorium at Alumni Memorial Hall on September 26, 2003 and a program showing the Dedication and Inaugural Concert of the Cox Auditorium Organ on January 21, 2007. The Concert program includes a description of the music played, specifics of the organ, and coming events at the Auditorium in February 2007.

Dates

  • 2003-2007

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains two copies of a program documenting the naming ceremony for the James R. Cox Auditorium at Alumni Memorial Hall on September 26, 2003 and a program showing the Dedication and Inaugural Concert of the Cox Auditorium Organ on January 21, 2007. The Concert program includes a description of the music played, specifics of the organ, and coming events at the Auditorium in February 2007.

Biographical/Historical Note

The James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building was dedicated on September 26, 2003. It is named for James Robert Cox. Although Cox did not attend UT, he was long-time Knoxville native who grew up on a farm in North Knox County. Cox served with the Army Air Corps in World War II, but spent most of his working life in banking, ended in 1976 upon his retirement. A few months prior to his death in 2000, he arranged to leave over $2 million to UT. The specifics of the gift’s use were left with Cox’s sister, Charlotte Musgraves, and her son James. With their permission, a portion of the money was used for the pipe organ in the Alumni Memorial Building Auditorium. The majority of the gift went toward an architecture endowment, and the remainder was used to support professorships in other subjects. The renovation was completed in January 2003.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was donated to University Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480