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Dru Bagwell Collection

Identifier: AR-0775

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This collection contains 37 items that Dru acquired during his time as a student at the University of Tennessee. They include: The 1960 “Torch” booklet issued to all UT freshmen; a program for a University Concert Band performance, dated March 1961; Carnicus program booklets from 1962, 1964, and 1965; All-Sing programs from February 1962-1968; a program for the Thirty-Ninth Aloha Oe Ceremony, dated June 1964; two copies of the program and invitation to the 156th commencement ceremony; a Miss U.T. Pageant Magazine from January 1965 a program from the Tennessee-Tulsa Bluebonnet Bowl game played in December 1965; the program for the August 1967 performance “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” presented at The Carousel Theatre; a fraternity letterman jacket patch shaped into a “T” with an orange Indian figure in its center; and intermittent issues of the UT Daily Beacon from February 12, 1966-August 8, 1967.

This collection contains 37 items that Dru acquired during his time as a student at the University of Tennessee. They include:

Full List of Items

  1. 1960 Torch booklet issued to all UT freshman
  2. March 1961 program for a University Concert Band performance
  3. Two copies of 1962 Carnicus program/booklet (some staining and discoloration on both)
  4. February 1962 Thirty-First All-Sing program entitled Some enchanted Evening
  5. February 1963 Thirty-Second All-Sing program entitled Let Freedom Sing
  6. February 1964 Thirty-Third All-Sing program entitled Rhapsody in Rhythm
  7. 1964 Carnicus program/booklet entitled Ladder to Laughter
  8. June 1964 program for Thirty-Ninth Aloha Oe Ceremony
  9. Two copies of 1964 program for one-hundred and fifty-sixth commencement ceremony of the University of Tennessee
  10. Two copies of invitations to 1964 UT commencement ceremony
  11. January 1965 Miss U.T. Pageant Magazine
  12. May 1965 Carnicus program/booklet entitled Music Mirth & Madness
  13. December 1965 program for Tennessee vs. Tulsa Seventh Annual Bluebonnet Bowl
  14. 1966 Thirty-Fifth All-Sing program entitled Sounds of Success
  15. 1967 All-Sing program entitled A Song Will Rise
  16. August 1967 program for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, presented by The Carousel Theatre
  17. Two copies of 1968 All-Sing programs entitled Thoroughly Modern Melodies All-Sing ‘68
  18. Fraternity letterman jacket patch shaped into a T with an orange Indian figure in its center. Its feather protrudes from the top of the T.
  19. UT Daily Beacon Vol. 2 No. 80, February 12, 1966
  20. Two copies of UT Daily Beacon Vol. 4 No. 35, November 10, 1966
  21. UT Daily Beacon Vol. 4 No. 38, November 17, 1966
  22. UT Daily Beacon Vol. 5, Nos. 83, 85-89, February 18-28, 1967
  23. The Summer Beacon Vol. 2 No. 14, August 8 1967


  • 1960 - 1968


The material in this collection is in English.

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0.5 Linear Feet ([1 half box containing 19 folders])


This collection contains nearly 40 items acquired by Drury "Dru" Bagwell during his time as a University of Tennessee, Knoxville student from 1960 - 1968. The materials include a variety of programs from campus events such as Carnicus, All-Sing, commencement, and other university sponsored activities.

Biographical/Historical Note

Drury Dru Bagwell attended the University of Tennessee beginning in 1960, obtaining degrees in accounting, college student personnel, and law. As an undergraduate, Dru was in the UT Band and the Homecoming Advisory Board. He also served as the AFS Alumni Club President and the Carnicus Ticket Committee Co-Chairman. After his time at UT, Dru travelled to the University of Maryland to establish a new office of Campus Activities. As the Director of Campus Activities he was elected the first Faculty Secretary of Omicron Delta Kappa - Sigma Circle, and he maintained this role until his retirement in 2001. Upon his retirement, a lecture series named for him was established by students and supporters of ODK.

This collection contains materials from several prominent student-run organizations including traditional events, All-Sing programs, Carnicus programs, and UT Daily Beacon newspapers. Beginning in 1932, All-Sing is an annual choral competition sponsored by UT Student Government Association (SGA) All Campus Events (ACE). Beginning in the early 1990s, Carnicus is an annual student organization competition that has evolved from a vaudeville circus festival into a competitive skit-based event. Both events involve heavy participation from UT’s Greek life. The Daily Beacon began in 1967 as a successor to the 61-year-old publication Orange and White, and is presently published five days a week along with daily updates within their online social media presence (website, Twitter, Facebook.)

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA