Emens Auditorium printed ephemera
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Planning for the auditorium was underway in 1947 but was not erected until 1961 and later opened its doors on March 14-15, 1964 for a sneak preview and was officially dedicated later that year on October 25th.
Emens Auditorium seats more than 3,500 patrons, and by its 25th Anniversary had already entertained more than 3.6 million people. The auditorium is famed for legendary acoustics, scalloped ceilings, and state-of-the-art sound capabilities.
Renowned performers such as Louis Armstrong, David Copperfield, Adam Sandler, B.B. King, Dixie Chicks, David Letterman, President Gerald Ford and David Letterman are just a few to grace the stage. Other incredible performances include the musicals Cats and Les Miserables.
Each year Emens Auditorium draws in large crowds and notable performances through its annual Artist Series.
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Subseries 1: College-Community Auditorium Series programs, 1959-1964
Subseries 2: Emens Auditorium Artist Series brochures, 1998-2009
Subseries 3: Emens Auditorium Artist Series programs, 1964-2004
Subseries 4: Emens Auditorium Concert Series brochures, 1965-1994
Subseries 5: Emens Auditorium Concert Series programs, 1964-1986
Subseries 6: Emens Auditorium Artist and Concert Series brochures, 1971-2005
Subseries 7: Emens Auditorium booklets, 1964
Subseries 8: Emens Auditorium brochures, 1964-1999
Subseries 9: Emens Auditorium posters, 2001-2002
Subseries 10: Emens Auditorium programs, 1964-2000
- College-Community Auditorium Series Bulliten. Dec. 1, 1962, Emens Auditorium printed ephemera, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries.
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- Emens Auditorium Printed Ephemera
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