Royal Purple March sheet music

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US US kmk 2015-16.021

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Royal Purple March sheet music


  • 1911 (Creation)


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The Class of 1911 used the Royal Purple March as a fundraiser for their senior arch at Kansas State Agricultural College. George August Westphalinger, a retired chief musician for the United States Army who led the K-State College Band in 1909-1910 and 1910-1911, wrote the piece in 1911. More details are available in issues of The Kansas Industrialist on May 13 and June 17, 1911.

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No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.  This item is in the public domain.

Languages of the material

  • English

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

It received accession number 2015-16.021, and donor received item from someone who purchased it at a garage sale in Oklahoma.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Earl Holle
Acqusition Method: Donation.
Acqusition Date: 20150916

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This item is a unique music piece connected to K-State history and is an relevant to student life.


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Specialized notes

  • Citation: Preferred Citation: George Westphalinger, Royal Purple March, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Cliff Hight
Processing Info: University archivist Cliff Hight processed this item in 2017.
Publication Date: 2017-11-28

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