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Wallace De Pue papers

Identifier: UA-10.3.334

Scope and Contents

The Wallace De Pue papers consist of sheet music composed by Wallace De Pue. Some of the compositions include drafts as well as the finished piece. The pieces include choral music, orchestral music and a few operas. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence as well as concert programs, and honors and awards. Also included is a reminiscence about the influence of Mary Tolbert in Wallace De Pue's childhood. There are also CDs and a cassette of some of De Pue's works, a film labeled "BGSU Opera" and a video labeled "Something Special- Wallace De Pue, Maumee Seaway Commander’s Chorus, R. D. Mathey, Director BGSU."


  • Creation: 1947 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make photocopies must be obtained from Wallace De Pue.

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from Wallace De Pue and University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Wallace Earl De Pue was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Oscar and Lillian De Pue. De Pue was musically gifted and began attending the Columbus Boy Choir School, now known as the American Boy Choir School in fifth grade. Eldon Howells and Frank Murphy taught him to become a concert pianist.

De Pue attended Capital University and earned two bachelor degrees in music education and in music composition. At Ohio State University, he completed a Master of Arts degree. He earned a Ph.D. in music composition and theory at Michigan State University under Dr. H. Owen Reed. He went on to teach high school choral music in Ohio, And later became Curator of Music at The Toledo Museum of Art.

In 1966, he joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. De Pue retired in 1998. He currently runs his own ASCAP licensed publishing company, Picardie Court Publications.

Source: Wallace De Pue/ Picardie Court Publications website (


5 Cubic Feet

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Custodial History

Gift of Wallace De Pue. Transferred to the MSU Archives from MSU Fine Arts Library.

Legal Status

Copyright: Wallace De Pue.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

General Note

Research guide available at

Wallace De Pue Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
February 2016
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US