: This letter addressed to Mr. Charles H. Orr, President of the Republican Glee Club of Columbus, confirms President William Taft's acceptance of their invitation to the Fifteenth Annual Banquet on January 30, 1912. The Republican Glee Club formed in Columbus, Ohio, when a group of men who enjoyed singing formed a group to campaign for presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant in the 1872 presidential election against Horace Greeley. The group of singers originally called themselves the Grant and Wilson Glee Club, always changing their name to support the candidate the group was endorsing. By 1885, the Glee Club supported state and local races too, and in 1895 permanently changed the club's name to the Republican Glee Club. The Republican Glee Club Collection includes sheet music and songbooks, organizational records, historical information, event programs, and photographs. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS1441AV_B13_F11_1 Subjects
: Republican Glee Club; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Republican Party; Political clubs; Choirs (Music); Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);