Better late than never?
Last March I wrote to the Dartmouth libraries, hoping for aid in identifying the lyricist/poetaster who penned,
We’ve got the stuff. Yesterday I sent a mild bit of friendly snark re their lack of progress to date, and they were quick to offer what they could find out:
If you wonder what this is about, the football cheering song “Glory to Dartmouth” contains the line, ”We’ve got the stuff.”
Jun 25 2018, 02:13pm via System
Hi XXXXXXXXXX -
I have limited access to Dartmouth history sources here in Baker-Berry Library, but I did manage to find a few items digitized in the Hathi Trust database.
The December 14, 1909 issue of The Dartmouth mentions publication of the Dartmouth Song Book, which includes “Glory to Dartmouth”. Apparently this is the first time the song was published? See: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b2862826?urlappend=;seq=331
The Dartmouth Song Book (1909) is also online, but lists neither composer nor lyricist for “Glory to Dartmouth”. See: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435013033162?urlappend=;seq=80
An earlier edition, Dartmouth Songs (1898), does NOT include “Glory to Dartmouth”. [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001819514]
I’m hoping Rauner staff can unearth a bit more detail for you. I’ve cc’d them in this message, but just so you have it, here’s direct contact information:
Rauner Special Collections Library
6065 Webster Hall
Hanover, NH 03755-3519
Phone: (603) 646-0538
Cheers—Amy Witzel, Baker-Berry Reference