During the 1940s to the 1960s, Vermillion hosted a vibrant set of concerts sponsored by the Vermillion Community Artists’ Series. The following description is from one of its programs:
“The annual concert program was inaugurated in 1947 when Arthur H. Whittemore and Jack Lowe, duo-pianists, presented a concert to establish the A. H. Whittemore Memorial fund. This fund has contributed to the financial support of the series.”
“The concerts each year have been made possible and will continue to be made possible by subscriptions of sponsors, season memberships by University students and residents of Vermillion and this area who recognize, appreciate, and enjoy fine music.”
Programs for this series are in the Edward Charles Ehrensperger papers. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections if you would like a list of the programs. The picture of Whittemore and Lowe is from the 1949 Coyote yearbook.