The 1917-1918 season of the Virginia Glee Club carried on in the face of the war with reduced dramatic performances; the season continued the joint performance tradition with the Mandolin Club. A committee formed of W.F. Cox, George W. Swearingen, H. M. Hite, Arthur Kyle Davis, Jr., and W. R. Mallan had to make the decision to carry on with the season in the spring of 1917.Performances included an appearance in Staunton at the New Theatre there. The director was Kirk Payne, apparently unaffiliated with the University. Officers included William S. Thomas, president; Archibald Robinson Randolph, vice-president; Victor Metcalf, secretary; Richard Eppes Shands, manager; James Archibald Leach, manager-elect (in service); Bernard Peyton Chamberlain, property man; and White Howard, assistant director.
- Alumni Bulletin. XI. 1918. p. 306. http://books.google.com/books?id=CuFKAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22university%20of%20virginia%22%20%22glee%20club%22&pg=PA306#v=onepage&q=glee&f=false.
- "Future of Glee Club is in Hands of Committee". College Topics: p. 6. 1917-05-16. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=WwwtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=umkEAAAAIBAJ&dq=university-of-virginia%20glee-club&pg=1340%2C2524614.
- "Glee Club Meets Third Engagement in Staunton". College Topics: p. 1. 1918-04-13. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VgwtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=umkEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4071,4435104&dq=glee-club&hl=en.
- Corks and Curls. 1918. pp. 309-311.
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