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Swarthmore Chautauqua Association

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Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Chautauqua memorabilia collected by the Swarthmore Historical Society

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG7-006
Overview The Chautauqua movement grew out of the American Lyceum and had its beginnings in 1874 at Chautauqua Lake, New York. In the late 1800s, this movement to provide entertainment and education to the American public was extended by circuit Chautauquas which expanded its influence from coast to coast. The Swarthmore Chautauqua was the youngest of the circuits and was founded in 1912 by Paul M. Pearson of Swarthmore College. This small collection of Chautauqua memorabilia contains programs, news...
Dates: 1913 - 1995

Paul M. Pearson and Drew Pearson photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-157
Overview Paul M. Pearson (1871-1938) was a noted Quaker educator, editor, and speaker, a professor of Public Speaking at Swarthmore College, the first civilian governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, an assistant director of the U.S. Housing Authority, and a leading founder and executive in the Chautauqua movement. His son, Drew Pearson (1897-1969), was a syndicated national columnist. This collection contains photographs of the following subjects mostly related to Paul M. Pearson's life and work:...
Dates: 1890 - 1938

Paul M. Pearson (Paul Martin) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-121
Overview Paul M. Pearson (1871-1938) was a noted Quaker educator, editor, and speaker, a professor of Public Speaking at Swarthmore College, the first civilian governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, an assistant director of the U.S. Housing Authority, and a leading founder and executive in the Chautauqua movement. The collection contains biographical and genealogical materials, personal correspondence (1894-1938), writings (published and manuscript), extensive material on the Swarthmore Chautauqua as...
Dates: 1890-2011 (bulk 1890-1938)

Picture Rocks Chautauqua re-enactment and memorabilia, 1913 - 1995

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Scope and Contents

A re-enactment of Chautauqua as it was held in Picture Rocks, Pennsylvania, in the years 1913-1927. The event was held July 30d, 1995, in celebration of the Bicentennial of Lycoming County. Collection includes memorabilia of the 1995 event as well as original programs and photos.

Dates: 1913 - 1995

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Subject
Chautauquas 2
Quaker civic leaders 2
United States Virgin Islands -- Administration 2
United States Virgin Islands -- Politics and government 2
Chautauquas -- History 1