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Swarthmore Chautauqua memorabilia collected by Kevin Gilmartin

 Collection — othertype: SC-281
Identifier: SFHL-SC-281

Scope and Contents

The Swarthmore Chautauqua was the youngest of the circuits and was founded in 1912 by Paul M. Pearson of Swarthmore College. Swarthmore Chautauqua memorabilia. This small collection of Chautauqua memorabilia contains programs, travel details, a letter describing travel and take-down process in 1920, and snapshots taken during the 1920-1921 tour.

Dates

  • Creation: 1920 - 1930
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1920-1921 (Bulk)

Creator

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

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. After 1927 the Swarthmore Chautauqua was held in indoor venues rather than tents, and in 1930, due to economic pressures and the changing life styles of Americans, the Swarthmore Chautauqua ceased operation.

Extent

.1 linear ft. (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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. 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, travel details, a letter describing travel and take-down process in 1920, and snaphots taken during the 1920-1921 tour.

Arrangement

Filed chronologically with photographs at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kevin Gilmartin, Acc. 2017.023

Related Materials

RG 7/006, Swarthmore Chautauqua Memorabilia;

RG 5/121, Paul M. Pearson Papers;

Dillavou, George J, The Swarthmore Chautauqua : an adult education enterprise / Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1970

Processing Information

Processed as small collection rather than added to Swarthmore Historical Society Chautauqua collection, RG 7/006.

Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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