Swarthmore Chautauqua memorabilia collected by Kevin Gilmartin
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Overview and metadata sections
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.
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.
Filed chronologically with photographs at the end.
Gift of Kevin Gilmartin, Acc. 2017.023
Processed as small collection rather than added to Swarthmore Historical Society Chautauqua collection, RG 7/006.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Susanna Morikawa
- Use Restrictions
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