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The Incomplete Collection

By Jeffrey Scott Maxwell


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Here is a partial listing of chautauqua items in my collection . I will add more complete listings to this page as time allows.

Books   Visit The Complete Chautauquan: Chautauqua Bibliography.

  • Books about The Chautauqua Movement (Multiple Aspects)
    • Gould, Joseph E. The Chautauqua Movement. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1972.
    • Reiser, Andrew C. The Chautauqua Movement: Protestants, Progressives, and the Culture of Modern Liberalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Books about The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York
    • Bestor, Arthur Eugene, Jr.  Chautauqua Publications: An Historical and Bibliographical Guide.  Chautauqua, NY: Chautauqua Press, 1934.  (This copy that I am very fortunate to have -- signed by the author "Arthur Bestor," the former editor-in-chief of the Chautauquan Daily -- is a listing of publications in three categories: 1. Chautauqua Books for Home Reading and Study; 2. Pamphlets and Serial Publications of Chautauqua; 3. Books and Important Pamphlets about Chautauqua.  This includes a list of Chautauqua in Fiction.)
    • Campen, Richard N. Chautauqua Impressions. Chagrin Falls, OH: West Summit Press, 1984.
    • Crocker, Kathleen, and Jane Currie. Chautauqua Institution: 1874-1974. Charleston, SC:
    • Morrison, Theodore.  Chautauqua: A Center for Education, Religion, and the Arts in America.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974.
    • Richmond, Rebecca.  Invitation to Chautauqua.  Chautauqua, NY: Chautauqua Institution, 1953.
  • Books about Independent Chautauquas
    • Fennimore, Keith J.  The Heritage of Bay View: A Centennial History, 1875-1975.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B.Eerdman's Publishing, 1975.
    • Galey, Mary.  Grand Assembly: The Story of Life at the Colorado ChautauquaColorado: First Flatiron Press, 1981.
    • Turcotte, Dorothy, and Jean Jarvis. Greetings from Grimsby Park: The Chautauqua of Canada. Grimsby, Ontario, The Grimsby Historical Society, 1985.
  • Books about Circuit Chautauquas
    • Case, Victoria and Robert Ormand Case.  We Called it Culture: The Story of Chautauqua.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948.
    • Canning, Charlotte M. The Most American Thing in America. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2005.
    • DaBoll, Irene Briggs, and Raymond F. DaBollRecollections of the Lyceum & Chautauqua Circuits.  Freeport, Maine: The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1969.
    • Harrison, Harry P., as told to Karl DetzerCulture Under Canvas: The Story of Tent Chautauqua.  New York: Hastings House, 1958.
    • Horner, Charles F.  Strike the Tents: The Story of Chautauqua.  Philadelphia: Dorrance, 1954.
    • McLaren, Gay.  Morally We Roll Along.  Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938.
    • Schultz, James R. Romance of Small-Town Chautauquas, Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2002.
    • Tapia, John E.  Circuit Chautauqua: From Rural Education to Popular Entertainment in Early Twentieth Century AmericaJefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 1997.
  • Books about Chautauqua talent and performance.
    • Burr, Agnes Rush.  Russell H. Conwell and His Work.  Philadelphia, John C. Winston, 1923.  (This has the complete "Acres of Diamonds" speech in the Appendix.)
    • Gentile, John S.  Cast of One: One-Person Shows from the Chuatauqua Platform to the Broadway Stage.  Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
    • Haskins, Jim, and Kathleen Benson. Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America. New York: Walker and Co., 2001.
  • Books about Chautauqua that are WANTED to add to the collection (average condition -- "withdrawn" or "discard" library copies are okay, as long as they are readable and complete)
    • Orchard, Hugh A.  Fifty Years of Chautauqua: Its Beginnings, Its Development, Its Message and Its Life.  Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Torch Press, 1923.
    • Slout, William L.  Theatre in a Tent: The Development of a Provincial Entertainment.  Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1972.
  • Books published by  The Chautauqua Press, Chautauqua, New York.
    • Cheney, Sheldon.  The Theatre: Three Thousand Years of Drama, Acting, and Stagecraft.1931.
  • CLSC Course Books.  (These are sort of on the periphery of my collecting interests, and I have no real interest in collecting all of the CLSC Course books at this time, other than when I can pick them up for little cost.)
    • Beers, Henry A.  From Chaucer to Tennyson.  Chautauqua Course 1890-91.  New York: Chautauqua Press, 1890.
    • Montgomery, D. H.  Leading Facts of American History.  Chautauqua Course 1891-92.  New York: Chuatauqua Press, 1891.
    • Slosson, Edwin E., ed.  Keeping Up with Science: Notes on Recent Progress in the Various Sciences for Unscientific Readers.  Chautauqua, New York: Chautauqua Press, 1924.
  • Fiction books with a Chautauqua theme.
    • Pansy.  Four Girls at Chautauqua.  New York: Ward, Lock and Co., no date (appears to be late 19th century).
    • Musgrave, FlorenceStars over the Tent.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1953.
    • Smith, Mabell S. C.  Ethel Morton at Chautauqua.  Chicago: M. A. Donohue and Co., no date (appears to be early 20th century).
    • Smith, Mabell S. C.  Ethel Morton at Chautauqua.  New York: New York Book Company, 1915.
  • Prose and Poetry books with a Chautauqua theme.
    • Pulver, Susan Blodgett.  Legends of Chautauqua.  Princesss Ann, MD: Yestermorrow, reprint of original published in 1895.
    • Warren, R. M.  Chautauqua Sketches: Fair Point.  Princess Ann, MD: Yestermorrow; reprint of original published by H. H. Otis, Buffalo, NY, 1878.
  • Miscellaneous Books
    • The Home Teacher: The Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk  Valparaiso, Indiana, Lewis E. Myers & Company, 1913.

Periodicals  For a complete list of serial titles wanted, please visit The Complete Chautauquan: Chautauqua Items Wanted.

  • Magazine published by The Chautauqua Institution.
    • The Chautauquan, published monthly (1880-1914).  Organ of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle.
      • Individual Issues that I have are in green (some missing issues noted in red; some issues that I have for trade in various conditions are marked in blue).
        • Prelimenary Number (Sep 1880) - Wanted.
        • Vol 1 (Oct 1880-July 1881) - Any Issues Wanted.
        • Vol 2 (Oct 1881-July 1882) - Any Issues Wanted.
        • Vol 3 (Oct 1882-July 1883) - Any Issues Wanted.
        • Vol 4, No 2 (Nov 1883), No 4 (Jan 1884) to No 9 (June 1884) Wanted Vol 4, No. 1 (Oct 1883), 3 (Dec 1884), 10 (July 1884).
        • Vol 5 (Oct 1884-July 1885) - Any Issues Wanted.
        • Vol 6, No 4 (Jan 1886) Wanted Vol 6, No 1-3, 5, 6.
        • Vol 7, No 1 (Oct 1886); No 4 (Jan 1887) toNo 6 (Mar 1887) [2].
        • Vol 8, No 1 (Oct  1887);No 2 (Nov 1997) [3]; No 6 (Mar 1888).
        • Vol 9, No 2 (Nov 1888); No 10 (Jul 1889).
        • Vol 10, No 2 (Nov 1889).
        • Vol 12, No 1 (Oct 1890); No 3 (Dec 1890) to No 6 (Mar 1890).
        • Vol 13, No 1 (Apr 1891); No 3 (Jun 1891).
        • Vol 14, No 4 (Jan 1892) to No 6 (Mar 1892).
        • Vol 15, No 1 (Apr 1892); No 3 (Jun 1892); No 4 (Jul 1892); No 6 (Sep 1892).
        • Vol 16, No 1 (Oct 1892); No 2 (Nov 1892); No 4 (Jan 1893) to No 6 (Mar 1893).
        • Vol 53, No 1 (Dec 1908) to No 3 (Feb 1909).
        • Vol 54, No 1 (Mar 1909) to No 3 (May 1909).
        • Vol 55, No 1 (Jun 1909)[2]; No 2 (Jul 1909) [2]; No 3 (Aug 1909) [2].
        • Vol 56, No 1 (Sep 1909); No 2 (Oct 1909) [2]; No 3 (Nov 1909).
        • Vol 57, No 1 (Dec 1909); No 2 (Jan 1910) [2]; No 3 (Feb 1910).
        • Vol 58, No 1 (Mar 1910); No 2 (Apr 1910);wanted No 3 (May 1910).
        • Vol 59, No 1 (Jun 1910) to No 3 (Aug 1910).
        • Vol 60, No 1 (Sep 1910) to No 3 (Nov 1910).
        • Vol 61, No 1 (Dec 1910) to No 3 (Feb 1911).
        • Vol 62, No 1 (Mar 1911) to No 3 (May 1911).
        • Vol 63, No 1 (Jun 1911) to No 3 (Aug 1911).
        • Vol 64, No 1 (Sep 1911) to No 3 (Nov 1911).
        • Vol 65, No 1 (Dec 1911) to No 3 (Feb 1912).
        • Vol 66, No 1 (Mar 1912)[2] to No 3 (May 1912).
        • Vol 67, No 1 (Jun 1912) to No 3 (Aug 1912).
        • Vol 68, No 1 (Sep 1912) to No 3 (Nov 1912).
        • Vol 69, No 1 (Dec 1912) to No 3 (Feb 1913).
        • Vol 70, No 1 (Mar 1913)[2] to No 3 (May 1913).
        • Vol 71 - Wanted: Any Issues.
        • Vol 72 - Wanted: Any Issues.
      • Library Bound Issues
        • Vol 2 (Oct 1881-July 1882) ~
        • Vol 7 (Oct. 1886-Jul 1887) [2] ~ Vol 7 for trade (readable condition, otherwise poor, part of spine cover missing, front cover loose.) ~
        • Vol 10 (Oct 1889-Mar 1890) ~
        • Vol 11 (Apr-Sep 1890) ~ ~
        • Vol 12 (Oct 1890-Mar 1891) ~
        • Vol 13 (Apr-Sep 1891) ~
        • Vol 15 (Apr-Sep 1892) ~
        • Vol 16 (Oct 1892-Mar 1893) ~
        • Vol 17 (Apr-Sep 1893) [2] ~ Vol 17 for trade (readable condition, otherwise poor, front and back covers loose, spine cover missing) ~
        • Vol 18 (Oct 1893-Mar 1894) [2] ~ ~
        • Vol 19 (Apr-Sep 1894) Index incorrectly marked Vol 18.~ Vol 19 for trade (readable condition, otherwise poor, front and back covers loose, spine cover missing) ~
        • Vol 20 (Oct 1894-Mar 1895) [2] ~ ~
        • Vol 21 (Apr-Sep 1895) [2] ~ ~
        • Vol 22 (Oct 1895-Mar 1896) ~
        • Vol 23 (Apr-Sep 1896) [2] ~ ~
        • Vol 24 (Oct 1896-Mar 1897) ~
        • Vol 25 (Apr-Sep 1897) ~
        • Vol 26 (Oct 1897-Mar 1898) ~ ~
        • Vol 27 (Apr-Sep 1898) ~ ~ Vol 27 for trade (readable condition, otherwise poor, front and back covers loose, spine cover missing) ~
        • Vol 28 (Oct 1898-Mar 1899) ~ ~
        • Vol 30 (Oct 1899-Mar 1900) ~
        • Vol 31 (Apr-Sep 1900) [2] ~ ~
        • Vol 32 (Oct 1900-Mar 1901) ~
        • Vol 33 (Apr-Sep 1901) ~
        • Vol 34 (Oct 1901-Mar 1902) ~
        • Vol 35 (Apr-Sep 1902) ~
        • Vol 36 (Oct 1902-Mar 1903) ~
        • Vol 37 (Apr-Aug 1903) ~
        • Vol 39 (Mar-Aug 1904) ~
        • Vol 40 (Sep 1904-Feb 1905) [2] ~ ~
        • Vol 41 (Mar-Aug 1905) ~
        • Vol 43 (Mar-Aug 1906) ~
        • Vol 44 (Sep-Nov 1906 ~
        • Vol 46 (Mar-May 1907) ~
        • Vol 47 (Jun-Aug 1907) ~
        • Vol 57 (Dec 1909-Feb 1910) ~
        • Vol 58 (Mar-May 1910) ~
        • Vol 59 (Jun-Aug 1910) ~
        • Vol 60 (Sep-Nov 1910) ~
        • Vol 62 (Mar-May 1911) ~
        • Vol 63 (Jun-Aug 1911) ~
        • Vol 64 (Sep-Nov 1911) ~ ~
        • Vol 65 (Dec 1911-Feb 1912) ~
        • Vol 66 (Mar-May 1912) ~
        • Vol 67 (Jun-Aug 1912) ~ ~
        • Vol 68 (Sep-Nov 1912) ~
        • Vol 71 (Jun 7, 1913-Aug 30, 1913) ~
  • Magazines published by the chautauqua and lyceum management bureaus and the associations serving chautauquas and lyceums and their management
    • The I. L. A. Daily.  Published in Chautauqua, New York, during the 1914 convention of the International Lyceum Association of America.
    • The Lyceum Magazine, (1890-?).  Published monthly by Parlette-Padget Company, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Illinois.  Issues from 1921-1924 (I am still lacking many issues from these years and would like to acquire some from other years).
    • The Lyceum News, edited by W. Frank McClure; Hugh A., Orchard and Geo. G. Whitehead, associate editors..  Published by The Redpath Lyceum Bureau, Chicago, Ill.  Issues from 1912-1914.
    • The Lyceumite & Talent, edited by Louis J. Alber and Paul M. Pearsons.  Official organ of the International Lyceum Association of America and the National Speech Arts Association, and later the International Chautauqua Alliance.  Issues from 1907-1912 (I am still lacking many issues from these years and would like to acquire some from other years).
    • The Platform, Fred High, editor.  Issues from 1911-1912, including "The Chautauqua Special" and "The Lyceum Special."
  • Newsletters published for local assemblies.
    • Chautauqua News.  Chautauqua Preservation Society, Waxahachie, TX., Volume 1, Issues1-9, 2000.
    • The Texas-Colorado Chautauqua Journal 2(5):1900 Jun.

Articles (All of the articles listed here are found intact in the original publication in which they appear unless otherwise noted.)

  • Articles about the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York
    • Boyeson, H. H.  "The Chautauqua Movement."  The Cosmopolitan Magazine (June 1895): 147-158.
    • Harris, Marlene, and Mosette G. Broderick.  "A Chautauqua Summer." Victoria  (August 1989): 72-83.
    • Post, D. H.  "Chautauqua."  Harper's New Monthly Magazine No. CCCLI, Vol. LIX (August 1879): 350-360.
    • Simpson, Jeffrey.  "Utopia by the Lake."  American Heritage Vol. XXIII, No. 5 (August 1972): 76-88.
    • State of New York, Department of Commerce.  "Chautauqua Institution."  In New York State Vacationlands, 179.  New York: State of NY Dept. of Commerce,  no date (appears to be 1950s).
    • Weeks, Edward.  "Chautauqua, The First 100 Years."  Americana Vol. 2 No. 3 (July 1974): 2-7.
    • Zinsser, William.  "Chautauqua."  In American Places: A Writer's Pilgramage to 15 of this Country's Most Visited and Cherished Sites, 139-149.  New York: Harper Collins, 1993.
  • Articles about Independent Chautauquas
    • Epstein, Donald B.  "Gladstone Chautauqua: Education and Entertainment, 1893-1928."  Oregon Historical Quarterly Vol. LXXX, No. 4 (Winter 1979): 391-403.
    • Magnuson, Landis K.  "Clarinda Seeks 'the Thrills of Human Imitation': The Development of Theater in an Iowa Chautauqua."  The Palimsest: Iowa's Popular History Magazine Vol. 75, Number 4 (Winter 1994), 161-183.
    • Phillips, Tom.  "Kitchell Park One of Pana's Greatest Assets."  In Pana, Illinois: 1856-1956 Centennial, 43.  Pana, IL: Pana News-Palladium, 1956.
    • Schliessman, Michael R.  "Culture on the Prairie: The Big Stone Lake Chautauqua."  South Dakota History Vol. 21, No. 2 (Fall 1991): 247-262.
  • Articles about The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Local Chapters
    • Cytron, Barry D.  "The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle in Iowa, 1880-1990."  The Palimpsest: Iowa's Popular History Magazine Vol. 59, No. 6 (Nov/Dec 1978):168-175
  • Articles about Circuit Chautauquas
    • Erdman, Loula Grace.  "We Did It for the Town."  In Life Was Simpler Then, 97-105.  New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1963.
    • Gentile, John.  A Chautuauqua of Our Own.  Insight, Vol. XXI, No. II., (Winter 1998): 7-10.
    • Gentile, John.  Chautauqua!!: A play by Patti McKenny; Revised and Directed by John Gentile.  Insight, Vol. XXI, No. II., (Winter 1998): 2-3.
    • Mason, Gregory.  "Chautauqua: Its Technique."  The American Murcury: A Monthly Review Vol. I, No. 3 (March 1924): 274-280.
    • McKenny, Patti.  "Your Chautauqua: Theater as Ritual for a New Community. Insight. Vol. XXI, No. II (Winter 1998): 4-6.
    • Michaelson, Mike.  "Return of the Chautauqua."  AAA Oklahoma Home & Away (March/April 1997): 33-35.
    • Walter, Dorothy C.  "Chautauqua Week in Lyndonville: A Description Written in 1915."  Vermont History Vol. XXXVIII, No 3 (Summer 1970): 200-203.
    • Zielinski, Mary V.  "Chautauqua: Culture Under Canvas."  The Iowan (Spring 1967): 12-15.
  • View Online Articles about the Chautauqua Institution, and the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle. --
    • Hale, Edward Everett.  "The Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle."  The Century; a popular quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 1, Nov 1885: 147.  Located at the Cornell University Library via Library of Congress.
    • Noble, Fredrick Perry.  "Chautauqua as a New Factor in American Life."  The New England Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 1 (March 1890): 90-101.  Located at the Cornell University Library via Library of Congress.
    • Post, D. H. "Chautauqua."  Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume 59, Issue 351 (August 1879): 350-360.  Located at the Cornell University Library via Library of Congress.

Advertising

  • Colorado, Boulder.  Style: Brochure, 12 page.  Title: Boulder, Colorado: Scenic Entrance to Colorado National Forest; The Glacier Region; Rocky Mountain National Park.  [Contains section on Colorado Chautauqua]
  • Massachussetts, Boston.  Style: Ink Blotter.  Royal Lyceum Bureau.  Calendar, Feb, 1925.  Illustration Caption: "The Canadian Rockies."  Advertisement: "May Peace, Joy and Prosperity be Yours / DURING THE GLAD HOLIDAY SEASON AND THROUGH ALL THE DAYS BEYOND / To enable us to make our wish effective, we have provided talent of great merit for you and other patrons.  The character of the programs will give joy, while our reasonable terms will increase your prosperity.  PITT F. PARKER, Mgr. / ROYAL LYCEUM BUREAU / 230 Boylston St.  BOSTON, MASS. / Tel. B. B. 10750 / We have Entertainers, Musicians and Lecturers of Quality for Every Occasion.
  • Oregon, Oregon City.  Style: Cover with Stamp.  Postmark: May 23, 1898.  "Willamette Valley Chautauqua Association.  Fourth Annual Assembly, July 13-24, 1897.

Programs:

  • Illinois, Benson.  Title: "Official Program Benson Chautauqua"  Date: June 26-29.  Style: Booklet, 4 panel, single sheet.  Produced by: International Chautauquas, James L. Loar, Owner, Bloomington, Ill.
  • Illinois, Hamilton.  Title: "Ninth Annual Session Hamilton Chautauqua Assembly."  Gordon's Grove: Aug. 8-17, 1913.  Produeced by: Chautauqua Association.
  • Illinois, Mansfield.  Title: "Chautauqua Attractions: Mansfield Independent Chautauqua."  South Park: July 21-25, 1930.  Produced by Loar Independent Chautauqua Co., Bloomington, Ill.
  • Iowa, Atlantic.  Title: "Atlantic Chautauqua."  Sunnyside Park: Aug. 8th-16th, 1908.
  • Iowa, Perry.  Title: "Perry, Iowa, Chautauqua."  July, 19-25, 1909.  Management:  Redpath-Vawter Chautauqua System, Cedar Rapids-Chicago.
  • Iowa, Shenandoah.  Title: "De Luxe White & Brown Chautauqua."  August 15-20, 1927.  Management: White and Brown Chautauqua.
  • Iowa, Woodbine.  Title: "Chautauqua Woodbine, Iowa."  July 15-21, 1917.
  • Maine, Bethel.  Title: "1919 Community Chautauqua SOUVENIR PROGRAM"  July 22-26, 1919.
  • Missouri, Cameron.  Title: "1912 Assembly of the Great Cameron Chautauqua."  July 27-Aug 4, 1912.
  • Missouri, Cameron.  Title: "Official Program Cameron Independent Chautauqua."  July 19-24, 1927.
  • Montana, Wibaux.  Title: "United Chautauqua."  June 10-13.  [Has a 1-1/2 cent stamp, not able to read postmark.]
  • New Jersey, Verona.  Title: "CHAUTAUQUA: 'The League of Neighbors"  Nov. 22-25.
  • New York, Batavia.  Title: "A Whole Week: Morning-Afternoon-Night."  June 26-July 2.
  • New York, Moravia.  Title: "Redpath Chautauqua."  July 15-21, 1925.  Managed by: Redpath Chautuaquas of New York and New England; Crawford A. Peffer, Manager; White Plains, NY.
  • North Carolina, Durham.  Title: "Redpath Chautauqua Program De Luxe."  Season of 1915.
  • Oregon, Oregon City.  Title: "Chautauqua: Education, Inspiration, Recreation."  Gladstone Park: July 14-26, 1903.
  • Pennsylvania, Honesdale.  Title: "Program of the Honesdale, Pa., Chautauqua"  August 9, 1916


Postcards:

  • Arkansas, Siloam Springs.  Caption: "Chautauqua Building, Siloam Springs, Ark."  Postmark: Sep 1, 1914.
  • Arkansas, Siloam Springs.  Caption: "New Chautauqua Pavilion, Siloam Springs, Ark./15,000 Square Feet Floor Space."  Postmark: Sep 12, 1910.
  • Colorado, Boulder.  Caption: "1104. Colorado Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder."  Postmark: Aug 31, 1907.
  • Colorado, Boulder.  Caption: "1442  CHAUTAUQUA GROUNDS, BOULDER, COLO."  Postmark: unused.
  • Colorado, Boulder.  Caption: "1815  Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder."  Postmark: Sep 17, 1916.
  • Colorado, Boulder.  Caption: "9666, Chautauqua, Boulder, Colo."  Caption on Reverse: "Chautauqua. Boulder, Col.  Situated in the Valley with mountains on all sides.  One of the greatest religious Chautauquas in existence, and visited by people from all over the world."  Postmark: none.
  • Colorado, Boulder.  Caption: "South Boulder Peak from Chautauqua, Boulder, Colo."  Postmark: Unused.
  • Connecticut, Forestville.  White Border.  Caption: "Connecticut Chautauqua Assembly, near Forestville, Conn."  Postmark: Aug. 6, 1906.
  • Florida, De Funiak Springs.  Caption: "AMPHITHEATER.  HOTEL CHAUTAUQUA.  DE FUNIAK SPRINGS, FLA.
  • Illinois, Alton.  Caption: "Boat Landing at 'Chautauqua' near Alton, Ill."  Postmark: Aug. 23, 1910.
  • Illinois, Canton.  Real Photo.  Caption: "Chautauqua Grounds, Canton, Ill."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Canton.  Caption: "CANTON'S FIRST STREET CAR - A. O. OWINGS & CO."  [Sign on streetcar reads, "TO THE CHAUTAUQUA GROUNDS."]
  • Illinois, Galesburg.  Caption: "30  CHAUTAUQUA GROUNDS, GALESBURG, ILL."  Postmark: Apr. 23, 1908.
  • Illinois, Havana.  Caption: "Christian Church Headquarters at Chautauqua."
  • Illinois, Hillsboro.  Caption: "Hillsboro Chautauqua 1909" Postmark: none.  [Note on back indicates that there were over 5,000 people there to see Billy Sunday who could not get into the tent.]
  • Illinois, Petersburg.  Caption: "An Avenue at Old Salem, Chautauqua, Petersburg, Ill."  Postmark: Aug. 14, 1914.
  • Illinois, Petersburg.  Caption: "Lincoln Memorial Building at Old Salem, Chautauqua."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Piasa.  Caption: "Bridge Entrance, Piasa, Ill."  Postage: unused.
  • Illinois, Piasa.  Caption: "Kentucky Home: Piasa Chautauqua, Ill."  Postmark: Aug 25, 1950.
  • Illinois, Piasa.  Caption: "Piasa Chautauqua, Ills."  Postmark
  • Illinois, Piasa.  Caption: "THE PATIO BY THE POOL - PIASA CHAUTAUQUA."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Pontiac.  Caption: "AT PONTIAC CHAUTAUQUA, PONTIAC, ILL."  Postmark: 1911.
  • Illinois, Quiver Lake.  Caption: "Children's Bathing Beach, Ep. L. Chautauqua, Quiver Lake, Ill.  569"  Postmark: Aug 9, 1910.
  • Illinois, Rockford.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA AUDITORIUM, ROCKFORD, ILL."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Rockford.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA AUDITORIUM, ROCKFORD, ILL."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Rockford.  Caption: "Chautauqua, Harlem Park, Rockford, Ill."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Shelbyville.  Caption: "LAKE, FOREST PARK CHAUTAUQUA, SHELBYVILLE, ILL."  Postmark: unused.
  • Illinois, Shelbyville.  Caption: "The Auditorium, Forest Park Chautauqua, Shelbyville, Ill."  Postmark: Unused.
  • Illinois, Urbana.  Real Photo.  Caption: "Chautauqua Ground."  Postmark: none.  [Note in pencil on back, "Taken August 1911 Urbana, Ill."]
  • Indiana, Madison.  Caption: "Chautauqua Auditorium, Madison, Ind."  Postmark: Aug. 27, 1915.
  • Indiana, Merom.  Caption: "VIEW OF MEROM BLUFFS, CHAUTAUQUA, MEROM, IND."  Aug. 29, 1???;
  • Indiana, Richmond.  Caption: "AUDITORIUM TENT, RICHMOND CHAUTAUQUA."  Postmark: Aug. 29, 1910.
  • Iowa, Charles City.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park, Charles City, Iowa."  Postmark:
  • Iowa, Clarinda.  Caption: "Chautauqua Building, Clarinda, Iowa."  Postmark: unused.
  • Iowa, Creston.  Perforated from book.  Caption: "B1165A6  Chautauqua Grounds, Creston, Iowa. (1710)"  Postmark: Jun 6, 1910.
  • Iowa, Creston.  Caption: "B1165A6 Chautauqua Grounds, Creston, Iowa.  (1524)"  Postmark: none.
  • Iowa, Fairfield.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK, FAIRFIELD, IOWA.  105147"  Postmark: May 8, 1935.
  • Iowa, Fairfield.  Caption: "Chautauqua Grounds / Fairfield. Ia. - 4843 -"  Postmark: Aug 20, 1909.
  • Iowa, Hampton.  Caption: "REEVE  NORTH FROM FIFTH, HAMPTON, IA -63-"  Postmark: none.
  • Iowa, Mediapolis.  Caption: "The Trail."  Postmark: unused.
  • Iowa, Mediapolis.  Four-panel postcard folder.  Captions: (1) "ON THE TRAIL. MEDIAPOLIS CHAUTAUQUA," (2) "A JOLLY DINNER PARTY, MEDIAPOLIS CHAUTAUQUA," (3) "FIRST AVENUE, MEDIAPOLIS CHAUTAUQUA," (4) "THE MAIN TENT, MEDIAPOLIS CHAUTAUQUA."  Postmark: Oct. 8, 1908.
  • Iowa, Muscatine.  Caption: "Chatauqua Grounds, Electric Park, Muscatine, Ia."  [Note on reversed dated Jan. 9, 1912.]  Postmark: none
  • Iowa, Red Oak.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA  RED OAK  IA.  NO. 5"  Postmark: Aug. 17, 1907.
  • Iowa, Storm Lake.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK / STORM LAKE, IA -584-"  Postmark: not legible.
  • Iowa, Storm Lake.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK, STORM LAKE, IOWA  6600.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "Bath-house, Chautauqua Park, Waterloo, Iowa."  Postmark: Apr. 24, 1907.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "Cedar River from Chautauqua Park, WATERLOO, Iowa.  6017"  Postmark: Oct. 8, 1908.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park, Waterloo, Iowa."  Postmark: May 16, 1910.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK, WATERLOO, IOWA."  Postmark: May 11, 1911.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK, WATERLOO, IOWA.  65458"  Postmark: Aug 23, 1910.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "Coliseum and Willard Hall / Chautauqua Park, Waterloo, Iowa."  Postmark: Sep. 20, 1907.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "Coliseum, Chautauqua Park, Waterloo, Iowa."  Postmark: unused.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "COLISEUM  CHAUTAUQUA PARK  WATERLOO, IOWA."  Postmark: Sep. 28, 1906.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "COLISEUM, CHAUTAUQUA PARK, WATERLOO, IOWA."  Postmark: Sep. 5, 1910.
  • Iowa, Waterloo.  Caption: "Pavilion, Chautauqua Park, Waterloo, Ia."  Postmark: Feb 14, 1908.
  • Iowa, Wellman.  Caption: none. Postmark: none.  Photo of photographer's tent.  [Note on back: Chautauqua / July 23-27, 1913.]  Caption on back: W. G. Harvey, Wellman, Indiana.
  • Kansas, Cawker City.  Caption: "BASEBALL AT LINCOLN PARK."  Postmark: Aug. 16, 1907.  [Note on front: Aug 16 - Chautauqua Assembly"
  • Kansas, Cawker City.  Caption: "CAMPUS, LINCOLN PARK CHAUTAUQUA, CAWKER CITY, KAS."  Postmark: Nov 27, 1917.
  • Kansas, Emporia.  Caption: "Entrance, Soden's Grove, "Chautauqua Grounds" Emporia, Kansas."  Postmark: Jun. 7, 1910.
  • Kansas, Ottawa.  Caption: none.  Photo of gates.  Caption on Back: "FOREST PARK GATES / The Forest Park Gates, Ottawa, Kansas, were erected in 1899 as a memorial to the veterans of Co. K. 20th Kansas, following the Spanish-American War.  They mark the entrance to Forest Park, home of the famous Ottawa Chautauqua (1883-1914), the second oldest and second largest chautauqua in America."  Postmark: Jan. 3, 1987.
  • Kansas, Ottawa.  Caption: "A Big Day At the Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly which is held in June annually."  Postmark: Jul. 9, 1907.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Reprint.  Caption: none.  Caption on reverse: "Reprint of a picture from the Cowley County Historical Society Museum, Winfield, Kansas.  Bandshell (built in 1910) in Chautauqua Park (Island Park) where Winfield's Chautauquas were held from 1887 - 1924."  Postmark: Unused.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Reprint.  Caption: none.  Caption on reverse: "Reprint of a picture from the Cowley County Historical Society Museum, Winfield, Kansas.  Entrance to Chautauqua Park (Island Park) in 1890's.  Winfield's Chautauquas were held here from 1887 - 1924.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Reprint.  Caption: unreadable.  Caption on reverse: "Various scenes in Island Park during Chautauqua Days, July 6-16, 1909, Winfield Kansas."  Postmark: unused.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park  Winfield, Kan."  Postmark: none.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park  Winfield, Kan."  Postmark: none.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park  Winfield, Kan."  Postmark: Jul. 6, 1910.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Reprint.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park  Winfield, Kan."  Caption on reverse: "Reprint of a postcard from the Cowley County Historical Society Museum.  Tabernacle at Island Park where Chautauquas were held from 1887 to 1924."  Postmark: unused.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park, Winfield, Kans."  Postmark: Jun 5, 1908.
  • Kansas, Winfield.  Caption: "Winfield, Kan,. Electric Cars. [Sign on car, "WINFIELD CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY JUNE 18 TO 28."]  Postmark: Jan. 14, 1908.
  • Kentucky, Owensboro.  Caption: "SHADE AND SUNSHINE AT CHAUTAUQUA / OWENSBORO, KY."  Postmark: Aug 11, 1907.
  • Maryland, Mountain Lake Park.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK AND ASSEMBLY HALL, MOUNTAIN LAKE PARK, MD."  Postmark: 1911.
  • Massachussetts, Martha's Vineyard.  Caption: "Cottages - Methodist Camp Meeting Grounds, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Mass."  Postmark: none.
  • Massachussetts, Montwaite.  Caption: "HALL ON HILL, MONTWAITE, MASS."
  • Massachessetts, Northampton.  Caption: "Conn. Valley Chautauqua, Laurel Park, Northampton, Mass."  Postmark: July 19, 1907.
  • Michigan, Buchanan?  Real photo.  Caption: none [Downtown scene with clock and banner, "??-21 CHAUTAUQUA TO 28."]  Postmark: Sep 17, 1917.
  • Minnesota, Kiester.  Caption: "MAIN ST VIEW / KIESTER, MINN"  Postmark: Jul 27, 1915.
  • Minnesota, Redwood Falls.  Caption: "VIEW NORTH ON WASHINGTON STREET, REDWOOD FALLS, MINN."  Caption on reverse: "REDWOOD FALLS CHAUTAUQUA / SECOND SEASON, JULY 2d to 11th, 1909"  Postmark: 1911.
  • Minnesota, Tracy.  Caption: "FOURTH STREET, TRACY, MINN."  [Two streamers with pennants that say "CHAUTAUQUA" across the street.]  Postmark: 1924.
  • Missouri, Cameron.  Caption: "CAMERON  MO  CHAUTAUQUA  1911"  Postmark: unused.
  • Missouri, Carthage.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA GROUNDS, CARTHAGE, MO."  Postmark: unused.
  • Missouri, Maysville.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA GROUNDS, MAYSVILLE, MO."  Postmark: unused.
  • Missouri, Princeton.  Caption: "-PRINCETON BAND- / CHAUTAUQUA - PRINCETON-MO, AUG.-16-20-09."  Postmark: unused.
  • Missouri, Princeton.  Caption: "'SETON INDIANS' / CHAUTAUQUA - PRINCETON, MO.  AUG. 16-22:-09."  Postmark: unused.
  • Nebraska, Beatrice.  Caption: "Chautauqua Plateau, Beatrice, Nebr."  Postmark: Dec 4, 1907.
  • Nebraska, Beatrice.  Caption: "SCENE IN CHAUTAUQUA PARK, BEATRICE, NEBR."  Postmark: Now 26, 1932.
  • Nebraska, Callaway.  Caption: "E. MAIN ST.  CALLAWAY, NEB."  [sign on bandstand says, "CHAUTAUQUA / JULY 28"]  Postmark: unused.
  • Nebraska, Hastings.  Caption: "Auditorium of Chautauqua Park, Hastings, Nebraska."  Postmark: unused.
  • Nebraska, Kearney.  Caption: "Chautauqua Grounds, Kearney, Neb."  Postmark: Jul 1, 1913.
  • Nebraska, Nelson.  Caption: "NELSON CHAD PARK, NELSON, NEB."  [photo of chautauqua tent with banner on canvas fence, "REDPATH-HORNER CHAUTAUQUAS"]  Postmark: unused.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "7442--An Avenue of Tent Dwellers, Ocean Grove, N. J"  Postmark: not legible.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "AVENUE OF TENTS, OCEAN GROVE, N. J."  Aug. 4, 1924.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "Lovers Lane at Devils Lake, Chautauqua, N. Dak."  Jan 11, 1909.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "OCEAN PATHWAY AND AUDITORIUM, OCEAN GROVE, N. J."  Jul. 6, 1922.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "INTERIOR OF THE AUDITORIUM, OCEAN GROVE."  Postmark: Aug 17, 1905.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "INTERIOR OF THE AUDITORIUM, OCEAN GROVE."  Postmark: unused.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "The Auditorium, Ocean Grove, N. J."  Postmark: unused.
  • New Jersey, Ocean Grove.  Caption: "VIEW OF AUDITORIUM AND GROUNDS, OCEAN GROVE, N. J."  Postmark: unused.
  • New Jersey, Valley, N. D.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA PARK FROM HIGH BRIDGE, VALLEY CITY, N. D."  Postmark: unused.
  • New York, Patchogue.  Caption: "The Lyceum, Patchogue, L. I."  Postmark: Aug. 9, 1909.
  • New York, Westfield.  Caption: "Historic Chautauqua Centennial parade, Westfield, N. Y."  Postmark: Aug 29, 1910.
  • North Carolina, Lake Junaluska.  Caption: "N-659  THE AUDITORIUM, SOUTHERN METHODIST ASSEMBLY GROUNDS, LAKE JUNALUSKA, N. C."
  • North Dakota, Devils Lake.  Caption: "2629  Chautauqua Auditorium, Devils Lake, N. D."  Postmark: Nov. 4, 1907.
  • North Dakota, Devils Lake.  Caption: "H-5069  Devils Lake Chautauqua.  N. Dal."  Postmark: Oct. 6, 1906
  • North Dakota, Devils Lake.  Caption: "Auditorium Bldg., Devils Lake, N. Dak. / Chautauqua."  Postmark: Aug. 29, 1910.
  • Ohio, Carrollton.  Caption: "Northwest Corner Main and Lisbon Streets, Carrollton, Ohio."  [Banner states, "WELCOME TO THE CARROLLTON CENTENNIAL AND CHAUTAUQUA. July 31st to August 8, 191?"]
  • Ohio, Celina.  Caption: "View of Chautauqua Grounds, Celina, Ohio."  Postmark: unused.
  • Ohio, Chautauqua.  Caption: "A Morning Concert Under the Trees at Chautauqua, Ohio."  Postmark: Aug. 6, 1914.
  • Ohio, Chautauqua.  Caption: "Dining Hall at Chautauqua, Ohio."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Columbus.  Caption: "Alpine Tyrolean Yodlers."  Written on reverse, "August 1913 Columbus Chautauqua."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Columbus.  Caption: "Columbus Chautauqua 1907."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Freeport.  Caption: "VIEW OF SHADY SIDE PARK, CHAUTAUQUA AUDITORIUM, FREEPORT, OHIO."  Postmark: Aug. 24, 1919.
  • Ohio, Greenfield.  Caption: "CAMPERS AT GREENFIELD, OHIO, TRI-COUNTY CHAUTAUQUA"  Postmark: Aug 6, 1907.
  • Ohio, Lakeside.  Caption: "276--Wo-Ho-Mis Building, Lakeside, Ohio on Lake Erie."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Lakeside.  Caption: "280--Auditorium, Lakeside, Ohio on Lake Erie.  Seating Capacity 4000"  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Lakeside.  Caption: "291  Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside, Ohio  "The Chautauqua of the Great Lakes."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, McConnelsville.  Caption: "Auditorium, Chautauqua, McConnelsville, O."  Postmark: Aug. 4, 1909.
  • Ohio, McConnelsville.  Caption: "Chautauqua Park, McConnelsville, O."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Miami Valley.  Caption: "The Auditorium at Miami Valley.  Chautauqua, Ohio."  Postmark: none.
  • Ohio, Miami Valley.  Caption: "Entrance at Miami Valley Chautauqua."  Postmark: Jul 1907.
  • Ohio, Plain City.  Caption: "Plain City Chautauqua. Aug 9-16-  Come."  Postmark: July 1914.
  • Ohio, Plain City.  Caption: "Plain City Chautauqua, Aug 9-16, Come."  Postmark: July 1914.
  • Ohio, Smithville.  Caption: "MAIN ENTRANCE."  [Sign over gate reads, "POINT BREEZE CHAUTAUQUA"]  Postmark: unused.
  • Ohio, Smithville.  Caption: "Auditorium, Point Breeze, Chautauqua, Smithville, Ohio."  Postmark: Jun 26, 1907.
  • Oklahoma, McAlester.  Caption: "Choctaw Ave., Looking East, McAlester, Okla."  Postmark: "North McAlester, Indian Territory, Oct 11, 1907."
  • Oregon, Ashland.  Caption: "1090 - CHAUTAUQUA BUILDING, ASHLAND, OREGON."  Postmark: Sep 24, 1908.
  • Oregon, Ashland.  Caption: "4407 / Chautauqua Grove, Ashland, Ore."  Postmark: unused.
  • Oregon, Ashland.  Caption: "Beautiful Scenery, Chautauqua Park, Ashland, Ore."  Postmark: none.
  • Oregon, Ashland.  Caption: "Chatauqua, Ashland, Ore."  Postmark: May 19, 1907.
  • Oregon, Ashland.  Caption: "Chautauqua Auditorium, Ashland, Oregon."  Postmark: unused.
  • Oregon, Ashland.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA GROVE, ASHLAND, OREGON."  Postmark: Sep 4, 1906.
  • Pennsylvania, Mt. Gretna.  Caption: "Camp Meeting Grounds / Mt. Gretna, Penna. / Otterbein Lodge / Street Scene / Tabernacle"  Postmark: unused.
  • Pennsylvania, Parkers Landing.  Caption: "Typical Scene at a Redpath Brockway Chautauqua at Parkers Landing, Pa.  Seven Big Days--August 17 to 23, 1914."  Postmark: Aug 13, 1914.
  • Pennsylvania, Westfield.  Caption: "Main St. Looking West, Westfield, Pa. 18670"  [Banner across the street says, "CHAUTAUQUA WEEK."]  Postmark: unused.
  • Pennsylvania, Westfield.  Caption: "Westfield Chautauqua, July 1913, Westfield, Pa."  Postmark: unused.
  • Wisconsin, Marinette.  Caption: "THE BEACH AT CHAUTAUQUA, MARINETTE, WIS.  6011"  Postmark: unused.
  • Wisconsin, Spring Bank.  Caption: "CLUB HOME, DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN.  WESTERN CATHOLIC CHAUTAUQUA, SPRING BANK, WIS."
  • Wisconsin, Racine.  Caption: "AT RACINE CHAUTAUQUA - July 1910. WRIGHT PHOTO NO 98.  Postmark: unused.
  • Wisconsin, Racine.  Caption: "AT RACINE CHAUTAUQUA  July 26, 08, WRIGHT PHOTO NO 89."
  • Wisconsin, Racine.  Caption: "RACINE CHAUTAUQUA JULY 21--12.  No. 7 -- Wright Photo.
  • Wisconsin, Racine.  Caption: "RACINE CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY, JULY 19 TO 29, 07.  WRIGHT PHOTO NO. 35."  Postmark: unused.

Please visit The Complete Chautauquan: The Incomplete Collection - Postcards for views of some postcards in the collection.

Photos

  • Pennsylvania, Somerset.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA WEEK / SOMERSET, PA."
  • Pennsylvania, Somerset.  Caption: "CHAUTAUQUA WEEK / SOMERSET, PA."

Publications by and about Modern Humanities Council Chautauquas.

  • Programs:
    • Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Chautauqua, The.  Chautauqua 2000: The Evolution of the West: Myth and Reality, June 6-11.  Tulsa OK: Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, 2000.
  • Readers:
    • Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Chautauqua, The.  Chautauqua 2000: The Evolution of the West: Myth and Reality.  Tulsa, OK: Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, 2000.

Other Items

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