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Alfred E. Moredock Papers Edit




  • 1884-1947 (Creation)


  • 1.00 linear foot (Whole)
  • Photographs: Box 1 other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Postcards, newsletters, talent brochures, programs, and other material relating to Chautauqua, with the majority dealing with the Swarthmore Chautauqua system.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

  • Physical Access Requirements

    The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Please read The University of Iowa Libraries' statement on Property Rights, usecoll Law, and Permissions to Use Unpublished Materials

  • Method of Acquisition

    Material received from Alfred E. Moredock from 1971-1983. Given in memory of Fred High and Nora Summersgill High.

  • Preferred Citation

    Alfred E. Moredock Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

  • Other Descriptive Information

  • Related Materials

    Records of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau, MsC 150 Please note the list of additional mini-collections of Chautauqua material at the end of the Redpath finding aid.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is rich in many areas. Photographs, postcards, travel arrangements, employee assignments, and correspondence relating to the Swarthmore Bureau are included in Box 1. Box 2 contains general Chautauqua material as well as information specific to various Chautauqua bureaus, including Swarthmore. Some of the books under management companies date back to the late 1800s, which provides a picture of the types of talent appearing at that time. Programs are often "Guarantor's Editions" which picture and describe the talent available for a specific season. This would be taken to communities so local committees could select the talent they would like to contract for. Many programs list dates and towns/cities but no state or province. There is a program present from New Zealand. Although Moredock was employed by Swarthmore, he collected general Chautauqua material in addition to that from other bureaus. Publications housed in Box 2 appear to be quite rare.

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