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Arthur W. Spivey Papers

Identifier: MsC0150.05

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes three cassette tapes of interviews with Arthur W. Spivey conducted by Marjorie Mitchell Kelt. In-depth accounts are given of the workings of the circuit personnel, descriptions of equipment, communities and their responsibilities, and talent who traveled on the Redpath Chautauqua Seven Day DeLuxe circuit during the 1925 and 1926 seasons, as well as personal information about Dr. Spivey. Also included is a typed outline of work during the week for a crew working on Chautauqua

Audio tapes from 1977. Memoirs of the Chautauqua. Also ms. concerning the work week of a crew chief.

Audio tapes moved to IRA cool storage.


  • Creation: 1925-1926
  • Creation: 1977


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This collection is open for research.

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0.25 Linear Feet

3 audiocassettes

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Audio tape memoirs of Chautauqua and a manuscript relating to the work week of a Chautauqua crewman and crew chief.

Method of Acquisition

Material donated by Marjorie Mitchell Kelt on behalf of Dr. Arthur Spivey in 1977. Finding aid mounted March 2008

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.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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