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Charles F. Horner Papers

Identifier: MsC0150.07

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Scope and Contents

The manuscripts of Charles F. Horner contain twenty folders of correspondence, two folders of his writings, and one folder with clippings and two notebooks listing artists' salaries, their acts, and descriptions of lectures. The correspondence deals mainly with Chautauqua business material, including many letters to Keith Vawter.

Correspondence, book manuscript, clippings, incomplete brochures, talent prices, places


  • Creation: 1906-1925


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This collection is open for research.

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0.50 Linear Feet (Photographs in Box 1.)

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Correspondence, book manuscript, clippings, incomplete brochures, talent prices having to do with traveling Chautauquas.

Method of Acquisition

In 1971 Bryan Horner, son of Charles F. Horner, sent a box containing correspondence from the early years of circuit Chautauqua to the University of Iowa Library. According to Bryan Horner, many of the old files of the Redpath-Kansas City office were destroyed when the main building of the old Kansas City Horner Conservatory was razed.

Related Materials

Horner, Charles F. Strike the Tents, the Story of the Chautauqua, University of Iowa call number: x Collection LC6301C5H6 McCown, Robert A. "Records of the Redpath Chautauqua." from Books at Iowa. 19 (November 1973) Copyright: The University of Iowa. 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.

Sam Jardine, 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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