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Tom and Ruth Blanchard Chautauqua Collection

Identifier: MsC0150.12

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains material related to Tom and Ruth Blanchard's appearances in Chautauqua and radio, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera such as Chautauqua programs from Blair, Nebraska. Also present are items related to their later years together spent in Blair.

Correspondence, clippings, posters, advertisements, talent brochures, photographs, scripts, programs, and stamps, envelopes having to do with their performances, particularly with radio and Chautauqua.


  • Creation: 1907-1982
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1920-1940


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.Photographs

Conditions Governing Use

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


0.50 Linear Feet

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Chautauqua and radio performers. Correspondence, clippings, photographs, and ephemera.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mary L. McGee in June 2006.

Related Materials

A manuscript register for the Redpath Chautauqua Bureau, as well as other small Chautauqua collections, can also be found in the Redpath Chautauqua Bureau Records (msc0150).

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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