Alfred E. Moredock Papers
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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.
Materials about the Swarthmore Chautauqua. Photos of Elsie Baker, postcards, newsletters, a variety of other materials. An inventory exists on the L: drive.
- Creation: 1884-1947
- Moredock, Alfred E. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
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1.00 Linear Feet (Photographs: Box 1)
Language of Materials
Postcards, newsletters, talent brochures, programs, and other material relating to Chautauqua, with the majority dealing with the Swarthmore Chautauqua system.
Method of Acquisition
Material received from Alfred E. Moredock from 1971-1983. Given in memory of Fred High and Nora Summersgill High.
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