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Barry Illinois Chautauqua Collection

Identifier: MsC0150.16

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Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection provide a behind-the-scenes look at how Chautauqua became a reality for one community. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, pages from a family history, and talent brochures are present. Much of the correspondence relates to the years of B.B. Watson's involvement.


  • Creation: 1915-1923


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


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Leaders in establishing Barry, Illinois Chautauqua within that community. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, family recollections, and talent brochures relating to that endeavor.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Margaret Rutledge, whose ancestors were instrumental in bringing Chautauqua to Barry, Illinois.

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

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
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