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Fred Crane Chautauqua Recording Series

Identifier: MsC0150.22

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Scope and Contents

The Fred Crane Chautauqua Recording Series is a collection of 10 inch and 12 inch 78 rpm phonograph records by performers closely associated with the Chautauqua traveling circuits. These recordings range in date from the early- to mid-20th century. A wide range of recording acts, from opera singers to spoken word performers to popular music artists are represented by this collection.

Scope and Contents

The recordings of Chautauqua performers for whom we have files were removed from the Crane collection and put into this collection. Other recordings collected by Fred Crane are in the Fred Crane collection, MsC 961, jlr 9/2012

The Cds in this collection have been moved to IRA Cool Storage. 4/2016. jlr


  • Creation: 1903-1930


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. This collection is stored at an offsite location. When requesting materials, please allow two business days for items to arrive at the Special Collections reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

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


15.00 Linear Feet

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Method of Acquisition

Gift of Fred Crane.

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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
319-335-5900 (Fax)