University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Crawford A. Peffer:

A Preliminary Inventory of His Redpath Lyceum and Chautauqua Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Peffer, Crawford A., 1868-1961
Title: Crawford A. Peffer Redpath Lyceum and Cautauqua Collection
Dates: 1878-1959
Abstract: This collection was assembled by Crawford A. Peffer, who was Vice President of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau.
Call Number: Performing Arts Collection PA-00164
Extent: 4 document boxes (1.68 linear feet)
Language: English.
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

This collection was assembled by Crawford A. Peffer, who was Vice President of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau. Included are Peffer’s manuscript which outlines the history of the bureau; business files which contain programs, brochures, clippings, and schedules for seasons dating from 1912 to 1934; programs arranged alphabetically by lecturer or topic; a single file of Peffer’s correspondence with a client, the actress Eva LeGallienne, 1939-1959; and miscellaneous items, including a poster, 1878-1878 (in pieces), a printing block, a file of various forms, publications, clippings, and photographs, and a typescript for The Story of Tent Chautauqua by Harry P. Harrison.

The collection is organized into four series: I. Works, II. Business Files, III. Programs, and IV. Miscellaneous.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1990

Processed by:

Joan Sibley, 2002; Eric Colleary and Grace Hansen, 2015


Container List

Series I. Works

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1.1 Typescript, Outline History of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau. Crawford A. Peffer, undated



Series II. Business Files

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1.2 1912
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1.3 1913-1914
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1.4 1915
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1.5 1916
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1.6 1917
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1.7 1918
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1.8 1919
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1.9 1920
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1.10 1921
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1.11 1922
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1.12 1923
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1.13 1924
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1.14 1925
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1.15 1926
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2.1 1927
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2.2 1928
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2.3 1929
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2.4 1930
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2.5 1931
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2.6 1932
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2.7 1933-1934



Series III. Programs

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2.8 A
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2.9 B
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2.10 C
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2.11 D
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2.12 E
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2.13 F
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2.14 G
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2.15 H
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2.16 I
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2.17 J
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2.18 K
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2.19 L
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2.20 M
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2.21 N
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2.22 O
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2.23 P
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2.24 Q
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2.25 R
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2.26 S
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2.27 T
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2.28 W



Series IV. Miscellaneous Files

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2.29 Correspondence, LeGallienne, Eva, 1939-1959
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3.1 Poster, 1878-1879 (in pieces)
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3.2 Photograph printing block
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3.3-3.4 Publications and history (includes forms, published items, clippings, and photographs)
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4.1-4.3 Typescript, The Story of Tent Chautauqua as told to Karl Detzer by Harry P. Harrison, undated