CHAUTAUQUA IN CANADA (Signed Copy)

Jameson, Sheilagh S.

Published by Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1979
ISBN 10: 0919224075 / ISBN 13: 9780919224070
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SIGNED FIRST EDITION. "Chautauqua brought education, inspiration, and entertainment to the people of Canada." Traces the history of the phenomenon that brought music and live theatre to many isolated areas. 161 pp. Some light rubbing to front panel, a 5" scratch to rear panel, and light edgewear to full color illustrated DJ. Book has title in design on front board, many photos, is tight, bright and clean. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Chautauqua was an adult education movement that began in the United States, highly popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Named after Chautauqua Lake where the first was held, Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. The movement spread into Canada where it was just as popular. It brought education, inspiration, and entertainment to the people. They flocked to the brown tents - symbols of the movement - to hear noted lecturers, listen to good music, and see live theatre. To many in small towns across the prairies and in isolated areas it brought their only opportunity for a cultural experience; it brightened their lives by bringing a touch of drama, a glimpse of far away places and a sense of magic, and thus filled an important need in their lives. This book traces the history of its phenomenon in Canada. It touches on its beginnings in the United States and on the lives of its Canadian founders, John M. and Nola B. Erickson. The work of the Ericksons in developing Chautauqua, the activities of the many young people who assisted in operating the circuits, and the experiences of the talent who appeared on the platforms, are all a part of the story. Sheilagh Somerville Jameson, 1914-1997, was born in southern Alberta. She taught school at various places in southern Alberta until 1957. Subsequently she began a career as historical researcher with the Glenbow-Alberta Institute (now known as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary). She continued to upgrade her education and was eventually promoted to Chief Archivist, retiring in 1979. She was active as both a speaker and a writer, producing numerous books, stories, articles, plays, poems and radio scripts.

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Title: CHAUTAUQUA IN CANADA (Signed Copy)
Publisher: Glenbow-Alberta Institute
Publication Date: 1979
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine

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Book Description Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta, 1979. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. SIgned by the author on the title page. 161 pages. Illustrated throughout in black and white Traces the history of the phenomenon that brought music and live theatre to many isolated areas. Some light rubbing to front panel, a 5" scratch to rear panel. Dust jacket has some edgewear and a few small chips on lower rear. Tight, bright and clean copy. "Chautauqua brought education, inspiration, and entertainment to the people of Canada." [liner notes]. Near Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket. Seller Inventory # 65769

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Book Description Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, 1979. Cloth in dust jacket. Condition: Vg. vi,161 Pp. Photo illustrations. Seller Inventory # 40156

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Book Description Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. From the library of author Herman Ganzevoort with his signature on the front endpaper. 159 pp. Photographs, notes, appendix, bibliography, index. The jacket spine has some tiny tears at top and some light sunning to spine, minor edgecreasing. Fine/Very Good. Seller Inventory # 237005

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Book Description Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta, 1979. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 161 pp, 9 3/8" H x 10 3/16" D. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Chautauqua brought education, inspiration, and entertainment to the people of Canada. They flocked to the brown tents - symbols of the movement - to hear noted lecturers, listen to good music, and see live theatre. To many in small towns across the prairies and in isolated areas it brought their only opportunity for a cultural experience; it brightened their lives by bringing a touch of drama, a glimpse of far away places and a sense of magic, and thus filled an important need in their lives. This book traces the history of its phenomenon in Canada. It touches on its beginnings in the United States and on the lives of its Canadian founders, John M. and Nola B. Erickson. The work of the Ericksons in developing Chautauqua, the activities of the many young people who assisted in operating the circuits, and the experiences of the talent who appeared on the platforms, are all a part of the story." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. Seller Inventory # 28332

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Book Description Glenbow Museum Shop, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair to Good. Near fine 1979 edition of this work by the then Chief archivist of the Calgary Glenbow Museum in collaboration with Nola B. Erickson, one of the original personnel for the Canadian Chautauqua movement. Very pretty dust jacket in art nouveau style which is unfortunately missing several square inches from the lower front. Near fine book has good binding and spine, intact corners and edges, gift inscription on ffep. These travelling educational/cultural and entertainment presentations were active throughout North America, and on the prairies from the teens to the 1930's. My mother still remembered many decades later the one that she attended in Saskatchewan. This history is from an Alberta perspective (there was some controversy because Albertans had to pay more than the basic entry fee which other Canadians paid, but lobbyists were eventually able to persuade the Alberta government to exempt the "entertainment tax" on the grounds that Chautauqua was educational. The history of adult education and community development in its many forms on the Canadian prairies under many guises and departments is a fascinating story, and this indepth presentation adds substantially to that account. Seller Inventory # 000682

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Book Description Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Assumed First Edition- Inscribed by Author- "Chautauqua brought education, inspiration, and entertainment to the people of Canada. They flocked to the brown tents - symbols of the movement - to hear noted lecturers, listen to good music, and see live theatre. To many in small towns across the prairies and in isolated areas it brought their only opportunity for a cultural experience; it brightened their lives by bringing a touch of drama, a glimpse of far away places and a sense of magic, and thus filled an important need in their lives. This book traces the history of its phenomenon in Canada. It touches on its beginnings in the United States and on the lives of its Canadian founders, John M. and Nola B. Erickson. The work of the Ericksons in developing Chautauqua, the activities of the many young people who assisted in operating the circuits, and the experiences of the talent who appeared on the platforms, are all a part of the story."-Chip missing from top left corner of DJ with edgewear.- photographs, reproductions- 26x24x2CM. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 010258

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Book Description Calgary, Alberta Glenbow-Alberta Institute 1979., 1979. NF/NF. PRESENTATION COPY: "To .Sincerely, Sheilagh Jameson. " The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover. ; B&W Illustrations and Photographs; Oblong 4to; 161 pages; In collaboration with Nola B. Erickson. ; Signed by Author. First Edition. Binding is Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 22710

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