The Incorporation of Chautauqua: Chautauqua Goes Nationwide


From Culture Under Canvas, Harry P.Harrison

From Culture Under Canvas, Harry P.Harrison

These images from the Redpath Chautauqua and stars of the Chautauqua circuit illustrate how Chautauqua became a national phenomenon. The presentation of these Chautauquas, however, resembled popular entertainments such as vaudeville or the circus more than the original Chautauqua Assembly.


From Recollections, Briggs and DaBoll
This map of national assemblies by 1915 shows how widespread the Chautauqua movement became.

The Incorporation of Chautauqua