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Chautauqua's Heart

 

Chautauqua’s Heart

 

Chautauqua’s 150th Anniversary

CLSC Alumni Reading Challenge

Open to all Chautauquans!

 

 

To celebrate this momentous year, we've curated a selection of historical books with ties to Chautauqua. If you read three books from this list below, one of which is mandatory, you'll earn the special 150th commemorative pin. Graduates can proudly wear this pin on their stoles. The challenge kicks off on January 1, 2024, and concludes on December 31, 2024.

 

 

 

READING LIST

 

  • Participants sign up for the challenge by clicking here.
  • They choose to read three books from the historical booklist. 
  • One book, Chautauqua's Heart: The History of the CLSC by Mary Lee Talbot, is required reading. 
  • The other two books are the participant's choice. 
  • Upon completing the challenge, please send your list to Kathy Hurst at alumassocexecsec@gmail.com.

    *denotes a CLSC selection.  

 

This list contains all of the resources we have available on the grounds, as well as electronic sources you may read on your computer, tablet, Kindle, or phone. Please note that "non-circulating" or "reference" copies cannot be checked out.  They must be read at the locations in which they are housed.  Check your local library and inquire about inter-library loans.  You might also be able to find some copies of these books available for purchase. 

 

 

 

HISTORY OF CHAUTAUQUA

 

The Chautauqua Movement by John Heyl Vincent (1886)

The Chautauqua Movement:  An Episode in the Continuing American Revolution by Joseph E Gould (1961)

*Chautauqua:  A Center for Education, Religion, and the Arts in America by Theodore Morrison (1974)

  • Circulating  at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copy in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room at Alumni Hall
  • e-copy available here

*Chautauqua: An American Place by Rebecca Richmond (1943)

  • Circulating  and Reference at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copy in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room at Alumni Hall 

Chautauqua: An American Utopia by Jeffrey Simpson (1999)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copy in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room at Alumni Hall

Chautauqua: Its Architecture and People by Pauline Fancher (1978)

I've Seen Chautauqua by Susan Bond (1946)

  • Non-circulating copy in the Garden Room at Alumni Hall (not yet verified)

 

Invitation to Chautauqua by Rebecca Richmond (1953)

  • Circulating and Reference at Smith Memorial Library

Story of Chautauqua by Jesse L Hurlbut (1921)

 

Three Taps of the Gavel by Alfreda L Irwin (1987)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library

 

 

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR

 

Chautauqua Salute:  A memoir of the Bestor Years by Mary Francis Bestor Cram (1990)

  • Circulating and Reference at Smith Memorial Library
  • Can be purchased via Chautauqua Bookstore.  

 

Chautauqua's Hostess:  Winnie of the Wensley by Wendy Lewellen (2012)

 

John Heyl Vincent: A Biographic Sketch by Leon H Vincent (1925)

 

Lewis Miller: A Biographical Essay by Ellwood Henrick (1925, reprinted 1994)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copy in the Kate Kimball Room at Alumni Hall
  • e-copy available here

 

 

PROGRAMS AND AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

 

100 Years of Beauty: A History of the Bird, Tree, and Garden Club by Mary Lee Talbot (2013)

  • Circulating and Reference at Smith Memorial Library

 

REQUIRED:  Chautauqua's Heart: A History of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle by Mary Lee Talbot (2017 or 2023)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library
  • Can be purchased at the Chautauqua Bookstore
  • Reference copy in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room at Alumni Hall

 

Founding Women: Inspiration and Impact on Chautauqua and the Nation by Janet Northrup (2009 or 2013)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library

POETRY AND FICTION

 

From the Bishop's Garden by Members of the Chautauqua Poetry Circles (1952)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library

 

Four Girls at Chautauqua by Isabella "Pansy" Alden (1948)

 

Chautauqua Girls at Home by Isabella "Pansy" Alden (1876)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copy in the central hall of Alumni Hall
  • Can be ordered via Chautauqua Bookstore.  (Scanned reproduction of questionable quality)
  • e-copy available here

 

*Hall in the Grove by Isabella "Pansy" Alden (1877)

 

Eighty-Seven by Isabella "Pansy" Alden (1882)

  • Non-circulating copies in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room and the central hall at Alumni Hall
  • e-copy available here

 

Four Mothers at Chautauqua by Isabella "Pansy" Alden  (1887)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copy in the central hall of Alumni Hall
  • e-copy available here

 

Nancy Hartshorn at Chautauqua by Isabell "Pansy" Alden (1913)

 

Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by M.E. McPherson (1882)

 

Letter from Chautauqua by Mabell S.C. Smith (1915)

  • Circulating at Smith Memorial Library
  • Non-circulating copies in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room at Alumni Hall

 

Mosaic by Marjorie Bertram Smith (1967)

  • Non-circulating copy in the Winifred Kemp Reading Room at Alumni Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

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