ROSA KOHLER/
RADCLIFFE CHAUTAUQUA PAPERS

MsC 150.11

C ollection Dates: 1895 -- 1925
.5 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
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Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Related Materials

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List


Administrative Information

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Biographical Note

Rosa Kohler was under contract with the Radcliffe Chautauqua Bureau as both superintendent and talent. Although there were women who held the position of superintendent, the majority were men. Apparently the Washington, D.C.-based Radcliffe Bureau employed a number of women in this capacity. In addition, Ms. Kohler appeared as a talent lecturer and reader.


Scope and Contents

Photographs: Box 1

This collection provides a glimpse of the life of a superintendent on the Chautauqua circuit as reflected in the correspondence between Rosa Kohler and the Radcliffe Chautauqua Bureau, as well as the variety of forms, directives, promotional material, etc. Also included are programs, talent brochures, and articles related to Chautauqua.


Related Materials

A manuscript register for the Redpath Chautauqua Bureau, as well as other small Chautauqua collections, is accessible at the following URL:

Papers of Clark M. Eichelberger Clark Eichelberger was Rosa Kohler's husband.

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Lynn Miner in 2005.

Guide posted to Internet: November 2005


Box Contents List

Correspondence: 1920 -- 1925 between Ms. Kohler and Radcliffe Bureau

Forms for use by Superintendents, including Director’s Report, Contracts, Efficiency Rating of Tent Manager, Expense Reports, Director’s Manual, etc.

Radcliffe Promotional material: Radcliffe Chautauqua System, Purpose of Chautauqua, “Radcliffe Chautauqua System Ideal Young American Contest, 1921-1922”, etc.

A few talent brochures (including Ms. Kohler’s) and one unidentified photograph

Large Radcliffe Chautauqua poster

Chautauqua Programs (12)

Pamphlet: “Chautauqua Text Books, No. 4. English History” by J.H. Vincent, D.D.

Three issues of The Radcliffe Field Glass, June, July, August 1921

Clipped articles

“ Camp Site.” American Heritage, July/August 1991

Cockerill, John. “Some Phases of Contemporary Journalism.” Cosmopolitan 1892

McCown, Robert A. “Records of the Redpath Chautauqua.” Books at Iowa, No. 19

(November 1973)

Tarbell, Ida M. “Bishop Vincent and His Work.” [Cosmopolitan] 1895

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