George Walter Grill Chautauqua Collection
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Acquisition and Processing Information: Collection donated by Mary P. Anderson, October 2010
Scope and Contents
A file folder of correspondence under George Walter Grill's name, dated 1915, was present in the Agents/Employees series of the Records of the Redpath Chautauqua Bureau, MsC 150, when a package of material related to Grill was received from Mary Anderson. Included are items from the three Chautauqua bureaus Grill was employed by, including Chautauqua programs, articles, correspondence, circuits, forms, and postcards.
George Walter Grill attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, graduating in 1911. During college vacations, as indicated by his 1909 contract, he worked on the Chautauqua circuit as a crew man. Beginning in 1911, Grill worked for three different bureaus as an advance man during the regular season: Vawter-Redpath in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from 1911-1914; Alkahest Lyceum System in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1914-1915 season; Coit-Alber from December 1915-1917. According to correspondence in the collection, Grill was married and eventually the father of two children.
Records of the Redpath Lyceum Bureau, MsC 150 Please note the list of additional mini-collections of Chautauqua material at the end of the Redpath finding aid.
Box Contents List
Alkahest Lyceum: booklet, notebook
Alkahest Lyceum: talent, talent prices, town bookings, 1914-1916
Alkahest Lyceum: tickets, blank forms, form letters, press releases
Articles: reprints on Chautauqua and Lyceum
Chautauqua programs, 1908-1915
Fulton, Missouri, August 19-25, 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 30-July 6, 1913
Lisbon, Iowa, July 29-August 2, 1913
Sumter, South Carolina, May 10-16, 1914
Conway, Arkansas, June 26-July 1, 1914
Huron, Ohio, August 19-24, 1914
Walker, Iowa, August 21-25, 1914
Alkahest Lyceum Course, 1914-1915 (2 copies)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina, April 27-May 4, 1915
Ellendale, North Dakota, July 2-6, 1915
Nevada, Iowa, July 29-August2, 1915
Mt. Vernon, S.D., June 29-July 3, 1915
Edina, Missouri, July 28-August 3, 1915
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 3-July 9, 1915
Alkahest Chautauqua and Festival Circuit, late spring and summer of 1915
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 5-11, 19--
Coit-Alber: Circuits, instructions
Coit-Alber Efficiency Convention, 1916
Coit-Alber: Talent, talent prices, 1915-1917
Coit-Alber: tickets, blank forms, form letters
Correspondence removed from Redpath Chautauqua files, 1915
Miscellaneous: blank forms, Lyceum code
National Lyceum Association, 1913-1914
Piedmont Lyceum Association
Postcards: Chautauqua scenes
Redpath-Vawter: contracts, ticket sales, vesper service, banquet program (1912)
Redpath-Vawter: megaphone advertisement
Redpath-Vawter: talent, talent prices, town bookings, 1913-1915
Redpath-Vawter: tickets, blank forms, stationery, envelopes, etc.
Talent: typed briefs