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Gladys Grantham Benthack, Manuscript

Identifier: MS-0171

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a signed manuscript “Tent Chautauqua: 1904-128” by Gladys Grantham Benthack and a few clippings on Chautauquas in Nebraska during the early 1900s.  Among the manuscript’s topics are the history of Chautauqua, the experience of attending and working in a Chautauqua, and the operation of a Chautauqua circuit.


  • 1975


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Gladys Grantham Benthack of Lexington, Nebraska, was a niece of Charles F. Horner, who was a pioneer in the Chautauqua tent movement and responsible for numerous circuit Chautauquas. In 1928 Gladys worked as a junior girl on the Premier Chautauqua circuit.


0.01 Folders (1 folder)

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Related Materials

Collections related to Chautauquas in Nebraska may also be found at the Nebraska State Historical Society Archives.  Their photograph collection RG3411 Chautauquas contains around 70 images of Chautauquas in Nebraska.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States