Collection RG 037.01 - Southwick Recitals

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US MBE RG037-RG 037.01

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Southwick Recitals


  • 1900-2001 (Creation)


30 videos

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Named after esteemed Emersonian, Henry Lawrence Southwick, the Southwick Recitals were an Emerson tradition that celebrated the art of oral interpretation. Notably, the Southwick Recitals were one of the oldest recitals in the United States, starting in 1900 and eventually reaching 101 seasons. The series featured distinguished Emerson faculty, students, and alumni/a, along with honored guest artists.

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The collection is open to researchers. No materials may be checked out from, or leave the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections.

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The Southwick recital is no longer in production. Additional materials are not expected.

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Some of the videos of the Southwick Recitals have been digitized and can be found on YouTube. Links to individual videos are provided in each item record.

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This description currently consists of only digitized and publicly available materials. For additional information about the Southwick Recital, contact the Emerson College Archives & Special Collections.

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