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Educational Wastelands

“The school has a contribution to make to every activity of life. But it makes that contribution by doing its own particular job honestly and well.

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Arthur Bestor honors Chautauqua Golf Club House

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Chautauquans enjoy the Lake Course grounds at a Golf Club picnic in 1925.

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Chautauqua Golf Club’s centennial, the Daily each Monday will feature an article from our archives highlighting the club’s first year and landmark events in its history. 652 more words


For eighth year, Archives to celebrate Chautauqua Giants

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There are many giants at Chautauqua — not measured by physical stature, wealth, size of house or material possessions, but by the contributions they have made to the Chautauqua community. 588 more words


Early aviation takes flight at Heritage Lecture

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Al J. Engel, who was the first Cleveland resident to own his own airplane, is shown in one of the historic post cards he sold for his Pioneer Air Mail flights on Chautauqua Lake during the summer of 1914. 371 more words


Women in the trenches: war as a catalyst for change

Column by George Cooper.

At the opening of the 1918 Season, Arthur E. Bestor, Chautauqua Institution president, gave an address titled “Mobilizing the Mind of America,” a title that might be said to reflect a general attitude of the platform that summer. 1,169 more words

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Chautauqua considers war on its own terms: political, sociological, spiritual

Column by George Cooper.

Before coming to Chautauqua to help George Vincent in presiding over the Institution, Arthur Bestor Jr. had studied at Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wis., and graduated from University of Chicago in 1901. 1,098 more words

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Prestige, Community, Individual Development — even in a land undeveloped

Column by George Cooper.

Having arrived at Chautauqua to assist then-director Scott Brown in 1905, Arthur E. Bestor assumed the title himself in 1907 — in a kind of administration round robin — when George E. 1,002 more words

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