Posts Tagged 'Soviet Union'

Summer, 1950: Among tense times, a promise of no rain

Summer, 1950: Among tense times, a promise of no rain

As it had for many years, the name The Chautauquan Daily topped the July 3, 1950, edition of Chautauqua Institution’s summer paper, the first issue of the season.

Added in the 1945 season, a subtitle followed: News of a Famous American Center of Culture. The first headline read “Tradition Marks 77th Season Opening.”

The front page included photos of four men: Ralph McCallister, vice president, in charge of program and education at the Institution; Edgar Fisher, professor at Sweet Briar College who would deliver Week One’s morning lecture series; Hugh Thompson, a nationally known baritone of the Metropolitan Opera Association who would sing that night in the Amphitheater; and Samuel M. Hazlett, president of Chautauqua Institution.

From the President: Remembering Greg Guroff

From the President: Remembering Greg Guroff

A very real hero in the history of Chautauqua Institution died on Wednesday, July 11. Greg Guroff, along with Steve Reinhart, was responsible for coordinating US-Soviet exchange programs, within which Chautauqua played a significant role. To be sure, John Wallach’s bold vision and unbounded daring stimulated the initiation of Chautauqua’s programming in US-Soviet affairs. Our president, Dan Bratton, and board chairman, David Faust, provided the Institutional direction and commitment. But Greg was the soul, glue, engineer, counselor, translator, psychiatrist, fundraiser, mediator and island of calm in a sea of turbulent events.