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Southwick Recitals Videos, 1969 - 2022

Identifier: RG037-RG 037.01

Scope and Contents

The Southwick Recital series was an Emerson tradition and one of the oldest oratory recitals in the United States. The series featured distinguished Emerson faculty and alumni/a, along with honored guest artists. The series was founded by Henry Lawrence Southwick in 1900 when he was dean of Emerson College, he later became the third president of Emerson in 1908.

Note there are gaps in our video collection, so there is not always a corresponding video for each Southwick Recital.


  • 1969 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

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


35 videos

Language of Materials

From the record group: English


Materials are arranged chronologically.


The Southwick recital was restarted in 2020, accruals are expected yearly.

Processing Information

Rosalie Gartner, 2017

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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