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The Resource Indiana University Auditorium : 1941-2016, Kenneth L. Turchi

Indiana University Auditorium : 1941-2016, Kenneth L. Turchi

Label
Indiana University Auditorium : 1941-2016
Title
Indiana University Auditorium
Title remainder
1941-2016
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth L. Turchi
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On Saturday evening, March 22, 1941, nearly four thousand students, faculty, and friends of Indiana University convened to dedicate its newest showpiece, the Auditorium. The ceremony, both joyous and solemn, as World War II loomed on the horizon, established the magnificent new building as the central gathering place for the university's entertainment, convocations, and ceremonies for the next seventy-five years. Built with a combination of state and federal New Deal public works funds, the Auditorium was the vision of IU's legendary president, Herman B Wells, whose foresight placed it at what was to become the center of Bloomington's beautiful campus. Wells retrieved from storage series of dramatic (and somewhat controversial) murals by Thomas Hart Benton from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and had them installed in the Auditorium's lobby. He also envisioned the Auditorium as the centerpiece of a Fine Arts Plaza, which later included the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, and, many years later, the IU Cinema. Whether welcoming the Metropolitan Opera's Aïda, the former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, or the folk singing legends Peter, Paul, and Mary, Auditorium audiences knew that they would be hearing and watching performers and personalities at the pinnacle of their careers. Drawing from a rich treasury of archival photos, news clippings, and interviews, author Kenneth Turchi captures the Auditorium's seventy-five-year history with a brief glimpse into its future."--Publisher
Cataloging source
IUB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turchi, Kenneth L
Dewey number
378.772255
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LD2518
LC item number
.I537 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/painter
iK5dA23-zdI
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1889-1975
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wells, Herman B
  • Benton, Thomas Hart
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indiana University Auditorium
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University Auditorium
  • College buildings
  • College buildings
  • Indiana
Label
Indiana University Auditorium : 1941-2016, Kenneth L. Turchi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carrying the message to all the people: a transformative vision -- Indiana's century of progress lands in Bloomington -- Opening night -- and a memorable dedication week -- No small plans: opera (and many other delights) come to Bloomington -- A forum for learning and remembering -- The 1960's: passionate protests for changing times -- [Counter]-Culture at the crossroads: the Auditorium in the 1970's and 1980's -- Building for a new century -- The 21st-century Auditorium: where education meets entertainment -- The 75th-anniversary season: a grand vision comes full circle
Control code
20899888
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Extent
xi, 131 pages
Isbn
9780253023582
Lccn
2016302753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954340200
  • (OCoLC)954340200
Label
Indiana University Auditorium : 1941-2016, Kenneth L. Turchi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carrying the message to all the people: a transformative vision -- Indiana's century of progress lands in Bloomington -- Opening night -- and a memorable dedication week -- No small plans: opera (and many other delights) come to Bloomington -- A forum for learning and remembering -- The 1960's: passionate protests for changing times -- [Counter]-Culture at the crossroads: the Auditorium in the 1970's and 1980's -- Building for a new century -- The 21st-century Auditorium: where education meets entertainment -- The 75th-anniversary season: a grand vision comes full circle
Control code
20899888
Dimensions
24 x 31 cm
Extent
xi, 131 pages
Isbn
9780253023582
Lccn
2016302753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn954340200
  • (OCoLC)954340200

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