Lisner Auditorium records 1946-2005


Lisner Auditorium records 1946-2005

Materials in this collection include programs, posters, contracts, fiscal reports, correspondence, and photographs. They range in date from 1946 to 2005. Since it opened the auditorium has hosted many famous performing artists, including: Bill Monroe, Chick Corea, George Benson, Jay Leno, Joe Cocker, Mummenschanz, Pete Seeger, Supertramp, David Benoit, Twyla Tharp, Blues Traveler, Sheryl Crow, Branford Marsalis, The Knack, as well as local groups. The materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Director of the Lisner Auditorium.

125.75 linear feet.


SNAC Resource ID: 7995557

George Washington University

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Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014 (person)

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) was an American folk singer and social activist. As a member of the Weavers, Seeger was often heard on the radio in the early 1950s, most notably on their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene". In the 1960s, Seeger re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, workers' rights, and environmental causes. A prolific songwriter, his best-known songs include "Where Have ...

Corea, Chick (person)

Benson, George, 1943-.... (person)

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Cocker, Joe (person)

Epithet: Secretary of Westminster Committee British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000174.0x000348 ...

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Dimock Gallery (corporateBody)

Benoit, David, 1982-.... (person)

George Washington University (corporateBody)

The Executive Vice President and Treasurer writes the yearly budget report for the Board of Trustees. From the description of Treasurers Office records, 1903-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 641695165 The University Marshal reports to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, and oversees official functions at the University, such as commencements, the conferring of honorary degrees, opening convocation for the school year, and other special ceremonies. Robert...

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Tharp, Twyla (person)

Twyla Tharp is American modern dancer and choreographer. She was born 1 July 1941 in Portland, Indiana and grew up in Rialto, California. She attended Pomona College and received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College in 1963. As a child she studied ballet, tap, flamenco, baron twirling, acrobatics, and several musical instruments. While in California, she studied dance with Beatrice Collenette, Wilson Morelli, John Butler, Carmen de Lavallade, and at the Lester Horton stu...

Knack (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Blues Traveler (Musical group) (corporateBody)

Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996 (person)

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Leno, Jay (person)