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Kerr, Robert

  • Pessoa singular

Robert Y. Kerr, a native of Newton, Iowa, served on the editorial staff of The American Lumberman and as Executive Secretary of Grinnell College.

Florence Stewart Kerr (Class of 1912)

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  • 1890-1975

Born in Tennessee in 1890, Florence Stewart Kerr and family moved to Iowa when she was an infant.  She grew up in Marshalltown and attended Grinnell College from 1908-1912 where she formed a lifelong friendship with Harry Hopkins.  Florence married Robert Y. Kerr in 1915; she taught English at the College from 1921-26 and 1931-32.

In 1930 she was named a member of the Iowa Unemployment Relief Council; in 1935 Hopkins recommended her as one of five regional directors of the Division of Women's and Professional Projects within the Works Progress Administration (alternately called the Work Projects Administration).  She was promoted to Assistant Administrator of the WPA and Director of the Women's and Professional Projects in 1938 and worked in Washington, D.C. until the WPA ended in 1943.

She became director of the war public services of the Federal Works Agency and later served as an executive with Northwest Airlines.  She retired in the mid 1950s and lived in D.C. until her death in 1975.

Robert Y. Kerr, a native of Newton, Iowa, served on the editorial staff of The American Lumberman and as Executive Secretary of Grinnell College.

Pfitsch, John Alfred

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  • 1919-2012

Beginning in 1948, John and Pioneer athletics were synonymous. He coached in virtually every sport during a 50-year career and even in retirement directed the men's soccer program and his beloved Pfitsch's Pfishes. In addition to many seasons, records, and championships in basketball and soccer John also was justifiably proud of his role in instituting women's sports during his long tenure as athletic director.

After graduating from the University of Texas Pfitsch earned his M.A. in physical education and assisted famous Coach Phog Allen at the University of Kansas before and after service in World War II. At Grinnell he helped obtain a $2.2 million federal loan and headed the planning committee for construction of the former Physical Education Complex, where the fieldhouse was named in his honor.

Ladies Reading Circle

  • 1882-

The Ladies Reading Circle was founded in 1882 as the first women's literary club in Grinnell, Iowa [c.f. Magoun Club, Ms.01.11]. The purpose of the club was "to gain an intelligent understanding of the world achievements, and its problems, through the study of its history, literature, science, and arts." Before changing its name to the Historical and Literary Club in 1894, the club was called the Historical Circle, the Literary Circle, and the Historical and Literary Circle. Founding members included Lynda Haworth MacDonald, Emily Timmerman Hanlin, Joanna Harris Haines, Mrs. M.G. Phillips, and Mrs. H.K. Snider. The club was a member of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs.

Loren Foster Berry

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  • -1900

Reverend Loren Foster Berry of Ottumwa, IA was a trustee of Grinnell College from 1894 until his death in 1900. He moved from Ottumwa, IA to Chicago, IL in the last year of his life. After his death, his wife taught Mathematics at the Grinnell Academy and was the Dean of Ladies until 1906.

Nollen, John S.

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  • 1869-1952

Nollen, Hannah

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  • -1966

Nollen, Sarah

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  • 1877-1967

Cook, George Washington

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  • 1823 -1883

George Washington Cook (b: January 25, 1823 d: November, 24 1883).

Electa Caroline Cook (b: 1822, d: July 27,1863).

George and Electa had one daughter Ella L. Cook (b: 1860, d: October 11, 1894), who never married and had no children.  Ella may have been born in Grinnell.

George and his second wife Rhoda had only one child, who was named Alfred Bailey Cook (b: March 14, 1873, d: December 14, 1945).

Sarah Elizabeth Cook (b: August 22, 1840, d: August 14, 1921). Sarah never married and had no children.

Collins Cook (b: May, 30 1824, d: October 24, 1886).

Henry W. Cook (b: March 6, 1829, d: October 21, 1879).

George Cook and his immediate family members as well as his son Alfred, daughter-in-law Suzette, and grandson James are buried in the East Cemetery in Meriden, CT.

Clapp, Harold L.

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  • 1909-1961

1909 June 14, born I Jamestown, New York

1928-29 Junior year at University of Nancy, France

1930 BA from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

1931 Married Laura Rice

1930-32 Instructor in romance languages at Colgate University

1933 MA from University of Wisconsin

1935 Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin

1935-29 Professor of Romance Languages, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio

1939-61 Grinnell College, Modern Language faculty

1941 Summer, Director, American Friends Service Committee, student work project, Mexico

1943-44 Coordinator of Area and Language Unites of the Army specialized Training, Assignment and Reclassification Unit (STAR), and if Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at Grinnell College.

1946-47 President, Iowa Foreign Language Association

1947-48 Director, University of Delaware Foreign Study Group in Geneva, Switzerland

1949-50 Summers. Organized and taught French Play School for children

1952-55 Served on National Council of the American Association of University Professors

1953-54 President of the Iowa Conference of the American Association of University Professors.

1956-57 Executive Secretary, Council for Basic Education, Washington D.C.  Editor, Council for Basic Education Bulletin

1959-60 President, Council for Basic Education

1958-60 Chairman of the Faculty, Grinnell College

1960 Summer. Research in France and Switzerland

1961 Appointed to Seth Richards Chair of Modern Languages

1961 Sept. 3. Died of cancer, Grinnell, Iowa

Scheve, Edward B.

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  • 1865-1924

Edward Benjamin Scheve was born in Herford, Germany in 1865 and came to the United States around 1890, first to Rochester NY and then to Grinnell, IA in 1906. He was a successful composer and served on the music faculty at Grinnell College from 1906 until his death in 1924. In announcing his death, the college alumni publication, Grinnell and You, stated "He was a great teacher, a great organist, and a great composer. He made Grinnell musical, and any future history of the college and the town will number him among the real founders of Grinnell"

Elizabeth Earle Magoun Club

  • 1870-

The Elizabeth Earle Magoun Club, founded in 1870, is the oldest women's club in Grinnell.  First called "Busy Woman's Club", it was renamed in 1896 to honor one of the founders and first president, Elizabeth Magoun.  The bi-weekly meetings are primarily devoted to reading and discussing literature.

Goplerud, Ann C.

  • Pessoa singular
  • 1918-1999
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