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Job Cushman letters. 1855-1879: From Cushman, Kingston, Mass. to Trustees, President, Treasurer; primarily about donations to Grinnell College Davenport property: deed, correspondence with Bishop Lee about sale of property to Griswold College, 1859-1863. Executive Committee of Board of Trustees. Annual reports. 1847-1903, 1905. Reports cover finances, acquisition and sale of property, construction and repairs of college buildings, details of burning of East College (Dec 1871) faculty appointments, and other topics. Faculty committee reports, 1909, 1921. Faculty reports to Board of Trustees, 1848-1889. Annual summaries of curriculum, religion, science apparatus, library, statistics, student discipline, proposals for the future, etc. Some correspondence included from L. F. Parker, von Cuellen, H. W. Parker, S. J. Buck.

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Students' Army Training corps (SATC), World War I.: Correspondence, description of program, policy statements on granting college credit, war service rosters from St. Olaf and Oberlin statistics, newspaper clippings, daily course schedules, etc. Presidents' Reports to Board of Trustees. 1871, 1881, 1883, 1885, 1891, 1894, 1897, 1900, 1903-1906. Rand Gymnasium for Women. Correspondence during construction. Feb. 1897-Feb. 1898. Treasurer's vouchers. 1853-1857. Secretary-Treasurer's Reports. 1849-1880. (incomplete)

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Secretary's Reports: 1903-1916 (financial statements) Special committees of Trustees. Reports. 1854-1873: Includes Examining Committee Reports, Ways and Means, J. B. Grinnell's 1883 report on fund raising to rebuild after cyclone, insurance and rebuilding after 1883 cyclone, committee on relation of Dr. Magoun to college, 1997, Mears Cottage building 1887, telescope, instruction and instructors, Music Department, faculty. Department of Applied Christianity, etc. Trustee Minutes and Resolutions: 1859, 1864, 1872, 1875, 1879, 1887, 1890-1905. Trustee Report to Faculty: 1903, 1904.

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Faculty reports to Board of Trustees, 1890-1906, 1920.  In addition to topics covered in previous reports, these later faculty reports have annual summaries from the various departments, note curricular and faculty changes, athletic activities, needed building repairs and equipment; letter from women faculty requesting endowed chair.

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Mary Mears Cottage - Reports - 1889, 1903-1905 Report of Principal for Women - 1903-1904 Report of Dean of Women - 1905, 1906 Dean's Report to Trustees - 1904

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Finance Reports: Financial agent's reports to Board of Trustees, 1852-1894: Harvey Adams, E. Adams, J. C. Holbrook, J. M. Chamberlain, D. Lane, H. DeForest, W. Parsons. Finance Committee reports to Board of Trustees, 1876-1902 (incomplete) Finance campaigns, 1872-1878, D. Lane letters to Chamberlain (Treasurer) Financial campaign report. 1905, 1912, 1915, (list of pledges) Grinnell, Iowa: Land deeds 1854-1868; articles of incorporation, 1854; plat of south Grinnell 1856. Grinnell University Literary Fund, 1855-1860: Donation deed of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Grinnell to Literary Fund of Grinnell University; financial statements. Iowa College - Historical Material, 1847, 1908. Memorandum on founding college, 1847 (?); regulations on student rooms, c. 1847; historical data written in 1908. Library Reports to Board of Trustees. 1853-1906 (incomplete)

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Records of Trustees of Literary Fund of Grinnell University. Minutes of meetings, 1855-1858. Record. Articles of Incorporation. By-Laws, 1855-1861. (spine label) Record of Grinnell University inside title) Leather-bound book, 13"x18". Handwritten copy of Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of Grinnell University and of Iowa College. Minutes of meetings of Trustees of Grinnell University, 1855-1862. Table of Contents: Preliminary articles of incorporation, Dec. 10, 1855.1 p. 1-6 Other copies of the articles p. 7-12 Minutes of meetings p. 13-25 Constitution of Electora p. 34-35 Minutes of the Trustees (1855-1862) p. 37-49 Early history of Iowa College p. 51-74 Copy of Articles of Incorporation of IOwa College, 1847 and 1852 p. 213-215 Copy of Articles of Incorporation of Literary Fund, Jan. 1855 p. 217=218 Copy of Amended Articles of Iowa College, Aug. 1869 p. 219-223 The Laws of Iowa college as successively enacted by the Trustees, 1850, 1856, 1863, 1865, 1866 p. 243-247 The Code: passed July 1871 p. 248-261 Subscription for University. 1856. (lists of donors). 4 pages at end of book, unpaged. Part of book appears to be copies made prior to 1880 of documents relating to Grinnell University. In 1883 because of fading ink President George Magoun copied a number of these documents on adjoining pages and also copied other documents relating to Iowa College A typed transcript of the book, prepared in 1998, is available. Provenance: transferred to the Archives from the Treasurer's vault, June, 1997.