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RG-T: Treasurer's Office Records 1847-1980 Box
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Auditor's Reports

Reports for 1939, 1941 (also includes a folder of special reports of the auditor to the Board of Trustees and detailed financial informatin). 1944-1958 (some years lacking).

Budget Reports

Budget Reports, 1932-1940, 9 vols. Income and expense as it relates to students, endowment, gifts, music athletics, administration, publicity, library, department supplies, School of Music, athletics

Younker Endowment and properties

Consists of some of the history of the two pieces of commercial property in the heart of Des Moines (307-309-311 Walnut St., northwest corner of Walnut and Fifth and 712-20 Mulberry, corner of 8th) from ca. 1895-1958. The property came to Grinnell college as part of the Younker Endowment in 1942.

Farm records

Farm records for all college-owned farms from 1947-1969. 18 spiral-bound notebooks. The first 13 notebooks cover the years 1956-1969. Each notebook contains records for one year for all farms and is arranged alphabetically by farm name. Each of the last 5 notebooks contains the records of specific farms, 1947-1969. Farms covered are Benson, Felt, Oelwein, Painter.

Blossom Estate

Consists of papers created in the process of settling the estate of Charles Blossom, a retired banker living in Devner CO, who was killed in an auto-train collision Sept. 1926 near Pierre SD. Blossom had been a banker in Belle Plain IA. He left the estate to Grinnell College in memory of his son, Walter, 1908 graduate, and daughter Louise who had attended the college. Both had died ca. 1918.

Cerro Gordo County IA farm

Records for this farm are preserved in toto because they provide a description of various aspects of the farm economy in the 1930s. Correspondence of Lonnie and Hoarace Trees, brothers who farmed the land, L. V. Phelps, banks (much with Bankers Life), vendors, real estate agents contain considerable detail including: Livestock diseases, sales, prices, inventories of holdings Crops: first trials of hybrid corn (1937), sowing, harvesting, storage, marketing, disease control Building and equipment purchases and repairs Personal tragedies: death of Trees' son from typhoid August-Sept. 1937, auto accident April 1937 Finances: Trees' loans, prices for buying and selling livestock, seed and crops, expenditures. College's loans, mortage with Bankers Life, taxes, etc.

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