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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).

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.

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

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.

Dibble Building, McGee St. Kansas City, MO

Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Dibble deeded the land to the college in 1915. The college deeded the property to Grinnell College Foundation in 1916, constructed a 4-story building, financed by mortgage, in 1917, sold the property to Bedford Realty in 1929. Bedford Realty turned the property back to the college in 1931. The mortgage was forecolsed in 1935-1936. Space in the building was leased to commercial establishments. Real Estate Register, pgs. 36 and 42 (RG-T Ser. 5.2) Map of Kansas City business area with location of Dibble Blgs is in Oversize file, (RG-T ser. 5.1)

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.

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