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Bruce Whiteman Collection 1980-1995

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.140
  • Collection

Books of poetry and short essays by Bruce Whiteman published between 1980 and 1995. Whiteman was an English department lecturer at Grinnell College.

Charles H. Foster papers 1939-1985

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.78
  • Collection

Consists of material written by, about, and for Charles H. Foster.  Included are copies of lectures given by Foster, book reviews written by and about him, and correspondence with colleagues and friends.  This collection contains copies of correspondence written by Foster to Robert Frost and also letters received by Foster from MacKinlay Kantor, Paul Engle, Perry Miller, Curt Harnack, and Joseph F. Wall.  Additionally, this collection includes unpublished manuscripts (one incomplete) by Foster.  Also included are two signed Perry Miller books that were given to Foster from Miller.

Foster, Charles H. (Charles Howell)

Christopher McKee Correspondence 1960-2002

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.100
  • Collection

This collection consists of some 45 years of correspondence and scholarship regarding naval history.  Correspondents are listed below and span not only the United States but also the British Isles and the Continent.

McKee, Christopher

Curtis Bradford Transcriptions of W. B. Yeats unpublished prose 1954-1960

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS01.137
  • Collection

In 1954 and again in 1960, Curtis Bradford was able to transcribe previously unpublished manuscripts by W. B. Yeats that remained in the home of Yeats' widow, George. This collection contains the transcriptions Bradford made from Yeats' handwritten and typescript manuscripts. Bradford published a recollection of his work with the manuscripts in the  Sewanee Review 77 (1969) 385-404.

A description of this manuscript collection was published by James Lovic Allen and M. M. Lberman, "Transcriptions of Yeats's Unpublished prose in the Bradford papers at Grinnell College." Serif: Quarterly of Kent State University Libraries, 10.1 (1973): 13-27.

Bradford, Curtis Baker

Evelyn Gardner Papers 1938-1977

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.109
  • Collection

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, materials from conferences and organizations, photographs, a family tree, and materials about her retirement and memorial.

Gardner, Evelyn

George D. Herron papers 1891-1973 1891-1903

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.47
  • Collection

The collection includes writings of Herron from the 1890s, correspondence from and to college officials regarding Herron and his work at the college, published articles and unpublished papers about Herron, and extensive set of clippings regarding Herron, his philosophy and teaching, and his relationship with Carrie Rand.

Herron, George D.

Grace Douglass Orr Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.19
  • Collection

The bulk of the collection consists of Mrs. Orr's recollections about her life and the lives of three of her brothers, and of family photographs.

Orr, Grace Douglas

Grant O. Gale Personal Papers 1850-1995

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.115
  • Collection

The personal correspondence, notes and photographs of former Grinnell professor of physics Grant O. Gale. Gale was educated at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and got his masters in physics at the University of Michigan in 1933. He taught at Grinnell from 1929 to 1972. The college's observatory is named for Gale, and he was active in several Grinnell community organizations before his passing in 1998.
Gale is remembered for his dedication to his students and to his role as a mentor on the Grinnell campus.

Grinnell – Chapin Genealogical Material

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.05
  • Collection

The collection consists of genealogical charts 1480 0 1919.  Correspondence ca. 1898-1908, 32 portraits, some unidentified, copies of cemetery inscriptions, Family Association publications for the Chapin (4 books, 1862, 1908, 1908, 1927) and Alden (1 book, 1916) families, sixty Chapin family deeds and documents from Massachusetts 1674-1851, and a 114-page handwritten notebook by E. F. G. of Stockbridge, 1848, family history of Chapin ancestors Dudley, Woodbridge, Jones, and Eliot.

The papers have detailed information about a few branches of the family, little or no information on other branches.  The researcher might consult U.S. Library of Congress, Genealogies in the Library of Congress to identify more complete sources.

Genealogical charts in this collection trace part of the Grinnell family from Pierre Grenelle, born about 1480 in France. A descendant, Matthew, born 1602, became a Protestant and moved to Newport, R.I., in 1630, beginning the American line of the family. Matthew’s son married a granddaughter of John and Priscilla Alden. Other charts trace various branches of the Chapin family from about 1576 to Mary Grinnell’s birth about 1857.

Grinnell, Josiah Bushnell

H.W. Parker Letter 1888

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.112
  • Collection

One letter from H.W. Parker, chair of the natural history department of Iowa College, to Mr. Aldrich regarding the release of Parker's newest book, The Spirit of Beauty.

Parker, Henry W.

Harriet Underwood Hamlin Collection of John H. T. Main Material 1917-1931

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.20
  • Collection

In this file dated 1917-1931 are newspaper clippings and photographs in a scrapbook about President Main, a short biography of Harriet Hamlin, and the bulk of the collection consists of personal letters between Hamlin and Main.

Hamlin, Harriet

Harry Waldo Norris Papers 1920-1931

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.73
  • Collection

These papers are notes, reminiscences, and correspondence of Norris regarding science clubs, science teachers, and presidents of Grinnell College.

Norris, Harry Waldo

Helena Percas de Ponseti Papers 1925-2010 1960-2010

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.120
  • Collection

This collection is composed of correspondence, materials from organizations and conferences, academic writings and notes, recommendations, photographs, greeting cards, gradebooks, address books, degrees, and awards.

Helena Percas de Ponseti

Jack Robertson Photograph Collection 1986

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.173
  • Collection

Photographs taken by Grinnell College employee Jack Robertson during the 1986 school year. The majority of the photographs are of teaching faculty members, but many photos are also of students.

Robertson, Jack

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