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David Lustbader Materials

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.125
  • Collectie

A collection of materials dating from David's period as a student at Grinnell College in the 1960s. This includes a textbook, a typewriter, and a laundry bag.

Additionally, 2018 accretions included material from time working for Democratic candidates as well as two cell phones.

Lustbader, David (Class of 1965)

George Drake Family Papers 1861-2000

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.30
  • Collectie

President George Drake and his brother, Professor Richard Drake of Berea College, donated family papers to Grinnell College Archives January 1991.  The bulk of the material is from their father, George Bryant Drake. It consists of correspondence, notes for sermons, family financial and business records, clippings, photographs, ca. 1920s-80s.  One box contains writings of Richard Drake, one box correspondence and writings of George Drake and family, one box papers of Alberta Drake, a box of Nell Drake's writings and publications.

George Bryant Drake (1895-1979) was a Congregational Minister and President of Doane College in Nebraska. He and his wife, Alberta Stimson Drake, had three children: George Albert Drake (1934-), professor and President of Grinnell College; Richard Bryant Drake (1925-), professor at Berea College; and Alberta Jane Drake (1928-). George Bryant was called Bryant; his parents were Nellie Jennie Rice Drake and George Burton Drake.

Glenn H. Leggett Writings 1958-1996

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.40
  • Collectie

The collection contains 24 different volumes that are collections of essays, lectures, eulogies, toasts, letters, reminiscences, etc. The subjects of the essays range from dogs to writing and from poetry to hunting and fishing, reflecting the broad range of interests of the author. Also included is an autobiography, family stories, travel accounts, and reflections on the academic life. There are histories of Grinnell Federal Saving and Loan Association and of the Kiwanis Club. Some of the essays were papers delivered at the Fortnightly Club. The speeches include ones given on retirements, dedications, commencements, and inaugurations.

Leggett, Glenn H.

Lewis Literary Society Records 1872-1911

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.145
  • Collectie

8 bound volumes containing minutes of the Lewis Society's proceedings, 1 bound volume of treasurer's records, and 1 volume containing six issues of the Argo, a publication released by the society during a three-month period in 1892.

Matlack Family Papers 1879-1997

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.46
  • Collectie

The collection includes a variety of materials belonging to several family members that were found in Laura's house after her death: legal papers; personal calendars of Merta, David, and Laura; papers of Henry and Merta from their professional careers; and family correspondence and other personal papers. They provide a glimpse into the activities of this fascinating Grinnell family.

The family papers generally include legal papers, information about genealogy, photos, correspondence, and miscellaneous items. Noteworthy items include My Family's History by Helen M. Hatch, A Christmas Memoiry by Margaret M. Kiesel, and numerous editions of The Maggie Gazette and Intelligence, a family newsletter written and published by Margaret M. Kiesel. The family correspondence is extensive, and gives a good look into the family members' lives.

Henry's papers include music that he wrote, church programs when he was organist, articles that he wrote on a variety of music-related issues, articles and talks on education (some written during his time as Alumni Secretary), and files of historical material from the Alumni Office.

Merta's papers include programs, reports, and yearbooks of organizations to which she belonged including Entre Nous, Uncle Sam's Club, and Congregational women's groups. Her professional papers include memos, time sheets, correspondence from her tenure with the Consumer Purchases Study and miscellaneous other activities. There are also items from Merta's college years, including papers and notebooks. Go to College and The Education of Merta Johnson Matlack as told by herself give a glimpse into what a woman's education was like around the turn-of-the-century. Gust Johnson's papers include newspaper clippings, letters, report cards, and other miscellaneous stuff.

David's papers include a birth certificate, newspaper clippings, programs from events in Grinnell, correspondence and calenders.

Laura corresponded with Art Department colleagues, other Grinnell College graduates from her class, and with Edith Sternfeld, a former art professor at the college. The remainder of Laura's papers contain material relating to her weaving and to organizations in which she was active including the League of Women Voters, Peace Links, and weavers' groups. Noteworthy items include letters and SGA minutes in response to Kent State killings and closing of Grinnell College, miscellaneous items regarding convocation of 1967 when Martin Luther King Jr spoke at Grinnell College and the Wiemans hosting Benjamin Mays at the 1967 convocation, Recollections of My Husband, Henry Nelson Wieman, and The History of Architecture ... Grinnell Iowa, 1949. Henry N. Wieman's papers include correspondence and newspaper articles, He was a professor of philosophy who taught at several notable universities. The bulk of Henry N. Wieman's papers are at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

There are also items from the four remaining Matlack siblings: Mary Davenport, Margaret Kiesel, Jane Rutherford, and Connie Wieman; Merta's parents, Gust and Elma Johnson; Laura'/s husband, Henry N. Wieman; and Maggie's mother-in-law, Anna Kiesel. Correspondence to the Matlack sisters and other papers of theirs are included. Stories about the birth of Connie (born on Christmas day) are especially charming. Anna Kiesel's items include photos, programs, and correspondence. She and Gust Johnson have papers in German and Swedish, that give a glimpse into the ethnic communities of the mid-west in the 19th Century.

There are four boxes of oversize materials that include records, artwork, certificates, photos, music, and correspondence.

Matlack, Henry W.

George F. Pinne Autograph Collection 1684-1986 1809-1946

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.44
  • Collectie

The collection includes letters and official documents, some loose, some in binders with the author’s name imprinted in gold on the cover. Also included are invoices and correspondence from vendors: The Scribner Book Store (New York), Dawsons of Pall Mall (London), Documents and Autographs Ltd. (London).

The earliest letters are from Samuel Pepys (1673/4) and the Earl of Spencer (1684). The majority of the documents are from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are letters from British statesmen (Disraeli and Gladstone), Queen Victoria, and a variety of famous American and British persons such as Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Rockwell Kent, Auguste Rodin, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Included with the collection is a partial inventory of the items in the collection created when the collection was received.

Helena Percas de Ponseti Papers 1925-2010 1960-2010

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.120
  • Collectie

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

Preston Family History 1869-1962

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.61
  • Collectie

Consists of photocopies of clippings, photographs, and letters and a journal.

Preston Family

Ralph Luebben Papers 1950-1999

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.114
  • Collectie

This collection contains numerous articles and papers written by Luebben throughout his career, in addition to materials for the courses he taught at Grinnell, personal correspondence, clippings, photos, and writings by colleagues.

Luebben, Ralph A.

Nilson-Fyfe Papers 1911-1957

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.105
  • Collectie

This collection includes documents of the Nilsons from 1911 to 1957, encompassing the entire stay of Paul Nilson (and later Harriet Fischer Nilson) within Turkey working as teachers. The first box contains documents from Tarsus, Talas, Diyarbakir, and Mardin, as well as documents relating to Paul and Harriet's retirement from the Mission Board. The second and third boxes contain photographs taken by, or for, the Nilsons during their stay in Turkey.  The fourth and fifth boxes focus on biographical information on the Nilsons, including correspondence, documentation, and addresses delivered about their work. The sixth box contains miscellaneous information that focuses on the students, both correspondences to and from, as well as biographical information about them. This box also contains Key Note addresses to the Mission Board, articles, translated papers, and records about the development of teaching and ministry in Turkey. The collection also contains two books: Academies for Anatolia by Frank Andrew Stone; and Stories from the Vineyard by Dorothy Nilson Fyfe.

Nilson, Paul Emmanuel

Harry Waldo Norris Papers 1920-1931

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.73
  • Collectie

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

Norris, Harry Waldo

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