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Anton P. Chekhov Letters 1903-1937 1903-1937

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.71
  • Collection

The collection consists of a letter from Chekhov’s sister, a replica of Chekhov’s letter (November 2, 1903) to Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko (co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre), and a note (June 14, 1985) from Kennan explaining the provenance of the Chekhov letter. Also included are photocopies in Russian.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Anton P. Chekhov Letters 1903-1937 1903-1937

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.71
  • Collection

The collection consists of a letter from Chekhov’s sister, a replica of Chekhov’s letter (November 2, 1903) to Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko (co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre), and a note (June 14, 1985) from Kennan explaining the provenance of the Chekhov letter. Also included are photocopies in Russian.

Arthur C. Risser Class of 1960 Theatre Materials

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.199
  • Collection

Arthur C. Risser was a member of the Grinnell College class of 1960. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Grinnell College in 2000. His publications are about theatre design, particular regarding stage lighting and sight lines.

Risser, Arthur C. (Class of 1960)

Bill Ingram Collection of Early Modern French Manuscript Business Documents 1550-1652

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.136
  • Collection

Folder 1 contains two manuscript documents written in French in the 16th century.  One of the documents is from Jehan Hurault, the royal counselor and master of requests, regarding a dispute on the right to collect taxes on cloth sold in bulk and the "eighth" on wine sold retail in taverns in one section of the city of Paris.  The other has not been translated or transcribed.

Biographical Files 1800-

  • US US-IaGG Pamphlet 52
  • Series

Information about people associated with Grinnell College or the town of Grinnell.

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.

Burling Family Papers 1889-1957

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.160
  • Collection

Photographs, correspondence, and visitor book from the Edward B. Burling family.

Business Diary of 1862, 1863 Hardin County, Iowa 1886-1863

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.95
  • Collection

This handwritten ledger diary was begun on January 1, 1862 in Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa. Unknown writer discusses property purchases and disposals; loans and payments; tax information; names of those people with whom he (or she) dealt; on one occasion, the writer asks, “Is he a judge entitled to my respect?” (March 10, 1862). Diary includes long discourses on business dealings (see April 19, 1862). May 20, 1862 entry includes some pressed leaves and a flower. October 4, 1862 entry includes a larger pressed flower. Last entry on February 6, 1863: “I gave up key of the office I occupied up to today in the Court House in Eldora to Ellis Parker(?) as the agent and proper officer of the Eldora Court House joint stock company who claim to own the building. I left some things in the room ….Started about middle of afternoon from Eldora for Grinnell, Iowa, designing to make Grinnell my residence.”

Calocagathian Society Records 1876-1924

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.142
  • Collection

10 hand-written volumes detailing the meetings of the Calocagathian society over its 48 year existence.

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