- US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.132
Collection contains 16 volumes.
Collection contains 16 volumes.
Consists of lantern slides of late 19th and early 20th century chemical aparatus and four notebooks of chemical notes. Professor William C. Oelke suggests that Hendrixson had equipment to copy pictures from books and may have photographed the portraits and laboratory apparatus from published material to use in his class teaching.
Hendrixson, Walter Scott
10 hand-written volumes detailing the meetings of the Calocagathian society over its 48 year existence.
2 hand-written volumes of secretary's minutes.
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.
One bound volume of the Ellis Society Alumni proceedings.
1 bound volume of secretary's records detailing the society's proceedings
The collection consists of the secretary's records of the Chrestomathian Society, one of several literary societies operating at Grinnell between 1852 and 1925. The groups were organized in order to hold debates and social events, divided into male and female groups that had a matched pair. The all-male Chrestomathians were paired with the all-female Ellis society. According to the Scarlet and Black, the societies disbanded in 1925, as the social role they once filled was no longer relevant.
Mary Gae Wyly graduated from Grinnell College in 1962 and served as a librarian from 1968 to 1976. This collection contains documents from her desk files, including one on the hiring of blacks and women, and a survey of women on campus for the improvement of Grinnell.
Wyly, Mary Gae
This collection is organized into four series: Biographical, Correspondence, Military, and Photographs.
Series 1: Biographical (1924-1981)
The Biographical series includes personal items including Ley’s birth certificate, framed high school basketball letter, and Catechism bible, as well as a handwritten copy of a poem composed by his mother for his funeral service. The series also includes an extensive scrapbook including photos, personal and educational documents, and newspaper clippings from early childhood until after his death.
Series 2: Correspondence (1939-1946)
The Correspondence series consists of three sub-series: letters written by Jimmy Ley, letters written to Ley and returned to his parents, and letters written to his parents after his disappearance. Ley’s letters are almost exclusively addressed to his parents and date from between just before he first attended Grinnell College in the fall of 1939 until his disappearance in February 1944. Ley’s letters are organized chronologically and divided into folders by location, mostly military camps where Ley was stationed. Mostly written by the families of other missing men in Ley’s flight crew, the letters to Jimmy’s parents after his death date from between November 1944 and August 1945 and are arranged alphabetically by sender’s last name.
Series 3: Military (unkown-1948)
The Military series consists of Ley’s official certificates and awards, bomb squadron yearbook, air force patch, and framed medals (Distinguished Flying Cross, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and Purple Heart).
Series 4: Photographs (unknown-1945)
The Photographs series includes fifteen unframed photographs, a portrait in a display folder, a framed photo collage documenting the medals Ley earned, a large framed portrait displayed at Ley’s funeral, and a large framed artistic collage of Ley’s plane and flight crew.
Personal papers and materials of Shaffer Eugene Thompson '58, including schoolwork from high school, Grinnell College, and graduate school. Files from his time serving as dean of students at Grinnell College, files from his work at Whitman College, Reed College, and personal correspondence, photos, and files.
The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence primarily covering 1962 through 1970. The bulk of the materials are concerned with conditions at Parsons College, beginning with the summer of 1962 and carrying through to its closing in 1973. Newspaper clippings document final years of parsons College. Three boxes contain official material published by Parsons, minutes from various organizations on campus, and student records. One box contains the reports on parsons from various agencies. A small amount of material is related to Dr. Crossett’s tenure on the faculty at Grinnell College
Crossett, John M.
Papers of Lorraine Smith Harris during her time as a student at Grinnell College.
Harris, Lorraine Smith
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.