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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  Additionally, this collection includes unpublished manuscripts (one incomplete) by Foster.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)

Charlotte Knowles Vandenburgh Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.66
  • Collection

The collection consists of a newspaper clipping, concert notice, daybook, 77 photographs and negatives of the Womens' Glee Club trip to California in 1912.  The photos are not labeled.

Chicago National League Ball Club Stock Certificates 1981-1981 1981

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.122
  • Collection

Two stock certificates (#3404 and #3405) issued to the Trustees of Iowa College. Dated August 21, 1981. Each certificate is worth 12 shares. Note with stock certificates indicates that a third certificate (#3503) is framed and on display in the Cubs Room of the PEC (Physical Education Complex). The plan is to display the framed certificate in the new Athletic Facility when it is completed in 2010. Destroyed in 2010.
Processed by Cheryl Neubert, February 2008.

Chrestomathian Society 1853-1924

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.149
  • Collection

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.

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

Clara M. Baster's “Books of the Middle Ages” undated

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.72
  • Collection

Books of the Middle Ages is a 20-leaf, typewritten manuscript.  The leaves have simple borders, one set inside the other by one inch.  Between the two borders are hand-drawn decorations of plant and animal life that are subtly water colored.  The manuscript is bound in a heavy-weight paper and is tied along the spine with a ribbon.

Baster, Clara M.

Class of 1955 Materials

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.182
  • Collection
  • 1955 - 2010

These boxes contain materials relating to the Class of 1955, primarily collected by the class agents. There are numerous pictures, postcards, posters, and memorabilia from 1951-1955, in addition to reunion materials and two reunion scrapbooks compiled by the class agent Mary Norelius Sanders. Sanders' (nee Norelius) personal student agendas from 1951-1955 are included in the collection. The original accession also included class letters from 1956-2013, which were moved to RG-Alum 3.2 in order to supplement the existing collection of class letters. There are three 1951 NSO pictures in oversize, and one poster.

Class of 1957 Materials 1953-2003

  • US US-IaGG MS/01.167
  • Collection

Materials collected by the class agents relating to the Grinnell College Class of 1957.

Congregational Church (Victor, Iowa) records 1883-1933

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.42
  • Collection

The records include ledgers and notebooks with financial information and minutes of meetings of the Church and of groups affiliated with the Church:  the DK Society, the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, and the Ladies' Social Society.  There are files of correspondence and legal and financial records.

Congregationalism in Iowa 1840-1932

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.138
  • Collection

This collection contains record books from the General Congregational Association of Iowa, the Denmark Association of the Congregational Church, the Davenport Association of the Congregational Church and the Des Moines River Association of the Congregational Church, covering from 1840 until 1910. Taken together, these records offer insight into the activities and membership of the Congregational Church in Iowa during the latter half of the 19th century.

Curriculum

  • US US-IaGG Pamphlet/006.0
  • Collection

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

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