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Douglas Russell (class of 1971) and James Russell (class of 1941) Materials

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.191
  • Collection

Douglas S. Russell is a member of the class of 1971. His father, James Russell, also graduated from Grinnell College in 1941.

Materials include postcards, photographs, a copy of the June 1940 Tanager, Songs of Grinnell, a copy of "St. Peter and I" by Professor Edward Steiner and an accompanying letter from the Alumni Secretary in 1971.

Grinnell College

Ann Goplerud Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.193
  • 1939 - 2004

Ann Cromer Goplerud was born on June 27, 1918, in Osage, Iowa. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1939 with a Bachelor of Music. She taught music before joining the Red Cross during World War II. She served in the Red Cross Club and in her spare time she sang at hospitals and to troops waiting to move out. She became incredibly popular and earned the name "Ann of Iowa." She also served in the American Red Cross during the Korean War. She spent twenty years working for the State Department Agency in Washington D.C. She died on October 12, 1999, and is buried in Osage, Iowa.

Goplerud, Ann C.

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)

Virginia Lobell Rosen '48 Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.201
  • Collection

Materials related to the Grinnell College experience of Virginia "Ginny" Lobell Rosen, class of 1948.

Rosen, Virginia Lobell

Holocaust Photograph Reproductions

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.202
  • Series

Eight photograph reproductions of images from the liberation of Belsen, Gotha, Nordhausen, and Buchenwald concentration camps. The photographs are graphic in nature. One photograph is of a F.F.I. (French Forces of the Interior) combatant crouched behind a car with a handgun.

Joe Rosenfield '25 Biography Materials

  • US US-IaGG MS. 01.194
  • Collection

The materials that make up this collection were created and collected by George Drake, the author of "Mentor: Life and Legacy of Joe Rosenfield."

The collection is separated into three series: 1. Chapter Edits and Research 2. Interview Tapes and 3. Research Index Notes.

Drake, George A (Class of 1956)

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.

Joanne Bunge Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS/01.170
  • Collection

Materials from 1952-1956 and subsequent class reunions.

Ric MacDowell Collection 1953-1968 1964-1968

  • US US-IaGG MS/01.172
  • Collection

These materials were collected by Ric MacDowell, class of 1968. The majority of the materials are photographic negatives and AV materials, including reel-to-reel tapes and records.

MacDowell, Ric (Class of 1968)

James Norman Hall Papers 1906-1954

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.01
  • Collection

The James Norman Hall papers at Grinnell College span the years 1906-54.  About half the collection is correspondence, clippings, photographs, and notebooks, the other half is manuscripts of his writings, including his autobiography, novels, short stories, essays, and poems, published and unpublished.  The 665 letters and post cards are arranged chronologically.  A small portion are from Hall's four years in Boston before World War I, nearly half are from World War I and post war years, and the rest from the last 25 years of his life.  Much of the correspondence is with his family and two Boston friends, George Courtright Greener (1911-53), Director of the North Bennet Street Industrial School, and Roy Cushman (1914-50), Probation Officer in Juvenile Court.  Other correspondence includes letters and cards from Hall to his former Grinnell professors, Charles Payne (1916-44) and George L. Pierce (1911-50), from his college roommate, Chester C. Davis (1910-19), newspaperman, head of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in the 1930's and president of the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, and a few letters from Ellery Sedgwick, editor of Atlantic Monthly.  The Atlantic Monthly-Hall-Nordhoff correspondence is on 14 rolls of microfilm, and the Sedgwick-Hall correspondence is on one roll in the Archives.  A few letters are exchanges between friends with comments about Hall.  Some letters are typed, some are carbons, most are handwritten.  A typed version of selected war letters is included.  The Archives does not have Robert Dean Frisbie's letters on which Hall's story "Frisbie of Danger Island" is based, nor correspondence with Nordhoff.

Most of the newspaper clippings are reports of Hall's war experiences and reviews of his books, a few are about Hall, Tahiti, and the South Seas.  Most photographs are from World War I and his Iceland trip, a few are of his family in Tahiti.

Twenty-eight small handwritten notebooks, some of which record Hall's travels and outlines of stories and poems, a diary of the 1909 Grinnell College Glee Club tour to the west coast, and Hall's Grandfather Young's small Civil War diary (1864) are also in the collection.  Two rolls of microfilm in the Archives contain war letters, pages of notebooks and other items selected from the Grinnell collection by Paul Briand Jr., who wrote a biography of Hall.

Over half of the collection consists of typescripts, some with revisions or several versions of sections, of nine of the twelve books Nordhoff and Hall co-authored (manuscripts of the first three, published before 1930, are not in the collection), of parts or all of seven of the seventeen books Hall published alone, of scripts of two of Hall's plays, of typescripts or holograph versions of 19 of the more than 80 published magazine pieces, and of about sixty unpublished poems, stories, and essays, most undated.  The Archives owns 28 books Hall wrote by himself or coauthored with Nordhoff, including foreign language editions of some titles.

The Hall papers at Grinnell College are a valuable resource for anyone studying his career as a writer, his travels, experiences, ideas, and the sources of some of his stories.  Hall's war correspondence is particularly enlightening for the World War I scholar interested in the human aspect of the war.

Hall, James Norman (Class of 1910)

H. George Apostle Papers 1942-1991

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.02
  • Collection

The collection consists of typed manuscripts of Apostle’s translations and commentaries of Aristotle, Ph.D. thesis, and at talk, 1942-1978.  In addition to the typed versions of the Nicomachean Ethics, there are also a holograph version and two sets of page proofs.  Not included are manuscripts of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Mathematics (1952) or Mr. Apostle's two mathematics texts (1954 and 1960).

Apostle, Hippocrates George

Harold L. Clapp Papers 1929-1961 1947-1961

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.03
  • Collection

The Harold L. Clapp papers consist of talks; unpublished articles, stories, books, verse, and translations; newspaper clippings about Clapp; and correspondence.  One published book is reproduced here; other published works are listed in Appendix A.  The papers span the years 1929-61, with the bulk of the material between 1947 and 1961. Mr. Clapp was very concerned about American public primary and secondary education and in teacher training, favoring greater emphasis on basic elementary subjects.  Much of the collections records his active work in this area, speaking and writing and working for the Council for Basic Education in Washington, D.C.  This interest began with his observations of his sons’ education in Swiss public schools during the family’s year in Geneva, 1947-48.  The year is described in detail in letters written by HLC and Laura Clapp and in Laura Clapp’s introductory pages to the letters.  All of these are in “Letters from Switzerland,” the first series in the Clapp papers.  The Swiss letters also describe living and travel conditions and problems of American students in post-war Europe. Mr. Clapp’s ideas on education are most fully documented I the series Council for Basic Education, Talks, and Published and Unpublished Writings.  French Play School shows the practical application of his ideas.  His fiction (three books) was satire on American education.  Other than the Manual for French A2 the papers contain very little directly relating to Mr. Clapp’s teaching of French at Grinnell College. Laura Clapp transcribed by hand or had typed some of the papers because the originals were difficult to read.  She collected and in part arranged the material and appended explanatory notes where she felt they would help a reader better understand her husband’s writings.  Excerpts from her letters to her mother (series 10) describe some campus events of the 1940s and ‘50s.

Clapp, Harold L.

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