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Irving Hart Collection

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.58
  • Collection

There are two pieces to the Irving Hart collection in the Grinnell College Archives.  One is a letter that Elizabeth Kelsey (Class of 1898) wrote to Hart in April 1898 as he was leaving Grinnell to serve in the Spanish–American War, and the other is an autograph album with signatures of students and faculty from the 1870s when Irving’s mother, Elizabeth Biggar Hart, was a student.

Joan Zimmerman Alumni Questionnaire 1976

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.60
  • Collection

This collection consists of photocopies of completed questionnaires Joan Zimmerman, (class of 1971) received in November 1976 for use in her Ph. D. dissertation, College Culture in The Midwest, 1880-1930, University of Virginia, 1978. The 46 replies are from women who graduated between 1894 and 1916 and deal with their academic, extracurricular, and social interests and activities during and after their college years. Original copies of the questionnaires are in the possession of Dr. Zimmerman.

Preston Family History 1869-1962

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.61
  • Collection

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

Preston Family

Horace Greeley Letters 1842-1848

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.63
  • Collection

Two autograph letters signed, from Horace Greeley to Rev. T.G. Bromerd, Londonderry, New Hampshire, Dec. 1842, and Dec. 1848.

Greeley, Horace

Velma Hiser Correspondence 1949-1954

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.64
  • Collection

Consists of three letters written to Professor J. P. Ryan between 1949 and 1950, one letter (1954) to Jean Ryan Squire, the daughter of Ryan, and the syllabus for Prof. Ryan’s "Fundamentals of Speech" course in 1941.

Hiser, Velma

Horace A. Wolcott Correspondence 1855-1865 ca. 1860

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.65
  • Collection

The collection consists of photocopies of letters and business papers of Horace Alanson Wolcott. Wolcott lived briefly in Grinnell about 1856 then moved to Boulder probably in the early or mid 1860s, and corresponded with people in Grinnell. Papers selected for photocopying are those relating to his Grinnell connections.  Correspondents include: Marshall Bliss of Bliss Crosby Mill, Grinnell; S. H. Bliss; Julia Grinnell; Lucy Bixby (mother of Louisa Wolcott); Samuel Cooper; S. Bixby

Wolcott, Henry A.

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.

M. M. Liberman letters 1973

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.67
  • Collection

Consists of 1973 faculty Christmas letter sent by the Alumni Office and 27 responses received by Liberman. Most comment on the May 1970 closing of the college.

Liberman, M. M.

Roy Henderson Perring manuscript

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.68
  • Collection

Consists of the typed manuscript of Introduction to German Anatomy by Roy Henderson Perring. 61 p.

Perring, Roy Henderson

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

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.

Harry Waldo Norris Papers 1920-1931

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.73
  • Collection

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

Norris, Harry Waldo

John C. Kemmerer Papers 1961-1981

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.74
  • Collection

These papers include typed and handwritten manuscript copies of Kemmerer’s poems, stories, and reminiscences, most of which were unpublished.

Kemmerer, John

Dunham/Grinnell photograph collection 1893-1894

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.75
  • Collection

Studio photographs of 19 members of Grinnell College class of 1894 including Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, the namesake of the town founder, and one photograph of Alice Dunham Hannay, class of 1893. Also included are short reminiscences written by Marian Dunham regarding Josiah B. Grinnell, Arthur C. Lyon, Dr. Pearl Somers, and Garrett P. Wyckoff, members of the class of 1894. Photographs are identified as: Benjamin F. Arnold, Charles E. Arnold, Geneva A. Bigelow, Harry L. Brown, John Peet Clyde, William R. Gelston, Josiah B. Grinnell, Charles W. Hackler, Joseph H. Hathaway, George E. Hilsinger, Arthur C. Lyon, Margaret A. Pepoon, William R. Raymond, Paul W. Richards, Pearl E. Somers, Ernest Walker, Garrett P. Wyckoff, Joseph Whyte.

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