- US US-IaGG RG-E
- 1944 - ?
For Faculty Meeting Minutes, see RG-F Series 1.
The Fraker collection of postcards consists of approximately 7,000 cards, depicting 501 Iowa cities and towns. The cancellation dates on the postcards range from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1960’s, although most cards date from circa 1910. The collection is arranged alphabetically. All towns with two or more cards are filed individually, while towns with only one card are filed at the beginning of their letter group. In box 17, there are several miscellaneous cards, including book cards, military cards, and unidentifiable cards. The book postcards of Iowa feature either towns or the state as a whole. There are also several postcards from military institutions across the United States. The unidentifiable cards are handmade, but were never sent through the mail and do not indicate their town. These cards depict a wide range of subjects, including people, homes, and businesses.
There are also approximately 1,200 postcards of Des Moines, as well as 1,000 views of Davenport. In addition, Ottumwa has three postcards of double length that portray panoramic views of the city. These are in box 14.
There are two scrapbooks in the manuscript collection; one is of the county courthouses of Iowa and the second is filled with postcards from Des Moines. These are both located at the end of the collection.
The collection contains an oral interview with Florence Kerr; photographs, personal correspondence (notably with President and Mrs. Roosevelt), and other items unrelated to her business life; correspondence and other materials relating to her defense activities in 1941; and materials from two productions of the Federal Theater Project.
The bulk of the collection contains correspondence, memos, and reports from her tenure with the Work Projects Administration and includes numerous WPA publications. There are two photograph albums and ten scrapbooks of newspaper clippings regarding her WPA activities.
Also included is correspondence of her husband, Robert Y. Kerr.
Florence Stewart Kerr (Class of 1912)
The box contains newspaper clippings and genealogical records on Robert and Florence Kerr as well as correspondences between the Kerrs and their tenants on their Newton farm, Robert and Ruth Wormley
The club was founded in 1904, partly at the instigation of Professor Edward Steiner, for the purpose of ‘literary and social improvement”. Active membership is about 25 men from the college faculty and from the town businesses and professions. The club meets fortnightly with a member reading a paper which he has written on a topic of his choosing and with discussion following.
Consists of handwritten manuscripts by 49 writers of 53 articles published in Forum between 1886-1891. Forum was a political, sociological and economic review published in New York from 1886-1950.
1 bound volume of secretary's records detailing the society's proceedings
Papers detailing the personal and family history of Foster C. Rinefort Jr., Grinnell College class of 1956. Emphasis on athletics.
Foster C. Rinefort Jr.
The collection includes writings of Herron from the 1890s, correspondence from and to college officials regarding Herron and his work at the college, published articles and unpublished papers about Herron, and extensive set of clippings regarding Herron, his philosophy and teaching, and his relationship with Carrie Rand.
Herron, George D.
President George Drake and his brother, Professor Richard Drake of Berea College, donated family papers to Grinnell College Archives January 1991. The bulk of the material is from their father, George Bryant Drake. It consists of correspondence, notes for sermons, family financial and business records, clippings, photographs, ca. 1920s-80s. One box contains writings of Richard Drake, one box correspondence and writings of George Drake and family, one box papers of Alberta Drake, a box of Nell Drake's writings and publications.
George Bryant Drake (1895-1979) was a Congregational Minister and President of Doane College in Nebraska. He and his wife, Alberta Stimson Drake, had three children: George Albert Drake (1934-), professor and President of Grinnell College; Richard Bryant Drake (1925-), professor at Berea College; and Alberta Jane Drake (1928-). George Bryant was called Bryant; his parents were Nellie Jennie Rice Drake and George Burton Drake.
The collection includes letters and official documents, some loose, some in binders with the author’s name imprinted in gold on the cover. Also included are invoices and correspondence from vendors: The Scribner Book Store (New York), Dawsons of Pall Mall (London), Documents and Autographs Ltd. (London).
The earliest letters are from Samuel Pepys (1673/4) and the Earl of Spencer (1684). The majority of the documents are from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Included are letters from British statesmen (Disraeli and Gladstone), Queen Victoria, and a variety of famous American and British persons such as Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Rockwell Kent, Auguste Rodin, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Included with the collection is a partial inventory of the items in the collection created when the collection was received.
The collection contains articles and book reviews by Ochs, personal and professional correspondence, and a copy of his Ph.D. thesis.
Ochs, George M.