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John E. Sarbaugh Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.79
  • Collection

Consists primarily of articles and photographs pertaining to the restoration of the L.S.T. 325.

Sarbaugh, John E.

Paul Beall Papers 1928-1948 1928-1932

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.83
  • Collection

Personal and college correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, school paperwork, and small artifacts (class ring, Maltese cross charm, and watch fob).

Beall, Paul

Fleming Fraker Postcard Collection

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.80
  • Collection

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.

Fraker, Fleming

Sara A. McIlrath Papers 1907-1964

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.84
  • Collection

The collection consists of invitations, announcements, notes, programs, college publications, notebooks, an issue of a newspaper, certificates and teaching recommendations.

McIlrath, Sara A.

Loren Berry Papers 1883-1900

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.85
  • Collection

Berry’s addresses and sermons from 1888-1898, a few sermons from his time in Chicago in 1900, as well as his European letters form 1883 and two pamphlets, one regarding a writer named Maurice Hewlett, and the other pertaining to the Music Students’ Club Extension at Grinnell College.

Loren Foster Berry

Wes Davies Papers 1990-1995

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.86
  • Collection

Included are “memories of a Freshman Year”, a reminiscence given at the class of 1940’s 50th reunion dinner on June 2, 1990, as well a “Moments in a Grinnell Experience” given at the Class of 1940’s 55th reunion dinner on June 2, 1995. These typed speeches include photographs of comical sketches of the Grinnell experience as drawn by Wes Davies. In an oversize drawer marked “Moments in a Grinnell Experience”, there are drafts of the sketches, full-sized sketches, and copies of the reminiscences.

Davies, Wes

Ida Weaver Steinmetz Papers 1912-1914

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.87
  • Collection

Consists of photographs, programs, and other materials from the Girls Glee Club trip in 1912 and from the Class of 1914 reunion.

Steinmetz, Ida Weaver

George T. McJimsey Papers 1904-1970's

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.88
  • Collection

This collection was gathered by George T. McJimsey, professor of History at Iowa State University, in the process of writing his book Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy. Included are articles written by Hopkins, his personal and professional correspondence, WPA files, minutes from the meetings of the American Association of Social Workers, War Munitions Board minutes, Lend- Lease files, diary entries of top government officials, American Red Cross files among others.

The collection contains information relevant not only to researchers studying Hopkins but also Roosevelt, World War II, Lend- Lease, the New Deal, social work, the American Red Cross, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, the FERA, WPA, CWA, American Association of Social Workers, New York BCW, and NYTBA.

The research is drawn from several collections including the Hopkins Papers at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, the National Archives, the George C. Marshall Papers, the Social Work History Archives in Minneapolis, the Harry S. Truman Library, Parks Library of Iowa State University, New York State Library at Albany, the Library of Congress, University of Virginia Library, the Houghton Library of Harvard University among many others.

Additional information on Harry Hopkins can be found in Georgetown University’s special collection.

McJimsey, George T.

Tony Blair Letter 1992-1993

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.89
  • Collection

This letter, dated May 22, 1992, is form Tony Blair, M.P. in the House of Commons, to Donna Vinter, Director of the Grinnell-in-London program, about the placement of a student. A second letter, dated April 30, 1993, is from Roz Preston, PA to Tony Blair, M.P.

Blair, Tony

Theodore C Sorensen letter -1963 July 30, 1963

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.90
  • Collection

Consists of a letter written by Theodore Sorenson, Special Counsel to the President (John F. Kennedy) regarding an invitation to participate in a symposium at Grinnell College in November of 1963. Letter dated July 30, 1963.

Sorensen, Theodore C.

Harry S. Truman letter 1963

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.91
  • Collection

Letter written by Harry S. Truman, (President of the United States, 1945-1953), regarding a forthcoming visit to Grinnell College in October 1963.

Truman, Harry S.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Autograph

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.92
  • Collection

1 leaf of Grinnell College letterhead with Eisenhower's autograph on it.

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

Langston Hughes Postcard 1944

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.93
  • Collection

Consists of one postcard Hughes sent to Mrs. Ina Steele at Texas College in Tyler, Texas.

Hughes, Langston

S. M. Wright Civil War Diaries 1861-1862

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.94
  • Collection

Consists of two diaries written by S. (Sammy) M. Wright of Knoxville, Iowa, during the Civil War. He and his brother William served in Company B, Third Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

S. M. Wright (Samuel)

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