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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)

Office of Academic Affairs

  • RG-AC
  • Collection
  • 1986 - 2008

Materials transferred from the Office of Academic Affairs.

Business Diary of 1862, 1863 Hardin County, Iowa 1886-1863

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.95
  • Collection

This handwritten ledger diary was begun on January 1, 1862 in Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa. Unknown writer discusses property purchases and disposals; loans and payments; tax information; names of those people with whom he (or she) dealt; on one occasion, the writer asks, “Is he a judge entitled to my respect?” (March 10, 1862). Diary includes long discourses on business dealings (see April 19, 1862). May 20, 1862 entry includes some pressed leaves and a flower. October 4, 1862 entry includes a larger pressed flower. Last entry on February 6, 1863: “I gave up key of the office I occupied up to today in the Court House in Eldora to Ellis Parker(?) as the agent and proper officer of the Eldora Court House joint stock company who claim to own the building. I left some things in the room ….Started about middle of afternoon from Eldora for Grinnell, Iowa, designing to make Grinnell my residence.”

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

Edd Bowers Collection

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.101
  • Collection

Mr. Bowers was a Grinnell Football and Golf coach for over 25 years, starting in the early 60's.  This colletion is primarily photos, clippings, and letters from those years.

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