David Hoffman, Class of 1984, Collection of USSR Study Tour Materials

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US US-IaGG MS 01.213

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David Hoffman, Class of 1984, Collection of USSR Study Tour Materials


  • 1983 - 1984 (Creation)


One box of four folders

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Biographical history

The Grinnell College Libraries started in 1853-54 with 1200 volumes. Faculty served as librarian beginning in 1862-63; the first, full-time librarian was hired in 1889. The Carnegie Library opened in 1905 and Burling Library was built in the late 1950s and renovated in the early 1980s.
Librarians of the College:
1849-1852 Erasmus Ripley
1851-1858 Henry L. Bullen
1858-1859 David S. Sheldon
1859-1860 Quincy Gilmore
1861-1863 Julius Reed
1863-1865 Von Coelln
1864-1872 S. J. Buck
1871-1872 John Avery
1872-1883 R. W. Swan (4500 vol.)
1883-1885 S. G. Barnes (10,000 vol.)
1885-1887 H. K. Edson
1886-1890 Carrie M. Edson
1889-1896 J. M. Chamberlain (first full-time librarian)
1896-1898 H. H. Stipp (24,000 vol.)
1898-1899 Cora W. Hastings
1899-1908 Matthew H. Douglass
1908-1919 L. L. Dickerson
1919-1952 Isabelle Clark
1952-1971 Henry Alden
1972-2006 Christopher McKee
2006- 2015 Richard C. Fyffe
2016 - Mark Christel

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This collection contains photographic negatives from 18 rolls of film taken during the Grinnell College Study Tour to the USSR in December of 1983 and January of 1984.

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There are no access restrictions.

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This collection must be used in the Special Collections & Archives reading room.

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  • English
  • Russian

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Donated by David Hoffman, Class of 1984.

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Six copies of the Grinnell College Study Tour to the USSR pamphlet were removed from the collection.

One copy of the Burling Library Rededication (March 2-6, 1983) pamphlet was removed from the collection. Copies of this pamphlet may be found in 32 pLB.

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Archivist's note

Christopher Jones, 7/21/2022

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