George Drake Family Papers 1861-2000

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George Drake Family Papers 1861-2000



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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.

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  • English

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Donated by George and Sue Drake; Richard Drake.

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Added in October of 2007:  photocopy of George Bryant Drake’s WWI registration card, dated June 5, 1917 and a color scan of an oil painting by George B. Drake.  Detailed notes in folder.

Brought to Archives by George Drake.

Added in 2018: Photographs from George and Sue Drake of travels undertaken during Drake's time as president of Grinnell College.

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