Harry Waldo Norris Papers 1920-1931

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Harry Waldo Norris Papers 1920-1931




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Harry Waldo Norris was born in New Hampshire in 1862 and his family came to Grinnell in 1870. Norris attended both the Grinnell College Academy and Grinnell College, graduating in 1886. Although he studied and taught elsewhere, most of his career was spent teaching at Grinnell College, focusing on courses in botany, biology, zoology, and related subjects. He was elected Chairman of the Faculty many times, served as President of the Iowa Academy of Sciences, and continually engaged in scientific research.

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These papers are notes, reminiscences, and correspondence of Norris regarding science clubs, science teachers, and presidents of Grinnell College.

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  • English

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Biographical materials (52 pN79) and many of his writings are in the Archives.

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