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Paul F. Peck Papers 1913-1927

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.50
  • Collection

This small collection includes both personal and professional papers. His personal papers contain correspondence and the diary of a trip to California. Two letters of note are one from his wife written while he was abroad; they numbered their letters to each other and she began by noting which ones of his she had received. Another letter is from a friend in the Red Cross, discussing post-war events in Europe. A typed title page to the diary (which is handwritten) gives the trip’s date as 1927. If that is correct, then the diary was not written by Peck (perhaps by his wife?).

The professional papers include some course syllabi and other academic materials and a file of materials relating to a Grinnell College Endowment Campaign.

Peck, Paul Frederick (Class of 1897)

Arthur C. Risser Sr. Class of 1929 Theatre Materials

  • US US-store MS 01.199
  • Collection

Arthur C. Risser Sr. was a member of the Grinnell College class of 1929. His publications are about theatre design, particular regarding stage lighting and sight lines.

Risser, Arthur C. (Class of 1960)

P.E. Somers Collection 1914-1927

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.131
  • Collection

P.E. Somers, M.D., was a physician working in Poweshiek county from at least 1903 until 1927. He was a member of the Poweshiek County Medical Society, and served as its secretary and treasurer. These volumes contain lists of those he treated.

Cassius C. Stiles Papers

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.102
  • Collection

Consists mostly of correspondence relating to Mr. Stiles. The material is both business related and personal in nature, including several articles written by Stiles, a series of request and thank you letters for copies of his book, Manual of Public Archives of Iowa, work recommendations, literature relating to the American Historical Association, general correspondence and a paper written by Fleming C. Fraker, Cassius C. Stiles and the Public Archives of Iowa.

Stiles, Cassius C.

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

  • US US-store 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.”

Charles H. Foster papers 1939-1985

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.78
  • Collection

Consists of material written by, about, and for Charles H. Foster.  Included are copies of lectures given by Foster, book reviews written by and about him, and correspondence with colleagues and friends.  This collection contains copies of correspondence written by Foster to Robert Frost and also letters received by Foster from MacKinlay Kantor, Paul Engle, Perry Miller, Curt Harnack, and Joseph F. Wall.  Additionally, this collection includes unpublished manuscripts (one incomplete) by Foster.  Also included are two signed Perry Miller books that were given to Foster from Miller.

Foster, Charles H. (Charles Howell)

Hartwick Congregational Church records 1880-1997

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.77
  • Collection

The records consist of ledgers and notebooks documenting financial information, minutes of Church meetings, members and pastors including their responsibilities and actions within the Church. There is also a file of guest attendance.

Congregational Church (Hartwick, Iowa)

Anton P. Chekhov Letters 1903-1937 1903-1937

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.71
  • Collection

The collection consists of a letter from Chekhov’s sister, a replica of Chekhov’s letter (November 2, 1903) to Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko (co-founder of the Moscow Art Theatre), and a note (June 14, 1985) from Kennan explaining the provenance of the Chekhov letter. Also included are photocopies in Russian.

Preston Family History 1869-1962

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.61
  • Collection

Consists of photocopies of clippings, photographs, and letters and a journal.

Preston Family

William Loughbridge Letter 1866

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.57
  • Collection

Consists of one letter written to George Lanman with a sketch of his life wiritten intended for inclusion in the Congressional Dictionary.

Loughbridge, William

Searchlight Club Records 1896-1994

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.52
  • Collection

Consists of meeting minutes, treasurer's records, programs, photographs, one issue of the Searchlight Magazine, and a book manuscript.

Searchlight Club

Congregational Church (Victor, Iowa) records 1883-1933

  • US US-store MS 01.42
  • Collection

The records include ledgers and notebooks with financial information and minutes of meetings of the Church and of groups affiliated with the Church:  the DK Society, the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, and the Ladies' Social Society.  There are files of correspondence and legal and financial records.

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