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George Drake Family Papers 1861-2000

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.30
  • Collectie

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.

Isabella Beaton Class of 1890 Papers

  • US US-IaGG MS 01.214
  • Collectie

Series 1: Biographical about Isabella Beaton, including recital pamphlets, family photographs, materials on the Beaton School of Music, academic degrees . Minimal biographical information about her cousin, Abby Williams-Hill, and her father, William Beaton, are also included.

Series 2: Correspondence to and from Isabella Beaton, Carrie Park, Ada Park, Ruth Hubbard, William Beaton

Series 3: Three pieces of music composed by Isabella Beaton and information about one piece for which there is no existing music.

Series 4: Pieces of music and music magazines owned by, but not created by, Isabella Beaton and/or The Beaton School of Music.

Isabella Beaton graduated from the Iowa College Conservatory of Music in 1890.

Beaton, Isabella

Wes Davies Papers 1990-1995

  • US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.86
  • Collectie

Included are “memories of a Freshman Year”, a reminiscence given at the class of 1940’s 50th reunion dinner on June 2, 1990, as well a “Moments in a Grinnell Experience” given at the Class of 1940’s 55th reunion dinner on June 2, 1995. These typed speeches include photographs of comical sketches of the Grinnell experience as drawn by Wes Davies. In an oversize drawer marked “Moments in a Grinnell Experience”, there are drafts of the sketches, full-sized sketches, and copies of the reminiscences.

Davies, Wes

John Crossett Papers 1962-1970

  • US US-store MS/MS 01.17
  • Collectie

The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence primarily covering 1962 through 1970.  The bulk of the materials are concerned with conditions at Parsons College, beginning with the summer of 1962 and carrying through to its closing in 1973.  Newspaper clippings document final years of parsons College.  Three boxes contain official material published by Parsons, minutes from various organizations on campus, and student records. One box contains the reports on parsons from various agencies.  A small amount of material is related to Dr. Crossett’s tenure on the faculty at Grinnell College

Crossett, John M.

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