- US US-IaGG MS 01.210
Noyes, William Albert
Noyes, William Albert
Consists of minutes of the Executive Committee of the Trustees, the Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, and materials on the Fund for Excellence.
The cyclone of June 1882 destroyed the minutes of meetings of the Trustees of Iowa College. S. L. Herrick, Secretary of the Board, copied his records of meetings prior to that date.
Materials concerning the management of and products sold by the Grinnell College Bookstore during the 1970s-1990s.
Records include minutes of meetings, treasurer’s records (incomplete), programs (incomplete), miscellaneous records, and a recorded interview about the early days of the club by Merta Matlack.
Scrapbook from Cornelia Clarke that contains correspondence with Clara Julia Anderson, Director of Women's Athletic Association at Grinnell in the early 1900's.
The bulk of the materials are from Dennis Haas' tenure as chaplain with a few records from Roger Lee Eldridge's time. The files are generally in alphabetical order and contain chapel bulletins, budgets, and programs/speakers; files of college committees on which Haas served; files of liaison committees between the town and the college; numerous records of the Inner-City work study/seminar project from 1965-71; and historical information about Herrick Chapel and the people who used it.
In addition to attending to the religious needs of the college students, Grinnell College chaplains have been intimately and actively involved with social issues. Included in the collection are materials relating to Black students on the Grinnell campus, conscientious objectors and men seeking to avoid the draft, and an off-campus student coffeehouse. The Inner-City project may be an early example of Grinnell students caring for people less privileged than they and attempting to both learn about them and to assist them, much as students of the 1990s have participated in the I Have a Dream and the Alternative Break programs.
Grinnell College has had an active chapel program since the college began. In more modern times there was a dean of the chapel who functioned as chaplain. Winston L. King, also a professor of philosophy and religion, served from 1949-1962 and Howard Burkle, a professor of religion, was acting dean from 1958-60. In October 1963 Roger Lee Eldridge was installed as the first college chaplain, and he was succeeded in 1966 by Dennis Haas who served in that capacity until 1996. Both Eldridge and Haas were professors of religious studies. Deanna Shorb became chaplain upon Haas' retirement. Currently the Chaplain's Office is within the Office of Student Affairs; earlier in Mr. Haas' tenure it was independent and the chaplain reported to the president
The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Mrs. Mamie Tibbs and four of her children from family and friends, the majority written from 1939-1945. Letters from one family member to another are filed in the folder of the recipient; letters in each folder are arranged chronologically. There are no letters to or from James or Shirley. There are a number of letters from Albert to various family members filed in the recipients’ folders. Other papers include a variety of personal and family cards, announcements, invitations, etc.
The papers were left in the family’s house at 712 Elm Street when they moved and were retrieved by Grinnell College students when some letters blew out of the abandoned house into the neighborhood. This is not a complete family record and does not give a complete accounting of the family history. The letters do give some insight into the everyday life and concerns of a black family living in a white community during the 1940s and 1950s and of blacks in the armed forces during and after World War II.
Department of Physics
Mary Ethel Brehm, Class of 1953, lived in Main Hall on the second floor during her freshman year. Items originally from a scrapbook that fell apart.
Consists of pamphlets, memos, brochures, correspondence and publications produced by the Trustees, the President's Office, and various administrative units.
Materials are related to Cowles Hall, owned by Henry R. Mol, class of 1950.
Mol, Henry R.
Photographs in formats including prints, negatives, slides, and CDs.