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Joseph Ericson Campbell and Eva M. scrapbooks

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/105

Scope and Content

This collection (1913-1957, undated) is comprised of four scrapbooks from Joseph E. and Eva M. Campbell. The smallest scrapbook contains primarily news clippings, but also a few photographs and letters. This scrapbook also includes information regarding the death of their daughter, Helen Hadley of Massachusetts, who was a teacher at the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing and was herself deaf. The scrapbook also contains numerous news clippings of friends, acquaintances, and Iowa State faculty.

The second scrapbook also primarily contains news clippings, but also memorabilia of Iowa State College (University) including Alumni Association correspondence and alumni reunion name tags. The news clippings document activities of family members and friends and also include obituaries. The scrapbook also contains a letter from Charles F. Curtiss, Dean of the College of Agriculture at Iowa State.

The third scrapbook contains cards and letters of congratulations on the event of the Campbells' golden wedding anniversary in 1936. The final scrapbook contains unidentified photographs, possibly taken at their home in Melbourne, Florida.


  • 1913-1957, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Joseph Ericson Campbell was born to Robert and Charlotte Campbell on November 4, 1861, in Eden Township, Clinton County, Iowa. He attended Iowa State College (University) and was an expected graduate of the class of 1886. Eva M. Hall was born on September 26, 1863, also in Eden Township, Clinton County, Iowa. They were wed on April 15, 1886. Together they had four children: Carlyle, Robert, Maude, and Helen Elizabeth.

The Campbells were longtime residents of rural Ames and eventually retired to Florida. In Florida, Mrs. Campbell became an active member of the Melbourne (Florida) Chapter Order of Eastern Star.


1.41 Linear Feet (1 oversized box)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/105. Joseph Ericson Campbell and Eva M. scrapbooks, 1913-1957, undated
January 15, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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