Marjorie Griffin Groll papers
Scope and Content
This collection (1931-1982, undated) contains biographical information, articles authored by "Prudence Penny" (Groll’s pen name), publications, news clippings scrapbooks, and promotional materials. Most of the topics covered in these materials relate to cooking, food preparation, and homemaking.
- 1931-1982, undated
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Open for research.
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Marjorie Griffin Groll was born in Atlantic, Iowa, on October 25, 1913. She attended school in Atlantic and was an editor for the high school newspaper, "The Needle." She was also actively involved in 4-H. Groll graduated from high school in 1931 and attended the American Institute of Business (1931). Later, she enrolled at Iowa State College (University) and received her B.S. (1937) in foods and nutrition and journalism. As a student at Iowa State, Groll was heavily involved in the student home economics journal, Iowa Homemaker. She served on the publication's board, as a circulation manager, editor, and editor in chief.
After college she wrote for the Detroit Times under the pen name of Prudence Penny. She supplied recipes and helpful housekeeping tips for women. She also wrote for the Chicago Daily News under the pen name of Mary Star and worked for Capper's Farmer writing recipes and housekeeping tips for women. Groll also published a cookbook, "How to Cook" (call number TX651 G875h).
She married George C. Groll.
2.45 Linear Feet (2 document boxes and 1 oversized box)
Writer and journalist, Marjorie Griffin Groll was born in Atlantic, Iowa, on October 25, 1913. She received her B.S. (1937) in foods and nutrition and journalism from Iowa State College (University). As a student at Iowa State, Groll was heavily involved in the student home economics journal, Iowa Homemaker. Following graduation she wrote for the Detroit Times, the Chicago Daily News, Capper's Farmer, and others under pen names that included Prudence Penny and Mary Star. She also published a cookbook, How to Cook (1944). This collection contains biographical information, reprints and clippings of Groll's published works, and promotional materials. Most of the topics she wrote about related to cooking, food preparation, and homemaking.
This collection is organized Chronologically.
Released on 2018-11-01.
- Food writers--United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Iowa State College--Alumni and alumnae Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Journalists--United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Penny, Prudence
- RS 21/7/238. Marjorie Griffin Groll papers, 1931-1982, undated
- January 22, 2019
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