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Alda H. and Elmina T. Wilson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/24
Scope and Content This collection (1903-2010, undated) contains biographical information, postcards, sketchbooks and a diary. The biographical information relates to Alda and Elmina, while the postcards and sketchbooks on European architecture, were collected on their trips to Europe. The diary was kept by Alda during her 1903 trip to Europe with Elmina. The collection also contains dozens of blank postcards depicting in photograph and illustration many of the buildings of Europe as they appeared shortly...
Dates: 1902-2010, undated

Arnold Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/8/16

The Lloyd E. Arnold family counts at least two members as graduates of Iowa State University: Lloyd and his daughter Donna. This collection contains materials related to these two members of the Arnold family and their time at Iowa State. The collection contains diplomas, letters, marriage certificates, photographs of Iowa State's VEISHEA festival, and a diary documenting Lloyd's work marketing and growing alfalfa seed.

Dates: 1929-1959, undated

Benjamin F. Gue papers

Identifier: RS 1/3/52
Abstract Benjamin Gue, born on December 25, 1828, was a Lieutenant Governor (1866-1868) for Iowa. He was one of the authors of a bill to establish a state agricultural college and model farm (Iowa State University), which Governor Ralph P. Lowe signed into law on March 22, 1858. An influential figure in the development of the College, Gue served as President (1886) of the Board of Trustees for the Iowa Agricultural College. The collection (1847-1962, undated) contains biographical material about...
Dates: 1852-1962, undated

Celestia Lee Barker papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0246
Scope and Content

The main focus of this collection is Celestia Lee Barker's journal, which she began in 1863 at the age of 17. She wrote consistently in the journal from 1863 to 1866, documenting the events of her daily life. There are only occasional entries after 1866. These later entries, written on birthdays or anniversaries, relate to the Barker's marriage and family.

Dates: 1860-1987, undated

Charles W. Chapman Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0591
Scope and Content

This diary, handwritten in pencil, contains brief notes by Chapman concerning daily life in the military, July 1862 to December 1863. His regiment took part in the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and the Siege of Vicksburg. The volume also contains accounts and notes (1862-1869, undated).

The original diary is fragile, and access is restricted. A photocopy of the diary is available for research use.

Dates: 1862-1869, undated

Charles A. and Sidonia Goetz papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 13/6/17
Scope and Content This collection (1933-1986) includes biographical information, correspondence, scientific articles, patents, and reports. Many of Goetz's writings reflect his interests in analytical chemistry and fire extinguishing methods. Most of his patents are related to fire extinguishing devices and processes, but there are a couple patents that are related to food processes. Goetz was involved in a patent lawsuit against Marshall C. Reinecke for claims regarding the invention of the process of...
Dates: 1933-1986

Charles Mabie diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0520
Scope and Content

This collection (1867-1868) consists of a daily diary kept from January 1, 1867, to February 4, 1868, by farmer and sheep raiser Charles Mabie of Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa. Throughout his diary Mabie named the friends he and his wife visited and who visited them, the people he did business with, and the fellow farmers he helped with specified work. He also noted his church and lecture attendance, the purchase of a town lot, and the sale of his farm.

Dates: 1867-1868

Clementine M. Harris diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0338
Scope and Content

This collection (1898-1937) contains ten diaries kept by Clementine "Clemmie" M. Harris between the years 1898-1911. These diaries contain information about Mrs. Harris’ daily life in Springville, Iowa. Included within some of the diaries are newspaper clippings regarding deaths of friends in Springville, as well as clippings about local events. The collection also contains several newspaper clippings, including an obituary.

Dates: 1898-1937

Cyrus Bussey Civil War reminiscences

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0606
Scope and Content This collection consists of one thirty-six page document where Bussey details his exploits as an officer with the Iowa Cavalry. Bussey refers to himself in the third person in this laudatory discussion of his experience with the Army of the Southwest, including his encounters with Colonels Van Dorn, McCulloch, and McIntosh; Generals Osterhaus, Fremont, Steele, Sherman, and Grant; Major William C. Drake, Lt. Col. Frimble, Captain Thomas J. Taylor, Lt. A. H. Griswold and Union spy William...
Dates: circa 1864

Edna C. Mitchell papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0297
Scope and Content This collection (1913-1993) contains biographical information, family genealogies, military records, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and diplomas. The biographical information contains information about Edna C. Mitchell and her family, including family trees and a transcript of a 1977 interview with Edna about her life. Also included are Edna’s answers to a survey conducted on women engineers in the U.S. The military records and correspondence document...
Dates: 1913-1993

Frederic Leopold papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Content This collection (1885-1988, undated) contains biographical information, news clippings, wood duck nesting studies, journals, correspondence, publications, writings, and photographs. Leopold's work with wood ducks can be found throughout the collection, including his correspondence, presentations, publications, writings, reminiscences, wood duck records, and photographs. Most of the collection documents Leopold's conservation efforts, wood duck activities, and travels. There are also a number...
Dates: 1885-1988, undated

George R. Flower diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/204
Scope and Content This collection (1869-1873) contains the photocopied diary of George R. Flower. The diary contains entries related to George's time at Iowa State Agricultural College (Iowa State University). He records expenditures, names of classmates, and notes for several of his classes including chemistry and biology. He also carefully records his hours and duties performed in the College laboratory and back home during breaks. The collection contains additional biographical information including a...
Dates: 1869-1895, undated

George Rae papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0002
Scope and Content The George Rae papers include letters about Rae from individuals who served as character references for him, letters from Rae’s relatives in Scotland, and many family records. The collection also includes tax records, receipts, obituaries and two diaries. The correspondence contains farewell letters Rae received when he departed from Kettle Bridge, Scotland, in 1861. He received many letters of recommendation from his peers such as John Angus from King’s Kettle Young Men’s Mutual...
Dates: 1861-1907

Gerald Maurice Watson diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/254

Gerald Maurice Watson (1917-2007) was born and raised in Hazleton, Iowa, where he attended Hazleton High School. He received his B.S. (1942) from Iowa State College (University) in general engineering. After graduating, he served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. This collection contains a diary (1932) written when Watson was 15 and living in Hazleton, Iowa. The diary contains brief entries detailing his daily activities, local events, and weather.

Dates: 1932

Charles J. Hearst papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0003
Scope and Content The collection includes business and personal letters, maps, newspaper clippings, writings, photographs, and a biographical account of Hearst’s life. Series I, Agricultural Delegation trip to the USSR, contains official letters and itineraries that Hearst received prior to the delegation in 1955. Materials from the actual trip include lists of soviet officials, maps, passports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and Hearst’s diaries...
Dates: 1935-1970

Herman Knapp papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 4/1/11
Abstract Herman Knapp was an educator and administrator at Iowa State College (University) for more than fifty years. Throughout his career at Iowa State he held the positions of deputy treasurer, assistant professor of agriculture, recorder, treasurer, registrar, business manager, vice president for business and finance, and acting president. One of his more notable achievements was expanding the number of carillon bells housed in Iowa State's Campanile. This collection contains personal and...
Dates: 1882-2008, undated

Iowa hunting journal

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0647
Scope and Content The collection (circa 1871-1874) contains one handwritten journal, and includes a transcription of the journal. The bulk of the journal contains the author's description of his hunting trip from Charles City to Lost Island Lake, Iowa. There is a possibility that the narrative was written after the hunting trip, since the only date in the narrative portion (Wednesday, March 29) appears before the first entry. In addition, breaks in the narrative occur very infrequently. The dates 1871-1874...
Dates: circa 1871-1874

Iva Verona Horton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0183
Scope and Content This collection (1941-1982, undated) contains travel journals, diaries, biographical material, address books, and financial records. The bulk of the collection contains Iva Horton’s travel journals and diaries. The travel journals describe vacations, which always involved visits to family members and plenty of sightseeing along the way. The diaries are of the five year variety, most with a lock and key. In the early years, entries are simple notations on the weather and happenings on the...
Dates: 1941-1982, undated

J. W. Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0511
Scope and Content This collection (1879 -1911) contains the diaries of J. W. Robinson and two autograph books. The diaries were kept for the years of 1879 and 1895 by J. W. Robinson, one before he was married when he worked as a schoolteacher in Michigan and the other after he was married to Hattie Renshaw, when they farmed in Iowa. The early diary, which he wrote while teaching school in Michigan, details the schoolhouse, his pupils, friends, parties he attended, and the extreme winter weather of Michigan....
Dates: 1879- 1911

James Robertson Civil War diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0646
Scope and Content

Collection contains three of Robertson’s personal diaries: two personal diaries from 1861-1862 and an account book circa 1860. Diaries detail his travels, thoughts, purchases, and transcriptions of some poetry and verse. Although the diaries are preprinted with the dates 1856, 1858, and 1861, he appears to have used them at later dates than those for which they were intended.

Dates: circa 1860-1862

Jesse Negus papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0124
Scope and Content This collection (1860-1939, undated) includes a photocopy of Jesse Negus’ journal, an abstract of title for Jesse and Rachel’s land, and a biographical letter about Jesse Negus from Mrs. Lloyd Henderson (Jesse’s granddaughter). In the journal Jesse Negus recorded his daily activities, including his work on the farm. Most of the entries are very brief summaries of the day's activities. The journal begins in August 1860 when he and his wife moved into their own new house, and ends in1902 with...
Dates: 1860-1939, undated

Jesse Samuel Dancey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0023
Scope and Content This collection (1870-1985, undated) contains biographical materials, newspaper clippings, letters, diaries and journals, sermons, articles, unpublished manuscripts, his master's thesis, notebooks, credentials, and photographs. Events covered include various ministries, a diary of when he was a student at Boston Theological Seminary (1899-1901), World War I letters and diaries (when he served as a Red Cross Chaplain), and journals of a 1922 European tour. Dancey's writings reveal spiritual...
Dates: 1870-1985, undated

John W. Chambers Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Content The collection consists of John W. Chambers' diary for 1863. The diary contains brief entries by Chambers detailing his experiences in camp, on marches, and at battle, as well as entries made while in the regimental hospital in July-August 1863. The final entries recording Chambers' illness and death are written in a different hand. The memoranda pages at the back of the diary include a note about his enlistment and other men who enlisted at the same time. Also at...
Dates: 1863

Kate Shelley papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0684
Scope and Content This collection (1865-2013, undated) contains correspondence, legal documents, teaching certificates, newspaper clippings, and other items related to Kate Shelley and her immediate family. Materials related to Kate Shelley include correspondence from family, friends, and fans. Additional correspondence documents business dealings with a number of firms that wanted her to promote their products. Of particular interest is the correspondence related to invitations and...
Dates: 1865-2013, undated

Kenneth J. Brenda papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/75
Scope and Content This collection (1930-2007, undated) contains biographical information, photographs, a scrapbook, professional correspondence, and files related to his legislative activities. The files related to his service as an Iowa Senator include information on legislative issues, much of which consists of correspondence, bills, articles, and legislation introduced by Benda. Committee materials for the Agriculture Rural Committee, Banking Laws Study Committee, Government Fiscal Policy Committee, and...
Dates: 1930-2007, undated

L. Stone Hall Civil War diary and transcript

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0587
Scope and Content The collection contains a diary kept by L. Stone Hall from 1864 to 1865 during his service in the Civil War and after his escape from the Confederate prison, as well as a news clipping, a regiment history, and a transcript of the diary. The diary includes brief descriptions of camps, journeys, battles, skirmishes, guarding prisoners and memories and yearnings for home. The news clipping contains an image and caption about James Irva Dungan and his capture and escape from the Confederates....
Dates: 1864-1865

Lloyd D. Burns diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0111
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcription of Burns' diary for the years 1857, 1858, and 1860. The diary contains information on the weather, purchases, marriages solemnized, and attendance at political meetings, the literary society, lectures, magic shows, and church. Burns took an active interest in politics, read widely, and loaned money readily. Included are accounts of two trips to the Dakota Territory in May and July 1860 in which he describes the topography, trees, and crops of the...
Dates: 1857-1860

Louise A. Carson and Lucia St. John Cook papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0314
Abstract Louise A. Carson was a resident of Burlington, Iowa during the middle of the 19th through the middle of the 20th centuries. Lucia St. John Cook (born Lucia Williams in 1830) was a friend of Louise Carson. Lucia married Rufus St. John in 1848. Widowed in 1850, she married Lyman Cook in Burlington, Iowa in 1861. This collection contains journals, letters, correspondence, clippings, financial records, and photographs. Materials are from the families of both Louise A. Carson and Lucia St. John...
Dates: 1851-1964, undated

Maria M. Roberts papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 13/14/14
Abstract Maria M. Roberts was born June 29, 1867, in Dunlap, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State College (University) in 1890. Following her graduation, Roberts was hired to teach mathematics at Iowa State and eventually attained the rank of Professor (1916-1942). She served as Vice Dean (1907-1921) and Dean (1921-1933) of the Junior College and also as Director (1933-1942) of Student Loans. This collection contains biographical information, a diary kept by Roberts during a trip to Europe, grade...
Dates: 1894-1942, undated

McCall Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0001
Scope and Content

This collection (1816-1929, undated) documents the McCall family, their business activities, and T. C. McCall's Civil War service. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, diaries, legal documents, business records, army records, school papers and reports, news clippings, certificates, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1816-1929, undated

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