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Adams Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0010
Scope and Content The Adams Family Papers (1618-2008, undated) contains correspondence, writings, diaries, newspaper clippings, the family bible and biographical materials. The biographical materials include newspaper clippings, journals, and diaries of the family members. The first section features the correspondence of Reverend Samuel Newbury, Mary Sergeant Newbury, Thomas J. Newbury, Mary Newbury Adams, and Austin Adams. The letters of Mary Newbury Adams feature her experiences at...
Dates: 1618-2008, undated

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

Diaries of a Waukon, IA Resident

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0693

The collection consists of 2 small diaries belonging to an unidentified resident who lived in Waukon, IA in the 1880's.

Dates: 1885-1886

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

Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt papers

Identifier: RS 13/9/51
Scope and Content Collection (1884-2009) contains the papers of Elizabeth Ellis Hoyt. The collection includes a variety of material including post cards, photographs, newsclippings, personal diaries (1907-1918), published and unpublished manuscripts (1953,1964,n.d.) poetry (1905-1965), materials related to special projects such as African libraries and American Indian affairs (1950-1979), business correspondence (1932-1980), and personal correspondence (1933-1979). Much of the material relates to her concern...
Dates: 1884-2009

Eugene Lukacs papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0282
Abstract Engineer and statistician Eugene Lukacs was born (1906) in Hungary, and he grew up in Vienna, Austria. Lukacs worked as a secondary school teacher and actuary in Vienna through most of the 1930s. Being of Jewish ancestry, he left for the United States in 1939. Lukacs worked for most of his career at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D. C. (1955-1972). His interests included the theory of characteristic functions, characterization of distributions, robustness (stability) of...
Dates: 1899-1987, undated

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 Fink Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 21/7/37
Scope and Content Series 1, Personal Memorabilia (1923-1971, undated), contains yearbooks, high school papers and diploma, college souvenirs and diplomas, as well as photographs and news paper clippings, Fink’s income tax returns, vacation memorabilia, employment prospects and applications with Sylvania Electric, and Fink’s personal diary. Series 2, Correspondence (1932-1958, undated), contains personal correspondence between...
Dates: 1923-1971, 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

George Samuel Neel's Civil War papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0637
Scope and Content

This collection contains the photocopies of material Neel's great-grandson, Richard Groves duplicated and collected from various sources. The documents include copies of both Neel and his widow's application for pensions, death certificates, and newspaper clippings, as well as a copy of Neel's 1864 diary and his Civil War-era correspondence.

Dates: 1860-1865

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

Grace and Minoru Amemiya papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 9/9/61
Abstract Minoru (Min) Amemiya was born on March 17, 1922, in San Francisco, California. Amemiya worked at Iowa State University for the Department of Agronomy. Amemiya's focus was working with county extension offices and local farmers to promote the preservation of soil and water resources. The intent was to reduce tillage and lessen soil erosion. This collection contains published articles by Amemiya on tillage practices, soil conservation methods, and water resource management, related research...
Dates: 1953-2010, undated

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 L. Hostetter Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0662
Scope and Content Hostetter wrote much of the original diary in pencil, which his daughter, Mary Irvine Hostetter Greenleaf retraced with ink in 1896. The diary begins on November 28, 1864 and ends on May 24 1865, in Washington, D.C. Hostetter marched with Sherman through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. He describes battles, the scenery, food, contacts with local people and freed slaves, and the hardships of Army life, including surviving harsh weather...
Dates: 1864-1865

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