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J.B. Russell Papers

 Collection — Container: Books
Identifier: SC-007
The Russell papers contains biographical information, in the form of genealogical information.   Correspondence in the collection contains correspondence sent and received in the form of family letters, letters from Elizabeth Alexander, from Elbert and H. W. Sutcliffe, letters to Elsie Isabel Gunn Russell and various postcards.  Photographs of the Russell family are found in the collection.  Along with J. B. Russell's papers are several diaries of Edna Russell (November 19, 1894-June 2, 1908).   Various clippings and articles retained by Russell are included with several speeches and essays written by Russell.   The collection also contains secondary materials and publications, as well as memorabilia.

Dates

  • Created: 1848-1989
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1893-1930
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Extent

6.00 boxes

2 linear feet other_unmapped

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Source of Acquisition

Gift
Method of Acquisition The collection, including hundreds of textbooks later transferred to Northern Illinois University's Blackwell Collection in 1996, was donated to Wheaton College in 1972.

Separated Materials

Hundreds of textbooks were transferred to Northern Illinois University's Blackwell Collection in 1996.

Other Descriptive Information

The John B. Russell collection documents the professional and family life of an educator and Wheaton College alumnus. It provides a look into the readings, writings and correspondence of a Progressive era educator and resident of the Wheaton area.
Title
J.B. Russell Papers
Author
Special Collections, Buswell Library Staff
Date
05/01/2008
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Buswell Library Repository

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