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RG 30/24 - Robert S. Fletcher (1900-1959)
Inventory
An asterisk (*) indicates restricted records.

A dagger () indicates files transferred to personal papers collections bearing their name.

Series I. Professional Files relating to the “History of Oberlin College” and Other Writings, 1900-1958, n.d.

Subseries 1. Correspondence Files

Box 1

Letters (Outgoing), 1928-1947 (3f)
Letters (Incoming), 1930-1958

Subseries 2. Author’s Notes & Materials File

Box 1 (cont.)

“List of old Manuscripts,” in Library, prepared by G. Hopkins, 1930
Notes taken by R. S. Fletcher, n.d.

Box 2

“Oberlin, 1833-1866” (bound vol., typescript), with Appendix (2 vols.)
Research Materials, 1900-1956

Jacob Dolson Cox, 1900-56
“The Gay Young Man,” Ms. with typescript by Mrs. Edward Thomas, 1850s, 1857
John Seixas, 1933

Responses for Permission to Quote, 1941-1942

Box 2A (oversize)

Scrapbook re: "A History of Oberlin College from Its Foundation Through the Civil War," and Oberlin History

Subseries 3. Other Talks and Writings by R.S. Fletcher

Box 2 (cont.)

Articles, various titles, 1929-1954
Talk— “The New Enterprise” (13p.), n.d.
Talks, various titles, 1935-1955
"Forgotten Men of Early Oberlin," 1933

Series II. Research Files: Original Records (from private sources), 1833-1946, n.d.

Box 3

Chittenden, Mary, Letters of, 1890-1891
Cowles, Miss Mary Louise, Diary of, n.d. [April-Aug., 1854?]
Fenn, Delia, Letters of, 1835
Hollis, Gilbert, Letters of, 1866-1869
Jones, D.J., Letters of, 1851, 1856, 1859, 1907
Keep-Dawes Mission (Re: Finances), c. 1839-1840
Leonard, Delavan, Notes, plus writings, 1894-1897
Library, 1889-1908, n.d.
Miscellaneous Correspondence, pre-1865
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1877-1899
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1900-1906
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1908-1946
Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1833-1903
Miscellaneous, 1841-1931
Miscellaneous Letters, 1847-1876
Reed-Thayer Letters, 1850s-1894, n.d. (7f)
Shipherd, John J., Letters of, 1833-1835
Tappan Square, 1933
Warner, Hannah, 1840-1863
West, Edmund A., 1839-1841

Box 3A

Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Women’s Rights by Alice Stone Blackwell, 1930.

Copy of book and related correspondence, 1937, 1942 [2002/074]

Series III. Research Files: Non-Original Records, 1816-1908, n.d.

Subseries 1. Typescript Copies (Name Files), 1816-1898, n.d.

Box 4

Allen, George N., 1845-1855 - Cowles Papers, 1836-1863

Allen, George N., 1845-1855
Baldwin Papers, 1841-1862, n.d.
Blackwell, Antoinette Brown, 1847-1848, 1851, 1853, 1855, n.d.
Brown, John, 1859
Burke, Mrs. E.P. [Emily P.], 1850
Chaney, Ann Elisa (writings), 1839
Coburn, Carrie & Mary (letters), 1860-1865
Cole, Stephen M. (diary), 1863
Collester, F.A., 1851-1852
Comings Papers (F. Fletcher letters), 1836-1837, n.d.
Congdon, Zephaniah, 1853
Cowles Papers, 1835-1839, n.d.
Cowles-Kansas Mss. (Henry letters), 1854-1859
Cowles, Henry, Day Book, 1835-1843
Cowles, Henry, Catalog & Record of Colored Students, [1862]
Cowles, Mrs. _____ (Alice W.), Note Books, #1&2 Diary, 1838-1840
Cowles, Mrs. _____, Lectures of, n.d.
Cowles Papers, 1836-1863 (4f)

Box 5

Cowles Family Tree, n.d. - Fenn, Delia, 1835

Cowles Family Tree, n.d.
Cowles, Alice Welch (various essays), 1830s-1840s
Cowles, Helen M. (mostly letters), 1845-1849
Cowles, Mary, Diary of, 1851-1852, 1854 (2f)
Cowles, Mary Louisa, Journal of, 1856-1857 (3f)
Cowles, Mary L. (to Frank P. Woodbury), 1857-1858
Cowles, Myra, Papers of (letters to Betsy Cowles), 1846
Dascomb (James), Note and Account Book, 1834-1836

(Includes associated material, Phoebe Haynes diary, 1865, 1868)

Dascomb, Dr. & Mrs. James: Letters, 1833-1852
Emerson, Joseph, Notes on his Lectures, n.d.
Fairchild, James H.: Letters to Mary Kellogg, 1838-1841
Fenn, Delia, 1835

Box 6

Finney Letters in Library Office, 1837-1874 - Johnson, Phineas, 1816

Finney Letters in Library Office, 1837-1874
Finney, Charles G., 1827-1870 (6f) (2 are genealogy)
Finney, Charles G., unpublished mss., 1830s-1860s
Fish, George W., 1856
Fletcher, Nathan P. (Treasurer), c. 1837 (2f)
Fraser, John G., Diary & Notes of, 1865-1867
Gilbert, Mary Minerva (journal, essays), 1853
Going to Oberlin: Dascomb, Fletcher, Livingston, Sherwood, Winslow (letters), 1834-1840
Gorham, Mary, 1853-1854
Hanmer, Elizabeth, 1852-1853
Hubbard, Frances M. (account book), c. 1856
Ingersoll Letters, 1838-1844
Johnson, Phineas (fragment of Diary: Journey in Lorain County), 1816

Box 7

Keep, John, 1834-1868 - Scott, W.S., Diary of, 1865

Keep, John (letters, autobiography), 1834-1868 (3f)
Kingsbury, Seldon B. (Civil War Diary), 1861-1862
Letters, 1830s-1880s (3f)
Library Miscellaneous File, 1833-1884
Mahan, Asa, 1836-1884, n.d. (2f)
Miscellaneous Documents, copies of, 1840-1886
Monroe, Mr. & Mrs. James (letters to), 1842-1866
Monroe, Elizabeth Maxwell, c. 1842-1852
Morgan, John, 1866
Morgan, John: calendar of his letters to Mark Hopkins, 1830-1883
Penfields (letters of Aaron, Peter, Austin), 1830-1844
Prudden, Henry, Letters & Journal, 1859-1860
Prudden, Nancy, Letters of, (transferred to 30/205)
Reminiscences, of Mary Rice Whitney, Lucretia Smith Sikes, and Oliver L. Spaulding re.: college in 1841-1860
Scott, W.S., Diary of, 1865

Box 8

Shipherd, John J., 1818-1831 (7f)

Box 9

Shipherd, John H., 1818-1844 - Stiles, Edmund R., Diary of, 1861-1862

Shipherd, John J., 1818-1844 (9f)
Smith, Gerrit, 1834-1864 (2f) (see also box 19)
Stiles, Edmund R., Diary of, 1861-1862

Box 10

Stone, Lucy, Letters & talk, 1845-1898 - Zearing, Louis, Letters of, 1851-1853

Stone, Lucy, Letters & talk (corresp. about), 1845-1898 (2f) See also Series II.
Stuart, Robert & David, Notes on by R.S.F., n.d.
Tappan, Lewis (letters), 1842-1865
Tenny, Levi (letters), 1834-1836
Townsend, Dr. Norton S. (incls.: proposals for agricultural college, 1840s-1850s, survey Agric. Ed., 1876)
Upton, J. Sprague (journal), 1857
Walker, Amasa, at Oberlin (excerpt from R.S.F. book), n.d.
Ward, Artemus, 1863-1865
Warner, Hannah & Warren (letters), 1841-1845
Warner, Lucien C.: The Story of My Live (Chapt. 3), n.d.
Weld, Theodore, correspondence, 1833-1865
Whipple, Adelia A., 1858
Wilder: Theodore Wilder’s Notebook, 1860-1865
Winegar, Sara Minerva, 1864-1865
Woodbury, Benjamin, 1833
Wright, James L. & others [Salisbury], 1830-1847
Zearing, Louis, Letters of re: gold mining, 1851-1853

Subseries 2. Typescript Copies (Subject Files), 1833-1908, n.d.

Box 11

Agricultural & Horticultural Society, 1839-1847, n.d. - Finances, 1830s-1850s

Agricultural & Horticultural Society, 1839-1847, n.d. (3f)
Agricultural Society, 1835-1865. See also Townsend, Dr. N.S.
Alumni Association, 1839-1867
Alumni Records Office, Miscellaneous files, 1834-1845
Board of Education, records of, 1835-1842
Civil War (letters & misc.), 1861-1865
Coeducation (comments), 1836-1858
Classwork & Courses of Study (commentary), 1836-1843
College Education (oration, W.A. Bemis), [ca. 1858?]
Course of Study, 1843-1844
Conservatory Director, 1872-1908
Debate Questions, 1840-1860
Dialectic Association, Minutes of, 1839-1845
Excerpts from Books re: Oberlin in 1840-1860
Faculty Meetings, 1835-1843
Faculty Records, 1834-1846
Female Moral Reform Society of Elyria, 1837-1850
Finances, 1830s-1850s

Box 12

Hudson, Ohio - Oratory, n.d.
Hudson, Ohio (reminiscences), 1897
Ladies Board Proceedings, 1851-1862
Ladies Literary Society (L.L.S.), 1846-1863
LaGrange (Indiana) Collegiate Institute, 1837-1874
Lane Seminary, 1834-1836
Letters, Asking admittance, 1833-1840
Literary Societies, 1849-1865
Manual Labor, n.d.
Maternal Association (constitution, minutes), 1835-1860
Oberlin Anti-Slavery Society Constitution, 1835
Oberlin Episcopal Church, (re: Appeals), 1854-1856
Oberlin Church Records, 1834-1856, n.d. (2f)
Oberlin Collegiate Institute: First Circular, March 8, 1834; Rules & Regulations, 1840-1867
Oberlin Evangelist Association, 1840-1851
Oberlin Female Moral Reform Society, 1835-1859
Oberlin Musical Association & Musical Union, 1837-1887
Oberlin Non-Resistance Society Constitution, 1840
Oberlin Society, 1834-1841
Oberlin Society & Collegiate Institute, 1833-1835
Oberlin Unmasked, by Delazon A. Smith, 1837
Oneida Institute, 1834
Oratory, n.d.

Box 13

Peace Convention, Proceedings, 1843 - Treasurer’s Office, Files A-B

Peace Convention, Proceedings, 1843
Petitions to the Faculty, 1837-1841, n.d.
President’s Annual Reports, 1867-1870
Prudential Committee, 1835-1869 (4f)
Russia Township Records, 1855-1869
Secretary’s Office, 1833-1907 (3f)
Stewart Stove, n.d.
Student Confessions, 1833-1837
Students: List of unrecorded students, 1834-1845
Students: Miscellaneous & Women’s Biographical sketches, 1836
Students: Negro, 1833-1908
Students: Statistical, 1838-1870
Tabor, Iowa, 1857-1860
Tea, Coffee & Tobacco, 1837-1852
Tent, 1836-1847
Theological Society’s Records, 1844-1851
Treasurer’s Office, Files A-B (2f)

Box 14

Treasurer’s Office, Files C-O (13f)

Box 15

Treasurer’s Office, Files P-W - Young Men’s Lyceum, 1849-1865

Treasurer’s Office, Files, P-W (5f)
Treasurer’s Vault, 1834-1865
Trustee Minutes, 1834-1866? (4f)
Trustees’ Papers (Secretary’s Office), 1841-1864
Union Society, 1841-1850
Western Reserve College Church, 1835-1836
Western Reserve Faculty Records, 1833-1839
Wilberforce University, 1868
Young Men’s Anti-Slavery Society, 1851-1853
Young Men’s Lyceum, 1849-1865

Subseries 3. Typescript Copies (Periodicals), 1833-1867

Box 16

Periodicals:

“Advocate & Family Guardian,” 1853-1864 (2f)
“Advocate of Moral Reform,” 1835-1846 (3f)
“Advocate of Moral Reform & Family Guardian,” 1848-1851
“Cleveland Liberalist,” 1837
“Cleveland Observer,” 1837, 1839-1840

Box 17

Periodicals:

“Cleveland Plain Dealer,” 1850
“Cleveland Whig,” 1834-1836
“Elyria Courier,” 1847-1853
“Lorain County News,” 1860-1867 (7f)
“McDowall’s Journal,” 1833-1834
Miscellaneous, extracts from newspapers, 1837-1860
“New York Evangelist,” 1834-1841 (see also box 19)
“Oberlin Evangelist,” 1838-1849 (6f)

Box 18

Periodicals:

“Oberlin Evangelist,” 1850-1862 (10f)
“Oberlin Student’s Monthly,” 1858-1861
“Ohio Atlas,” 1833-1841
“Ohio Cultivator,” 1846-1856
“Ohio Observer,” 1834-1837, 1840-1845 (3f)
“University Quarterly,” 1860-1861

Subseries 4. Photostats (Various types of documents), 1830-1901

Box 19

Abolitionism Unveiled…, by Henry F. James, 1856
Finances, 1830s-1850s
Lord, Elizabeth Russell, Papers of, 1838?-1863
Miscellaneous, Copies of Letters, 1835-1901
Miscellaneous, from the Oberlin College Library, ca. 1830s-1865

(See enclosed listing in folder.) (2f)

Miscellaneous, other than letters, various dates
New York Evangelist, 1830-1841
Smith, Gerrit, Letters rec’d, 1836-1866
Tappan, Lewis, Letters sent by, 1842-1856

Series IV. Research Files: Non-Textual Records, ca. 1930s-1943

Box 20

Lantern Slides

Box 21

Photographs, Illustrations used & not used (3f)

Box 22

Print Blocks - Oversized. Room 420A

Box 23

Unbound copy: A History of Oberlin College…— for microfilm, 2 vols.

Series V. Additional Materials Received, 1916-1971, n.d.

Box 24 (oversize)

Scrapbook, student days at Oberlin College, 1916-20
“The Ghost of Jimmy Smith,” by Robert S. Fletcher, WEOL, Broadcast, April 8, 1953 (33½ LP, two sides) (Elyria, Ohio)

Box 25

Correspondence 1928-9, 1933-35, 1940, 1959, 1960, 1969, 1971, n.d. (2f)
Writings (manuscripts, notes) c. 1920s-1950s (3f)
Writings by others, 1937, 1968, n.d.
Photographs, n.d.
Negatives, n.d.

 
 
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