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Grace E. Russell scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0005

Content Description

Composition notebook filled with programs, clippings, photo reproductions from multiple events that Grace Russell attended. Includes multiple programs from the Chautauqua Assembly starting from the year 1904. Along with the Chautauqua programs are multiple pictures of the landscape and differnt people. The scapbook also includes multiple play and music brochures, travel brochures, and a list of recitals. Multiple pictures of groups on campus including: The Faculty, Y.W.C.A. Cabinet, and Basket Ball Team are located towards the end of the compostition notebook. Last pages contain a poem, graduation programs, and Banquet invitation on June 13, 1911.


  • 1902-1914


Biographical / Historical

Grace Russell was a 1906 graduate from Buena Vista College. During her years as a student she joined the Y.W.C.A in 1903 and the following year was elected as the vice-president. Grace also joined the Star Society, a literary society, and in 1905 was given the offcial position of "Critic". Besides being a part of the Star Society, Grace wrote for The Tack, in addition to writing poetry. Besides campus activities Grace entertained multiple people as well as the "Hall Girls". Following graduation and some time spent in Iowa City, Grace returned to teach at Sac City High School until 1909. She retired from the position following her mother's death. During the 1930s and 1940s Grace played a helpful role in keeping BV from foreclosure as well as raising money to pay faculty who were owed back wages. In 1941 Grace co-wrote a play about the history of Buena Vista University, "The Log of the Buena Vista."


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Repository Details

Part of the Buena Vista University Archives Repository

610 West Fourth Street
Storm Lake IA 50588 United States