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Denison (Ella Strong) Library, Claremont Colleges
1090 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3941
Fax: (909) 607-1548
Email: Denison@scrippscollege.edu
Physical collections: 38
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4th of July Orations Collection

The Fourth of July Orations Collection contains 150 speeches, orations, and addresses on American Independence, July 4th by many individuals from various places from 1795 to 1876. Some of the recurring themes include the birth of the American institutions...

 
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Alexander (Hartley Burr) Collection of American Indian Artwork

The collection contains original works of art, primarily watercolors, from the early twentieth century. These are attributed to Awa Tsireh (San Ildefonso), "San Juanito Garcia" (unknown), Fred Kabotie (Hopi), Kills Two (Oglala Sioux), Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso), Oqwa Pi (San...

 
Alexander (Hartley Burr) Papers

The Hartley Burr Alexander Papers contain correspondence, financial material, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, music manuscripts, and blueprints documenting Hartley Burr Alexander’s many educational and cultural activities. The collection contains papers relating to his teaching career, his writings and musical compositions, his...

 
Alexander (Hartley Burr) Projects Collection

The Hartley Burr Alexander Projects Collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, architectural drawings, architectural blueprints, and materials documenting his work as an inscription designer. His construction projects include the Los Angeles Public Library, the Department of Justice building in...

 
Ames (Jean and Arthur) Scrapbook Collection

The Jean and Arthur Ames Scrapbook Collection contains examples of paintings, enamel panels, tapestry designs, murals and drawings created by Jean and Arthur Ames. The original title of the scrapbooks was “Art in Collaboration - Ceramic Tile Decoration, Enamel,...

 
Anthony (Susan B.) Collection

Susan B. Anthony's public career spanned a half-century. She was a leader in the women's suffrage movement, temperance and abolition organizer, ardent reformer, speaker, and author who spent most of her life fighting for equality. This collection contains publications, ephemera,...

 
Armstrong (Marjorie) Family Papers

Marjorie Armstrong (1907-1991) graduated from Pomona College (1938) and was director of the Mary B. Eyre School from 1936-1939. Correspondence written to Armstrong from her mother, Sarah Louise Armstrong, makes up a substantial portion of the collection. Also included...

 
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Bess Hovey Games Collection

This collection contains books and ephemera relating to games from the 1920's. There are several examples of playing cards as well as books and pamphlets with instructions for solitary card games, group games and other diversions using cards such...

 
Buck (Pearl) Collection

The collection contains letters written by Pearl Buck, her passport from 1967, articles written by or about Pearl Buck, movie lobby cards and other movie memorabilia relating to Pearl Buck books, photographs, and Pearl Buck memorabilia, such as First Day...

 
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Chandler (N.A.) Gold Rush Era Letters

The N. A. Chandler Gold Rush Era Letters Collection consists of fifty-four handwritten letters from 1855 to 1872. Fifty-three of these letters are from N. A. Chandler to Jane M. Chandler and one letter is from Jane M. Chandler to...

 
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Dike (Phil) Collection

The collection contains correspondence with colleagues, exhibitors, correspondence with Disney studios, art work, publications, exhibition pamphlets, and personal documents, lecture notes, and ephemera.

 
Dougan (Olive Constant) Collection

Olive Constant Dougan was an author of children's literature and poet who lived and worked in the United Kingdom and in Southern California. The collection at Scripps College contains the author's personal correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, drawings...

 
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Earl of Roden CommonPlace Book

This CommonPlace book contains songs and other verse also household recipes. It was compiled by an Earl of Roden of Irish peerage during the 18th century.

 
Esterly (Virginia Judy) Papers

The Virginia Judy Esterly Papers contain correspondence, documents, newspaper clippings, periodicals, printed material, pamphlets, and ephemera that document Mrs. Esterly's varied interests in women. The items reflect her interest in domestic workers and household employment, and the national effort to...

 
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Foster (Joseph A.) Papers

This collections contains examples of student work from Joseph A. Foster's classes at Scripps College from 1946-1971. Included are student work's such as broadsides. He taught fine press printing and literature at Scripps College. Also included are photocopies of...

 
Frankel (Bessie Bartlett) Papers

Bessie Herbert (Bartlett) Frankel was a founder of the California Federation of Music Clubs and established the Chamber of Music Series at Scripps College. She was also active in various music organizations in Southern California, such as the Friday...

 
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Genay Family Correspondence

Correspondence, photographs, greetings, and published ephemera, 1917-1935, primarily illustrating the World War I Era narrative of the French Genay family and their involvement with the charitable organization, Fatherless Children of France [Fraternite Franco-Americaine].

 
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Huntsman-Trout (Edward) Architectural Landscape Drawings

This collection contains views, details, elevations, and drawings showing the planned arrangement of outside courts, inner courts, wall fountains, gate entrances, stone urns, and gardens throughout Scripps College. This collection also contains an aerial planting perspective of the college....

 
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Jaqua (Mary Alice) Papers

Correspondence, photographs, and other materials, relating to Mary Alice Jaqua (1913-1987), daughter of Ernest J. Jaqua, first president of Scripps College. The materials document in particular her career, 1941-1946, first as secretary to the director of the American Red Cross-Harvard...

 
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Porter (Mary) CommonPlace Book

A short biography about Mary Porter was written in her CommonPlace Book in 1844, two years after she died. She was born in 1823 and lived in Lyme, New Hampshire. In 1840, when she turned 17 years of age,...

 
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Richardson (Beatrice A.) Collection

Beatrice A. Richardson was the director of both Physical Education and Dance at Scripps from 1938-69. She played a fundamental role in building the Scripps Dance department into a successful and widely recognized program. This collection consists of materials donated...

 
Robinson (Irene) Drawings

The Irene Robinson Collection of Artwork contains artwork relating to Irene Robinson's professional work. The collection contains illustrations from sixteen texts, all authored by W.W. Robinson. These texts, published largely between 1931 and 1966, include both children's picture books and...

 
Routt (Mary Patterson) Papers

Mary Patterson Routt was one of the original signers of the founding articles for Scripps College and served on the college's first board of trustees from 1926 to 1965. She was also one of the first female Washington correspondents and...

 
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Sarton (May) Collection

May Sarton, 1912-1995, was a writer best known for her published personal journals, including Journal of a Solitude; she also published several acclaimed novels and volumes of poetry. This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, articles, clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to...

 
Schaelchlin (Patricia A.) / Scripps Family Research Collection

The collection is comprised of research materials and drafts for Patricia A. Schaelchlin's work, Newspaper barons: a biography of the Scripps family. The bulk of the collection consists of the author's notes regarding biographic materials, most of which are photocopies...

 
Scripps College Architect and Construction Files at Scripps College

This collection consists of correspondence, architectural drawings, daily construction notes, photographs, specifications, contracts, invoices, financial records, and other miscellaneous records pertaining to the construction of buildings and facilities at Scripps College in Claremont, California. The collection covers the years...

 
Scripps College Architectural Drawings Collection

This collection comprises architectural drawings, plans, renderings, and blueprints used in the construction of the Scripps College in Claremont, California. Materials include black images, as well as color paintings. The collection includes plans for major campus buildings such as...

 
Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation Collection

The Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation Collection contains correspondence, financial material, newspaper clippings, publicity announcements, and materials documenting the Fine Arts Foundations' many philanthropic activities conducted to support fine arts at Scripps College. The foundations' philanthropic activities include the...

 
Scripps College Photographic Collection

The Scripps College Photographic Collection contains professional and amateur photographs and negatives of the Scripps College campus, people associated with the college, campus events, and artwork. The photographic collection covers the years 1927 through the present, with the bulk of...

 
Scripps College Press Collection

The Scripps College Press Collection contains academic records, administrative records, correspondence, financial material, and publications and printings created since the press’ inception. The collection covers the years 1941 to 2004 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1941...

 
Scripps (Ellen B.) Collection

The Ellen Browning Scripps Collection contains correspondence, financial material, newspaper business documents, travel materials, diaries, and materials documenting Ellen Browning Scripps's many philanthropic activities. Her philanthropies include Scripps College, Scripps Clinic and Hospital, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and many other...

 
Stewart (Albert) Photograph Collection

The Albert Stewart Photograph Collection contains drawings and photographs of sculptures created by Albert Stewart, which document his career as one of America’s foremost modern sculptors. His sculptures adorn the interiors and exteriors of numerous museums, government institutions, memorials,...

 
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Welch (Vivian Lee) Papers

This collections contains correspondence from Vivian Lee Welch to Dree Lyon from 1991-1998, legal docuemtns, financial documents, manuscripts for plays and screenplays, music lyrics, miscellaneous writings, photographs, and publications.

 
Women's Employment Collection

The collection contains publications, ephemera, and writings related to women's employment. It includes a number of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, flyers and pamphlets, some issued by the National Women's Trade Union League of America and the U.S. Dept. of Labor...

 
Women's Suffrage Collection

The collection contains leaflets, flyers, correspondence, and other ephemera documenting the State, National, and International struggle for Woman Suffrage. Includes correspondence and ephemera related to Woman Suffrage pioneers Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt and their National American Women...

 
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Yavno (Max) photographs collection

The Max Yavno photograph collection contains photographs taken by Yavno of the Scripps College campus and of Scripps student life from 1945 to 1950. Some of the photographs were published in 1950 in The Los Angeles Book, which Yavno co-created...

 
Young (Ella) Papers

Correspondence, photographs, postcards, writings, reminiscences, and other materials relating to the Irish poet, political activist, and mystic Ella Young. The bulk of the collection consists of letters exchanged between Young and Scripps College Librarian Dorothy Drake from 1951 to 1955,...