Strong Family Papers,1870-1977

Collection Number: 3933

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Strong family papers, 1870-1977.
Collection Number:
3933
Creator:
Strong family.
Quantity:
1 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, a scrapbook, photographs, genealogies, and other material.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection includes correspondence of and biographical material concerning Frank Strong; diaries, transcript of diaries, and a scrapbook kept by his mother, Mary Foote Strong, 1902-1918; photograph album of Frank Strong's daughter, Evelyn Strong Claassen; genealogies of Frank Strong's family and of his wife, Mary Evelyn Ranson. Also, printed material concerning the University of Kansas Chancellors; photographs of John Butler Strong, Mary Foote Strong and her two sons, Frank and Otis.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Frank Strong, originally from Cayuga County, New York, was chancellor of the University of Kansas, 1902-1920.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes correspondence of and biographical material concerning Frank Strong; diaries, transcript of diaries, and a scrapbook kept by his mother, Mary Foote Strong, 1902-1918; photograph album of Frank Strong's daughter, Evelyn Strong Claassen; genealogies of Frank Strong's family and of his wife, Mary Evelyn Ranson. Also, printed material concerning the University of Kansas Chancellors; photographs of John Butler Strong, Mary Foote Strong and her two sons, Frank and Otis.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Strong family.
Claasen, Evelyn Strong.
Strong, Frank, 1859-1934.
Strong, Frank.
Strong, John Butler.
Strong, Mary Evelyn Ranson, 1870-1953.
Strong, Mary Foote.
Strong, Otis.
University of Kansas.

Places:
Cayuga County (N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Strong family papers, #3933. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Professional Correspondence of Frank Strong. All copies and typescripts. 1895-1903, 1913-1940, 1946
Box 1 Folder 2
Diaries and Notes of Mary Foote Strong. Diaries, 1871, 1876, 1890, 1902-1918 . Dates of Notes, 1773, 1776, 1859, 1863, 1867.
Box 1 Folder 3
The Genealogical Family Record of Frank Strong.
Box 1 Folder 4
The Genealogical Family Record of Mary Evelyn Ransom (Mrs. Frank Strong).
Box 1 Folder 5
Personal Correspondence of Frank Strong and his Family, 1835, 1863-1864, 1874, 1881-1882, 1889-1908, 1914-1935 . All typescript copies and photocopies.
Box 1 Folder 6
"A Biography of my Grandfather, Frank Strong," by Sarah Claassen Severinghaus, 1977 .
Box 1 Folder 7
Printed Articles on University of Kansas Chancellors, 1962, 1966 .
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence re: Frank Strong's investments, 1902-1954.
Box 1 Folder 9
Personal correspondence of Frank Strong, his Family, and others, 1890-1946 .
Box 1 Folder 10
Album of Frank Strong's Family, Volume I, 1776-1902 . Folders: Part I and Part II.
Box 1 Folder 11
Album of Frank Strong's Family, Volume II, 1902-1963 . Folders: Part I and Part II.
Box 1 Folder 12
High school classbooks and college magazines, 1880, 1889, 1919, 1934 . 5 publications.
Box 1 Folder 13
One Volume of the Inauguration of Ernest Hiram Lindsley at University of Kansas. The volume also contains the Inaugural Address by Frank Strong, Page 5. (Administrations of the University of Kansas, 1866-1920 ).
Box 1 Folder 14
One special sourvenir historical issue of the Oregon Emerald (University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon). "The University of Oregon's First 100 Years," Vol. 74, No. 65, Oct. 31, 1972 .
Box 1 Folder 15
Two reprints from the American Historical Review. "The Causes of Cromwell's West Indian Expedition," Vol. IV, No. 2, Jan. 1899, by Frank Strong, and, "A Forgotten Danger to the New England Colonies," 1899 , by Frank Strong.
Box 1 Folder 16
One Family Scrapbook kept by Mary Foote Strong.
Three Certificates:
Box 1 Folder 17
U.S. Treasury Dept. Office of Internal Revenue to John Butler Strong dated Aug. 1, 1879 .
Box 1 Folder 17
Women's Baptist Home Mission Society Life Membership to Mary Foote Strong dated July 18, 1890 .
Box 1 Folder 17
Ulysses S. Grant appointment of John B. Strong as Collector for the Internal Revenue Service, 24th District, Auburn, N.Y.
Box 1 Folder 18
Eight Decorative Convention and Award Ribbons in a 6x9 white envelope.
Box 1 Folder 19
9 1/2" x 15" white envelope of newspaper clippings all copied on permalife.
Photographs (in 7 1/4" x 5 1/4" white folder):
Box 1 Folder 20
John Butler Strong as a young man, ca. 1851 . Daguerreotype.
Box 1 Folder 21
Mary Foote Strong as a young woman, ca. 1850s . Daguerreotype.
Box 1 Folder 22
Mary Foote Strong with her two sons, Frank and Otis Strong, 1870s .