Persons And Russ Family Papers,1903-2000.

Collection Number: 6435

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Persons and Russ family papers, 1903-2000.
Collection Number:
6435
Creator:
Anne J. Russ
Quantity:
3 Boxes
Forms of Material:
Letters, diaries, books
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Diaries, correspondence, and personal and professional files of Anne Julienne Russ, with the diaries and correspondence of some members of her family: her mother Doris Russ, her grandmother Persons, her grandmother Russ, and her great grandmother Lotridge. Doris Russ' diaries include passages about dealing with her cancer, and Anne's papers include personal reflections on the death of her mother. Also, several yearbooks, including: her high school yearbook, the Uptonian (Mount Upton, NY), where she was class president, plus the '54 Uptonian showing her mother, Doris Russ, an English teacher and librarian. The Anne Russ diaries include reflections on many aspects of her life, reading, work, and friends and her delight in her daughter.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of sociology and director of secondary education program at Wells College and mother of Dorinne Barbara Russ. Her teaching interests included the sociology of education, Latin America, and women's studies. She explored the ways ethnicity, class, and gender influcence organizations and institutions. Her education included a B.S., State University of New York at Cortland, M.A., Southern Methodist University, and Ph.D., Cornell University. Born July 21, 1937, Russ died from cancer on March 5, 2001.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Diaries, correspondence, and personal and professional files of Anne Julienne Russ, with the diaries and correspondence of some members of her family: her mother Doris Russ, her grandmother Persons, her grandmother Russ, and her great grandmother Lotridge. Doris Russ' diaries include passages about dealing with her cancer, and Anne's papers include personal reflections on the death of her mother. Also, several yearbooks, including: her high school yearbook, the Uptonian (Mount Upton, NY), where she was class president, plus the '54 Uptonian showing her mother, Doris Russ, an English teacher and librarian. The Anne Russ diaries include reflections on many aspects of her life, reading, work, and friends and her delight in her daughter.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Russ, Anne J.

Subjects:
Mothers and daughters.
Cancer--Patients.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Persons and Russ family papers, #6435. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Poem: "The Bonnet of White"
1849
Box 1 Folder 2
Geneology
Box 1 Folder 3
Autobiography- Anne Russ
Feb, 1977
Box 1 Folder 4
Photos
Box 1 Folder 5
Essays by Anne (about her Grandpa and Mom); news article (about Dick Russ)
c. 1974-1975
Box 1 Folder 6
Clippings and Letters
1951-1978
Box 1 Folder 7
Cover of "Baseball" Magazine
Box 1 Folder 8
Adoption and Naturalization of Dorinne Barbara Russ
1985-1987
Box 1 Folder 9
Scrapbook- (Mother) Doris- Syracuse University
1929-1930
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence: Doris Letters home from Syracuse University
1928-1931
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence: Doris
1928-1932
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence: Doris' letters home from Syracuse and first years of marriage in Ithaca
1929-1935
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence: Doris' Letters home
1929-1937
Box 1 Folder 14
Letters to Grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Persons) from Anne and Dicky
1943
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence: Grandma Russ to Anne
1960s-1970s
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence: Grandma Persons
1960s
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence: Mostly Don McEvoy
1970-1980
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence: Friends
1970s
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence: Family/Friends
1968-1980
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence: Relatives
1970-1980; 1924
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence: Anne/ Anne & George
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence
1968-1986
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence
1968-1997
Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence
1968-1997
Box 1 Folder 25
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 26
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 27
"Causes of the Civil War"
1954
(History essay by Anne)
Box 1 Folder 28
Anne Russ Philosophy of Education Diary
1959
Box 1 Folder 29
1980 Cornell Commencement Program
1980
Box 1
Miscellaneous folder
NYC visitor info / Russ coat of arms/ historiography / Lincoln Center info
Box 1 Folder 30
Bennet High School Commencement Program (Buffalo, NY)
1927
Box 1
"Uptonian 1974"- Mt. Upton Central School Yearbook (NY)
1974
Dedicated to Doris Russ
Box 1
"Uptonian 1955"- Mt. Upton Central School Yearbook (NY)
1955
Anne's Senior year
Box 1
"Uptonian 1954"- Mt. Upton Central School Yearbook (NY)
1954
Box 1
"The Did"- Cortland State Teachers College Yearbook (NY)
1959
Anne's
Box 2
Travel documents wallet
Receipts enclosed
Box 2
Driving Diary
Box 2
"Tales from Grimm" book, translated by Wanda Gag
1945
Gift from parents, 1945
Box 2
Diary
1958
Locked green book
Box 2
Diary
1959
Florida trip and letters
Box 2
Diary of Hawaii
1960-1961
Box 2
Diary
1961-1966
Box 2
Budget
1969-1970
Box 2
Diary
1969-1970
Dallas, Mexico
Box 2
Diary
1971
Marriage to Ron
Box 2
Date Book
1972
Box 2
Diary
1972
"Eastfield College" notebook
Box 2
Funeral book- Doris P. Russ
Jul-73
Box 2
Date Book
1973
Includes Texas Drivers license and other miscellaneous papers
Box 2
Date Book
1974
Box 2
Diary
1974-1975
Red date book
Box 2
Date Book
1975
Box 2
Diary
1975-1976
Box 2
Date Book
1976
Tiny with photo on cover
Box 2
Date Book
1976
Cornell- fall term 1976
Box 2
Journal- at Cornell
1976-1977
Box 2
Date Book
1978
Box 2
Diary; Letters from George in summer 1978; miscellaneous letters
1978
Box 2
Diary
1978
Ithaca- olive patterned cover
Box 2
Date Book
1979-1980
Box 2
Diary
1980
Box 2
Date Book
1980-1981
Box 2
Diary
1980-1982
Enclosed: Mexico trip notebook and book of poetry by Gowin
Box 2 Folder 1
Date Book and Miscellaneous
1981-1982
Box 2
Date Book
1982-1983
Box 2
Diary
1982-1983
Tan with pink and blue flowers
Box 2
Diary
1983-1985
Box 2
Date Book
1984-1985
Box 2
Diary
1985-1986
Dorinne adoption
Box 2
Diary
1987-1988
"Moonflower" design
Box 2
Diary
1988-1991
Box 2
Date Book
1989-1990
Box 2
Diary
1991-1992
Red accordian style book
Box 2
Diary
1992-1996
Box 2
Date Book
1998
Box 2
Diary
1997-1999
London trip- black and white cityscape design
Box 3
Guest Book
Box 3
Letter Box
Miscellaneous letters- many to Anne, and section of letters from Anne in Hawaii to her family. Also, misc. photos and documents (Anne's 6th grade report card and later test scores)
Box 3
Diary - Sara (Lotridge?)
1904
Handwriting appears to match 1905 and 1906 diaries
Box 3
"Wedding Token" (marriage of Sara Lotridge and Elijah Russ)
1905
22-Nov-05
Box 3
Diary - Sara Lotridge (Anne's Great Grandmother)
1905
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. E.D. Russ (Sara Lotridge- Anne's Great Grandmother)
1906
Box 3
Diary - Sarah Lotridge
1920-1922
Box 3
Diary - Sara Lotridge (Anne's Great Grandmother- Mrs. Richard Lotridge?)
1926
Trip to California
Box 3
Diary - Sara Lotridge
1926-1928
Trip to California
Box 3
List of possessions- Mrs. C. B. Persons (Anne's Grandmother)
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons (Anne's Grandmother)
1929-1930
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1931
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1932
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1933
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1934
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1935-1936
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1936-1937
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1937
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1938
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1940
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1940-1945
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1945-1946
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1947-1948
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1948
Drive to Florida
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1949-1950
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1951-1952
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1953-1957
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1958-1960
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1961-1965
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1966-1967
Box 3
Diary - Mrs. C. B. Persons
1966, 1968
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ (Anne's Mother)
1928-1931
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1935-1938
Births and development of children, Dicky and Anne
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1965
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1966
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1967
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1968
Doris' mother died, Anne's divorce
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1969
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1969-1970
Quit Smoking Diary
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1970
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1971
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1971
Box 3
Diary - Doris Russ
1973
Struggle with cancer (June 5- recieves diagnosis)