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Mary Routt Memorabilia Room, circa 1900-1986

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of items such as photographs, awards, and newspaper clippings on display in the Mary Routt Memorabilia Room at Scripps College.
 

Autographed photograph of Routt, 1935

Case 1

Paintings of Grinnell and Wellesley colleges, undated

Case 1

Photographs of Routt as a teenager and in her early 20's, circa 1900-1920

Case 1

Certificates from Phi beta Kappa and Daughters of the American Revolution, 1927, 1919

Case 1

Wellesley yearbook, 1909

Case 2

Photographs of family and of Routt receiving honorary doctorate from Grinnell College, circa 1912 - 1966

Case 2

Pamphlets, circa 1930-1950

Case 2

Awards, undated

Case 2

Song composed by friend for Routt's wedding, 1912

Case 3

Newspaper clippings, circa 1930s

Case 3

Soviet Union pocket guide, circa 1933

Case 3

Press card, circa 1930-1950

Case 3

Photographs of Routt as a correspondent and of Stephen Early and Henry Morgenthau, circa 1930-1950

Case 3

Orville and Mary Routt's passport, 1928

Case 4

Newspaper clippings, circa 1930-1950

Case 4

Photographs of Routt at Scripps College, circa 1985

Case 4

Correspondence from Eleanor Roosevelt, circa 1930-1950

Case 4

Awards from Scripps College, undated

Case 4

White House invitations, circa 1930-1950

Case 4

Memorial service announcement for Routt, 1986

Case 4

Two copies of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent, 1983

Case 4

Autographed photographs of the Roosevelts, circa 1930-1950

Case 5

Painting of Scripps College, undated

Case 5

Dedication of Routt Residence Hall, 1966

Case 5

Photographs of Routt at award dinner, with original Scripps College Board of Trustees, and in front of Routt Residence Hall, circa 1966-1983

Case 5

Lecture series announcements, circa 1982-1983

 

Photographs, circa 1890-1985

Scope and Content Note

This series contains photographs of Mary and her family and friends. A large number of the photographs are of the Southwest, which include images of Native Americans, pueblos, and desert landscapes.
Box  1 , Folder  1

Thirteen black and white photographs of ruins in desert , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  2

Twelve black and white photographs of desert landscapes , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  3

24 black and white photographs of inhabitants of a pueblo , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  4

Two black and white photographs of ceremonial dance , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  5

Five black and white photographs of ceremonial dance , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  6

Four black and white photographs of huts , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  7

Four black and white photographs of pueblo , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  8

Four black and white photographs of houses and church , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  9

Four black and white photographs of Native Americans , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  10

Seven black and white photographs of Aztec ruins in New Mexico , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  11

Seventeen black and white photographs of artifacts and models of buildings , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  12

Three black and white photographs of goat grazing near ruins , 1921

Box  1 , Folder  13

24 black and white photographs of buffalo dance in Santa Fe, New Mexico , circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  14

Three black and white photographs of Palm Canon, California , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  15

Three black and white photographs of lightening , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  16

Two black and white photographs of Coachilla Valley, California , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  17

Seven black and white photographs of mountain landscape , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  18

Three black and white photographs of donkeys , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  19

One black and white photograph of covered wagon , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  20

Three black and white photographs of desert , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  21

Twenty black and white photographs of pueble maize culture , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  22

Five black and white photographs of pueblo , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  23

Two black and white photographs of adobe church and building , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  24

Two black and white photographs of pueblo , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  25

Fifteen black and white photographs of residents of rural town , circa 1921-1922

Box  1 , Folder  26

Five black and white photographs of native american women in traditional clothing , circa 1920-1940

Box  1 , Folder  27

33 black and white photographs of pueblo people and Native American rituals and ceremonies , circa 1921-1922

Box  1 , Folder  28

One black and white photograph of old hand-carved door of the mission church in Santa Clara, New Mexico, circa 1921

Box  1 , Folder  29

30 black and white photographs of camping trip , circa 1920-1940

Box  2 , Folder  1

Sixteen negatives , undated

Box  2 , Folder  2

Nine black and white photographs taken from boat , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  3

Eleven black and white photographs taken in Russia , circa 1933

Box  2 , Folder  4

Three black and white photographs of a cathedral , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  5

Five black and white photographs of architectural details of building , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  6

One black and white photograph of European building , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  7

Eleven black and white photographs of domed building with arches , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  8

One black and white photograph of St. George Statue in Stockholm , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  9

Three black and white photographs of a cathedral , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  10

Seven black and white photographs of architecture [in Copenhagen] , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  11

Three black and white photographs of statues , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  12

Two black and white photographs of interior of church in restoration , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  13

One photograph of Rene Lalique bronze medal , undated

Box  2 , Folder  14

Sixteen black and white photographs of Nebraska State Capitol , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  15

Two black and white photographs of Los Angeles Public Library and library interior , undated

Box  2 , Folder  16

One black and white photograph of Routt at Grinnell College , circa 1906

Box  2 , Folder  17

Ten black and white family photographs , circa 1890-1906

Box  2 , Folder  18

Two photographs of Frederick Hard and Ernest Jaqua, former presidents of Scripps College , circa 1930s and

Box  2 , Folder  19

Three black and white photographs of Routt with friends , circa 1906

Box  2 , Folder  20

Eight black and white family photographs , circa 1930-1980

Box  2 , Folder  21

Three black and white photographs of Routt with others in Havana, Cuba and at Magdalina River in Colombia, 1933

Box  2 , Folder  22

Three black and white photograph of Routt with her son, Robert , 1921 - 1936

Box  2 , Folder  23

One black and white photograph of Routt holding autographed photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt , circa 1969

Box  2 , Folder  24

Eight black and white photographs of Routt , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  25

Eleven black and white photographs from days Routt was a correspondent , circa 1930-1950

Box  2 , Folder  26

Seven family photographs , circa late 1930s-1970

Box  2 , Folder  27

Four black and white photographs of Mary and Orviille Routt , 1926 - 1963

Box  2 , Folder  28

One black and white photograph of Eleanor and Elliot Roosevelt and Robert Routt , 1933

Box  2 , Folder  29

Ten family photographs , circa 1930-1980

Box  2 , Folder  30

One color photograph of Danny Munday in his wheelchair , circa 1970s

Box  2 , Folder  31

Twelve photographs of Routt at Scripps College , circa 1969

Box  2 , Folder  32

Four black and white photographs of award dinner , 1983

Box  2 , Folder  33

Seven photographs of Routt , circa 1980s

Box  2 , Folder  34

One black and white autographed photograph of Hattie W. Caraway , circa 1930s

Box  2 , Folder  35

Black and white photograph of Postmaster General Farley , 1934

Box  2 , Folder  36

Two black and white photographs of Mary and Orville with friends , circa 1910

Box  2 , Folder  37

Three black and white photographs of Routt in Mary Routt Memorabilia Room at Scripps College , 1985

Box  2 , Folder  38

One black and white photograph of Eisenhower and Kennedy , circa 1960s

Box  2 , Folder  39

One black and white photograph of Secretary of State Cordell Hull being interviewed during the World Economic Conference in London, 1933

Box  2 , Folder  40

One black and white photograph of Lyndon Johnson's inauguration on board Air Force One on the day Kennedy was assasinated, 1963

Box  3 , Folder  1

Letters to Routt , 1908 - 1971

Box  3 , Folder  2

Letters written by Routt , circa 1951-1957

 

Correspondence, circa 1908-1973

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the series consists of letters to Mary from family and friends with some letters from Mary to her mother and her husband, Orville. The series also contains a letter from her son, Robert, to Mary's mother regarding his luncheon date with Eleanor Roosevelt.
Box  3 , Folder  3

Letter from Joe Griggs regarding Lindbergh poem by Routt , 1983

Box  3 , Folder  4

Letter from Los Angeles Times to Routt regarding man in picture , 1974

Box  3 , Folder  5

Letter from Scripps College president Mark H. Curtis to students , 1973

Box  3 , Folder  6

Christmas cards , undated

Box  3 , Folder  7

Letter from Robert Routt to his grandmother regarding his lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt , 1933

Box  3 , Folder  8

Letter from Women's National Press Club and Scripps College with excerpt of Routt's interview with Ella Browning Scripps and copy of article, 1932 - 1970

Box  3 , Folder  9

Letters from Routt to her mother , 1939, 1941

 

Biographical Matieral, 1908-1981

Scope and Content Note

This series includes items such as newspaper articles on Routt, a copy of an oral history interview conducted for Scripps College, and a draft of a thesis on Mary by a Scripps College student. Also in the series is a diary that belonged to Mary's husband, Orville.
Box  3 , Folder  10

Writings about Routt and photograph , circa 1940-1981

Box  3 , Folder  11

Illustrated partially fictional biography of Routt created by her friends, Alice Olmsted and Grace Card , 1908

Box  3 , Folder  12

Grinnell College annual letters , 1908 - 1915

Box  3 , Folder  13

Press release and correspondence regarding presenting of Distinguished Service Award to Routt , 1980-1981

Box  3 , Folder  14

Scripps College thesis on Routt , 1975

Box  3 , Folder  15

Articles on Routt , circa 1969-1970

Box  3 , Folder  16

Copies of article on Routt living in Scripps College dorms , 1974

Box  3 , Folder  17

Article on Routt in Progressive Bulletin , 1974

Box  3 , Folder  18

Diary entries , 1936-1939

Box  3 , Folder  19

Draft of oral history interview with Routt by Enid H. Douglass , 1970

Box  3 , Folder  20

Resolution of the Board of Trustees of Scripps College honoring Routt , 1970

Box  3 , Folder  21

Publicity story about Routt with letter from Helen Eisworth , 1968

Box  3 , Folder  22

Orville Routt's diary , 1909

Box  3 , Folder  23

Newspaper clippings of social and business activities of Mary and Orville Routt , undated

Box  3 , Folder  24

Articles on Routt , circa 1933-1941

Box  3 , Folder  25

Article on Routt's wedding , 1912

 

Claremont Colleges, 1926-1984

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material related to the Claremont Colleges, including newspaper articles, Board of Trustees materials, and ephemera.
Box  4 , Folder  1

Articles on Claremont Colleges , 1966 - 1974?

Box  4 , Folder  2

Board of Trustees materials, Scripps College board of trustees report , 1976

Box  4 , Folder  3

Board of Trustees materials, Scripps College buildings and grounds committee report , 1983

Box  4 , Folder  4

Board of Trustees materials, executive summary for Scripps College Endowment Fund - March 1983 , 1983

Box  4 , Folder  5

Board of Trustees materials, Scripps College endowment fund combination report - March 31, 1983 , 1983

Box  4 , Folder  6

Board of Trustees materials, memorandums and letters , 1983

Box  4 , Folder  7

Board of Trustees materials, financial reports and notes , 1982-1983

Box  4 , Folder  8

Board of Trustees materials, curriculum vitaes and profiles of Scripps College professors , circa 1982

Box  4 , Folder  9

Board of Trustees materials, job description for position of Vice President for Planning and Research and candidate profile, 1983

Box  4 , Folder  10

Board of Trustees materials, Board of Trustees meeting - January 27 , 1983

Box  4 , Folder  11

Board of Trustees materials, list of trustees of Scripps College 1926 - 1982 , 1982

Box  4 , Folder  12

Board of Trustees materials, financial report , 1982

Box  4 , Folder  13

Board of Trustees materials, executive summary for Scripps College Endowment Fund , 1982

Box  4 , Folder  14

Board of Trustees materials, meeting minutes for December 2 , 1926

Box  4 , Folder  15

The Four Colleges Players pamphlet , undated

Box  4 , Folder  16

Scripps College Bulletins , 1970, 1973

Box  4 , Folder  17

Scripps College Founders Day Convocation , 1970

Box  4 , Folder  18

Scripps College Alumnae News , 1968

Box  4 , Folder  19

The Script newsletter , 1984

Box  4 , Folder  20

Scripps College Alumnae News , 1967

Box  4 , Folder  21

Program for Claremont College's 30th anniversary celebration , 1977

Box  4 , Folder  22

Special Lectures at Scripps College handbills , 1982-1983

Box  4 , Folder  23

Scripps College Spring Awards Convocation program , 1983

Box  4 , Folder  24

Lunch menu , 1983

 

Newspaper Clippings, circa 1920-1982

Scope and Content Note

This series contains clippings of newspaper articles. Articles by or about Routt are not included in this series and can be found in the Writings and Biographical material series, respectively.
Box  4 , Folder  25

Column by Eleanor Roosevelt , undated

Box  4 , Folder  26

Articles on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt , circa 1933

Box  4 , Folder  27

Photograph of Roosevelt's first lieutenants , circa 1932

Box  4 , Folder  28

Articles on health and beauty , undated

Box  4 , Folder  29

Articles on film, theater, music, and literature , undated

Box  4 , Folder  30

Articles on war and domestic wartime issues , circa 1938-1944

Box  4 , Folder  31

Articles on women , circa 1940-1971

Box  4 , Folder  32

Articles by Bill Henry , circa 1940s

Box  4 , Folder  33

Articles related to religion , circa 1923-1982

Box  4 , Folder  34

Clippings of poetry , undated

Box  4 , Folder  35

Articles on politics , circa 1920-1950

Box  4 , Folder  36

Miscellanious articles , circa 1930-1980

 

Ephemera, circa 1776-1982

Scope and Content Note

In addition to pamphlets, booklets, and newsletters, this series contains an assortment of items including college yearbooks, a piece of fabric from the Akron airship, and White House invitations.
Box  5 , Folder  1

Personalized pencils , undated

Box  5 , Folder  2

White House invitations, pass, and notes , circa 1933-1980

Box  5 , Folder  3

Labor bulletins , 1937 - 1939

Box  5 , Folder  4

Programs for talks given by Routt and for dedication of Mary Routt Residence Hall at Scripps College as well as her nametag, circa 1940-1983

Box  5 , Folder  5

Drawings and sketches , circa 1776-1950s?

Box  5 , Folder  6

Sheet music with lyrics to "Don't Get Collegiate" , undated

Box  5 , Folder  7

Receipts from Honolulu , circa 1948

Box  5 , Folder  8

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Good Will Tour to Hawaii schedule , 1948

Box  5 , Folder  9

The Romancer - Wendell L. Willkie pamphlet , 1940

Box  5 , Folder  10

[magazine?] picture of a woman , circa 1930s

Box  5 , Folder  11

Itinerary and addresses of Mr. And Mrs. Hal C. Hardin , circa 1928

Box  5 , Folder  12

Hotel Negresco menu , 1959

Box  5 , Folder  13

Optical illusion , undated

Box  5 , Folder  14

Description of photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt's visit to Norton School and Scripps College on June 7, 1933, 1982

Box  5 , Folder  15

Handbill of "A Comrade Rides Ahead" to the memory of Emerson Hough , undated

Box  5 , Folder  16

Palm Springs Racquet Club pass , 1954

Box  5 , Folder  17

Cyclone '07 - Iowa [Grinnell] College yearbook, copy 1 , 1906

Box  5 , Folder  18

Cyclone '07 - Iowa [Grinnell] College yearbook, copy 2 , 1906

Box  5 , Folder  19

Wellesley booklets and program , 1909

Box  5 , Folder  20

Fabric from Akron airship , 1933

Box  5 , Folder  21

Church newsletters, booklets, and programs , circa 1923 and circa

Box  5 , Folder  22

Christian Science Monitor booklet on protecting 18th Amendment , circa 1920- early

 

Writings of Mary Routt, 1908-1983

Scope and Content Note

This series includes published and unpublished writings by Routt. Her unpublished writings consist of a class paper written as a student and a draft of a speech. Her published writings include numerous newspaper articles and the notes and drafts relating to the clippings, which are organized in chronological order. Notes, drafts, galley proofs, and correspondence relating to Routt's book The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent, published in 1983.
Box  5 , Folder  23

Draft of talk given at Twilight Club with article on her talk , circa 1930s

Box  5 , Folder  24

Routt's paper for English class entitled "Is the Higher Education of Woman Deteriorating the Home Life of Our Country?", 1908

Box  6 , Folder  1

Notebook of notes and drafts for newspaper articles , circa 1930-1950

Box  6 , Folder  2

Typed and handwritten drafts for newspaper articles , circa 1930-1950

Box  6 , Folder  3

Typed and handwritten drafts for newspaper articles , circa 1930-1950

Box  6 , Folder  4

Typed and handwritten drafts for newspaper articles , circa 1930-1950

Box  6 , Folder  5

Typed and handwritten drafts for newspaper articles , circa 1930-1950

Box  6 , Folder  6

Notebook of notes and drafts for newspaper articles , circa 1930-1950

Box  6 , Folder  7

Newspaper clippings of Facts, Folks, and Fancies in Beverly Hills Citizen , 1932

Box  6 , Folder  8

Newspaper clippings of Facts, Folks, and Fancies in Beverly Hills Citizen , 1933

Box  6 , Folder  9

Newspaper clippings of Facts, Folks, and Fancies in Beverly Hills Citizen , 1934

Box  6 , Folder  10

Newspaper clippings from Beverly Hills Citizen and Pasadena Star News , 1935

Box  6 , Folder  11

Newspaper clippings of Facts, Folks, and Fancies in Beverly Hills Citizen , 1936

Box  6 , Folder  12

Newspaper clippings from Beverly Hills Citizen and Pasadena Star News , 1937

Box  6 , Folder  13

Newspaper clippings of National Sidelights in Pasadena Star News , 1938

Box  6 , Folder  14

Newspaper clippings of National Sidelights in Pasadena Star News , 1940

Box  6 , Folder  15

Newspaper clippings of National Sidelights and Woman's Viewpoint , 1942

Box  6 , Folder  16

Newspaper clippings of Facts, Folks, and Fancies in Beverly Hills Citizen newspaper , circa 1932-1937

Box  6 , Folder  17

Newspaper clippings of National Sidelights in Pasadena Star News , circa 1935-1945

Box  6 , Folder  18

Newspaper clippings of Washington Sidelights in Pasadena Star News , circa 1935-1945

Box  6 , Folder  19

Newspaper clippings of Woman's Viewpoint , circa 1942

Box  6 , Folder  20

Newspaper clippings of A Woman Looks On , circa 1932-1945

Box  6 , Folder  21

Newspaper clippings of articles , circa 1932-1945

Box  6 , Folder  22

Newspaper clipping of Facts, Folks, and Fancies article on Ella Browning Scripps , 1932

Box  6 , Folder  23

Typed copies of alternate version of article on Ella Browning Scripps for newspaper article , 1978

Box  7 , Folder  1

Photocopies of photograph of Routt in front of church banned by Stalin Regime for The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent, 1933

Box  7 , Folder  2

Letters, typed and handwritten drafts, and notes for The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent, circa 1982

Box  7 , Folder  3

Typed copy of first draft of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondentdated 1/20/83 , circa 1983

Box  7 , Folder  4

Typed copy of first draft of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondentdated 1/20/83 , circa 1983

Box  7 , Folder  5

Notes and typed drafts of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent , circa 1983

Box  7 , Folder  6

Galley proofs of foreword, introduction, acknowledgements, chapters 3 - 7 of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent, circa 1983

Box  7 , Folder  7

Table of contents, list of illustrations, and galley proofs of chapters 8 - 10 of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent, circa 1983

Box  7 , Folder  8

Notes, galley proofs, and typed drafts of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent , circa 1983

Box  7 , Folder  9

Personal copy of The Life and Times of a Washington Correspondent signed by friends with notes by Routt, 1983

 

Scrapbook and photo albums, circa 1850-1940

Scope and Content Note

This series includes a large scrapbook of Mary's days in college and two family photo albums. Loose items were removed from the scrapbook and photo albums and placed in folders.
Box  7 , Folder  10

Writing assignments by Routt for French and Political Science class , circa 1904-1908

Box  7 , Folder  11

Correspondence , circa 1907-1909

Box  7 , Folder  12

Sutherland, Iowa postcards , circa 1910

Box  7 , Folder  13

Wellesley and Iowa [Grinnell] College commencement invitation and announcement , 1908-1909

Box  7 , Folder  14

Essay written by Routt's students at Sutherland High School , circa 1909

Box  7 , Folder  15

Grinnell College ephemera , circa 1904-1908

Box  7 , Folder  16

Programs , circa 1907-1918

Box  7 , Folder  17

Invitations , 1905 - 1909

Box  7 , Folder  18

Poem , undated

Box  7 , Folder  19

Young Men's Christian Association of Iowa College 1907-1908 lecture course catalog , 1907

Box  7 , Folder  20

Copy of speech to toast high school junior class , 1909

Box  7 , Folder  21

Postcard from Mary to Orville Routt , undated

Box  7 , Folder  22

Church related ephemera , circa 1908

Box  7 , Folder  23

Targets for shooting practice , circa 1911

Box  7 , Folder  24

Three black and white photographs , undated

Box  7 , Folder  25

Newspaper clippings , circa 1911

Box  7 , Folder  26

Nine black and white photographs from red photo album , undated

Box  7 , Folder  27

31 black and white photograph from black photo album , undated

Box  7 , Folder  28

Poem to remember rulers of England, handwritten bible passage, and Rieman & Purcel business card - from red photo album, undated

Box  8

Collier's article on Reverend Charles Coughlin , 1935

Box  8

Black and white photograph of Albert Wahl Hawkes , circa 1940s

Box  8

Scrapbook containing photos, invitations, articles, and ephemera from Routt's days at Grinnell and Wellesley College as well as a teacher at Sutherland High School, undated

 

Bibles, circa 1866-1933

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two bible as well as loose items found in the bibles which were removed and placed in folders.
 

Cruden, Alexander and Alfred Nevin. The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues, with Cruden's complete concordance ... comprehensive Bible , the word of God by ... Alfred Nevin ... [et al.]. Boston, Mass.: W.L. Richardson, 1877. 1877

Box  7 , Folder  29

Church leaflet, Modern Woodmen of America resolutions of respect certificate for Routt's father, newspaper clipping of Generallissimo Foch and General Pershing, and note - from Cruden bible, 1866, 1923, and no

Box  7 , Folder  30

Poem and church mission statement - from Holan bible , undated

Box  9

Holman, A.J., & Co. The Holman new self-pronouncing Sunday-school teacher's Bible / containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations , 1894

Box  9

Red photo album containing childhood photos and family photographs , circa 1850-1940

Box  9

Black photo album containing photographs of friends , circa 1907-1910