Minutes of the People's Railroad Committee, Rexburg, ID, 1899. Photocopies of original. "Peoples Railroad Committee" chaired by Thomas E. Ricks. Includes documentation of efforts to get financial and popular support for a railroad from the Snake River to the North Fork of the Teton River, including a Depot site in Rexburg. Also included is a map of Rexburg, ca. 1903, that depicts the railroad, depot site, and some land ownership (including that of Jacob Spori).
Booklet titled "A Heavenly Manifestation to Heber Q. Hale, President of Boise Stake, Idaho." Hale documents his story of a dream or vision he witnessed of the spirit world, including meeting with notable prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as insight into matters local to Hale. The episode took place the evening of January 20, 1920.
A section from De Ster (The Star), the periodical for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Netherlands announcing a new edition of the Book of Mormon in Dutch. It includes the testimony of the three witnesses from Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris.
Original letter from John W. Hart to Dr. Jes F. Merrell, June 5th, 1930. Hart describes the need to meet with the Church Board of Education to discuss the future of Ricks College and local interest in it.
Original letter from John W. Hart to President Heber J. Grant, June 5th, 1930. Hart describes the need for a meeting on the future of Ricks College and attaches a letter for Church Commissioner of Education, Dr. Merrell.
Printed booklet titled "The Word of Wisdom in Practical Terms." From an address delivered in the Tabernacle at Salt Lake City, Utah on May 24, 1931. This meeting was the culmination of a week-long campaign by church auxiliaries and the Board of Education about the use of tobacco. President Charles W. Nibley and Elders Joseph J. Cannon, Paul Kimball, and Creed Haymond all spoke at the meeting, citing the benefits of living the Word of Wisdom.
Albert Zollinger Jr. & Marie Graf Family Book of Remembrance (by their children). 116 pages on 8.5x11 paper. Printed December 1952. Contains biographical essays, family groups sheets, and black and white photo copies of photos.
Typescript Biography of John William Hart prepared by Veda Hart Mattice and Katheryn Hart Conger, it includes his patriarchal blessing. Notably, John Hart's desire to see that the college maintain support and keep operating during the depression is described, and two letters pertaining to those activities are included in this collection.
An article describing the majesty of Idaho's Grand Teton mountains. L.G. Biddulph gives a geologic and historical description of the three main peaks, and then gives an account of several Rick's College sponsored trips up the mountain, one of which included President Romney, on July 16, 1927.
Family group sheets and pedigree charts of the Gruwell Family. Histories of Gruwell families that include Illinois and Iowa settling, Mormon conversion/persecutions, travelling through the Utah Territory, early settling of Marsh Valley, Idaho, one individual used to own the land where Ricks College stands, and settling of Colonia Diaz in the Mormon Colonies of Mexico. 120 pages on 8.5x17 pages.
'Dozens of Cousins' as Written by Ourselves--Descendants of Albert Zollinger, Sr. (1849) & Verena Elliker Ruegg. compiled by Guy C. Meyers and Katherine Meyers. 30 pages on 8.5x11 paper, Zollinger Family Record essay, 3 pages. Family group sheets with biographical data and short family history essays. Written June 9, 1968.
Typescript paper written by Diane Yamasaki for a class, Composition and Reading 112, in 1971. Research paper written about the Japanese People in the Rexburg Idaho area. Includes several short quotes from oral histories conducted by Yamasaki with local Japanese Americans.
Early Idaho Personalities, written by Leonard J. Arrington. A speech given at the Annual Banquet of the Idaho State Historical Society, held in Rexburg, Idaho. Includes a cover letter. Arrington sent Ricks College President Bruce Hafen a copy of a talk he gave. Arrington was a director of the historical department for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Photocopy of the scrapbook of the Battle Creek Monument Construction and Dedication compiled by Myrtle R. Goff, a committee chairwoman. The Forward is dated February 5, 1980 and is written and signed by Myrtle R. Goff. The following is included within the scrapbook: 24 black and white copied articles about the project. A copied picture of the "Passing of the Redman" book cover. A black and white copied picture of Hon. M. Alexander, the Governor of Idaho. 2 copied sketch of the proposed monument. 15 pages of the copied pamphlet of the "Passing of the Redman". A black and white copied letter written by V.K. Aitken of the Franklin County Surv'r. 7 pages of engagements on the Bear River, Utah Territory from January 29, 1863, including the reports of Col. P. Edward Connor. A letter to Mr. W.K. Aitken from a committee of foreign relations dated June 2, 1926. An August 18, 1926 letter to Senator W.E. Borah from W.K. Aitken. A letter for Myrtle R. Goff from Brigham Young University. A letter to H.R. Merrill from Myrtle R. Goff. A letter to Myrtle R. Goff from the department of Intercollegiate Athletics. 2 letters to Hon. Addison T. Smith from H.R. Merrill. A letter to Senator Frank H. Gooding from W.K. Aitken. A letter to W.K. Aitken from the president of Idaho Technical Institute in Pocatello Idaho. A letter to W.K. Aitken from the House of Representatives committee on Irrigation and Reclamation dated January 6, 1927. A letter to W.K. Aitken from the executive dean of Idaho Technical Institute. A letter to D.S. Spencer General from W.K. Aitken. A letter to Byrd Trego from W.K. Aitken. 2 letters to W.K. Aitken from the Union Pacific System. A letter to Addison T. Smith dated January 6, 1928. 2 letters to W.K. Aitken from Addison T. Smith. A letter to Addison T. Smith from the secretary of state dated February 3, 1928. A letter to Mr. Hatch from W.K. Aitken. A letter to W.K. Aitken from the president of Aetna Life insurance Company dated April 17, 1928. A Letter to Judge Terrill from W.K. Aitken dated April 15, 1925. 2 copies of public notices from C.I. Goff. Letter correspondence between James B. Keyson and C.I. Goff. 6 pages of Notes about Construction of the monument written by Myrtle R. Goff. 10 pages about the organization of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. 3 pages of a copy of a handwritten letter to Garrett H Robinson. 2 pages of copies of a handwritten troop names and numbers. 58 pages of copies of notes written about the monument. 47 black and white copies of photos of the monument.