'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Typescript of "The History of Lot Adams" by his daughter Clara A. Bingham. Lot Adams was born on November 5, 1850 in Rounds North Hampshire, England. He passed away at Riverside Brigham Idaho on June 10, 1915.
Photocopy of a typescript of the history of both Samuel and Lot Adams written by Clara A. Bingham. Clara was Samuel Adams' granddaughter and Lot Adams' daughter. Both Samuel and Lot were buried in Riverside Cemetery
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.
Photocopied transcript of the Life History of John Lloyd Roberts Sr. On 29 Nov. 1869 at the age of 19 John Lloyd was married to Mary Adeline Ensign. He also became first counselor to Bishop Thomas E. Ricks, Jr. of the Rexburg Ward. They established a home with some of the first white settlers in Rexburg, bringing with them a herd of cattle, horses, and provisions to last a couple of years. John was advised by President Ricks to build or maintain two homes, one for each wife on account of the laws of government. See also File MS 36.
Photocopy of a government publication of "The Old Oregon Trail--The World's Most Historical Highway." Remarks of Hon. Addison T. Smith of Idaho in the House of Representatives. Originally printed in a larger publication from January 13, 1925.
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).