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Series III: Box 1
African trip, 1961
Book reviews 1928 -- 1938, 1959, with correspondence. In oversized Box 1
Buddhism/Christianity. Includes correspondence, booklet, and program. 1982 -- 1983
Balliett, Whitney. "Night Clubs." New Yorker article mentioning Ferner Nuhn
Contracts and copyrights
1967 -- 1989
Friends Journal, 1981
Letters of sympathy at the time of Ruth's death
February to August 1960
Kidder, Mabel, 1957 -- 1971
Kiesel, Margaret, 1979 -- 1988
Series III: Box 2
University of Iowa Libraries
Wallace, Henry Agard
Creative writing course
Earlville Reminder. 1964 -- 1971. Mainly dealing with the establishment of Ruth Suckow Memorial Park and the Ruth Suckow Memorial Library. In oversized Box #1
European trip scrapbook
"Figure of the Thirties"
Color photocopies of Nuhn's paintings. In oversized Box #1
Oil paintings. In oversized Box #3. Some have photographic negatives
Grade reports from Northwestern College and Columbia University, 1920 -- 1926
Kern, Jean. "Art Centers in Iowa." Palimpsest, Vo.XXX:No.1 (January 1949). Mentions the Nuhns
Last will and testament, codicils and changes. In oversized Box #1
Nuhn-Washburn Marriage service, 1965
Will, Ferner Nuhn
Series III: Box 3
Writings. All are typescripts unless otherwise noted.
"The Art of Ruth Suckow"
"Abraham Lincoln's Toughest Decision"
"America's Most Extraordinary Book"
"The Bandit and the Baby"
"Builder of the "Better Mousetrap'"
Central Figures in American Culture -- Emerson, Lincoln, Whitman: A Study of Greatness
Typescript draft (2 folders)
Printer's typescript (2 folders)
Title page, table of contents, and forward
The Cold War Showdown
Outlines and correspondence
Research material and early typescript draft
Drafts of various chapters, some incomplete
Series III: Box 4
The Cold War Showdown, cont.
Miscellaneous pages of typescript with numerous revisions (named, in this iteration, The Coming Cold War Showdown)
Typescript date with revisions (5 folders)
Discipline. Pacific Yearly Meeting. Religious Society of Friends, 1965
"Earlville and the Orchard Apiary." With Georgeanna Nuhn
"The Early Western Humorists"
Series III: Box 5
"Ecumenism and the World Dialogue." Holograph draft
"Emerson's 'Dismission.'" The Christian Century, March 5, 1952
Festival of Faith: An Adventure in Peace Making. The Pomona Valley Festival of Faith Committee, 1957
"For Discussion at a Regional Conference of the Fellowship of Reconciliation." With correspondence
"A Friendly Word for the Times." Includes holograph drafts
Friends and the Ecumenical Movement
Friends General Conference, 1970
Review. The Iliff Review, Vol. 27:No. 3 (Fall 1970), pp. 43 -- 44
Review. Worship, Vol.45:No.4 (Apr. 1971), p. 243
"He Wanted to Build a House in Hiroshima"
"Hundred Horsepower Chivalry"
"The Ice Wagon and Other Vanished Wonders"
Booklet text of an enlargement of a speech prepared for the annual banquet of the Cedar Falls Historical Society, May 8, 1981
Audio cassette tape
"Impressions of the 'New South.'" With research materials, 1950 -- 1954
"The Interpretations of Buddhism and Christianity." Review of A Zen Christian Pilgrimage: The Frutis of Ten Annual Colloquia in Japan, 1967 -- 1976
"Leaves of Grass Viewed as an Epic." Arizona Quarterly, Vol.7:no.4 (Winter, 1951), pp. 324 -- 338
"Liberty Methodist Church." Holograph notes by Nuhn
"Lincoln's Unknown Grandfather"
Typescript. Includes research, 1965, 1980 -- 1981
Typescript draft with correspondence, 1968 - 1977
Series III: Box 6
"Little Stories of Great Men and Women." Prospectus of a weekly radio spot
"The Lost Wonder Child." Typescript draft with research notes and outlines
"Make Green the Inner Blighted Zone"
"Making of an Author." Holograph and typescript (2 folders)
"Meet Your Hardest Condition." Holograph
"Minutes to High Noon." With correspondence, 1984
Typescript with correspondence, 1984 -- 1985
"A New Kind of Indian Leader: Tom Segunod of the Papago People." Incomplete
Ames, Pickering, Moore, Jefferson, Grant, Lincoln, etc.
Calvin, Edwards, Plato, Shore, etc.
1 -- 3, 1939 -- 1940
4 -- 6, 1940 -- 1941
Series III: Box 7
7 -- 9, 1942 -- 1943
10 -- 12, 1943 -- 1944
13 -- 15, 1945 -- 1956?
Visits to Friends groups in the South, 1954
1966 -- 1968 and workbook
Series III: Box 8
1973 and loose pages, 1953
1971 -- 1974
1975 -- 1978
1978 -- 1986
Emerson, Calvin, and Sewall
Frost and Emerson
Series III: Box 9
General Essays -- Critics
Jefferson and Chinard
Lecture -- Costa Rica
Lyndsay, Sandburg, and Powys
The Shape of Hope -- book outline
"Shapes of the American Mind." Notes
Series III: Box 10
"The Tragic" -- Eliot, Jeffers, and Wilson
Notes about Ruth Suckow for a Palimpsest article
Notes for articles about Ruth Suckow
"On Gandhi's Vocabulary"
"The Orchard Apiary: Ruth Suckow in Earlville."
Typescript with correspondence and notes
Published version. The Iowan, Vol. 20:No 4 (June 15, 1972), pp.21 -- 24, 54. In oversized Box #1
"Ordeal in St. Augustine: Emerson's Winter in Florida"
A Passage of Innocence (2 folders)
Series III: Box 11
A Passage of Innocence, cont. (1 folder)
Passion for Beauty: Marjorie Nuhn: Watercolor Artist. Memoir with correspondence
Poetry, with correspondence, 1972
"A Proposal for Preparedness by Peace-Minded People with Respect to a Possible Third World War"
"A Quaker Approach to Christ"
"Religious Social Concern: A Quaker View"
"Rethinking Reconciliation: The Role of Peacemaking in These Atomic Times"
Reviews and newspaper articles, 1929 -- 1959
"The Revolt of Mother." Holograph notes
"The Risk and Security of Democracy. The Theory and Practice of Democracy: The World's Problems." Notes
"Ruth Suckow in Earlville"
"Ruth Suckow in Iowa: A Chronology"
"Ruth Suckow's Iowa"
Early notes and drafts. In oversized Box #1
Typescript with notes for the Palimpsest article
Typescript with revisions
Series III: Box 12
"Ruth Suckow's Iowa," cont.Photocopy of final typescript
"Ruth Suckow's Reading"
"Ruth's Forbears in Iowa." With Georgeanna Nuhn
"Saul and David"
"The Shape of Quakerism in North America"
"Showdown and the Cold War"
"Showdown Short of War"
Holograph and typescript pages
Typescript with holograph revisions
"Some Recollections of James A. Blaisdell"
"Spiritual Journey: Some Reflections"
Three Stories Plus Two Verses. Claremont, California, 1979. Inscribed to the Earlville Ruth Suckow Memorial Library. Gift of the Earlville Ruth Suckow Memorial Library
"The Tragedy of Friend Richard"
"'USA/USSR' Outlaw Chieftains or Co-Sheriffs of the Nuclear Frontier"
Untitled typescript about Abraham Lincoln
"Violence and Deceit"
"Walt Whitman and the Divine Process." Typescript, correspondence and research, 1972 -- 1077
"Walt Whitman's Illumination"
Series III: Box 13
"William Nuhn: A Memo"
The Wind Blew From the East. Includes correspondence, contract, royalties statements, clippings, 1936 -- 1946
"Words and People"
"The Young New Englander Who Won Self-Reliance"
"Zion Israel and Zion Earth"