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PAPERS OF RUTH SUCKOW
PHOTOGRAPHS AND SLIDES

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Box Contents List

Series I: Box 11

Folder 1

1 -- 2. Ruth Suckow

3. RS, ca. 1925

4. RS, 1924

5. RS, 1952, Tucson, Arizona

6 -- 7. RS

8. RS, Boston, Massachusetts, ca 1915. Negative

9. RS. Negative

10. RS, 1959, Claremont, California

11 -- 13. RS

14. RS, Manchester, Iowa?

15. RS

16. The Fairy Child. Negative

17. RS. Negative

18. RS, late 1940s

19. RS, autographed photographs

20. RS, aged 12, Fort Dodge, Iowa, ca. 1904

21. RS, aged 13, Fort Dodge, Iowa. ca. 1905

22. RS, Minnesota, 1932

23. RS. Last picture taken of her, 1960, Claremont, California

24. RS and Ferner Nuhn, Estes Park, 1929

25. RS, Boston, Massachusetts, ca. 1915

26. RS, aged 5, Hawarden, Iowa

27. RS with Snow White (her cat)

28. RS, Grinnell College

29. RS. Hawarden, Iowa, 1893

30. RS as Fairy Child, Grinnell College, 1911

31. RS, aged 5, Hawarden

32. Negative of above

33. RS with Snow White, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1942

34. RS, Earlville, Iowa, ca. 1920

35. RS as George Washington, Grinnell, Iowa 1912

36. RS at desk

37. RS at desk, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1942

38. Negative of above

39 -- 47. RS

48. RA and cat

49 -- 50. RS

51. RS at desk. Negative

52 -- 54. RS

55. Ruth Suckow, 1942

56. RS at piano

57 -- 66. RS

67. RS, late 1920s

Folder 2

68. Davenport, Iowa, 1911

69. Algona, Iowa

70. Face shot

71. Portrait dated 1905

72. In the bee yard, Earlville, 1924

73. Ruth and Snowy (her cat)

74. [late 1920s?]

75. 1928

76. At banquet of National Council of Teachers of English

77. 1911

78. A Fort Dodge studio photograph

79. As the Fairy Child in Yeats' Land of Hearts Desire, Grinnell College 1911. (With negative)

80. Negative of Ruth in costume

Folder 3

81. With her sister and mother

82. Mr. and Mrs. Suckow with Ruth and Emma

83. Mrs. Suckow with Ruth and Emma

84. Emma L. Kluckhohn holding Ruth; Emma Suckow seated on right

85. With Frank (?), Emma, and Laura Werkmeister

86. Ruth and family in Hawarden

87. Emma and Ruth? in winter garb

88. Ruth, Mrs. George Washburn, Georgia Washburn, and Mrs. W.J. Suckow at Manchester

89. Ruth and Emma

90. W.J., Anna, Emma, and Ruth Suckow

91. Emma and Ruth

92. Mrs. W. J. and Ruth Suckow

93. The children of W.J. and Anna Suckow, Henry and Taldine Suckow, Edward and Mary Schaefer

94. Ruth and Emma

95. The Suckow family in Hawarden. Print and negative

Folder 4

Ruth Suckow and Ferner Nuhn

96. [October 5, 1929?]. Negative

97 -- 103. RS and FN

104. [October 5, 1929?]

Folder 5

105. Ruth with Sidney Undset and Corley Conlon, Waterloo, Iowa, February 23, 1941

106. In school play, Grinnell, 1911

107. With Ferner Nuhn and John Cowper Powys, ca. 1930s. Negative

Folder 6

108 -- 111. With Ferner Nuhn and others

Folder 7

112. Ferner Nuhn and Sybil Katharine Krishna

113. Ferner Nuhn

114. FN, Inga Bergman, Thomas Lung'aboo, and Joseph Karsner

115 -- 117. FN and others

118. FN and Dave Elder

119 -- 120. FN and Georgia Nuhn

121. FN and Georgia with Harvey Kluckhohn

122 -- 130. FN and Georgeanna Nuhn

131 -- 134. FN and others

135. FN and Georgia at Ruth Suckow Park

136. FN, Letha Ham, Georgia, Lois Hune and Gerald Forest

Folder 8

137. Anna Kluckhohn, aged 20 (Ruth's mother)

138. Ruth Suckow's mother (Anna Kluckhohn Suckow)

139 -- 143. W. J. Suckow

144. William J. Suckow, aged 23

145. Reverend W. J. Suckow with Alden Congregational Church youth, 1937

146. Emma Suckow and Clara Siefert

147. Emma Suckow

148 -- 151. Mrs. W.J. Suckow

152. W.J. Suckow and sister [Mary?]

153. Mrs. W. J. Suckow with grandson Bobby Hunting (Emma's son)

154. William, Anna, and Emma Suckow, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, ca. 1886

155 -- 157. Emma Suckow

158. Emma Suckow and others

159. Negative of above

160. Emma Suckow Hunting

161. Emma Suckow Hunting with her children Judith Ann and Bobby

162. Emma Hunting and Anna Suckow

163. Emma Suckow and Clara Siefert

164. Mrs. W. J. Suckow and Bobby Hunting

165. Reverend and Mrs. W.J. Suckow

166. Anna Kluckhohn Suckow

167. Anna Kluckhohn Suckow?

168. Emma and Anna Kluckhohn

169. Suckow children

170. Anna Suckow

Folder 9

171. Ruth Suckow and friend. Negative

172. Dot, Tiny, Ruth Suckow

173. Margaret, Schmidt, Ruth Suckow

174. Emma Werkmeister with Ruth? Earlville, Iowa, ca. 1920s

175. Ruth Suckow and Annie Ott

176 -- 177. Ruth Suckow and Others?

178 -- 181. Ruth Suckow and ?

182. Ruth Suckow, George White, Emma Werkmeister, and Mrs. George White

183. Doc, Ruth Suckow

184. Ruth Suckow as the Fairy Child

185. Ruth Suckow, John Cowper Powys, and Phyllis Playter

186 -- 188. Yellowstone Park, 1913, with others. With negative

189. Ruth Suckow and Amy Carlson Buchanan, Colorado, 1918

190. Ruth McGavern [Compton?] and Ruth Suckow

191. Ruth Suckow at Yellowstone Park

192. Miss King, Ruth Suckow

193. Schmidt, Margaret, Ruth Suckow

194. Doc, Ruth Suckow, Neibert

195. Photo booth pictures [of Ferner Nuhn?]

Series I: Box 12

Folder 10

196. Emma Suckow Hunting with her children Judith Ann and Bobby

197 -- 198. Emma Suckow

199. Mrs. W.J. Suckow (Ruth Suckow's mother)

200. Reverend W.J. Suckow

Folder 11

201. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

202. Georgeanna Washburn Nuhn -- 1929

203. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn & ?

204. Georgianna Washburn Nuhn

205-207. Georgianna Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

208. Georgianna Washburn Nuhn [?]

209. Georgia Nuhn

210. Georgianna Washburn Nuhn

211 -- 213. Georgia Nuhn

213. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

214 -- 215. Georgianna Nuhn

216 -- 219. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

220. Frank Dafoe and Georgia Dafoe Nuhn

221. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn and [Frank Dafoe?]

222. Frank Dafoe and Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

223. Frank Dafoe [?]

224 -- 225. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn and other

226. Georgianna Washburn Dafoe Nuhn -- 1926

227. Georgianna Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

228. Georgianna Nuhn

229. Georgianna Washburn

230. Georgia Nuhn, Harvey Kluckhohn and [Ruth Eckles?]

231. Caroline with Georgia Nuhn

232. Georgia Nuhn & Harvey Kluckhohn

233. Washburns

234 -- 235. George G. Washburn

236. George G. Washburn -- Teacher in Hawarden, Iowa, with a group of school children

237. George G. Washburn -- Superintendent at Paullina, Iowa, with four members of a graduating class

238. Harvey and Lucille Kluckhohn

239. Harvey Kluckhohn

240. Harvey Kluckhohn, Ruth Eckles, Sadie Kluckhohn Turgasen, Herald Ridders, Mabel Ridder, Stella Krall, Mrs. [Heckenlively], George [Heckenlively]

241. Mrs. Gregg, Lucille and Harvey Kluckhohn

242. Lucille and Harvey Kluckhohn

243. Emily Kreisler and Lucille Kluckhohn

244. Harvey and Emily Kluckhohn

245. Angie Kluckhohn

246. Opal Suckow

247. [Georgia Washburn Nuhn?]

248. Harvey Kluckhohn

249. Connie Tomkinson

250. C.M. Doxsee and grandchildren

251. Georgia Washburn Dafoe Nuhn

252. [Frank Dafoe?] and others

Folder 12

253 -- 254. Robert Frost

255. Sexton, Mary, Theresa

256. Sexton, Mary and Oliver

257. Theodore Cole and ?

258. Theresa Young

259. Lynford Back and grandson

260. Rosabelle Houston

261. Ermenia

262 -- 263. Ingetta

264. Allen R. Aden

265. Hazel Clow and Gaston

266. Hilda

267. Emma Werkmeister

268. Edie Voight -- Earlville, Iowa

269. Mrs. Van Fleet -- Earlville, Iowa (Opal Suckow's mother)

270. John Cowper Powys and Phyllis Playter

271. Rusty and Nancy

272. Charlotte Latzenheiser Archer, Gladys Miller Refshauge, Altha Curtis Smith, Dorothy Wyth, Dorice Coffin, Winifred Kyler Bartels, Emma Alson Scott, and Dorothy Smalling Sickles

273. Anthony [Camano?]

274. Anthony [Camano?] August 1962

275. Anthony Joseph Camano

276. Shannon ? December 1959

277 -- 278. Tami ?

279 -- 280. Prof. Charlton Laird

281. Dolly and Opal Stone with Miss Kimple

282. Grace K [?]

283. Mildred Merten

283a. "Mother", Lucile Hewitt, Mildred, and Tim

284. Hope Emerson

285. Osborne children

286. Johnny Welch

287. Mary in Amana Woods

288. Mary and Chris

289. John and Merle

290. Eva Hunt -- 1959

291. Sons of Opal Swindle Suckow (second wife of W.J.)

292. C.M. Doxsee and great-grandaughter Jeanne

293. James Norman Hall

294 -- 295. C.O. group -- Independence, Iowa

296. Arthur ?

297. Julie Clark

298. Laurette Allen

299. Carol Peters, August 1953

300. The Bergemans [Hilda and Harold]

301. J.F. Rall

302. Benson Jo Snyder

Folder 13

303. Dr. E.E. Rall

304. Bonnie Ruth Barrett

305 -- 306. Marita and Paul

307. Leola, Eugene, Emilie, Shirley, Stanly, James, Steven, Mildred, Barbara Jean

308. Fritz, Emily, Mary

309. Julie and Russ

310. Julie and Karen

311. Julie ?

312. Marilynn, ?, Susan

313. Marilyn, Janet, JoAnne, Rachel, June

314. Lisa, Teresa, Joanne, Roger, Joyce

315 -- 316. Ruth Barrenpohl

317. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rothrock

318. Professor Clark and children

319. Rex, Jack, Mildred, ?

320. Eleanor, Karen, and Julie

321. Ted and Julie

322. Margaret and boys

323. Elizabeth Anna Hoch

324. Mary West ?

325 -- 326. Hayes Williams

327. Constance Tomkinson

328. Judith Ann Hunting

329. The Kitchen Crew

330. Scrub Day

331. Tommy, Joanne, Tom, Will, and Tim Hoch (with Suzie) 1980

332. William Kurtz Pittis

333. LeMars High School Football team, 1909

334. Penelope Rall (Mrs. E.E. Rall)

335. Ginni Jo

336. Jack Finegan

337. James Keithley

338. Olive Adelard ?

339. Summer Brunk

340. Paul Cotton

341. Erwin, Janetta, and Ruth

342. Mildred, Rex, and Linda

343. Eric

344. Rex and ?

345. Jonathan and Shannon

346. Russ, Eric, Austin, Dale, and Steve

347. Deborah and Denise Rime, Standly, and Steven Bartels

348. Fritz, Earl, Mary, and Margie

349. Eva ?

350. Lucille and Laura Larson

351. Mr. and Mrs. A. Wilson

352. Edith Goldenson

353. Florence ? and ?

354. Florence ? friend of Ruth Suckow (fr. Ohio)

355. Tommy

356. Pritch

357. Collie

358. Pritch

Folder 14

359. Ferner Nuhn -- Cedar Falls, Iowa -- 1942

360. Ferner Nuhn -- 1933

361 -- 380. Ferner Nuhn

Folder 15

381. John J. Suckow and wife ?, Ruth Suckow's paternal grandfather

382. John J. Suckow -- Ruth Suckow's paternal grandfather

383. Ruth Suckow's maternal grandparents -- Rev. and Mrs. Charles F. Kluckhohn

384. Sophia Freitag Kluckhohn (wife of Rev. Charles Kluckhohn and maternal grandmother of Ruth Suckow)

385. Charles Kluckhohn (Ruth Suckow's maternal grandfather)

386. Rev. Charles Kluckhohn and wife, Sophia Freitag Kluckhohn (Ruth Suckow's maternal grandparents)

387. Rev. and Mrs. Charles Kluckhohn

388-389. Rev. Kluckhohn -- Ruth Suckow's grandfather

390 -- 397. Emma L. Kluckhohn

398 -- 399. Suckow Family

400. Mary Suckow Schaefer and husband, Ed

401. Edwin F. Kluckhohn

402. Charlotte Kluckhohn

403. Arthur Kluckhohn

404 -- 406. Charles L. Kluckhohn

407 -- 408. Flossie Kluckhohn

409. Daughter of Charles L. Kluckhohn

410. Son of Charles Kluckhohn (Frank?)

411. Son of Charles Kluckhohn

412. Judith and Bobby Hunting

413. Judith Ann Hunting's third birthday party

414. Bobby Hunting with [Emma Suckow Hunting?]

415. Judith Ann Hunting (now Barnett)

416. Bobby Hunting -- Ruth Suckow's nephew

417. Bobby Hunting

418. Verna Kluckhohn

419. John J. Suckow and wife Dorothea Leverance Suckow, Ruth Suckow's paternal Grandparents

Series I: Box 13

Folder 16

420 -- 432. Unidentified people

Folder 17

433 -- 474. Unidentified people

475. Skipped -- no photo

Folder 18

476 -- 517. Unidentified people

Folder 19

518 -- 552. Unidentified people

Folder 20

553. Boys Basketball Team

554. Girls Basketball Team

555 -- 593. Unidentified people

594. Skipped -- no photo

Folder 21

595 -- 650. Unidentified people

Series I: Box 14

Folder 22

651-697. Unidentified people

Folder 23

698 -- 714. Unidentified people

715 -- 718. Group of women [Grinnell College?]

719. Group of women in costume on a vehicle [Grinnell College?]

720 -- 746. Unidentified people

747. Scene of a play [Grinnell College?]

Folder 24

748. Ruth Suckow's birthplace -- 1022 Central Avenue, Hawarden, Iowa

Folder 25

749. Home of Ruth Suckow 1952 -- 1960

750. Home of Ruth Suckow, Claremont, California

751. Earlville, Iowa -- Home of Miss Murley

752. Earlville, Iowa -- Parsonage

753. Earlville, Iowa -- Home of Miss Murley

754. Earlville, Iowa -- 1965

755. Earlville, Iowa -- Cottage, 1965

756. Nuhn home -- Claremont, California ?

757. Earlville, Iowa -- Cottage, 1965

758. Cottage in Earlville, Iowa

759. Ruth Suckow Memorial Park

760. Plaque awarded to Ruth Suckow by Iowa Library Association

761. Ruth Suckow Memorial Library -- Earlville, Iowa

762. Werkemeister home, Earlville, Iowa

763. Pond on Dafoe farm

764. Dafoe Lake

765. Washburn Store

766 -- 767. Dafoe Farm

768. George Washburn gravesite

769. John and Dorothea Suckow -- Gravestone

770. Headstone in Garner, Iowa, Cemetery -- Rev. Charles and Sophia Kluckhohn

771. Washburn's General Merchandise

772 -- 773. Ruth Suckow Memorial Park

774. Earlville Apiary

775 -- 776. Earlville, Iowa -- Cottage

777. Ruth Suckow birthplace -- year 2000

778. Robert Frost's farm

779. Robert Frost's farmhouse "The Gulley Farm" -- South Shaftsburg, Vermont

780. Willa Cather House - Red Cloud, Nebraska

781. Memorial at Quartzite, Arizona

782. Levi Coffin home, Fountain City, Indiana

783. H.J. Powell House

784. Elephant Butte Dam -- Hot Springs, New Mexico

785. Postcard -- Xochimilco, Mexico

786. Yellowstone Bridge

787. Shoshone Lake

788. Northern Iowa Academy and Business College -- Garner, Iowa -- Arthur Kluckhohn and W.J. Suckow attended this school

789. Congregational Church -- Garner, Iowa

790. Congregational Church -- Hawarden, Iowa

791. Congregational Church -- Algona, Iowa

792. Hawarden, Iowa

793. Grotto -- West Bend, Iowa

794. Thackeray's in Grinnell, Iowa

795. Carson House -- Eureka, California

796. Barrow's House, Dorset, Vermont

797. Cottage -- Dorset Hollan, Vermont

798 -- 800. Sayner, Wisconsin

801. Amana, Iowa

802. Johnson County Courthouse

803. Ruth Suckow home

Folder 26

804 -- 867. Unidentified places and things

Folder 27

868 -- 913. Unidentified places and things, including negatives, cont.

Folder 28

914-974. Unidentified places and things, cont.

Series I: Box 15

Folder 29

975 -- 991. Cats

992. Cat and dog

993. Cats -- Snow White and Champ

994 -- 1015. Cats

1016 -- 1017. "The Monk" (cat)

1018 -- 1021. Cats

"Cat Book" -- photo album

Folder 30

1022 -- 1065. Unidentified negatives

Folder 31

1066 -- 1107. Unidentified negatives, cont.

Folder 32

1108 -- 1149. Unidentified negatives, cont.

Folder 33

Photograph Album

Series I: Box 16

Folder 34

Photograph Album

Folder 35

Photograph Album

Folder 36

Miscellaneous Slides

Folder 37

1150. Unidentified negative

1151. House (at Earlville?)

1152. Ruth at age 5 as Martha Washington

1153. Opening of Ruth Suckow Park, Earlville, Iowa, June 12, 1982 -- Includes [Clarence] Andrews, [Dale] Bentz, [Margaret] Kiesel, ? Wall, Ferner Nuhn

1154. Ruth Suckow

1155. Ferner Nuhn, Claremont California, July 1986

1156. Cat -- Snow White

1157. Large portrait of Ruth Suckow taken in 1928. In oversized Box #2.

Folder 38

2012 Addendum. Gift of the Ruth Suckow Memorial Society

1158-1159. Written on the back of one of the photographs: "Right - Miss Suckow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. White Delphi Iowa. Sept/26. She always finds a kitty if there is one. [Ruth is holding a black cat in the photograph] Mrs. White passed away on March 15 of the present year. Personel: Mrs. White seated, Miss Emma Werkmeister, Mr. G. O.White, Miss Ruth Suckow after a day of cider making and scouting afield."

1160. Ruth seated outdoors behind a bird bath

1161-1162. Ruth seated outside, holding a cat and a bok

1163. Portrait of Ruth

1164. Three cats on a table

Series I: Boxes 1 7 -- 20

Slides

A. DeGross, March 2005

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