Rolfe Family Papers, 1885, 1892-95, 1907-72
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Brief Description: Rolfe Family Papers including correspondence, record books, photographs, manuscripts, publications, clippings and tape recording relating to Charles Wesley Rolfe '72 (1850-1934), professor of geology (1884-1917), Martha Deette Rolfe '00 (1879-1971), and Mary A. Rolfe '02 (1881-1974), including files on ceramic engineering (1907-27); Class of 1900 (1954-64); Class of 1902 (1948-62), Congregational Church (1915-64); Charles and Martha Rolfe's Golden Wedding Anniversary (1927) and estate (1933-38); a trip to Alaska (1938); Champaign Neighborhood House (1902); a research paper on salt (1914-26); property in Champaign and Urbana (1927-60); farms in Alvin (1911-47), Ludlow (1907-51) and Oswego (1908-51), Illinois and a tape recorded recollection by Mary Rolfe of Illinois Field, faculty life, student housing, trees on campus, Charles W. Rolfe, alumni reunions, 1902 commencement, Thomas J. Burrill, Thomas A. Clark and student life. The papers include a county atlas of Illinois from topographic sketches by Prof. Rolfe's geology students prepared for the Columbian Exposition and extensive correspondence and records on the farm south of Oswego (1908-67). The series includes correspondence, publications and photographs relating to Mary Rolfe's Y.W.C.A. and Red Cross service in France during World War I, as well as photographs of early Japanese students Tunetaro Yamaou (1872-73) and Kotaro Tominaga (1889-91).
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 26/20/12
Created by: Rolfe, Charles Wesley (1850-1934)
Volume: 5.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 1/18/1968; 3/11/1975
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Arrangement: by type of material and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
American Red Cross
Ceramic Engineering
Champaign, Illinois
Columbian Exposition
Congregational Church
France - History and Geography
Housing, Student
Illinois Topographical Map
Japanese Students
Kendall County, Illinois
Social Life
Social Work
World War I - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
World War I - Supply, Support and Transportation
Young Women's Christian Association
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]