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Greene Family Papers

Identifier: MsC0225

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Scope and Contents

The Greene family papers are made up entirely of transcriptions of diaries, letters, and cards typed onto note cards. George Greene's diaries provide information on early days in Johnson, Jones, and Linn counties, especially in the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His son, Robert, detailed what was playing at Greene's Opera House in his diary. Calvin Graves Greene described his many trips, including one to San Francisco in 1915.


  • Creation: 1790-1936
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1860-1889


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This collection is open for research.

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0.50 Linear Feet

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Pioneer family from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Typed transcriptions of diaries, letters, and cards describing life in early Johnson, Jones, and Linn counties in Iowa.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Katheryne Greene in 1959.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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