Manuscript Collections - Maud Stratton Scrapbooks


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 1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (3 LGA-S boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library


Maud Stratton was a resident of West Branch employed by the West Branch Times


The scrapbooks contain photographs, obituaries, and newspaper articles written by Maude Stratton for the West Branch Times and other local newspapers. Topics include West Branch, Herbert Hoover, schools, churches, the Masonic Lodge, and the fire department. The scrapbooks are arranged by the album number assigned by the audio-visual department.


Box Contents

AL23, 1880, 1927-1941, 1957 (birthplace cottage, blacksmith shop, park)
AL24, 1936-1942 (West Branch, birthplace cottage)
AL25, 1936-1949 (West Branch, HH 1937 visit, Allan Hoover letter, birthplace restoration)
AL26, 1951-1958 (West Branch, HH at Iowa State Fair, Birthplace Foundation)


AL27, 1940-1957 (West Branch area, birthplace cottage)
AL28, 1944-1958 (West Branch area, Hulda Hoover, schools)
Scrapbook (7), 1927-1931 (Herbert Hoover, 1928 campaign visit, West Branch)
AL29, 1930-1934 (Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover 1933 West Branch visit,1932 nomination, Hoover letter to May Carran, Lawrence Richey visit, "Record of Events of Four Years at West Branch, 1929-1932"
Scrapbook (9), 1931-1945 (West Branch, birthplace cottage purchase, 1941 flood)
Scrapbook (10), 1934-1936 (West Branch, birthplace cottage purchase, Fred Albin)


Assorted unarranged materials

ACCRETION April 2016 from Phyllis Amerine

As Ding saw Hoover by Jay N. Darling, 1954 (hardcover book)
Correspondence, 1929-1940, 1990, 1994-1995
Herbert Hoover Stamp – First Day of Issue, Aug 10, 1965
Herbert Hoover’s Hometown by Maud Stratton, 1938, 1948 (2 copies, one annotated)
Herbert Hoover Site Brochures, 1948, 1957, 1974, (3 items)
Photographs, 1948, 1955 and undated
Stories by Maud Stratton from Binder, undated (includes photo of Maud Stratton)
Stories by Maud Stratton from Box, undated (2 folders)