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Craven family
The John W. Cravens family were Indiana University alumni and employees. John William Cravens arrived in Bloomington in 1885 to attend Indiana University, where he earned his AB in History in 1897 and AM in Journalism in 1920. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Cravens was appointed University Registrar, a position he held until his retirement in 1936, in addition to University Secretary, 1915-1936 and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, 1898-1936. His second wife, Mellie Parker Greene, also attended Indiana University. Upon her arrival in Bloomington in 1906, Mellie secured a job in the University Library but the following year found a position as secretary to President William Lowe Bryan. She remained an administrative employee of Indiana University until 1954. Ruth Ralston Cravens, daughter of John Cravens from his first marriage, graduated from Indiana University in 1920. She served as an administrative assistant to IU President Herman B Wells from 1942-1956. This collection consists of the papers of the John W. Cravens family, including John's speeches, research and draft articles on the history of Indiana University, the IU trustees, and his Educational publicity article. Ruth's papers consist entirely of correspondence, but the material from Mellie includes speeches and biographical material.
Evans, Della Julia.
Della J. Evans was an Indiana University alumna who graduated in 1897. She was a writer and sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Julian Allen. Collection consists of sketches, correspondence, journals, essays, plays, short stories, and poetry.
Bicknell, Ernest P. (Ernest Percy), 1862-1935
A graduate of Indiana University, Ernest P. Bicknell is best known for his work with the American Red Cross, most notably during the First World War. His humanitarian service earned him great respect and numerous awards from European governments. The collection contains material related to his Red Cross service in Europe, including scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and two awards.
Beck, Frank Orman.
Retiring from long careers in urban ministry and social work in 1934, Indiana University alumni Frank O. Beck and his wife Daisy returned to their alma mater to serve as unofficial counselors to the student body and the administration. Collection consists of correspondence, research, publications, biographical material, and records relating to their gift of Beck Chapel. Prominent in the collection are Frank's research and writing on race relations, aging, and social and economic equality in Chicago.

5. Harry V. Craig papers, 1890-1909 .4 cubic feet (1 box)

Craig, Harry V.
Harry V. Craig was an 1896 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor's degree in historyThis collection consists almost entirely of correspondence dating from his time as a student at Indiana University. Although most of the letters are those he received from friends, family, and fraternity brothers, there are a handful of letters by Craig detailing his experience at IU including a local murder scene he observed. The most frequent correspondent was his mother, Lizzie Craig, who offers up motherly advice about the company he should keep and how he should save his money.
Goff, Horace Porter, d. 1936.
Horace Porter Goff was an Indiana University alumnus who served during World War I in France with the 30th Engineer Regiment (Gas and Flame). This collection consists of correspondence, a diary, a transcription of the correspondence and diary with annotations, discharge papers, and a 1918 IU commencement program.
Chamness, Ivy Leone.
Ivy Chamness was a teacher, editor and a writer, and was actively involved on many committees. Her papers demonstrate that her life revolved around education through copies of her editorials, her personal correspondence, minutes from various committees upon which she served, journals from her travels, and various documents relating to her work here at IU pre and post-retirement.
Broom, John J. W., 1917-2000.
John J.W. "Bill" Broom was an Indiana University alumnus who was active in the concert band, orchestra, and taps while a student. He served with the Fort Wayne, Ind. Community Schools for 44 years, retiring as music director in 1984. This collection consists of Broom's correspondence from his time as a student at IU and a single newsletter from the IU Young Men's Christian Association, the Y's Men.
Franklin, Joseph Amos.
Joseph A. Franklin began as a student at Indiana University in 1922. Following his 1927 graduation with a degree in finance, Franklin remained an employee of the University's fiscal offices for the entirety of his professional career during which he was appointed University treasurer (1946-1971), vice president (1948-1971), and Fiscal Counsel to the President (1971-1975). Franklin was active in various professional, community, and service organizations including Acacia Fraternity, Church of Christ, Lions Club, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Riley Memorial Association, and the United Fund. This collection primarily holds papers relating to Franklin's service activities and includes correspondence, invitations, financial records, publications, and minutes.
Halls, Ruth Norman, 1898-1990.
Ruth Norman Halls graduated from Indiana University in 1919 with a degree in Latin. After her death in 1990, she left many of her books to IU's Lilly Library and the largest legacy up to that time ever received by the university's Foundation - $11 million. The fund was directed to support the arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. The collection consists of inspirational journals and scrapbooks created by Halls spanning 1943 to 1983.