Sucher-Kroesen-Jebe Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Sucher-Kroesen-Jebe Collection

Record Series: Record Series 19/06

Extent: 9 linear feet

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: Materials entirely in English

Historical Note

Sucher, Richard C. (1911-1989)

Sucher, Luella Grace Kroesen (1881-1978)

Sucher, Harvey Ernest (1874-1957)

 

Scope and Content

The Special Collections and University Archives staff put together an essay on Richard Sucher that will describe the circumstances of this collection.  Florence Sucher Jebe donated most of this collection in the mid-1990s.  Richard Sucher, II, donated additional material in 2014.  Meredith Sucher Wade and Steven Sucher donated additional material in 2015.

Inventory

Box 1 – Diplomas, Certificates, Newspaper Clippings, Photographs

Diplomas, Certificates. Newspaper Clippings

  • Certificate of Promotion, Church of the Brethren, July 4, 1915
    • Certificate, Intermediate Department, Methodist Church, October 3, 1926
  • Certificate of Promotion to High School, May 29, 1925
  • Certificate of election to Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, 1931
    • Certificate of life membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, 1938
  • Richard Sucher’s Iowa State Teachers College diploma, 1933
    • Iowa State Teachers College commencement program, 1933 (2)
  • Campus Playboys news clippings, 1933-1935
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Frank W. Hill Scholarship Foundation, 1973
  • Newspaper clippings about 1930s Cedar Falls Band, June 24, 1981
  • Obituary and funeral program for Richard Sucher, October 30, 1989
    • Obituary for Luella Grace Sucher, 1978
  • Correspondence between Florence Sucher and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, 1992
  • Newspaper clipping, marriage of Florence Sucher and Emil Jebe, May 22, 1994
  • Dedication program for Jebe Recital Hall, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, 2000
  • Cedar Falls High School diploma, 1929 (very large, in the back of the box)

Photographs

  • Iowa State Normal School Campus, 1897
    • Grace Kroesen and Lulu Brown, 1903
    • Grace Koehsen, c. 1903
    • Mary and Grace Koesen, 1905
    • House at 2503 Olive Street, 1905
    • Weisbard Planing Mill, c. 1905
    • Grace Kroesen Sucher, 1950
  • Cedar Falls Band, with Harvey Sucher, 1903
  • Troubadours, 1930
    • Iowa State Teachers College Band, 1930 (2)
    • Homecoming 1932 (3)
    • Views of campus, winter 1932-1933 (2)
  • Phi Tau Theta, 1931
    • Iowa State Teachers College Symphony, 1934
    • Richard Sucher, 1937
    • Scrapbook page, Richard Sucher, 1938
  • Dick Sucher and the Campus Playboys (9)
    • Negatives (6)
  • Minnesingers, 1934
  • Richard and Florence Sucher’s 50th wedding anniversary, 1989 (2)
    • Richard Sucher’s class reunion, c. 1989
    • Florence Sucher Jebe, 1995 

 

Box 2 - Photograph

  • Cedar Falls Band, 1924 (Large photo, rolled)

 

Box 3 – Books

  • Scrapbook, 1909-1918 (photocopy)
  • Sinfonia Songbook, 1914
  • 4-H Scrapbook, 1925-1929
  • Red and Black (Cedar Falls High School yearbook), 1926
  • Red and Black (Cedar Falls High School yearbook), 1929
  • Philips’ Road Atlas of Great Britain, 1930
  • Student Life, ISTC, 1932
  • Old Gold (ISTC yearbook), 1933

 

Box 4  –  Books

 

Box 5 – Books, pamphlets

  • Award Entry on Bulletins (Waterloo Junior Chamber of Commerce), 1947-1948
  • Reunion Information, 1973
  • Alumnus (UNI), 1973
    • Alumnus (UNI), 1976
  • My First Seventy Years 1912-1982, 1982, by Florence Sucher
  • My Life The Bonus Years 1982-1992, (1992) by Florence Sucher

 

Box 6 – Awards, medals, etc.

  • Silver cup - Champion Dairy Demonstration Team, Richard Sucher and Mary Cunningham, No date, but mid-1920s
  • Black wooden base for loving cup, No dat
  • White ceramic ash tray or dish with photo on it, No date
  • Waterloo Junior Chamber of Commerce plaque, about 1950
  • Gold medal, Chicagoland Festival, No date

Box 7

Correspondence with steamship lines about the trip to Europe, 1934

Scrapbook pages relating to trip

Box 8

Scrapbook pages relating to trip

Audiocassette recorded by Robert Getchell, with memories of the trip

Box 9

Playbill dance posters (reproductions)

Box 10

Iowa State Teachers College purple and gold felt banner, given by President O. R. Latham to the Campus Playboys before their trip to Europe in 1934 - This object is oversized, and stored on the top of the shelf of the Sucher-Kroesen-Jebe Collection

Processing Information

Inventory originally developed by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, 1995; collection re-processed and described in greater detail by Library Associate David Hoing, February 2015; last updated, April 21, 2015 (GP).

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