This collection includes college diaries and three annotated college handbooks from University of Southern California students
Henry A. Nordahl (1884-1975) and Ruth Iliff Nordahl (1888-1971), as well as correspondence
from their courtship and from friends and relatives during their
Henry A. Nordahl (1884-1975), born in Nebraska on April 6, 1884, was a student and track athlete at the University of Southern
California in the first decade of the twentieth century. He and Ruth Margaret Iliff (1888-1971)
were married in 1911 or 1912. Ruth filed her Master’s thesis at USC in May 1912,
after which the couple traveled to Bolivia to do missionary work for the Methodist
Episcopal missionary agency. They eventually settled in the Los Angeles area, where
Henry worked as a high school Spanish teacher and Ruth remained involved in
57 items in 2 boxes + wooden box
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