Rounds Family Collection of Pomoniana
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
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Claremont, CA 91711
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Title: Rounds Family Collection of Pomoniana
Bulk Dates: 1955-1960
Collection number: PC.0022
0.4 Linear Feet
(1 document box)
Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, The Claremont
Colleges Library, Claremont, CA 91711.
Abstract: The Rounds Family Collection of
Pomoniana is a collection of items belonging to two generations of the Rounds Family: Jack
Sherman Rounds, Sr. (’23), Christine (Asher) Rounds (’23), and Jack Rounds, Jr. (’60). The
materials highlight their time as Pomona College students and subsequent affiliations with
alumni organizations and include newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, and
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in
Collection open for research.
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to
[Identification of item], Rounds Family Collection of Pomoniana (PC-0022). Pomona College
Archives, Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jack Rounds, 2012.
Additions to the collection are not anticipated.
Biography / Administrative History
Jack Sherman Rounds graduated from Pomona College in 1923. As a student, Sherman earned a
letter in track and was a member of the Kappa Delta fraternity, Lyceum Debating Society,
Science Club, and Varsity Society. He maintained a close connection with his alma mater
following graduation and served as president of the Pomona College Alumni Association from
1938 to 1940. Jack's wife, Christine (Asher) Rounds was also a Pomona College graduate
with the Class of 1923. Their son, Jack S. Rounds, Jr. graduated from Pomona College as a
pre-medicine major in 1960.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The Rounds Family Collection of Pomoniana includes items belonging to two generations of
the Rounds Family – Jack Sherman Rounds, Sr. ('23), Christine (Asher) Rounds ('23), and Jack
Rounds, Jr. ('60) – highlighting their time as Pomona College students and subsequent
affiliations with alumni organizations. The majority of the materials come from Jack Rounds,
Jr.'s time as a student, from 1956 to 1960, and include correspondence from Pomona College,
informational handouts and items for new students, and newspaper clippings relating to both
Pomona College and the City of Claremont. A selection of photographs from 1921 to 1923,
including images of Pomona College athletes, Hobo Club banquet, and the Class of 1923 are
featured in the collection. An honorary gavel presented to Jack S. Rounds, Sr. for his
service with the Pomona College Alumni Association is also included.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library’s online public access catalog.
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Alumni Association
Alumni and alumnae
Genre and Form of Materials
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Box 1, Folder 1
1955, 1960, undated
Box 1, Folder 4
New student information
Box 1, Folder 5
1921, 1923, undated
Box 1, Object 1
Jack S. Rounds gavel
Gavel includes attached metal engraved band and reads,"Dr. Jack Rounds President 1938 -
'40 Pomona College Alumni Association."