Rounds Family Collection of Pomoniana

Sean Stanley
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
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Claremont, CA 91711
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Rounds Family Collection of Pomoniana
Dates: 1921-1960
Bulk Dates: 1955-1960
Collection number: PC.0022
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Repository: 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 artifacts.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in collection: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to the Archives.

Preferred Citation

[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.

Accruals

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.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

Subject Terms

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.). Alumni Association
Alumni and alumnae
College students

Genre and Form of Materials

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence
Photographs


Box 1, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings 1955, 1960, undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Class rivalry 1956

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence 1956-1957

Box 1, Folder 4

New student information 1956-1957

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs 1921, 1923, undated

Box 1, Object 1

Jack S. Rounds gavel undated

Note

Gavel includes attached metal engraved band and reads,"Dr. Jack Rounds President 1938 - '40 Pomona College Alumni Association."