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Frances Marie Krider scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RHC-118

Scope and Contents

One scrapbook, 402 x 292 cm. with 32 leaves.

Contents comprise Frances Krider's visual diary for 1941, beginning in January, proceeding through the months, and ending with New Year's Eve. The items attached to the leaves include greeting cards; photographs; programs of plays, movies, and shows attended locally and in other cities; ticket stubs; souvenirs; and brochures from parks and other attractions.

Photographs consist of Frances' bedroom and other house interiors, gifts received for her birthday and Christmas, Indiana University campus where her sister Florence was enrolled, various relatives, horses, cats, and vacation trips.

Her travels include Indiana University at Bloomington, Chicago, South Bend, Stone Lake (Indiana?), The Shades (Waveland, Indiana), Turkey Run State Park (Indiana), and Buchanan (Michigan).

Her family members are referred to by shortened forms of their names: Bea = Beatrice, Uke = Florence(?), Vi = Violet, and Von = LaVonne.


  • 1941


Access to Materials

Collection is open for research use. Materials may be accessed by request at Special Collections and University Archives in Seidman House. Materials do not circulate.

Publication Rights

For information on copyright or permissions for this collection, contact Grand Valley State University Special Collections.

Biographical Note

Frances Marie Krider was born in Middlebury, Indiana on 21 January 1920. Her parents were Vernon Hayes Krider (1876-1955) and Erma Mae Artley Krider (1882-1965). Frances had eight siblings: Lettie Elizabeth (1903-1984), Kenneth Vernon (1907-1994), Irene Lucille (1911-1983), Evelyn Genevieve (1912-2004), Beatrice Sadie (1914-2012), Violet M. (1915-2014), Alice LaVonne (1917-2007), and Florence Mae (1921-1994).

Vernon Krider established Krider Nurseries on Bristol Avenue in Middlebury in 1922; as the business grew more surrounding land was purchased until the holdings reached 400 acres. Many of the children worked for the company, and in 1940 Frances was the secretary of the mailing department.

Frances graduated from Middlebury High School, probably in 1938. On 3 June 1943 she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps, and possibly later served with the Philippines Department. In June 1966 she married Marvin Tolford Vollom (1910-1973) in Hennepin County, Minnesota. She died in Goshen, Indiana on 11 January 2009 and is buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Indiana with her parents and many of her siblings.


1.5 Linear feet (1 flat box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Beasecker, 2017
  • Indiana Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Printed ephemera Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Robert Beasecker
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Repository Details

Part of the Grand Valley State University Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Seidman House
1 Campus Drive
Allendale MI 49401 United States