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Frank Noyes Merrill, Jr. papers, ca. 1926-1980

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-52

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the memorabilia of Frank Noyes Merrill, Jr., Hobart College class of 1930. Included are newspaper clippings, a program, and an invitation from Commencement, a program from the Delta Psi Omega initiation, a 1930 Echo of the Seneca yearbook, postcards from Merrill's 25th Reunion in 1955, a photograph of the Class of 1930 at their 50th Reunion in 1980, and 36 small photographs of campus and students taken by Merrill ca. 1926-1930. These photographs feature Merrill and his friends, some identified, posing in various places on campus. There are also photographs of lacrosse games on the quad and photographs of Merrill with his parents at Commencement in 1930.


  • Creation: 1926-1980


Biographical Note

Frank Noyes Merrill, Jr. was born in 1909 in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Manual Training High School in Brooklyn before coming to Hobart College. While at Hobart he played on the freshman football team, played interfraternity basketball, was part of the Medbery Mummers theatre group, and was a member of the Science Club. Merrill was also a member of Delta Psi Omega fraternity. He graduated from Hobart College with a B.S. degree in 1930.

From February, 1945 to July, 1946 he worked for the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He then attended Brooklyn Law School and graduated in 1948. Merrill worked in the insurance industry and as an attorney. He passed away in June, 1989.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 slim document case box)

Language of Materials



Box 1: Archives Storage, Range 22A, Section 6


These materials were donated by Frank Noyes Merrill, Jr.'s daughter Dr. Ruth Eldridge in August of 2015. Additional materials were donated by Dr. Eldridge in March of 2017.

Frank Noyes Merrill, Jr. papers, ca. 1926-1980: A Finding Aid
Katie Lamontagne, Archivist
September 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Archives and Special Collections Repository

Warren Hunting Smith Library
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva New York 14456 U.S.A. US (United States)