University of Chicago Library

Guide to the John H. Roser Papers 1911-1916

© 2012 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary


Roser, John H. Papers




2 linear feet (1 box)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


This collection contains a scrapbook compiled by University of Chicago alumnus John Henry Roser during his undergraduate years. The material dates from 1911 to 1916, and includes programs, dance cards, tickets, and other ephemera.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Roser, John H. Papers, Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

John Henry Roser was born on June 14, 1895 in Chicago. He entered the University of Chicago in September of 1912, and received his Ph. B. in 1916 in History and Political Science. While at the University, Roser was a member of the Masonic Club and played in the University orchestra.

Scope Note

The collection contains one scrapbook, compiled by John Roser during his college years. Roser mostly collected programs and tickets from University cultural and athletic events and class exercises, as well as playbills and programs from other Chicago arts organizations. Also included are club membership cards, course time schedules, picture postcards, dance cards, photographs, pins, and other mementos.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:


University of Chicago Scrapbooks. Collection

Lunde Family. Papers

Jameson, Vesta. Papers

Stagg, Amos Alonzo. Papers

University of Chicago. Student Papers and Ephemera. Collection

Subject Headings


Box 1

Scrapbook, 1911-1916