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An archive of material relating to Yale's Scroll and Key Society
Archive of original artwork, objects, printed books, and ephemera collected by Louis Laun (1920-2010), Yale class of 1942 and member of Scroll and Key. At Yale, Laun was editor of the Yale Record. He later established the Louis F. Laun Award, presented to a graduating Economics major with an outstanding course record in all courses taken in Yale College during the first seven terms. Upon graduation, Laun joined the Marine Corps and served with the Fifth Division on Iwo Jima, where he was decorated with the Bronze Star for bravery. Mr. Laun worked in the textile industry for 25 years. He was Assistant to the President of Bates Manufacturing Company in Lewiston, Maine and later President of Celanese Fibers Marketing Company. In 1973, he moved to Washington, D.C. to be appointed Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration, where he served for 4 years. From 1977-1986, he was President of the American Paper Institute in New York City. He returned to Washington as Assistant Secretary of Commerce in charge of International Economic Policy until 1989. He was a member of the Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe from 1988-89. Comprising: Original Artwork Guidi. Original cover art for the 15 May 1941 issue, watercolor on paper, signed "Guidi" upper left, 13 x 10 inches. With: a copy of the issue. Kraft, Art. Pen-and-ink sketch on illustration board, signed "Art Kraft," apparently a banner design for the Yale Record, showing a Satyr playing the pan pipes leaning against a broken column on the right, and an owl at left. Lightly pencilled title "The Harping Crowd"(?). 6 x 17 inches Kraft, Art. Pen-and-ink sketch on illustration board, signed "Art Kraft," apparently for the Yale Record. Lightly pencilled "Sports" showing a classical scene of an artist in toga chiseling a sculputure of an artist who stands naked safe a well-placed leaf, a Yale banner draped over a column beside him. 8 1/2 x 12 inches. Kraft, Art. Pen-and-ink sketch on illustration board, signed "Art Kraft," apparently for the Yale Record. Lightly pencilled "Movies" showing a director in his chair, smoking and watching three actors dressed in togas. 12 x 12 inches. "E. H. B." Three pen-and-ink drawings: a man walking; an owl and three men. 4 x 4 inches and smaller. Unknown artist Pen-and-ink sketch on paper, unsigned, a bar graph using soldiers from England, the USA, Germany, Italy, Japan and France as the bars, their positions against an x-axis meant to show millions of men in the service. Objects Scroll and Key Wall Plaque. 18 x 15 inches. Brass letters and insignia of the Scroll and Key on oak. Yale Gavel. Class on 1942. 10 inches length. Brass plate, names of students in manuscript. Yale paddle. Class of 1942. 16 inches length. Burned design on wood, presented to Louis Laun from Jake Madden. Yale Class Day. Cotton satchel printed "Class Day Yale 1942" containing a pack of Handsome Dan tobacco. With: white pipe. Photographs Scroll and Key. Photo album (9 x 7 inches) containing 15 black-and-white portrait photographs of members of the class of 1942, and a final photo of the Scroll and Key building. With: three later snapshots. Class of 1942. Black-and-white photograph, 6 1/2 x 9 inches, mounted. Scroll and Key. Large black-and-white photograph of the building, 10 x 13 1/2 inches. Scroll and Key. Large black-and-white photograph of the 15 members of the class of 1942, 10 x 13 1/2 inches. Printed Books Day, George Parmly. Rhymes of the Times. 1956. Elliot, Charles S. Songs of Yale: A New Collection of College Songs. 1870. Ewald, L. Philip, editor. The Yale '42 Story 50 Years Out. Two copies. Gurney, Stephen S. and Jonas Zdanys, editors. True Fellowship in All Its Glory. 1992. Haas, George. Against All Odds. Signed. Havemeyer, Loomis. "Go to Your Room": A Story of Undergraduate Societies and Fraternities at Yale. Havemeyer, Loomis. The Aurelian Honor Society of Yale University and Its Times 1910-1955 Leyburn, James G. Pierson College: The First Decade 1933-1943. Mack, Maynard. A History of Scroll and Key. 1978. Ltd. Ed., slipcased. Nettleton, George Henry. Memorial Sketches of the Sixteen Members of the Scroll and Key Society Who Gave Their Lives in World War II. 1948. Robbins, Alexandra. Secrets of the Tomb. 2002. C.S.P 1842-2002. C.C.J. History of the Class of 1942 Yale University. Two copies. Phi Beta Kappa Men of Yale 1780-1959. Vol. IV. Pierson College in Memoriam 1941-1946. The 1939 Yale Banner. The 1940 Yale Banner. The 1941 Yale Banner. The Yale Record 1941-1942. Yale 1942 Class Directory. 2001. Yale Class of '42 in World War II. Two copies. Yale Twenty-Fifth Yearbook Class of 1942. Ephemera Calendar for 1942 Class Day. Pamphlet for the 7 June 1942 Class Day. With laid in material for Louis Laun.Class schedule Large folding schedule of "College Exercises for the Senior Junior, and Sophomore Classes, Yale College, 1941-42." Edition of September 1941. 19 x 24 inches. Signed by Louis Laun. Eli Book for 1940-41 Graduation Exercises. Pamphlet for the 8 June 1942 graduation. Phi Beta Kappa. Handbook for New Members. 1940. Yale Record . Three issues. Yale. Six prints of various buildings at Yale. 12 x 8 1/2 inches.
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