This collection was donated by Paula Irion Crusius, the daughter of Elmhurst College president Daniel Irion and the wife of longtime faculty member Paul N. Crusius. Crusius taught history at the College from 1910-1915 and 1919-1958.
The collection contains personal correspondence (including greeting cards) of the family, some correspondence and writings of Daniel Irion (This may or may not have been pulled from Elmhurst College records); clippings, sermons, research notes, and writings of Paul Crusius; and a childhood autograph book belonging to Paula Irion Crusius. Many of Crusius's writings are drafts of portions of a history of the Evangelical Synod of North America.
The papers are arranged by creator.