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Walter Alexander Groves, class of 1919, was a member of the Lafayette faculty from 1922-1924, teaching history and the Bible. In 1925, Walter and Estelle Crawford were married and departed almost immediately for Teheran, Persia (Iran) to serve as missionaries teaching at the American School of Teheran, later renamed Alborz College. Papers consist of 654 pieces of correspondence, primarily letters, written by the Groveses to their families in Pennsylvania during their first missionary term . Items include letters from Ralph and Harriet Hutchison, letters from Walter A. Groves to the alumni of Lafayette College, and telegrams from the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. regarding key events.