Publications, research papers and posters, performance programs, and other materials that document the scholarly and creative accomplishments of Grinnell College's students, faculty and staff, as well as syllabi, handouts, and related materials created by Grinnell College faculty for courses at Grinnell.
PHPP is a digital archive of the Poweshiek County area that includes materials contributed by individuals and items from the Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and area historical museums. PHPP volunteers can help scan items contributed by individuals by appointment. Items can also be submitted in digital form by individuals. The project is also collecting oral histories which are conducted by volunteers.
The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College Art Collection includes over 4000 works of art, featuring works on paper (prints, drawings, and photographs), many in portfolios. The collection spans Medieval to contemporary art, with a strength in 20th and 21st-century European and American art. The collection also includes paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, along with small holdings of African, Pueblo, Seri, and Near Eastern material. Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts serves as the College’s art museum, presenting changing exhibitions and providing a separate print room in Burling Library for study of the collection.
Digitized copies of materials housed in Grinnell College’s Special Collections and Archives, including photographs, letters, and documents. Collections included are Early College History, George Washington Cook Correspondence, 1857-1860, Grinnell College Buildings, the Jimmy Ley Collection, the John Kleinschmidt Architectural History Collection, Life at Grinnell College, and Grinnell in China.
Primary source materials from collections across campus, including the Grinnell College Physics Museum, the former Parker Natural History Museum, the Department of Classics’ Roman Coin Collection, and the Libraries' Historic Iowa Postcard Collection.
Since its very earliest days, the faculty, students and staff of Grinnell College have been committed to the cause of social justice, a tradition that can be traced backed to the abolitionist views of the College's founders. Grinnell College has been a stop on Underground Railroad, a center of the Social Gospel Movement and a key contributor of leaders to Roosevelt's New Deal. Today, this spirit of service is alive and well, with organizations like the Voicebox working to coordinate the wide variety of student groups struggling for social equality.