Transcription and Caption Innovation Fund Project

Cover of the Grinnell BeowulfWho was that masked man?  Only you can help us identify the people and events in the College's photograph archives.  All you have to do is visit Digital Grinnell ( and click on the Transcribable or Captionable Objects link.  This will bring up a list of all of the objects in the collection, from which you can choose a photo and tell us the story behind the image. 

This enhancement to Digital Grinnell was made possible through a grant from the Innovation Fund, which encourages innovative ways of teaching and learning. As more and more classes incorporate primary resources into their curricula, photographs, letters, diaries, and other records of first-hand experiences become more and more valuable.  By contributing to the transcribing and captioning of the documents in Digital Grinnell, you are adding to the context and enhancing the understanding of Grinnell’s rich history for future generations of Grinnellians. 

We will be releasing other collections with the transcription/captioning feature in the next few months – stay tuned for news!


Digital Grinnell Repository

Please explore some of our collections below, use the search box to the left to perform specific searches, or browse the entire repository.