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Poweshiek History Preservation Project

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.

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Schultz, John
Photo of Dianna L. OH '77 sitting in a chair in the forum

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A group photo of the Omega Sigma Club in Grinnell, Iowa, taken in October 1974. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #88, Omega Sigma Club.

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Schultz, John
Photo of the outside of Burling Library and Forum with Barbara L. Critton '75

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Schultz, John
Photo of the Quad dining hall with (clockwise) (don't know) Wanda E. Kendwick '76, Franklin J. Stoler '76, Morris K. Shaw '76

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Schultz, John
A collage of photos of Roberts Theater

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Photographs of scrapbook pages describing the sale of a farm in 1975. The farm belonged to Eldon "Sammy" and Aline Petersen who farmed near Grinnell, Iowa.

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Oelke, W. C. (William C.), 1906-1988.
View of the Rock Island railroad station in Grinnell, Iowa, taken in July 1975 by W.C. Oelke. View is looking across the Rock Island tracks (which run east-west) to the northeast. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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View of 815 Seventh Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1976. This house was the home of Benjamin and Gladys Schoonover Tarleton.

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View of 817 Seventh Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1976. 817 is the red tinted concrete block and stucco home. The yellow house is 815 Seventh Avenue. Ben and Gladys Tarleton lived at 815 Seventh Avenue. Their daughter, Dorothy who married Philip Palmer, moved to 817 Seventh Avenue from a home on East Street in about 1950 so that they could be near the Tarletons. In 1953, Philip and Dorothy Palmer and their children moved to Colorado.

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Postcard sketch of First Friends Church in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard is addressed to Rev. Lawrence Athey in Newton, Iowa, and is postmarked March 31, 1976, in Des Moines, Iowa, and April 1, 1976, in Winterset, Iowa. On the verso, "Future First Friends, Grinnell, Iowa" is printed on the card, but "Future" has been scratched out by the correspondent. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Photo of Jerri Liddle '79

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Photograph of front loaders clearing the road after the blizzard of 1977 in Grinnell, Iowa. Location is identified as near Bob Overturf's.

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Photograph of a road with piles of snow on either side following the blizzard of 1977 in Grinnell, Iowa. Back of photo says: This road opened Dec. 10/77, west of Bob Overturf's and east of Frank Fontinel farm.

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Photograph of a car on a road between piles of snow near Grinnell, Iowa, after the blizzard of 1977. The location is identified as "road north of Tom Harris."

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Henry, George T.
Photo of student studying in Burling '77-'78

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Two images of the Razelle Club meeting on September 15th, 1977, in Grinnell, Iowa, at Florence Plum's house. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection # 117, Razelle Club.

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Postcard invitation to the 75th anniversary celebration of Stewart Library, Grinnell, Iowa, on May 15, 1977. Early image of Stewart Library on the front, invitation on the verso. The open house included a special art showing by Lloyd Herfindahl, original works of children's illustrators, and music by the Mirecourt Trio. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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The view looking towards the Pester Derby service station located at the intersection of Highway 146 and Interstate 80 during the aftermath of the September 16th, 1978 tornado in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 32. Tornado, September 16, 1978.

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Two images of the destruction caused by the September 16th, 1978 tornado in Grinnell, Iowa at Motel Grinnell Best Western, located at the intersection of Highway 146 and Interstate 80. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 32. Tornado, September 16, 1978.

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Image of the destruction caused by the September 16th, 1978 tornado in Grinnell, Iowa, to Rick's 66 Service Station located at the intersection of Highway 146 and Interstate 80. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 32. Tornado, September 16, 1978.

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