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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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Children (Sean, on left, and Peter Cavanagh) playing in Central Park, Grinnell, Iowa, in 1978. Monroe Apartments are visible in the background.

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View of the south side of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, before the renovations in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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Stairway to the children's room at Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, before the renovations in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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Two images of displaced and damaged cars in 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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View of the interior doors at the front entrance to Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, before the renovations in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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View of the north and east sides of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, before the renovations in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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A banner for the Grinnell 2000 Foundation in Grinnell, Iowa, which aimed to resurrect the dying downtown portion of Grinnell, Iowa, in the mid-to-late 1980s during the farm crisis. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 1.

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Camp Fire, Inc. Poweshiek Council
Interviews conducted with Grinnell senior citizens by the various clubs of the Poweshiek Council of Campfire Girls. Interviews with Henry Alden, Katherine Kintzinger Cramer, Elizabeth Hempstead Ernst, Lucille Potts, George Ernst, Hester Sperling Wells, Mrs. Van Nimwigian, Edna Tinnes, Vera Hyde, Dorothy Elliott Sisco, Doris White Anderson, Lola Clark Fields, and Harvey Marcum.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast of To Cole with Love wearing cast t-shirts. November 1979. Front row: Carol Molison, Lyle Roudabush. Second row: Karen Phillips, Barb Lien, Betty Ann Ashman, Babe Voertman, Sherry Bauer, Pat Larson, Jan Jacobsen (?), unidentified. Back row: unidentified, Ed Phillips, Frank Shults, Jeff Stanford, unidentified, unidentified. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo from To Cole With Love produced in November, 1979. Front row: Betty Ann Ashman, Babe Voertman, Barb Lien. Second row: Karen Phillips, Jan Jacobsen, Pat Larson, Carol Molison, Sherry Bauer. Back row: John Taylor, Frank Shults, Jeff Stanford, Lyle Roudabush. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo from To Cole With Love. Cast, gathered around the piano: Betty Ann Ashman (at piano), Barb Lien, Babe Voertman, Lyle Roudabush, Jeff Stanford, Sherry Bauer, Frank Shults, Jan Jacobsen, Pat Larson, Karen Phillips, John Taylor, Carol Molison. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo of To Cole With Love produced in November 1979. Standing from left: Lyle Roudabush, Carol Molison, Pat Larson, John Taylor, Sherry Bauer, Jeff Stanford, Jan Jacobsen, Karen Phillips, Babe Voertman (leaning forward toward piano), Ed Phillips, Frank Shults. Betty Ann Ashman at piano; Barb Lien turning pages. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
"Grinnell in the '80s" lecture at the Veterans Memorial building. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.10, slide 9.

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View of the south face of the Grinnell Junior High School building looking over the Veterans Memorial Building. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center.

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Bill's Jewelry Store at 901 Main Street on the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, probably in the 1980s. The store is located in the Corrough Block building which was built in 1900. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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View of the southeast corner of the Grinnell Junior High School building. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center.

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View of the east face of the Grinnell Junior High School. Photo is taken from the intersection of Park Street and 4th Avenue looking northwest. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center.

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Photograph of Father Bob Towner, Vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa, and his wife, Helen

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View of the renovation of the gymnasium at Grinnell High School as it was converted into the Grinnell Community Center in the 1980s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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