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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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A side view of the Grinnell High School Choir singing with their director, Roger Henderson conducting. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 13. .

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The Grinnell High School Choir singing for people seated at round tables. Roger Heinerson was the director. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 11.

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A group of men and women around a table with a sign for Roosevelt School, running the Poweshiek Leadership Program Poverty Simulation. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 4.

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Penrod, John; Dunlap Post Card Co.
Color postcard view of Merchants National Bank in Grinnell, Iowa, designed by Louis Sullivan and know as the "Jewel Box" bank. Photo by John Penrod. Postcard published by Dunlap Post Card Co., Omaha, Nebraska. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Six people looking at someone off camera during a meeting. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 9.

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A round table full of people is looking at something off-camera, probably the Grinnell High School choir. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 12.

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Robin Young (left) and Martha Pinder (right) talking at the Poweshiek Leadership Poverty Simulation. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 5.

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Sharon Van Dyke (left) talking to another woman at the Poweshiek Leadership Program Poverty Simulation. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 7.

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A woman dressed in an orange shirt with white stripes standing at a table and holding a wicker basket. Duane Neff is seated in front of her. They were running the Poweshiek Leadership Program Poverty Simulation. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 3.

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Aerial view of the farm and home of Walter and Dorothy H. Puls in Section 29, Sheridan Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa. Walter and Dorothy owned this farm from 1983 through 2006. Their son, Donald Puls, resided at the farm until 2005. Legal description of the farm: NE 1/4 29-81-15 and 120 ac N 1/2 28-81-15. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Pamphlet file. Poweshiek County (Iowa) -- History -- Sheridan Township.

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Photograph of Charles Pope, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Ahrens, James A.
Brief history of how the Ahrens family came to Iowa.

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Color postcard view of the Noyce Science Center, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Two people digging a hole to plant a tree as part of the Fairview Elementary school tree planting initiative. Behind them are several young trees waiting to be planted. The Grinnell 2000 Foundation worked with Trees Forever to replant trees around Grinnell. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Imagine Grinnell Slides, p.2, slide 14.

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Group photo of the Grinnell Community Theatre cast of Funny Money in April 2002. Dinner theater. Front row: Rob Clower, Rachel Howell, Andrew Fuerste-Henry, Becky Daniels. Back row: Cathy Sonnichsen, Jack Daniels, Brian Mitchell, Mike McKenna, Mike Wherry, Catherine Rod.

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Drummond Club held a "high tea" on March 19, 2002, at the home of Kristine Hanson in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 182, Drummond Club.

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Peggy Gallagher Cole on the steps of the Elks Lodge in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Peggy Gallagher Cole and Anna Ramsey in conversation over lunch at The Depot restaurant in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Drummond Club members in approximately 2005. Seated, left to right: Bonnie Wold, Reba Postels, Norma Lang, Judy Bush, Frances Peak, Carol Molison. Standing: Joanie Heimsoth, Molly Urfer, Judy Garland, Marcia Jepsen, Sandy Falck, Dona Hendrickson, Phyllis Lang, Ethel Howig, Betty Ann Battey, Betty Ludden, Madge Ruchotzke, Miriam Bauman. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 182, Drummond Club.

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Gordon Borthwick puts the final touches the the sign for the Grinnell Railway Express building in Grinnell, Iowa, in 2005. Grinnell Railway Express is a model railroad club. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Pamphlet file. Grinnell (Iowa) -- Associations & Organizations -- Grinnell Railway Express.

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