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Social Gospel

The Social Gospel Movement of the late 19th century arose in response to the disruptions of the era: urbanization, industrialization, immigration, wealth inequality, and labor unrest among them. Some religious leaders responded to this by asking, “What would Jesus Do?” and sought to bring a more just society into being. During the 1890s, Grinnell was a leading center of this movement through the leadership of George A. Gates, President of the College, and George D. Herron, the Professor of Applied Christianity. This collection contains images, texts, correspondence, and other materials that document the influence of the Social Gospel in Grinnell.

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A portrait of George Gates and his wife with another gentleman, possibly his son

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Photograph of Carrie Rand Herron taken in Switzerland

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Photograph of Gershom Hill, Jesse Macy, and James L. Hill

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Photograph of Jesse Macy

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Photograph of Mrs. E.D. Rand, benefactor of Iowa College

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Portrait of Edward Steiner and his wife, likely taken in their home in Grinnell, IA

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Portrait of George A. Gates

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Portrait of George A. Gates

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Portrait of George D. Herron

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Portrait of James Albert Woodburn (left) and Jesse Macy (right)

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Portrait of Jesse Macy, 1887

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Portrait of Jesse Macy

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Portrait of Jesse Macy in later life

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Portrait of Jesse Macy

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Portrait of Jesse Macy in middle age

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Portrait of young Jesse Macy

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Faculty of Iowa College
A response issued by the Faculty of Iowa College to the resignation of Professor George D. Herron

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Millerd, Clara E.
Memorial essay on the life of Jesse Macy

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Herron, George Davis, 1862-1925
Published address given by George D. Herron before the Minnesota Congregational Club. It was this address that first brought Herron to national attention. Also available at https://archive.org/details/messageofjesusto00herr.

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Photograph of Garrett Wyckoff playing baseball

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