Life at Grinnell College

Event programs, photographs, and other records that document student life on and around the Grinnell College campus.

The Grinnel choir performs for a CBS nationwide broadcast as part of the "Church of the Air" Series

This photograph shows Grinnell College students engaging in Grinnell's "Program in Practical Political Education" in 1962.

Announcing a panel discussion on societal and artistic perspectives on the Underground Railroad.

Advertising a lecture by Dr. Moya Bailey, assistant professor at Northeastern University.

Photo of Darby gymnasium packed with friends and alumni to celebrate 100th Anniversary Day

Five contestants compete in a pie-eating contest while a crowd cheers them on from behind on Spring Day.

Two contestants in the Spring Day pie-eating contest pause with their pies as the crowd around them enjoys the spectacle.

1962 Varsity Soccer Team First Row: Al MacKnight, Bill Montfort, Jim Soble, Don Cook, Dave Scott, and Vince Anka. Second Row: Jim Ramsay, Ed Jones, Sandy Stern, Neil Weiner, Stu During, Ed Johnson, and Frank Chilingulo. Third Row: Coach Irv Simone, Dave Danley, John Johnson, Vance Opperman, Steve Brooks, Will Van Horne, and Steve Ellenwood. There is an additional photo of Bill Montfort controlling the ball in an undated scrimmage.

Team Photo of the 1963 freshman track team. First Row: Jack Harrod, John Shierholz, Bob Dyer, and John Kelsey. Second Row: Dave Imes, Walt Neal, Jim Smith, and Dave Synhorst. Third Road: Mike Stewart, John Tepaske, Jim Murtfeldt, Tom Wood, and Coach Terry Moore.

Phillips, John
Homecoming football game, John Shierholz, class of 1966, carrying the ball.

A group of students sit around a table working. April 29, 1969.

View from back of audience at the 1969 Commencement ceremonies. Far right, Mark Moulding ('71) with arm on chair of Debby Huntsinger ('70) in back row.

Biology professor and students. From left to right: Guillermo Mendoza, Stone Prof. of Biology, Judy L. Haver ’72, Sally K. Harf ’73, Carlos A. Mendoza ’72, George J. Shybut ’72, and Laurel H. Etheridge ’73.

Student presented with diploma at 1972 Commencement.

Glenn Leggett, President; Beth W. Noble, Marshal; Jessie L. Ternberg, Class of 1946; Waldo S. Walker, Dean; at 1972 Commencement.

McMullin, Roger
View from back of audience of the 1979 Commencement.

McMullin, Roger
Honorary degree recipients at the 1979 Commencement. From left to right: John R. Parish, Jane Howard, Marilyn Walsh, and Bernard Bailyn.

Jeremy Hawkinson '93 and Emil Bergl and three other actors talking in a circle onstage in a 1993 theater production.

Three student actors onstage during a 1993 theater production. A female actor is sitting distressed with her knees in her chest while a male actor approaches her and another overlooks them from a staircase.