Drake Community Library Archives

Digitized copies of materials from the Drake Community Library archives. Includes photographs and documents related to the history of the Grinnell community, businesses and organizations.

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View of 1407 Sixth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Verso of photo reads: "Under the elms -- March 15, 1901 -- 1407 Sixth Ave., Grinnell." Additional notes on verso read: "Hobart carload lumber from Chicago. 1882 first coat of paint night before cyclone. Chicken feathers driven into wood. House had to be scraped. Used as hospital for injured. Dead bodies taken to house." The Grinnell Cyclone was on June 17, 1882. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Interior views of the first floor of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, probably shortly after its construction in 1901. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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Photograph of the Iowa College football team in 1901. A young girl is holding the football in the center of the photo. Inset picture in the upper right is possibly the coach. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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Booknau, Henry R., 1850-1917; Hamlin, George Homer, 1855-1945
Letter from H.R. Booknau to G. H. Hamlin dated May 9, 1901, in which Mr. Booknau asks Mr. Hamlin to try to acquire a farm for him north of Malcom, Iowa, for $55 per acre. The letter is on letterhead for H.R. Booknau, Dealer in Live Stock and Real Estate. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Pamphlet file. Grinnell (Iowa) -- Business & Manufacturing -- Real estate.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Assumed to be a photograph of Mrs. Joel Stewart (Anna Marie Bush) taken in 1901 by Child Art Studio in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
View of twenty horses in the paddock at the Rock Island stockyard at 3rd Avenue and West Street in Grinnell, Iowa, in the early 1900s. The railroad is in the background. A sign which reads "Improved Montgomery Palace Stock Car" is visible. Photo by Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Postcard view of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa. Probably produced between 1901 and 1907. Front of postcard embossed with name, L.C. Adams. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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View of the interior of the Bailey and Rinefort Hardware Store on Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1902. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Julia Chapin Grinnell Maternal Association
The Julia Chapin Grinnell Maternal Association was established in 1902 with membership open to anyone interested in the training of children or in "preparation for motherhood." Meetings and lectures were sponsored with local school teachers and lists of children's names compiled so that the membership might pray for them in their birth months. The Ledger contains the constitution, list of members, and minutes from September 1902 - January 1910. A list of names with years in the back may be the list of children's names described above. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection #76.

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View of the front of Bailey and Rinefort Hardware store in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1902. The store was located at 914-916 Main Street. Dirt streets are lined with hitching posts, and several bicycles are parked in front of buildings. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Portrait of Bartholomew "Beth" Jenkins, an early pioneer of Poweshiek County, Iowa. Jenkins ran a lumber yard with Rodney Clark and was also, at various times, a farmer and a teacher. In 1903 he was elected Mayor of Grinnell. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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View of the Carnegie Library on the Grinnell College campus looking south along Park Street towards Goodnow Hall, probably shortly after Carnegie's construction in 1904. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Cooper family portrait. On the back of the photo is written, "My mother, father, sisters, and brother," as well as, "Lila, June 19, 1904." The following names, birthdays, and ages are also written on the back: 1st row [right to left] - Claire (Oct. 1, [age] 26), Mother (Dec. 2, [age] 52, Nell (Sept. 28, [age] 7, Dad (Sep. 14, [age] 56, Ina (May 19, [age] 31; 2nd row [right to left] - Ethel (Dec. 31, [age] 20, Lila (April 16, [age] 19, Bernice (June 15, [age] 17, Viola (April 21, [age] 15). Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This pamphlet discusses the "practical good" equal suffrage has done and gives examples of laws passed in Wyoming and Colorado. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.

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Grinnell High School in Grinnell, Iowa, shortly after construction, in 1904. This building was located on 4th Avenue across from Central Park. It was added on to in 1921. In the 1980s when the building was converted to the community center, the 1904 section of the building was torn down. Verso of photo is labeled, "The New High School Building. To Alice from Eddie." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Lindsey, Ben B. (Ben Barr), 1869-1943
Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Judge Ben Lindsey of Denver discusses the effect of voting mothers on the success of the juvenile courts system in Colorado. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection #161.

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Sulser, M. A. (Michael Antonio), 1857-1947; Hamlin, George Homer, 1855-1945
Letter on Spaulding Manufacturing Company letterhead dated October 4, 1904, in Reardon, Washington, from M.A. Sulser to George Hamlin, Grinnell, Iowa, concerning a sale note that was due on September 27th. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Pamphlet file : Grinnell (Iowa) -- Business & Manufacturing -- Spaulding Manufacturing Company.

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Dunshee, Frank S.
Pamphlet published by the Iowa Anti-Saloon League containing the liquor laws of Iowa and the Supreme Court decisions relating to liquor laws. Comiled by F.S. Dunshee, and authorized by the Governor and Executive Council of the State of Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 65.

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Decker, Sarah Platt
Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Mrs. Sarah Platt Decker's thoughts on equal suffrage. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.

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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Includes President Roosevelt's statements on equal rights for women. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.