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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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.

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Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
Theater program. The Calocagathia-Institute Societies present The Little Minister, a comedy in four acts dramatized from the novel by J.M. Barrie. Performed at the Colonial Theatre, Grinnell, Iowa, on Friday Evening, March 25, 1904. Cast: Leonard T. Carney, Hallie C. Rerick, Verna Chase, L.J. Merrill, E.J. Jaqua, Allen Kenyon, Roscoe Brown, Milo Smith, Parker Fillmore, Cecil Vest, Morse Rew, Rush Denise, Earle Brundage, Oda Hall, Helen Sayles, Agnes Knowlton. Photo of cast on cover. Drake Community Library Archives. Early Theater Productions. Collection #100.

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Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Pamphlet published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Alice Stone Blackwell enumerates reasons why women should have the vote. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.

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Grinnell Political Equality Club; Iowa Equal Suffrage Association
Correspondence of the Grinnell Political Equality Club with the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association. 2 letters. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 161.

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Poweshiek County Anti-Saloon League
1905 letter concerning the organization of the Poweshiek County Anti-Saloon League and 1911 letter sent to local newspapers requesting publication of a notice of an upcoming meeting. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 65.

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Panoramic view of the east side of Broad Street between 4th and 5th Avenues in Grinnell, Iowa. 4th Avenue is on the right and 5th Avenue is on the left. Buildings (from left to right) are Norris Livery, Stewart Library, and the Congregational Church. Posters on the wall of Norris Livery advertise Forepaugh and Sells Bros. circus coming on August 1. Photo taken between 1902 and 1917. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Postcard of Miss Hazel McCoy, aged 14 years, Grinnell, Iowa. Kruxo stamp box on postcard. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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C.E. Wheelock & Co.
Postcard view of the Hotel Monroe in Grinnell, Iowa. The Monroe was located on the northeast corner of Park Street and Third Avenue across from the railroad depot. Postcard published by C.E. Wheelock, Peoria, Illinois. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Kersey, Laurence Tom
Postcard view of a man nailing a sign which says, "Closed for the summer" onto the door of a small hut made of sod(?). Printed on the bottom of the postcard is the text: "I am again ready to see you concerning a lecture course. When you are ready to see me, drop me a line. Laurence Tom Kersey, representing Slayton Lyceum Bureau, 907 Steinway Hall, Chicago." A sign above the door says, "Long. 100° West, Lat., 37° Nor." Verso of the postcard has a photo of a team of horses hitched to a covered wagon in the upper left corner. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Newspaper clippings concerning the Poweshiek County Anti-Saloon League from 1905 and 1911. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 65.

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Iowa Equal Suffrage Association
Program of the 34th annual meeting the the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association held in Panora, Iowa, on November 9-11, 1905. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection #161.

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Ledger containing records of the Poweshiek County (Iowa) Anti-Saloon League including names of officers, constitution and by-laws, minutes, and treasurer's accounts. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 65.

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Poweshiek County Anti-Saloon League
Resolutions concerning the Poweshiek County Anti-Saloon League prepared by its Committee on Constitution. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection # 65.

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Postcard view of Stewart Library and the First Congregational Church in Grinnell, Iowa, in the early 1900s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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Color postcard view of sailboat on Arbor Lake in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard addressed to Miss Mattie Kelty, Chicago Heights, Ill. Postmarked January 18, 1906. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Postcard view of the First Congregational Church building in Grinnell, Iowa which served the congregation from 1860-1879. The building to the right is Center School. Front of postcard is inscribed, "From Harry, Dec. 27th '06." A clipping giving the last date of worship in the church is pasted to the verso of the postcard. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Rostand, Edmond, 1868-1918; Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939
Theater program. Chrestomathian-Ellis Literary Societies of Iowa College present L'Aiglon, a romantic drama in five acts by Edmond Rostand; preceded by The Hour-Glass, a morality play in one act by W. B. Yeats. Souvenir program of dramatics presented by Chrestomathian-Ellis Societies at the Colonial Theatre, Grinnell, Iowa, Friday evening, May 11, 1906. Cast of The Hour-Glass: Edd O. Hunting, Louis D. Hartson, Neva D. Armstrong. Cast of L'Aiglon: Emma M. Suckow, Lucia M. Carter, Amy G. Collins, Beth I. Ames, Clare M. Lyon, Blanche Bray, Clarence E. Lyon, Arie Muyskens, Harry C. Seeds, Warren W. Tuttle, Harold W. Rice, Arthur K. Beik, Dwight Campbell, Earl P. Carney, Harry H. Wheaton. Drake Community Library Archives. Early Theater Productions. Collection #100.

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Postcard view of rowboat on Arbor Lake in Grinnell, Iowa. Boathouse and two other buildings visible. Many young trees planted in the background. Handwritten date, 9-3-06. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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1906 map of Poweshiek County, Iowa, showing locations of township schools, towns, creeks, rivers and railroads.

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Photograph of Washington School, No. 1, in Washington Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa. Teacher and students on front porch. The school was built in 1905 for $1000. Lower left hand corner of photo says, "Photo by Souter, 1906." Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.