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Early College History

Documents that record the history of Iowa College until 1909, when it officially changed its name to Grinnell College. Included are photographs, articles, and the College’s articles of incorporation.

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Grinnell College. Board of Trustees; Trustees of Iowa College. (Davenport)
1847 copy/draft of the rules and regulations governing the establishment of Iowa College

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Grinnell College. Board of Trustees; Trustees of Iowa College. (Davenport)
Document detailing rules and regulations for the establishment of Iowa College that was filed in Davenport.

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Amendment to the rules and regulations for the establishment of Iowa College dated 1852

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Original 1856 document detailing the rules and regulations for the establishment of Grinnell University

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Details the merging of property between the Grinnell Literary Fund and Iowa College

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Dated February 5, 1877, this letter to J.B. Grinnell from his "Seminary Friend" also originally included a bill of sale for a slave which was taken from the archives of Charleston South Carolina. His friend praises J.B. for his many actions in combatting slavery.

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Parker, Leonard F. (Leonard Fletcher), 1825-
A pamphlet by L.F. Parker regarding Hester Hillis and her missionary experiences at home and abroad, written on the occasion of her passing in 1887. Includes letters written by Hillis from India about her experiences.

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Grinnell, Josiah Bushnell, 1821-1891; Parker, Henry W. (Henry Webster), 1822-1903
Autobiography of Josiah Bushnell Grinnell for the years from 1850-1890.

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Herron, George Davis, 1862-1925; Gates, George Augustus, 1851-1912
Four sermons by George Herron, with an introduction by President George Augustus Gates.

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Katayama, Sen, 1859-1933
Sen Katayama's handwritten senior thesis, written in 1895, and a transcript of the paper created in 2012 by students enrolled in the Japanese 195 course.

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Volume 2, number 2 of the college catalog from 1904.

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Volume 3, number 1 of the college catalog from 1904.

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Douglass, Truman O.
A brief history of the Iowa Band and the founding of Iowa (Grinnell) College.

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Grinnell, Julia Chapin, 1827-1907
The history of the Woman's Temperance Union of Grinnell, Iowa.

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Kerr, Florence Stewart
An article by Florence Steward Kerr, class of 1912, about John Brown and his relationship with J.B. Grinnell. The article was originally published in volume 1, number 2, February 1926 of The Tanager.

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Reed, Fred W.
A letter from Fred W. Reed to Charles Payne with information on J.B. Grinnell.

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Nollen, John Scholte, 1869-1952
The history of Grinnell College through 1952.

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Grinnell College. Board of Trustees; Trustees of Iowa College. (Davenport)
1960 mimeograph copy of 1847rules and regulations governing the establishment of Iowa College

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Grinnell College. Board of Trustees; Grinnell Literary Fund (Grinnell). Board of Trustees
Typed copy of the Articles of Incorporation for the Grinnell Literary Fund from January 1855

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Walker, Waldo S.
A timeline of facts related to Grinnell College history, including enrollment, tuition, and building information.

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