The Center for Prairie Studies has a collection of artwork on display in various locations at Grinnell College.
Volumes donated to the Center and otherwise acquired include field guides, yearbooks of agriculture, conference proceedings, and books on various prairie region subjects.
The Center for Prairie Studies has a collection of leaflets, programs, printed publications, posters, newspapers and magazines from several organizations on a variety of regional topics, from recent immigrants to changes in agriculture. A few of the sources in the collection are the Central for Rural Affairs, The Land Institute, Iowa Environmental Council, and The Nature Conservancy.
Prairie through the Seasons
Prairie Through the Seasons, a 27-minute multimedia video features photographs by several local photographers, narration by Sandy and Betty Moffett, and music by Jonathan Chenette. The changes of seasons on the prairie happen gradually, yet are distinct. From May to October prairie blooms color the landscape with all of the colors of the rainbow. But even after the first heavy frost brings an end to the flowering, the prairie presents a lovely canvas in the russet hues of fall or decorated with winter snow. This video captures the beauty in each of the seasons on the prairie. Copies are available by contacting the Center for Prairie Studies.
Images of Rural America
Music by Jonathan Chenette, Aaron Copland, and the Grinnell Symphony Orchestra conducted by Douglas Diamond. The music on this disc gives two portrayals of rural America: one a picture of farm life and the rural landscape at the turn of the millenium, and the other an imaginative re-creation of a pioneer ritual of the early 1800s. Both affirm rural America as a vibrant center of American's yearnings and identity, while recognizing the farm realistically as a locus of both intense joy and extreme hardship. Copies are available by contacting the Center for Prairie Studies.
Grinnell College Collection- Grinnell College has a variety of interesting prairie-related resources.
The Center has a small collection of videos on various topics such as prairie ecology, Midwestern agriculture, local food issues, and regional history.