Art of the Prairie Region Collection and Database.Grinnell College owns a variety of artwork related to the college's location in the Midwest.
Department of Biology Herbarium
Grinnell College Herbarium Database Prototypeallows you to enter search criteria to locate specimens in the collection.
Iowa Room, Special Collections, Burling Library
Henry S. Conard served the Department of Biology at Iowa/Grinnell College* from 1906 to 1944. With his expertise in botany and bryology, with special emphasis on bryophytes and water lilies. An assortment of essays, sermons, awards, clippings, correspondence, manuscripts, and notes make up this collection of his work. Lenabel B. Courtney was a student at Iowa College around 1900, but this collection of tapes and transcripts from an oral interview with her grandson mainly details her life on an Iowa farm at the end of the 19th Century. Fleming Fraker Historic Iowa Post Cards. A collection of approximately 10,000 postcards from all Iowa counties. Includes town scenes, buildings, people, events, and catastrophies. Josiah Bushnell Grinnell founded the town of Grinnell in 1854 and was a trustee of Iowa College from 1854-84. These archived papers include correspondence, between the years 1852-54 and 1868-69, land deeds, and his 1850 diary. Leonard F. Parker was a professor of Greek and Latin at Iowa College from 1860-70 and of history from 1888-98. In Grinnell, he was involved with the public schools and the Underground Railroad. This is a collection of his notes and letters concerning his last book, History of Poweshiek County, published in 1911 just before his death. Selden Whitcomb spent most of his life in Grinnell. He was born here, graduated from Iowa College in 1887, and returned to teach English from 1895-1905. In this file are two personal journals, a poetry manuscript, and a notebook of nature observations with a few surprises. Paul Wilson Plant Image Database is an on-line database of flowering-plant images and information, using as its nucleus a collection of over 2,000 photographic slides donated to Grinnell by its alumus, Paul A. Wilson.