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Barons of Beefe and Billy the Kid

Fri, 2012-07-13 12:00 | By Anonymous (not verified)

On my second day at the archives, I pulled open a drawer that was literally overflowing with event posters from the last 50 years of Grinnell's Art and Music departments. Many of these were stunning, either hand drawn or beautifully printed. Some of my favorites are below, and if we accomplish nothing else this year, let's bring back the Renaissance Feast.

Online Library Service Disruption, 7/19/2012

Tue, 2012-07-10 08:43 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Library service disruption Thursday July 19th: The library catalog will be unavailable on Thursday, July 19, while we upgrade our catalog software. Services should be restored by 6:00 pm. To search for books at the Grinnell College Libraries on July 19, please use WorldCat (http://grinnellcollege.worldcat.org) and limit your search to “Grinnell College Libraries.”

Solar Flares

With recent coverage by MSNBC and the Huffington Post, sun storms are making a scene. According to the Huffington Post, a strong sun storm caused a solar flare on March 6, 2012, that was strong enough to cause earthly damage — with more such storms likely to come.

But what is a sun storm?

What damage can one do?

Choosing Grinnell's future

In July 2011, as he concluded his first year at Grinnell, President Raynard S. Kington charted a 31-city regional alumni event schedule — starting in London in July 2011 and concluding in late-May 2012 in Se

oul, Korea. At each stop, Kington delivered his “Choosing Grinnell’s Future” message, plus current news from campus.

Kelly Stables

Fri, 2012-06-01 09:18 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Did you know that Grinnell College used to have horse stables?  I didn't, either, until I found the Kelly Stables plaque (pictured right) in the Vault.  Sometimes, in the course of processing material for special collections or the archives, we come across items like this that capture our attention, but for which we have little information.  It is unclear whether this plaque ever hung in the stables, who made it, or the date it was made.  In fact, we do not have a whole lot of information about the