This database covers the early voyages of European discovery through present day American imperialism. Empire Online combines facsimile representations of rare documents and books with scholarly articles written to elaborate and contextualize the documents. You can connect to the documents, books, and manuscripts through the articles, or go directly to them through searching or through browsing the lists by category.
This short YouTube video features simple searches for finding the best results in Grinnell's library catalog. The video was created by Herbie Lynn and Biva Rajbhandari, two of our reference assistants.
12:15pm at the Career Development Office, CDO 104 (1127 Park Street)
Deana is Assistant Professor and Library Program Manager at National Louis University Library with specific interests in rare books and special collections. Ben is a technology manager at Allstate Insurance, with interests in information literacy, knowledge management, and digital library management.
Most mornings, I work at Carnegie Hall, copying, smiling, and helping my work supervisors and professors with clerical work. I really appreciate the job because it has helped me to get to know a really cool individual I like to call Mr. Copy Machine. My job has also helped me develop a genuine appreciation for photocopying.
Located in the lower level of Burling Library, the Burling Gallery presents exhibitions comprising works from the College's extensive collections of works on paper throughout the year. Summer hours begin May 19: Monday - Friday 8-5
The Center for Prairie Studies and the Grinnell College Libraries have collaborated in the installation of two dramatic photographs of prairie plants that have been hung on the first floor of Burling Library, on the east and west brick walls (south side). Created by the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, these photographs portray the plants with their astonishing root systems that help the prairie survive fire, cold, and severe droughts like the one this year. We want to thank Milton Severe of Faulconer Gallery and the Facilities Management staff for their help with this project.
We recently received an interesting question regarding the relationship between Griswold College, in Davenport, IA, and Grinnell College, and whether Grinnell had ever been called Griswold. We had never heard of such a direct relationship between the two institutions, which made it an intriguing question and a fun, albeit brief, research project. As some of you may know, Grinnell College began its existence as Iowa College and was founded in Davenport in 1846 by a group of missionaries from Massachusetts who called themselves the Iowa Band.
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.