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Griswold College

Fri, 2012-08-10 14:59 | By Anonymous (not verified)

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.

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.

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

Library Use Only Videos Moved to Public Access

Tue, 2012-03-27 12:56 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

During Spring Break, videos designated as “Library Use Only” were moved from the Burling Media Room office and integrated into the regular video collection. The move allows all patrons to have more ready access for browsing during library hours and makes it easier for faculty and staff to check these recordings out when the Media Room office is closed.

New Mobile Catalog

Fri, 2012-03-09 11:35 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

The Libraries are happy to announce the launch of our new mobile catalog interface athttp://libweb.grinnell.edu/m/. Search the library catalog, keep a list of saved items, IM a librarian, or check library hours all on your mobile device. You can also access a few of your favorite databases in our Mobile databases list.

More features coming soon! Please let us know if you have any feature suggestions atquery[at]grinnell[dot]edu.

6th Annual Favorite Films Festival

Thu, 2012-01-26 09:12 | By Anonymous (not verified)

Grinnell College’s Favorite Film Festival is set for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 27-28, at the campus’ Harris Cinema. Screening dates and times for the selected films are:

  • Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m. The Big Lebowski (Favorite Cult Classic)
  • Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. To Kill a Mockingbird (Favorite Film Adaptation)
  • Saturday, Janaury 28 at 9:00 p.m. Silence of the Lambs (Favorite Movie Thriller)

All screenings are open to the public.

What's New in the Grinnell College Libraries, Spring 2012

Tue, 2012-01-24 09:17 | By Anonymous (not verified)

 

New Faces in the Libraries

We welcome two new Library Research Tutors this spring: Meg Rudy '14 (undeclared) and Liz Holmes '13 (Psychology). Liz, Meg and our returning tutors – Kim Steele, Biva Rajbhandari, Victoria Vertilo and Mateo Jarquin – will provide research tips and strategies online and at Burling's Research Desk. Please stop by!

January 27-29, 2012 6th Annual Favorite Films Festival

Thu, 2011-12-15 16:35 | By Anonymous (not verified)

The campus community has selected the three films for the 6th annual Favorite Films Festival. The films are:

  • Movie Thriller: Silence of the Lambs
  • Cult Classics: The Big Lebowski
  • Film Adaptations: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Film Festival is scheduled for Jan. 27-29. More information about screening dates and times will be announced.

Thanks to everyone who voted for this year’s festival entries.  

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