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John Kleinschmidt Collection of Grinnell Local History

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

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Grinnell College Plat Maps, 1883-1932

Subject Files

Photographs

Kleinschmidt Collection of Local History negatives


John Kleinschmidt Collection of Grinnell Local History | Grinnell College Libraries Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: John Kleinschmidt Collection of Grinnell Local HistoryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MS/MS 01.39

Extent: 14.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 00/00/2000

Subjects: Grinnell College, Kleinschmidt, John

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains materials on Grinnell history and architecture and items from the display of historic Grinnell College plat maps held at the Grinnell Community Art Center as part of the college’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Professor Kleinschmidt amassed countless photocopies, copies of microfilm and Sanborn maps, copies of newspaper articles, correspondence, and black and white photographs of local buildings (residences, commercial, college).  In the 1990s, Professor Kleinschmidt expressed his interest in having his collection deposited with the Grinnell College Archives.  Members of the Grinnell Historic Preservation Commission (Lisa Adkins, Don Irving, Cheryl Neubert), conducted interviews with him to access much of his accumulated knowledge about this history of the town, the occupants and the buildings.

Collection Historical Note

John Kleinschmidt was professor of French at Grinnell College from 1948 until his retirement in 1977.  Following his retirement, he devoted his energies to studying the history of the Grinnell community and became widely known for his knowledge of town architecture, culture, and people.  Following his death in 2000, many of the photographs and historical documentation he collected were donated to the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Subject/Index Terms

Grinnell College
Kleinschmidt, John

Administrative Information

Repository: Grinnell College Libraries Special Collections

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Grinnell College Libraries' Department of Special Collections offers public access to the images in this collection to facilitate research and education.  While many of the images are in the public domain, there may be some materials that are currently under copyright.  Use of these materials beyond that allowed under the fair use provision of the copyright law requires written permission of the copyright owner.  The researcher assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any violation or infringement of the U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Grinnell College Libraries does not own the copyright in these images and therefore cannot give or deny permission to publish or distribute any of them.  It is the researcher's responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or distributing material from this collection.

Any materials used must carry a credit line:  Kleinschmidt Collection of Grinnell Architecture, Special Collections and Archives, Grinnell College Libraries. Due to the nature of historical archival collections, staff are not always able to identify copyright holders of individual images. Grinnell College Libraries Department of Special Collections is eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that accurate information may be provided in the future.

Acquisition Source: John Kleinschmidt's estate

Acquisition Method: Donation

Preferred Citation: John Kleinschmidt papers, Grinnell College Libraries, Department of Special Collections, Grinnell, Iowa. Ms.01.39.


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Series 1: Grinnell College Plat Maps, 1883-1932Add to your cart.

Series 1 consists of items from Grinnell College Plat Maps, 1883-32, a display sponsored by Grinnell College as part of the College sesquicentennial celebration and curated by John Kleinschmidt, with assistance from Karla Niehus. It was displayed at the Grinnell Community Art Gallery November 22- December 13, 1996.  Items included copies of Sanborn maps of Grinnell College area, photographs and captions, and descriptive material.

Items are arranged in the box in the order in which they were displayed around the wall in the Community At Center.  Each item is numbered on the verso.  Some photographs came from Kleinschmid's personal collection.  Other photos are from the College Archives and were filmed by Jack Robertson and printed by Midwest Photo Co. of Omaha.  Most in the latter category have an Archive location number for the original indicated on the verso.

Item 1: Poster of the exhibitAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Iowa College at GrinnellAdd to your cart.
ca. 1908.  Poster of views of town and college
Item 3: Preface and introduction from a book about Sanborn maps (title not indicated)Add to your cart.
16 sheets
Item 4: Corner of Broad and Fourth, 1880 and 1899Add to your cart.
2 photos
Item 5: Iowa pavilion at St. Louis expo, 1904Add to your cart.
1 photo
Item 6: Grinnell school on Fourth Ave.Add to your cart.
1 photo ca. 1900.
Item 7: Congregational Church and high school, Fourth Ave., early 1900'sAdd to your cart.
1 photo
Item 8: Rebuilding campus, 1883Add to your cart.
1 photo
Item 9: Sanborn maps of campus, 1883Add to your cart.
Item 10: Campus ca. 1888-1900  4 photos: campus from south campus from north, Goodnow, Blair.Add to your cart.
4 photos: campus from south, campus from north, Goodnow, Blair.
Item 11: Sanborn maps of campus, 1888Add to your cart.
Item 12: President's house, campus form Sixth Ave., Mears, all late 19th centuryAdd to your cart.
Item 13: Sanborn map, 1893Add to your cart.
Item 14: Rand gymAdd to your cart.
1 photo
Item 15: Sanborn map, 1898Add to your cart.
Item 16: Steiner and chapel under construction, chapel, Carnegie, men's gym and fountain, all ca.1906Add to your cart.
4 photos
Item 17: Mears, ca. 1906 and 1986; Steiner ca. 1906Add to your cart.
4 photos
Item 18: Sanborn map, 1906Add to your cart.
Item 19: Botanical garden (after 1901), central campus ca. 1910Add to your cart.
2 photos
Item 20: 2 Sanborn maps, full size, updated, possibly from 1922: campus and sections east of campus.Add to your cart.
Item 21: Then and now photos:  1127 Park ca. 1899 and 1987; Gates/Rawson tower pre-1976 and ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Item 22: 3 Sanborn maps, campus 1922Add to your cart.
Item 23: Park St. between 6th and 7th Ave. (winter snow), street with elms, DarbyAdd to your cart.
Item 24: Sanborn map, 1932Add to your cart.
Item 25: Photos of exhibit, November 1996Add to your cart.
Item 26: Photos used in the exhibitAdd to your cart.
6 unidentified scenes, most probably taken from photo albums
Item 27: Negatives and proof sheets of pictures reproduced from College ArchivesAdd to your cart.
Twelve negatives of Sanborn maps used in this exhibition.
Series 2: Subject FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: various abstracts, full and partialAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Grinnell-Andover Seminary ConnectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Architects-Nineteenth Century IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Armory-Iowa National Guard, 1898Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles of Incorporation-City of GrinnellAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Austin, Michael. Class of 1871. ObituaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bacon, Joshua. ObituaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Bixby, Amos. Correspondence.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bixby-Hamilton informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Bliss, Esther. Class of 1915. ObituaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Bliss, Harvey.  Descendant's letter about.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bi-centennial QuiltAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Blue Book.  1899. copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Brande Family history.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Carmichael, Charles.  Death notice.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Census InformationAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: 1880 Census-Town of Grinnell map.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Cession of lots to city for streetsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chamberlain, Joshua M.  Correspondence, obit, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chamberlain information; Mears historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Chambers, GeorgeAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Chapin, Julia (married JB Grinnell) and Catherine (married Dewing)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chester TownshipAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chicago Fire, 1871Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Church, PhantomAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Congregational Church, centennial booklet.  1855-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Church, Old Stone. September 1877 article.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: St. Mary's Catholic Church, centennial booklet, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 11: City Council Minutes, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 12: City Water Well #6. PhotosAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: City Improvements by H. W. Spaulding, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Iowa soldiers in War, 1861-1866Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Christie, Agatha. 1965 magazine story, At Bertram's Hotel Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Clarke family (Ray, Cornelia, E. W. ), articles onAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Clarke, CorneliaAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: College Club; Dining ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: College publications, late 1800s, copies ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Cooper, Samuel. First mayor of Grinnell CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Cooper-Downing. Family and businessAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Who Opened the Door? article by J. Kleinschmidt on the Samuel CoopersAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Coutts Family information (1202 Hamilton)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Coutts, R. G.  Record of buildings built 1873-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cravath, S. A.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Craver, Steele & Austin (factory)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Craver, Steele & Austin-Harvey, Illinois connectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Cyclone of 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dike, Charles FranklinAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Downing, Margaret CooperAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Drummond Club - informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Dunham, AliceAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Early property owners in Grinnell CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Early businesses and homesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Early settlersAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Fire of 1889 - newspaper articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Fire of 1889 - JFK's notes onAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: First National BankAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Fortnightly ClubAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Gardner Grove and Gardner familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Genealogies, index toAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Grange and Grange StoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Grinnell, H. H .Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Grinnell family and town historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Grinnell, J. B. family and historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Grinnell Armory AssociationAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: "Grinnell Blizzard"?, June 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Club membership in Grinnell CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Griffin, Walter BurleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Grinnell College brochure.  Undated.Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Grinnell City Directories, 1878-1920 copiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Grinnell Fair, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Grinnell family genealogyAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Grinnell High School, field dedication, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Grinnell Historical MuseumAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Grinnell in Retrospect, paper on early historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Grinnell University, 1856 circularAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Hambleton, Joel G.Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Hamilton, Daniel W.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Hamilton, Henry M., bioAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Hamilton, Henry M. , article on early historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Harvey (family) and town ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Hazelwood CemeteryAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Hatch, G.M. and Hatch, G.M.C.Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Heishman, Florence L.Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Herrick, Stephen H.Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Highways and elevations of IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Hill, James L., article on historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: Hirsch, Edward, article, 1993?Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Historical and Literary ClubAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Hobart Family historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Clarke history; Hobart history (Jeff Mason)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Holsman, H. K.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hopkins, HarryAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hoops of Steele empty folder!  Companion piece to genealogy laminated posterAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Imaginary Walk Through Last Half of Nineteenth CenturyAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hospitals in Grinnell CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Hotels in Grinnell CollegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Iowa Authors-U of Iowa listAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Jackson, Frank DarrAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Janney's AdditionAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Jerusalem (west side of Grinnell)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Johnson-Marsh wedding articleAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Jones, Carrie Grinnell obitAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Kiesel, Ferdinand  obitAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: How the Bible Shaped Grinnell?, paper by J. KleinschmidtAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Ladehoff, John H.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Ladies Reading Circle - membership listAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Land Ordinance of 1785Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Land Purchases - original entries - 1850s and beforeAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Latimer, Nathaniel and NancyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Lattimer [sic] Stagehouse - photoAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Laymiller scrapbook - index to obitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: JRK's leads to follow fileAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Leggett, Glenn paper on Grinnell College presidencyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Letters - originals - from 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Levart Club - homes of charter members describedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Lincoln, Robert & Ruth, 1952 abstractAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Literary Fund - transfer deed to Grinnell College, 1855-Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Little, H.G. and Little, Fidelia M. Stoddard's obitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Little's Addition to Grinnell (Spencer Street)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Long, Barbara Beving "Iowa's Pre-eminent Architecture Firm"? manuscript, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Lucas, Tom:  "Grinnell's Anti-Abolitionist Riot of 1860"? copy of articleAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Lyman, J.P.  and Elizabeth Little Lyman's obits, misc. informationAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mack Hotel, and Mack, George (partial obit-copy)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: unnamed manuscript copy (check 73.64)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Marsh, Levi and Edith Hall and Ella - obitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Mears CottageAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Mears Cottage chronologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Misc. correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: MobrayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Montezuma R.R. depotAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Morgan, JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Moyle & Pooley divisionAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Moyle, William and wife (no firstname)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Newton, Lenna, Class of 1909Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Newspapers on microfilm:  citations sorted by year (6 pages)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: North Grinnell - plat mapAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Nusbaum, Julius (Aug 18, 1899 article)Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ottawa City? in Poweshiek County, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Parker, L.F.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: PatentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Peckham-Austin familiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Pederson-Tokle family historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: P.E.O. Chapter BMAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Phelps Family obits (L.C. [1891], Matthew [1882], Juliette Cook [1897], and Mariela Paige [1879])Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photo, Mural historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Pierce, Lucien G.C.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Postcard collection of Mrs. Verna Paul of Newburg, Iowa, 1969 - article aboutAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Poweshiek Historical and Genealogical Society newslettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Pictorial and Historical map of Poweshiek CountyAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Poweshiek County atlas  (1914 and 1921)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Property owners, 1894-1905Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Proudfoot & Bird, Grinnell buildings byAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Public Utility in GrinnellAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Grinnell Quasquicentennial - newspaper reprintsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: RailroadsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: B & NP railroad (Burlington and Northern Pacific?)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Ramsey, GrantAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Rinefort FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Map of downtown Grinnell - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Sanborn maps of downtown Grinnell info re:Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Shadbolt-Smith, obits ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Sanders FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Shaw-paper materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Shaw, Albert, Class of 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Shaw, Lillie May Clayworth - obitAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Sheridan Township - historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Smith, J. Fred & Ellen R.  and 1303 Park StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: J. Fred SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Smith FamilyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Spencer AffairAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Spencer, Louis E. obit, house and business infoAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Spencer, Charles H.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Spencer-Clarke families-genealogyAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Spencers and First National Bank (article from July 1904)Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Spencer Family treeAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: "Spotted Fever in Grinnell"? articleAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Spurgeon, Howard F.Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Steele, Alonzo and Ellen, divorce papers; abstract of propertyAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Steele Family, AlonzoAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Grinnell in the Suckow Decade, 1904-1913?Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sullivan Bank construction photocopy; later photocopyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Tappan, BenjaminAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Theater File I (Strand, Colonial, Bijou, Preston Opera House, Star, Airdome)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Theater File IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Strand Theater-Construction documents, c1916Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Strand TheaterAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Town scenes from an old scrapbook copies.  Residential and commericialAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Town and Township layoutAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Town of Grinnell - early plat mapsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Township map of Grinnell - undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: List of Townspeople, museum list of various club membersAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Union DepotAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Victor GrangeAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Welles (family)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: WestfieldAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Westfield Cemetery/Norwegian Lutheran CemeteryAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Whitcomb, AbramAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Whitney, Jane Wilson Taylor - obitAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Williams, Abbie (maiden name: Hill)Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Woodworth, FrankAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Worley, Byron T.  Student paper on townAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Commercial buildings and blocks photosAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Residents of Commercial/Residences, 1894/1900/1905Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Campus buildings, Earl Blair sketches ofAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Goodnow HallAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Robertson, Morgan & Ward, Nat:  paper on GoodnowAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Campus buildings:  photocopies of photos, etc. from scrapbookAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: College buildings - list of architectsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: C: Auto dealers and service stations, 1923-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Barb Wire factory, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 10: C:  Grinnell BlockAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: C:  Grinnell Bank Block historyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: C:  Sullivan Bank in progressAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: C:  Foster & Bailey (800 Commercial Street) - building, copies of Iowa Site Inventory sheets and family informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: C:  The Glove FactoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: C: 833 Broad Street (Herrick then Morse)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: C:  Grinnell Register building at Broad & 5th  (937 Broad)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: C: Bowers & McDonald building at 816 CommercialAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: C:  Fire Station on Commercial Street in 1800'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: C: Lamberson Hunt building at 1026 Main StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: C: Preston Opera House 800 block of Main StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: C:  Spaulding ManufacturingAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: C: Strand Theater on Main StreetAdd to your cart.
Item Misc.: Misc. articles and materials on buildings and businesses--at back of file boxAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Residences of 1885 - descriptionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sanford, Nellie.  Article on history of people and placesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Houses, building costs in 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 4: R: 403__________? photoAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Unidentified house photosAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Houses and businessesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: House historiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: J.B. Grinnell ToursAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Map of Grinnell and early homes (1854-56)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Early homes of GrinnellAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: R:  Focus on Grinnell Architecture (residences)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Houses:  1925 and misc.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: R:  house numbers by block in Grinnell properAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: R:  Anor Scott homeAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: R:  Magoun house at 6th & Broad (1870-1897)Add to your cart.
Folder 16: R:  1114 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: R:  1125 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: R:  1126 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: R:  1206 Broad Street (2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: R:  1222 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: R:  1227 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: R:  1302 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: R:  1312 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: R:  1421 Broad Street (Wadsworth)Add to your cart.
Folder 25: R:  334 East StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: R:  833 East Street (Marsh )Add to your cart.
Folder 27: R:  1033 Elm StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: R:  1807 Fourth AvenueAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: R:  abstract for 802-804 High StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: R:  818 High Street AND 817 East StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: R:  904 High Street (Morse)Add to your cart.
Folder 32: R:  913 High Street (Willard obits)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: R:  1103 Main Street (E. H. Spaulding)Add to your cart.
Folder 34: R:  1116 Main Street (Hibbets)Add to your cart.
Folder 35: R:  1402 Main Street (Rust)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: R:  531 Park Street (2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 37: R:  524 Park Street (Downing-Cooper history)Add to your cart.
Folder 38: R:  Park Street between 3rd and 4th (J.B. Grinnell house)Add to your cart.
Folder 39: R:  1011 Park Street (Little)Add to your cart.
Folder 40: R:  1303 Park Street (Warburton)Add to your cart.
Folder 41: R:  1315 Park StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: R:  819 Reed Street (Craver)Add to your cart.
Folder 43: R:  1303 Reed StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: R:  1421 Sixth AvenueAdd to your cart.
Folder 45: R:  1819 Sixth AvenueAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: R:  1421 Sixth AvenueAdd to your cart.
Folder 47: R:  1333 Spencer Street (moved from 1200 block of East Street)Add to your cart.
Folder 48: R:  1415 Summer StreetAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: R:  1228 West StreetAdd to your cart.
Series 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Boxes 1 and 1a contain photos and information about residential buildings.  Box 2 contains material on commercial buildings, churches, and some disaster photos.  Box 3 contains oversized maps, articles, etc.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: R:  1127 Park Street  (H.G. Little residence)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1888.  A photocopy of an earlier photo; a photo taken more recently.
Item 2: R:  1315 Park Street (non-extant)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: R:  President Magoun HouseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
1000 Block of Broad Street (SW corner of 6th & Broad).
Item 4: R:  904 High Street (1894)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken 1910.  Charles Morse House.
Item 5: R:  436 East Street ("Almy House")Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Built by S. Cooper in 1860.  Non-extant.
Item 6: R:  Anor Scott house at 1235 Third (corner of Elm and Third)Add to your cart.
Photos of interior-walls, wallpaper.  Samples of wood and wallpaper.
Item 7: R:  NE corner of 6th Avenue and Penrose intersectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Erastus Snow house.  1860s.  Non-extant.
Item 8: R:  Little House at NW corner of 5th and ParkAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A photocopy of an old photo; a reprint photo of an early photograph.  Non-extant.
Item 9: R:  817 East Street (Brande House)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 10: R:  1125 Broad Street (McMurray House)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
One photocopy of original exterior; one photo of  house in early 1980s.
Item 11: 10 photos of 1206 Broad-the J.P. Lyman HouseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photos from the late 1800s.  One exterior photo; 9 interior photos.
Item 12: 1008 High StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
The H.W. Williams house.
Item 13: 1206 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
The L.E. Spencer house.
Box 1aAdd to your cart.
Item 1: R:  Hamlin HouseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Just west of NW corner of 6th and West Street.  Faced south on 6th.  Non-extant.
Item 2: R:  1807 Fourth AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Luke Newton Sherman House.  Four sizes of same photo.
Item 3: R:  1126 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
E.W. Clark House.  Two photos from different time periods.
Item 4: R:  418 East StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Samuel A. Cravath House.
Item 5: R:  1124 Third AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Henely House.  Photo taken in 1980s.
Item 6: R:  1407 Sixth Avenue (NE corner of Sixth and Elm)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
5 exterior photos. 1 interior wood lath photo.
Item 7: R:  531 Park Street. Charles R. Morse HouseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
One large old photograph.  Many small exterior and interior photos, along with two contact print sheets, taken in 1980s.  "A fine residence of the 1870s."  Non-extant.
Item 8: R:  1227 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
William Beaton House.  1882.  Non-extant.
Item 9: R:  1303 Park StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
David R. Warburton House.  1901.
Item 10: R:  1110 Main StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
H.C. Spencer House.  1892.  Two photographs:  one in 1890s, the second in 1987.
Item 11: R:  1011 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
J.W. Billings House.  Two photographs: one with house being moved in about 1921;  the second in its new location on 16th Avenue.
Item 12: R:  917 Reed StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Charles F. Craver House.  Photograph and site plan.
Item 13: R:  1109 Main StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
F.E. Spaulding House.  Two recent photographs.
Item 14: R:  1133 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B.J. Carney House.
Item 15: R:  1312 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Manatt House.
Item 16: R:  1002 High StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Non-extant.
Item 17: R:  834 Park StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
George M. Christian House.
Item 18: R:  Backyard of 817 Seventh AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Cycling structure.
Item 19: R:  1018 Park StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Torn down by college in the summer of 2003.
Item 20: R:  1421 Park StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Residences in TownAdd to your cart.
Uncataloged folder of house photos and contact sheets:  most houses identified;  a few are not identified.
Item 1: C:  Bank Block (aka Grinnell Block)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken between 1890-1910.
Item 2: C:  Lamberson-Hunt Building.  1024-1028 Main StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: C:  Nelson & Sons Sample Day.  816 Fourth AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 4: C:  900 block of Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
1891 fire ruins.
Item 5: C:  1889 fireAdd to your cart.
Item 6: C:  Fourth Avenue between Main and BroadAdd to your cart.
Photo taken between 1907 and 1914.
Item 7: C:  Corner of 2nd Avenue and Main StreetAdd to your cart.
Item 8: C:  921 Main Street. Strand TheaterAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 9: C:  West side of Broad Street, between 4th and below Commercial StreetAdd to your cart.
Photo dated 1907.  Shows building done between Fire of 1889 and beginning of 1890.
Item 10: C:  Mack Building, corner of Broad and Commercial StreetsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 11: C:  Ames Block:  Main Street south of 4th AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 12: C:  Central Park (a.k.a. "Oklahoma") after downtown fire of June, 1889Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 13: C:  Chapin House and railroad depotAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Two photos:  one taken after 1892 with Union Depot; the other before 1891-2 (pre-Union Depot frame buildings)
Item 14: C:  Armory.  816 Fifth AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 15: C:  Downtown after fire of 1889Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The Congregational Church is in background.
Item 16: C:  The Grinnell Glove Factory (a.k.a. Morrison & McIntosh).  Third and R.R. and Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Two photos:  one taken in 1895 and one in 1930s (?)..
Item 17: C:  1941 overview of downtown, 1941Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken summer of 1941.
Item 18: C:  First Methodist Church.  Corner of 5th and Park.  Building faced  Park StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken before 1895.
Item 19: C:  Beyer Block (817-821 Fourth Avenue)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1891-1892.  Built by C.W.H. Beyer.
Item 20: C:  Coutts Block.  917 Broad St.Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Built by R.G. Coutts (mason) in 1893.
Item 21: C:  4th Avenue:  in background, the Hyatt Building (807 Fourth Avenue), just west of the Eagle Block (see eagle on top of structure)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken 1892.
Item 22: C:  Eagle Block, 1890s, when R.C. Ross had shoe store in this locationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Eagle Block built by W.A. Probst in 1879.  Photo taken looking north from 4th Avenue.
Item 25: C:  Bijou Theatre (see Theatre File)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 26: C:  Overview of Grinnell aerial view, taken from Billy Robinson's monoplaneAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Taken before 1916.
Item 27: CH:  Old Baptist Church (built 1889-1890)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Architect:  C.A.Williams.  Photo taken  before 1909.  Spire information.  In the same folder as CH:  Old Stone Church (Congregational)
Item 28: CH:  Old Stone Church (Congregational).  Corner of 4th and BroadAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Taken May 1923.  In the same folder as CH:  Old Baptist Church.
Item 29: C:  Preston Opera House (built 1877)  and The Fair (New York Chop House)on Main Street in backgroundAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company K in foreground.  Photo taken possibly 1898.
Item 30: C:  Third Avenue Curve, looking eastAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Chapin House in background.  Photo taken 1878?
Item 31: C:  Spaulding Block (914-918 Main Street)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken c. 1980.
Item 32: C:  Child's Livery and Feed Stable built 1880 (716 4th Avenue)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo before 1906.
Item 33: C:  The Preston Store west side of Main Street, south of 4th AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken prior to 1889.
Item 34: C:  Johnson & Wadsworth Drug Store at 827 Broad StreetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Tailor shop at 825 Broad Street.  Two-storey confectionary at 831 Broad Street.  Preston & Proctor Groceries delivery wagon at far right.  Photo taken before 1889 fire.
Item 35: C:  Earlier photo of  Bakery & Provision StoreAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Main Street, possibly near RR tracks.
Item 36: C:  Union Depot.  Intersection of two rail linesAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo taken prior to 1918.  Corner and front steps of Chapin House visible in left oreground.  Casket being loaded on train.
Item 37: C:  Broad Street and 4th AvenueAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
One photo prior to 1914; second photo after Merchants National Bank built.  West side of Broad Street north from 4th to almost 5th visible.
Item 38: C:  Spurgeon's BuildingAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Color photo taken  in 1970s.  Second photo of Spurgeon's Building taken after Main Street Makeover in 1980s.
Item 39: D:  7th and Broad Street after Cyclone of 1882Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Phelps house in background (still standing at 1203 Broad.  Charles F. Craver house in foreground (SE corner of Broad and 7th intersection).
Item 40: D:  Looking north from south of 7th toward 8th Avenue, between Broad and ParkAdd to your cart.
Wall studs of house in background (left) was located  where Broad Street ended at 8th Avenue.  Owner of house was S.J. Buck?
Item 41: D:  In the background, upper right (located on Broad Street) is the E. W. Clark house (with structural remains of cupola-now restored) at 1126 BroadAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
The large garage (with mansard roof) belongs to 1120 Main Street (the Charles H. Spencer house).  Charles Spencer is standing in rubble on garage roof.  Spencer's greenhouse in foreground.  Alley between Main and Broad runs through center of photo.  Photo looking northeast.
Item 42: D:  1891 fire damageAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Contents of Box 3: Oversize maps, oversize articles,  etc.Add to your cart.

Tenth U.S. Census: Town of Grinnell, 1880

Plan of Grinnell, published in Historical Atlas of Iowa, 1875-several oversize copies of

Craver, Steele and Austina^?(TM)s Harvester Works-article and sketch, College Newsletter, 1890.

Randolph Header Works article

Building outlines of Park and First Avenue, 1911

Sectional map of a township-4 photocopies

Map of Grinnell, circa 1865 (western half)

Photocopy of a partial Sanborn Map of Iowa College (undated)

Photocopy of letter from Henry Hamilton to L. F. Parker, December 28, 1904

Partial exhibit pieces of Sanborn maps-copies

Photocopies of 1880 map of Grinnell (one copy with red markings by John Kleinschmidt)

Photocopy of 1911 Sanborn map of area bordered by 1st Avenue, Broad Street, 2nd Avenue , Park Street.  Homeowners as of 1879 noted.  Mayflower Home buildings on other half of photocopy. Overlay Mayflower Home buildings onto Sanborn map houses.

Photocopy of Poweshiek County town maps (date not determined)

Photocopy of map of West Grinnell  (c. 1878?). Book 371, page 361. 2 copies

Photocopy of "Jerusalem" plat map  bordered by 6th Avenue on north, Commoroo Street on south.

Modern map of town of Grinnell, circa late 1980s. (two-sided)

Thermofax copy of 1934 Sanborn map of Grinnell.  Oversize.

Photocopy of 1888 Sanborn map of college area and south.

Photocopy of town and gown? poster (dated 1898).

Plat map of area surrounding Grinnella^?|no date.

Photocopy of Sanborn map, showing Armstrong & Hastings  Coal Yard near 5th and State.  Undated.

Photocopy of Des Moines Sunday Register photo and caption about a Chicago and Northwestern locomotive.

Six 8 1/2 x 11 photocopies of Sanborn maps, mostly undated, of town.

Copy of the Harvey Tribune-Citizen, dated 1902-1903 , featuring manufacturers and businesses in Harvey (Illinois)

Oversize copy of Craver and Steele and Austin ad; astronomical clock photo given to college by Corinna Hobart.

Folder of oversize photocopies of prints from microfilm about the fires in downtown Grinnell during last part of 19th century.

Earl Blair sketches of buildings in Grinnell:  8 x 10s

            Grinnell General Hospital--photocopy

            Spencer Building (4th and Main Street)-photocopy

            Masonic Temple (Main Street-photocopy

            Spaulding Manufacturing Company

            Railroad Depot (Union Depot)

            Sullivan Bank photocopy

            Lyman-Spencer House at 1206 Broad

            Spaulding House at  1109 Main Street

            Citizens Bank,1899 3 photocopies

            Seaman Building-Commercial Street-four photocopies

Series 4: Kleinschmidt Collection of Local History negativesAdd to your cart.
contains photos and negatives taken by Byron Worley

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