Poweshiek History Preservation Project

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Preserving the History of the People and Places of Poweshiek County

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PHPP is a digital archive of the Poweshiek County area that includes materials contributed by individuals and items from the Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and area historical museums. PHPP volunteers can help scan items contributed by individuals by appointment. Items can also be submitted in digital form by individuals. The project is also collecting oral histories which are conducted by volunteers.  For information on how to contribute items or get involved in the project see below.
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CONTRIBUTE MATERIALS: Do you have materials that might be of interest to the project? Do you wonder if they are really something that should be included? Or do you have materials that you’ve already scanned (or would like to scan yourself) and think might be nice to include?  Click hereto give us some basic information on what you have. We will get in touch with you for next steps.

The success of this project depends on our reaching a wide range of people throughout Poweshiek County. Helping options include scanning of photographs and documents, conducting or transcription of oral histories.
Get in touch!
Have materials to contribute? Want to get involved? Have questions? Contact the project team at poweshiekhistory@gmail.com.


Our goal is to respect copyright and all other legal rights. If you own the copyright to any material that appears on this site, and you did not give permission for it to be posted here, please contact us at poweshiekhistory@gmail.com and we will remove the material. If you have any other concerns about any of the material posted here, please contact us as well, and we will work with you to resolve the situation.

Project Team: PHPP involves staff of both the Drake Community Library and the Grinnell College Libraries. Primary contact is Monique Shore at Drake Community Library.

This project was started as part of the ILEAD Iowa program administered by Iowa Library Services. Iowa Library Services is partnering with the state libraries in Illinois, Colorado, Ohio and Utah to implement ILEAD USA through a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.