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.

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The success of this project depends on our reaching a wide range of people throughout Poweshiek County. We are seeking volunteers! Helping options include:
  • Help spread the word and locate materials and stories.
  • Serve as a community liaison for Montezuma, Brooklyn, Malcom, Deep River, Barnes City, Ewart, Guernsey, Hartwick, Searsboro or Victor
  • Learn the scanning and data collection process and work with individuals to add materials to the project.
  • Record oral histories.
  • Input information about scanned items and oral histories into the project database.
  • And other tasks yet to be determined!

Click here to Get Involved!

Questions or ideas you want to share?
Contact the project team at poweshiekhistory@gmail.com.

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Learn more about the project by watching this short video.


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:

Drake Community Library representatives: Monique Shore & Sharon Johnson
Grinnell College Libraries representatives: Catherine Rod, Christopher Jones, Julia Bauder
Community representatives: Cheryl Neubert, Karen Groves, Jonathan Andelson, Sarah Purcell, Kathryn Kamp
ILEAD Mentor: Brandie Ledford

ILEAD G-Team members (from left): Brandie, Catherine, Monique, Sharon, Julia and Christopher

This project is 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.