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Historical Note: The first Grinnell College yearbook, The Cyclone, was published in 1889. It is named after the cyclone that struck Grinnell on June 17, 1882 killing 39 people, including two college students. As a student wrote in the introduction in the first yearbook explaining the title: "Once before a cyclone struck you, and in a moment all was destruction and sorrow, but out of those ruins of seven years ago our college rose to a new life of usefulness and honor, until to-day we feel that it is stronger for having passed through the storm." Provenance: Donated to the Archives by Tanya Hedges, 1996 yearbook editor, September 1996. Scope and Content Note: The contents include photographs used in the Cyclone Yearbook. Photographs from each yearbook are typically divided into sections: Student Life, Faculty/ Staff, Buildings, Sports, and School-Related Activities. Files are arranged chronologically.