Grinnell City Directories

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US-GCS DCL Coll-003 Row A CITY

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Grinnell City Directories


  • 1878 - 2024 (Creation)


Quantity: 154 City Directories and 2 Microfilm reels

Arrangement: Chronological

Background Note:
The DCL Local History Archives aims to preserve 3 copies of each Grinnell City Directory. The first copy is located in the Restricted Archives, the second copy is located in the Microfilm room, and the third copy is located in Basement storage. Some years are also available on Microfilm and the DCL Local History Website.
Grinnell City Directories are cataloged and can be found in the DCL online catalog by searching "Grinnell City Directories"

Note: Some years of the directories were also published in a “Special Residential” edition.

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Physical copies of city directories from 1920 – current available in the Restricted Archives, Microfilm Room, and Basement Storage. See DCL online catalog for complete list of years.

Restricted Archives:

Early Years (1878 – 1920) organized in binders

• City Directory Sorts 1878, 1894, 1900 (binder)
• City Directory Sorts 1910, 1920 (binder)
• Grinnell City Directories Database 1878, 1894, 1900, 1910, 1920 (binder)
• 1920 Grinnell City Directory Sorted by Street Address (binder)
• City Directory Copies 1878, 1894, 1900, 1910

Microfilm Reels

Available to view in microfilm room

• Reel 1: 1878 – 1976
• Reel 2: 1976 – 1989

Basement Storage

Third copies of the city directories are placed in Basement Storage.

Quantity: 12 x 15 x 10 banker box (1)
10 ¼ x 12 ¼ x 5 clamshell box (1)

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Archivist's note

Name of Preparer: Leslie Czechowski; D. Lalonde; L. Cabelli; V. Ruse

Date of Preparation: 4/1995; 7/2/2013; 8/21/2015; 11/6/2017; 5/17/2024

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