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Artifacts and other items taken to off-site storage
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One plaque in memory of Frank L. Thone, class of 1915 One plaque in memory of Dr. and Mrs. W.D. Kinney One plaque for the Windsor Science Library, given by Popular Mechanics Magazine and H.H. Windsor, Jr., in memory of Henry Haven Windsor, class of 1884, William Windsor, class of 1854, and John Hill Windsor, class of 1854. One plaque from the Forest Press Division of the Lake Placid Education Foundation honoring Burling Library, 1977. One plaque titled Burling Library listing the members of the board of trustees and of the faculty library committee. One plaque saying that the trustees have named the libary Burling in honor of Lucy Burling. 1959. Grinnell Chamber of Commerce 1959 plaque commemorating 100th year of college in Grinnell

Plumb and Level

Level used by M.W. Abbott in the erection of the first college building in Grinnell in 1857 and 1858. A history of the level is pasted its side, and reads: "Mr. M.W. Abbott in charge of the contruction of the building assisted by C.D. Kelsey, completed the third story in August 1858. After the death of Mr. Abbott in February 1862, this Plumb & Level came into my possession, and remined to the present time, June 20th, 1898. After nearly fifty years of service, its level and perpendicular abilities are perfect. Though it has witnessed the destruction of the first College Building by fire, and from its ashes "Phoenix" like arose more noble structures, that were destroyed by an irresistible Cyclone in 1882, the motive and immortal principles that were at the foundation of these destroyed temples for eduction, not being destroyed, we are permitted now to behold still greater and more superb structures, that are Plumb and Level with the advanced civilization, and intelligence of this age. Theh possessor of this true and tested implement of correct level and perpendicular habits, having no further use for its service, now donates it to Iowa College for safe keeping for all coming time, hoping and believing that the College will in the future as in the past, be a representative of those principles that are Plumb and Level, and keep pace with the highest moral, scientific, and economic principles that may be advanced by future generations. [signed] C.D. Kelsey"

Realia items

A box containing: three copies of "Iowa College, Grinnell" (a booklet of photos of Iowa College); "Iowa College at Grinnell," 1903, (a booklet of photos of Iowa College); one pin which reads "Conquer Coe"; a small paper pennant with the college seal and "Grinnell"; a small yellow paper bookmark; a badge given to Harry H. Hummel, class of 1915, on the occasion of his 50th class reunion; and one packet of holiday greeting cards printed on parchment paper; one framed photograph of 1206 Broad Street taken by Brian Jones, class of 1981; one tea napkin with the name Carrie Morse.

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