Author: Chris Jones

Student With Baseball Bat

Student holding baseball bat

 

What we know:  this student and her baseball bat were photographed during New Student Days in 1978.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the student?  Description of the activity shown?

New Student Days, 1978

Smiling student

 

What we know:  this photo was taken during New Student Days in 1978.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the student?

Student in Bookstore

Student in bookstore

 

What we know:  photo was taken during New Student Days in 1978.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the student?

Smiling Student

Smiling student

What we know:  photo was taken during New Student Days in 1978.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the student?

Student Assembling Bicycle

Student assembling bicycle

What we know:  this photo was taken during New Student Days in 1972.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the student?

New Student Days, 1963

What we know:  photo was taken during New Student Days in 1963.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the students? Description of the activity shown?

New Student Days, 1963

Student registering for classes

What we know:  the photo was taken during New Student Days in 1963.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the student? Description of the activity shown?

“We Bombed in Grinnell”

Five students in a theater production

 

What we know:  a student production, possibly called “We Bombed in Grinnell,” with (from left to right):  (1) Ric McDowell ’68, (2) Unknown, (3) Grady Murdock ’70, (4) Jim Lew ’70, (5) Unknown.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the students? What year was this taken?

Students studying in 1969

Three students studying

What we know:  this photo is labeled April 29, 1969, and was used on the cover of an admissions booklet.

What we’d like to know: Name and graduation year of the students? What building is it?

What is this project? And what are we looking for?

Welcome to the Grinnell College Libraries Special Collections and Archives crowdsourcing page!  This project grew out of the success of the crowdsourcing table that we have staffed during Alumni Reunion, and the goal of this page is fairly straightforward:  we are asking for your help identifying the photos we post to this site.  Periodically, we will post photos from the college archives about which we know very little and ask for your help, and any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated!  Whether you are able to identify the people in the photo, where the photo was taken, the event being depicted, estimates of when the photo was taken, just type your comments in the post’s comment box, and we’ll add it to our files.  In the case where there are multiple people in a photo, we will label each person with a letter or number in order to try to reduce confusion and make it easier for you to identify specific people.  We will also add any known information to the post in the hope that it might spark a recollection.  Below is an example of the type of information we’re looking for:

 

Ethan Chun '12 receiving his diploma from President Raynard Kington

Ethan Chung ’12 (B) converted a graduation robe into a graduation cape to receive a well-deserved diploma from President Raynard Kington (A)

 

It is not necessary to format your comments in a specific way, nor are we necessarily looking for a narrative.  In the above example, something like, “A is Raynard Kington” would be great, but if you have a story related to this image (or if you’re Ethan and would like to give us more background information), we’ll happily add whatever you know to our files.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at archives@grinnell.edu

 

Thank you for your help!

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