The George T. Henry College Archives include a reading room and climate-controlled vault located on the lower level of Stewart Memorial Library. The archives house and preserve the institutional records of Coe College. Principal donors have been administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Our larger alumni collections include the photographs of college photographer George T. Henry '49 whose work is a pictorial history of the college since 1948. It also includes the papers of world renowned journalist, broadcaster and author William L. Shirer '25, and Iowa poet and co-founder of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, Paul Engle '31.
The archives encourages the use of its collections in the classroom and in academic research. Collection are open to students, staff, alumni, researchers and the public during open hours and by appointment.
Links of Interest
- Coe College Newspaper (Cosmos) 1890-1978, Coe Alumni Magazine (Courier) 1899-2017, and Coe Yearbook (Acorn) 1903-2007
- History of Coe College
- History of Coe College 1851-1951 (student thesis) - coming soon
- Western Leander Clark College, a brief history
Harlene Hansen, Archives Assistant
Office: George T Henry Archives, library basement
Phone: 319.399.8787 (x8787 on campus)