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Historic Des Moines

The Historic Des Moines collection gives a glimpse of Des Moines, Iowa as it entered the 20th century. This was a period of substantial growth for the city, and a time when Des Moines was growing away from its origins as an outpost in the West. The collection was created by scanning images from the original sources held by the …

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Historic Des Moines

Johnny Bright

 The Johnny Bright Story: Dirty Play Caught on Film.

The intentional slugging of Drake halfback Johnny Bright at a game at Oklahoma A&M in 1951 caused repercussions in the intercollegiate athletics world and brought changes in rules and equipment.

Johnny Bright

Verona Johnston

From the Class of 1912, Drake's Centenarian

Born in Indianola, Iowa on August 6, 1890, Emma Verona Calhoun Johnston was not only the oldest living American; she was also a graduate of Drake University.

Verona Johnston

Ernest Tomlin

Looking for Ernest Tomlin: Drake student lost on the Titanic

An "A" student, Tomlin learned in 1910 that his father was ill and traveled to London to care for him. In the spring of 1912, Tomlin booked passage on the "RMS Titanic" in order to return to his studies at Drake.

Ernest Tomlin

Grinnell Historical Collection

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Grinnell Historical Collection

About the collections



The purpose of the Drake Digital Collections is to collect, digitize, and preserve important stories of Drake University's 125-year history.

 

Photographs, articles and other materials have been scanned and oral histories from eye witnesses have been recorded. These materials have been made availalbe online to reach the largest possible audience.

Contact

Need more information?

 

Bart Schmidt
Digital Projects Librarian
bart.schmidt@drake.edu
(515) 271-2940

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