College Archives


The college archives collects, preserves, and makes available source records about Simpson College. The archives has over 800 linear feet of materials including manuscripts, photographs, maps, recordings, and memorabilia. Items may be used in-house by appointment only. Because of its storage arrangement, the archives is not browsable. Email comments or questions to the archivist or call (515) 961-1519.

Alphabetical list of collections

Map Drawers

Photograph Files

Series list of collections

Campus Day History  

College Hall Alcove

Mildred, the Spirit of College Hall (slideshow)

George Washington Carver Collection

Avery O. Craven Collection

Lane Sisters

Past Presidents1866 – 1892, 1892 – 1919, 1919 – 1963, 1963 – 2013

“The Red & Gold” Alma mater written in 1890s; words revised in 1986. Listen to a 2002 performance by of “The Red & Gold” by student baritone John M. Moore and faculty pianist Dr. Michael Patterson.

The Simpson Magazine Online

Simpsonian Online

Simpson Magazine
Index for 1990-Spring 2006