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Joseph W. Walt Research Library & College Archives

Joseph W. Walt Research Library & 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.

NEW: Digital Archives

Alphabetical list of collections

Map Drawers

Photograph Files

Series list of collections

Beneath the whispering maples: the history of Simpson College

Campus Day History

Campus Day: Then and Now 

College Hall Alcove

Mildred, the Spirit of College Hall

George Washington Carver Collection

Lane Sisters

Names that live at Simpson (1986)

Past Presidents 

“The Red & Gold” Alma mater written in 1890s; words revised in 1986. 


Simpson Alumnus/Bulletin/Magazine

The Simpson Magazine Online

Simpson MagazineIndex for 1990-Spring 2006

Simpsonian 1870-2023

Simpsonian Online

Zenith (yearbook)