For more information about Special Collections in Dunn Library, contact the college archivist. Use of the collections are by appointment.
The Joseph W. Walt Research Library & College Archives, housed on the third floor of Dunn Library, preserves and makes available materials and memorabilia about Simpson College from its beginnings in 1860, including the George Washington Carver Collection. Items from the archives are on display in the front lounge of the library.
Campus and Facilities History shows how the campus has developed. It includes the naming of Simpson College, previous campus facilities and current buildings and venues. The historical information is taken from Beneath the whispering maples: the history of Simpson College by Joseph W. Walt (1995).