Publications, on-line

Coe Cosmos
Digital Archives

The Bibliophile

Coe History Links

Coe College: The First 100 years, from the Coe Writing Center

History of Coe College, from the College's webpage

Western Leander Clark College, a brief history

Archive Hours

By appointment, contact Jill Jack,

Featured Exhibit

Featured Collection

Digital Exhibits

Coe Etiquette Book (1941) Coe Etiquette Book (1941) - An etiquette book published by senior students in 1941, and provided to the student population.
Coe Founders Collection Coe Founders Exhibit - A collection of founder’s photographs and documents illustrating the founding and early history of Coe College.  
Thumbnail for Ditty Book 1913 Ditty Book by Don Chilcote and Lowell (Buddy) A. Burrows - a student publication of comics and poems depicting Coe College history, student life, and faculty.
Thumbnail Aerial Exhibit Aerials of Coe College Campus - a collection of aerials spanning 70 years from the 1930s to the 1990s along side a description of the campus as it changes.
Thumbnail - Coe College the first hundred years Coe College: The First Hundred Years - a web site directed by the Writing Center, containing information compiled by Coe students, faculty and alumni regarding the first one hundred years of Coe's history.
Thumbnail - Coe Buildings Coe College Buildings - A collection of photographs, of buildings, from Coe College's Campus.
Thumbnail Exhbit of 1910 Class Mascots Class Mascots, the 1910 Acorn - the class mascots, cheers, and colors as depicted by the Junior class of 1910 in the Junior Annual.
Thumbnail Flunk Day Exhibit Flunk Day Collection - a collection of 34 flunk day broadsides from it's founding in 1911 to 1978. Housed at the State Library of Iowa in the Iowa Heritage Digital Collections.
Thumbnail for Coe Songs Coe Songs - a collection of 3 Coe songs: "Hail Hail to Coe," "I want to go back to Coe Again," and an "Even Song," put to video clips from the 1939 Coe Film.
1939 Coe Silent Film Coe Films - A collection of Coe films including: 1939 film,"Coe: A Christian College for the Youth of Iowa," 1965 film for the Coe Challenge Campaign, and the 1972 film, "Coe a Special Place."