DeWitt Library is transferring pieces of our archives collection to digital formats. Collections currently available for online viewing are listed below:
- Abolitionist Letters
Four letters by notable abolitionists Horace Greeley, James G. Blunt, John Brown, Jr., and Jason Brown.
- Heemstra Hall
Photos and newspaper articles about the construction of one of Northwestern's dormitories, Heemstra Hall.
- Hendrina Hospers
Items documenting the work of Hendrina Hospers, daughter of Henry Hospers and missionary to the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in New Mexico.
- Henry Hospers
Photos of and items related to Henry Hospers, one of the founders of Orange City and Northwestern Classical Academy.
- Jacob H. Melchers, Postcard Collection
An online display of over 100 postcards from the early 20th century, many related to Northwest Iowa.
- LeCocq Family Papers
Correspondence, photos, newspaper clippings, poems, and other materials from the LeCocq family that helps trace their emigration from The Netherlands and migration westward through Dutch-American settlements in Iowa, South Dakota, and Washington.
- Northwestern Classical Academy
Over 100 items from the early days of Northwestern, including founding documents, catalogues, and photographs.
- Northwest Iowa Vietnam Veterans: An oral history project
A collection of audio interviews with Vietnam veterans from Northwest Iowa.
- Orange City Tulip Festival
Schedules, photos, and articles from 1936 and 1937 Tulip Festivals.
- Principals, Presidents, and Founders
Photos of each of Northwestern's presidents and founders.
- Roderich & Elisabeth Wolff Scrapbook
A scrapbook and related documents that tell the story of a German couple's experiences during World War II.
- Roeland Van Cavel Collection
Scripts and images from Roeland Van Cavel, a Dutch immigrant who presented stories from Holland at school & town assemblies during the 1940s.
- Setting the Stage: Dr. Theora England and the theatre program
The story about the theatre program at Northwestern, including samples from Dr. England's extensive scrapbooks.
- Westside Four
Articles about an Orange City-based folk singing quartet in the early 1960s.