Grant Dates

In which year was the first grant for a public library in Iowa given?

In January 15, 1892, Fairfield received the first grant for a Carnegie library. This was significant because the Fairfield grant was the first time that Carnegie funded a library in a community with which he had no personal connection. His three previous grants in the U.S. had all been in the Pittsburgh area where he had first lived after he immigrated from Scotland.

In which year was the last grant for a public library in Iowa given?

On November 7, 1917, Corydon received $8000 for the last grant in Iowa.

In which year were the most grants for public libraries in Iowa given?

In 1903, there were 23 grants provided to Iowa’s libraries.

In which years were Carnegie grants for the Iowa academic libraries given?

  • 1901 — 1: Upper Iowa University, Fayette
  • 1903 — 2: Grinnell College, Grinnell; Cornell College, Mount Vernon
  • 1905 — 3: Simpson College, Indianola; Drake University, Des Moines; Parsons College, Fairfield
  • 1906 — 1: Ellsworth College, Iowa Falls

In which years were Carnegie grants given for public libraries (arranged by grant date)?

  • 1892 — 1: Fairfield
  • 1899 — 1: Davenport
  • 1900 — 1: Ottumwa
  • 1901 — 7: Fort Dodge, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Hawarden, Clinton, Eldora, Marshalltown
  • 1902 — 14: Newton, Estherville, Atlantic, Cedar Falls, Denison, Hampton, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Oskaloosa, Manchester, Mason City, Waterloo (2), Eagle Grove, Tipton
  • 1903 — 23: Charles City, Oelwein (not accepted), Cherokee, Council Bluffs, Chariton, Indianola, Mount Pleasant, Perry, Spencer, Le Mars, Marion, Shenandoah, Vinton, Ames, Jefferson, Carroll, Monticello, Waverly, Iowa Falls, Algona, Marengo, Glenwood, and Storm Lake
  • 1904 — 5: West Liberty, Winterset, Odebolt, Tama, Colfax
  • 1905 — 8: Nashua, Spirit Lake, Manson (not accepted), Osage, Albia, Guthrie Center (not accepted), Leon, Pella
  • 1906 — 4: Sheldon, Stuart, Red Oak, Humboldt
  • 1907 — 6: Laurens, Clarinda, DeWitt, Bedford, Villisca, Onawa
  • 1908 — 4: Rockwell City, Lake City, New Hampton, Osceola
  • 1909 — 2: Missouri Valley, Woodbine
  • 1910 — 2: Grundy Center, Knoxville
  • 1911 — 8: Sac City, Emmetsburg, Eldon, Audubon, Sanborn, Sioux City(2), Dunlap, Bloomfield
  • 1912 — 0
  • 1913 — 3: Sigourney, Cresco, Alden
  • 1914 — 2: Garner, Traer
  • 1915 — 7: Greenfield, Harlan (not accepted), Malvern, Mount Ayr, Sibley, Hamburg, Logan
  • 1916 — 4: Belmond (not accepted), Britt, Clear Lake, Reinbeck
  • 1917 — 2: Montezuma, Corydon

What is the chronological order of the grant dates?

1903
Anamosa
January 28,19161
Belmond
1868
Burlington
September 29, 19151
Harlan
January 15, 18921
Fairfield
December 2, 18991
Davenport
January 16, 19001
Ottumwa
January 1, 1901
Fayette
January 10, 19011
Fort Dodge
January 12, 19011
Dubuque
February 19, 19011
Cedar Rapids
July 2, 1901
Centerville
August 24, 19011
Clinton
October 3, 19011
Hawarden
December 30, 19011
Eldora
December 30, 19011
Marshalltown
January 9, 19021
Tipton
January 22, 19021
Newton
February 15, 19021
Estherville
March 14, 19021
Atlantic
March 14, 19021
Cedar Falls
March 14, 19021
Denison
March 14, 1902 1
Hampton
March 14, 19021
Iowa City
March 14, 19021
Maquoketa
March 14, 19021
Oskaloosa
April 11, 19021
Manchester
April 11, 19021
Mason City
April 11, 19021
Waterloo
April 11, 19021
Waterloo
April 26, 19021
Eagle Grove
January 2, 19031
Charles City
January 6, 19031
Cherokee
January 6, 19031
Council Bluffs
January 13, 19031
Chariton
January 13, 19031
Indianola
January 13, 19031
Mount Pleasant
January 13, 19031
Perry
January 13, 19031
Spencer
January 22, 19031
Le Mars
January 22, 19031
Marion
January 22, 19031
Shenandoah
January 22, 19031
Vinton
February 2, 19031
Ames
Februrary 2, 19031
Jefferson
February 12, 19031
Carroll
February 12, 19031
Monticello
February 20, 19031
Waverly
March 7, 1903
Grinnell
March 20, 19031
Iowa Falls
March 27, 1903 1
Algona
March 27, 19031
Marengo
July 27, 19031
Glenwood
December 4, 19031
Storm Lake
December 21, 19031
Mount Vernon
February 5, 19041
West Liberty
February 5, 19041
Winterset
March 8, 19041
Odebolt
August 30, 19041
Tama
December 2, 19041
Colfax
January 19, 19051
Nashua
February 1, 19051
Spirit Lake
February 16, 1905
Indianola
March 27, 1905
Des Moines
March 27, 19051
Osage
March 31, 1905
Fairfield
April 11, 19051
Albia
April 20, 19051
Leon
November 24, 19051
Pella
February 28, 19061
Sheldon
March 12, 1906
Iowa Falls
November 14, 19061
Stuart
November 27, 19061
Red Oak
December 13, 19061
Humboldt
February 6, 19071
Laurens
February 21, 19071
Clarinda
April 8, 19071
Bedford
April 8, 19071
DeWitt
May 2, 19071
Villisca
December 13, 19071
Onawa
February 10, 19081
Rockwell City
May 8, 19081
Lake City
August 15, 19081
New Hampton
December 14, 19081
Osceola
February 1, 19091
Missouri Valley
April 28, 19091
Woodbine
April 8, 19101
Grundy Center
November 30, 19101
Knoxville
January 6, 19111
Sac City
February 20, 19111
Emmetsburg
March 18, 19111
Eldon
March 29, 19111
Audubon
March 29, 19111
Sanborn
April 8, 19111
Sioux City
May 2, 19111
Dunlap
November 21, 19111
Bloomfield
January 2, 19131
Sigourney
February 13, 19131
Cresco
November 3, 19131
Alden
June 11, 19141
Garner
June 11, 19141
Traer
September 29, 19151
Greenfield
September 29, 19151
Malvern
September 29, 19151
Mount Ayr
September 29, 19151
Sibley
December 3, 19151
Hamburg
December 3, 19151
Logan
March 31, 19161
Britt
March 31, 19161
Clear Lake
March 31, 19161
Reinbeck
March 31, 19161
Sioux City
May 3, 19171
Montezuma
November 7, 19171
Corydon