Stewart Memorial Library

About the Library Collections

The Stewart Memorial Library maintains a robust book and journal collection covering all academic subjects.

The library also maintains over 100 databases that provide access to journals, primary documents, scientific papers, newspapers, images, as well as dvd's, reference research tools and subject guides.

Media Technologies offers the campus a wide range of films available on DVD for checkout. Titles range from the classics to blockbuster "feature" films to documentaries and indie to everything in between.

The George T. Henry College Archives is located on the lower level of the library and houses the institutional records of Coe College. The collections consist of papers from administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Archives maintains publications by faculty and Coe alumni as well as student honors theses and student publications. Major collection are from Coe College photographer George T. Henry '49 whose work is a pictorial history of the college since 1948. The Archives also houses the papers of world renowned journalist, World War II broadcaster, and author William L. Shirer '25, and Iowa poet and co-founder of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, Paul Engle '31.

The Art Collection contains selections from the College's extensive art collection of approximately 400 works by almost 200 artists are displayed in four special galleries and throughout the building. On view are works by famed American regionalist painters Grant Wood and Marvin Cone '14, Conger Metcalf '36, Andy Warhol, and other notable artists.

Marvin Cone and Grant Wood, both Cedar Rapids natives, were two of Iowa's foremost artists. Cone graduated from Coe College in 1914 and taught French and art at the college for 40 years. He founded Coe's art department. Wood is best known for his "American Gothic" painting that brought him international attention.

Besides the four galleries, art is on display in areas throughout the first and second floors and the lower level of the library.