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Special Collections


Over the years, area residents have donated their photographs to the library. Broadly grouped, the photographs cover the 1916 flood, bands, buildings, bridges among other topics. The photographs may be viewed by appointment. Contact Charm Ruhnke, to arrange an appointment.


As with our photographs, many have donated a variety of artifacts to the library. Among our holdings are souvenir spoons from L-P Township High School, swords (yeah, swords), shoes, lanterns, lunch pails, Westclox clocks and original Maud Powell musical albums. To view the collection, contact Charm Ruhnke,, to arrange an appointment.