Builders of a Commonwealth (Iowa)
Truman Douglass, a pastor of the Congregational Church in Osage, IA from 1868-82 and Superintendent of the Congregational Home Missionary Society from 1882-1907, compiled a record of biographical information for Congregational ministers in Iowa up to 1900. This typed manuscript in the Grinnell College Archives collection was used as a source for his published work, Pilgrims of Iowa, but was never published itself. The biographies contained in these volumes are much more detailed than Douglass could possibly fit into the published versions, containing many personal anecdotes and extensive chronicles of the ministers' careers.
To find an individual minister within the collection by name, search our obituary database, then use the citation to find them in the corresponding volume on Internet Archive.
- Volume 1: The Patriarchs and their associates
- Volume 2: The Iowa Band
- Volume 3: Other men of the Forties
- Volume 4: Men of the third decade
- Volume 5: Pilgrim preachers of the late Fifties
- Volume 6: Men of the early Sixties
- Volume 7: 1865-1869
- Volume 8: 1870-1874
- Volume 9: 1875-1879
- Volume 10: 1880-1884
- Volume 11: 1885-1889
- Volume 12: 1890-1894
- Volume 13: 1895-1900