Preston Player was a collector of books, maps and prints relating to the Mississippi River. Upon his death his collection came to Knox College at the suggestion of Edward Caldwell (Class of 1886, Trustee, & Honorary). The print collection of over 150 works includes some of the earliest views of the Mississippi and towns along the river, in addition to nearly thirty Currier and Ives lithographs.
Information about specific holdings can be obtained by contacting Special Collections & Archives.
View some images in the Preston Player Collection by mousing-over the thumbnails below.