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Iowa Connections at Iowa State University represents an array of collections and individuals that give a glimpse into daily life and achievements, and document the history, culture and people
of the state of Iowa. The Iowa State University Library and Special Collections Department house a variety of manuscripts and archives. For more manuscripts and archives, search the library catalog or Special Collections, also refer to finding aids for complete lists of individual collections.
Adams Family PapersThese papers contain letters and journals written by Mary Newbury Adams (1837-1901), who was an instrumental early supporter of the suffrage movement. Mary Adams blog post.
Adams Family Papers finding aid.
Civil War Diaries Digital CollectionWritten accounts including diaries and letters from soldiers in the Civil War document life in camp, thoughts on the war, campaigns, and exploits; including an account of a prison escape.
CYbrary:ISU Descartes Pascal Digital CollectionThe Descartes Pascal digital collection contains glass plate negatives deplicting life at the turn of the twentieth century in Iowa. Decartes Pascal finding aid.
Iowa HistoryPublications documenting various historical aspects of Iowa including local histories, fauna, flora, and geology of Iowa. For ISU history see CYbrary.
Michael P. HarkerHarker's images of historic barns document the architecture of the iconic buildings as they began disappearing from the Iowa countryside.
Michael P. Harker finding aid.
Carrie Chapman CattA suffragist, feminist, political activist, and Iowa State alumna who was president of the American Womans Suffrage Association.
Carrie Chapman Catt finding aid.
CYbrary: ISU Digital ArchivesThe history of the University is represented through historic photographs, student writings, and University publications.
Iowa County HistoriesEarly histories of Iowa counties with biographical sketches of its citizens and descriptions of the events that shaped the towns.
Kitchen-KlatterBegan as a talk show in 1924; the magazine was started in 1940 covering home stories, recipes, household tips, child-rearing advice and comments on current events.
Richard A. Tewkesbury Tewkesbury's expeditions through the Darien Jungle of Panama in 1939 and 1940 were taken to prove that the jungle and its inhabitants were not barriers to a Pan American Highway. Richard A. Tewkesbury finding aid.