Special Collections Department

403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

phone: 515 294-6672
email: archives@iastate.edu

Special Collections Department

Special Collections Department - Department Information - Location, Hours, Staff

Location and Contact Information


Our mailing address:

Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140


You may also contact us by email, phone, or fax:

email: archives@iastate.edu

phone: (515) 294-6672

fax: (515) 294-3186


Please also visit us on Facebook.


The Special Collections Department is located in Room 403 of Parks Library. Please view the campus map for directions to the University Library.


For those new to the Ames area, please visit the University's Visitor's Guide for helpful information about the University and Ames, Iowa. For more detailed information regarding places to eat and stay and things to do and see in Ames, please visit the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau web site.



Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or by special appointment. For more information concerning resources and services in the Department, please call (515) 294-6672.

Internet Access


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Laura Sullivan

Assistant Department Head and Collections Archivist

515 294-9680



Kimberly Anderson





Becky Jordan
Reference Specialist (Reference requests)
515 294-9527


Bradley Kuennen
Assistant Archivist
515 294-4216


Matt Schuler
Library Assistant

515 294-0048



Stephanie Bennett

Project Archivist

515 294-6672



Amy Bishop

Project Archivist

515 294-6672



Whitney Olthoff

Project Archivist

515 294-6672



Student Assistants: Robert Anderson, Sarah Bennett, Lindsey Broadhead, Andrew Fackler, Cecily Paldino, Kaitlin Schieltz, and Brenda Tyrrell.