Special Collections Department

403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

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

Library reading room

University Archives

Special Collections Department - University Archives


The Special Collections Department also maintains the University Archives which serves as the primary repository for the historical records of Iowa State University. The University Archives collects, describes, preserves and exhibits university records that contain historical, administrative, legal, or fiscal value. The records include departmental records and the papers of faculty and alumni.

Iowa State University History

From Iowa State's beginnings in 1858...

University Collections

Collecting Areas and Collection Lists

Donations and Transfers

Contact Information and Guidelines

Mission and Collections Policy

The University Archives mission statement and collections policy.

University Records Retention Schedule

Guidelines for the Preservation of University Records


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