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 - Collections - Photograph Collection

Photograph Collection


The Special Collections Department maintains over 1,000,000 photographs. The majority of the images are about Iowa State University and focus on the activities of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. They cover the topics of agriculture, science, technology, home economics, and campus events. Other images are in the Department's manuscript collections and feature subjects such as agriculture, rural life, science, technology, home economics, and local history.


The Department recently received the University Digital Image Archives. To request an image, please contact the University Archives at 515-294-4216 or archives@iastate.edu. The Department will do its best to respond to requests within 1-2 weeks. The cost for on campus requests is $5.00 per image.


For information about receiving reproductions of our images, please visit the

Image Reproduction website.


Images on Flickr


To view some of the images we have available, please visit our site on Flickr.