New Exhibit: May marked the Centennial of the Smith-Lever Act. This federal legislation created a nationwide system of cooperative extension services that continues to provide outreach activities through land-grant universities, including Iowa State. A new exhibit honoring Iowa's Extension pioneers is on display in the Special Collections Department. You can also read more about early Extension activities at Iowa State on our blog.
Dwight Albert Ink was a career public servant and Iowa State alumnus (1947) who served a number of federal government agencies under seven presidential administrations and held positions at American University and the Institute for Public Administration as well. Ink also served on government-wide groups such as the Alaskan Reconstruction Committee and the Personnel Management Project. The collection contains articles, awards, biographical materials, certificates, clippings, correspondence, invitations, legal documents, manuscripts, meeting minutes, memorandums, notes, photographs, publications, reports, and subject files, as well as a small number of artifacts and oversized materials. These materials document Ink's years of government service and related professional activities.
For more information, please see the collection’s finding aid.