Special Collections

Acting Asst. Department Head & Collections Archivist: Laura Sullivan, Librarian I, 515 294-9680
Reference Specialist: Becky Jordan, 515 294-9527
Assistant Collections Archivist: Brad Kuennen, 515 294-0048
Collections Assistant: Matt Schuler, 515 294-0048
Project Archivist: Stephanie Bennett 
Project Archivist: Amy Bishop 
Project Archivist: Whitney Olthoff

Reference Desk: 515 294-6672, archives@iastate.edu

Physical Location: 403 Parks Library, 4th floor

Departmental Responsibilities: The mission of the Iowa State University Library Special Collections Department is to identify, select, preserve, create access to, provide reference assistance for, and promote the use of rare and unique research materials that support major research areas of Iowa State University. The Department maintains these research materials because they are best managed separately from the ISU Library's General Collection due to their subject area, rare/unique qualities, source, physical condition, or form.

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.

For more detailed information regarding the department's collections, programs, and services:

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