Special Collections and University Archives

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

Physical Location: 403 Parks Library, 4th floor

Departmental Responsibilities: The Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives identifies, selects, preserves, creates access to, provides reference assistance for, and promotes 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.

As part of the department, the University Archives 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: