The University Archives is organized by major administrative and departmental units. Browse the collections or use the Google search bar to locate collections. In addition to our online listings the Archives also has a number of finding aids that are only available in print form in the department. These finding aids are being added to our online listings as time permits. Please contact us if you have any questions.
University Archives Collections
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A listing of subjects found within the collections in the in the University Archives.
Subject index (.pdf).
A listing of administrators, faculty, and alumni who have substantial collections in the Archives.
Archive-It is a web site preservation program that allows institutions to select and permanently capture web pages. Please visit the Web Archives page for more information.
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University Archives Collection Inventories
(RS (Records Series) Number = Call Number)
RS 00: University (General)
RS 01: State Board of Regents
RS 02: President
RS 10: College of Education
RS 11: College of Engineering
RS 15: Interdepartmental Programs
RS 16: Vice Provost for Extension
RS 17: Ames Laboratory
RS 19: Iowa State University Press
RS 21: Alumni Affairs
RS 22: Student Organizations
RS 24: Department of Athletics
RS 25: Library
RS 26: College of Design
RS 27: College of Business
RS 28: Plant Sciences Institute
RS 29: College of Human Sciences