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Iowa State Fair exhibition includes Special Collections and University Archives materials

Thousands gather on central campus to mourn Jack Trice's death

The Iowa State University Office of University Marketing presents “Breaking Barriers: The Story of Jack Trice,” the 2023 Iowa State Fair exhibition. Special Collections and University Archives, Iowa State University Library provided images and letters for the exhibition, which includes a facsimile of Trice’s original letter that has inspired Iowa Staters for a century. 

SCUA’s holdings include the original letter, many photographs, manuscripts, and other primary source materials from Jack Trice and the events surrounding his passing 100 years ago. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug. 10-20 in the Varied Industries Building at the fairgrounds. Learn about Trice’s legacy at Iowa State and see photos and letters from SCUA’s collections. 

Discover more about the life and legacy of Jack Trice with a visit to “Once, Twice, Trice: Students Tackle Naming Jack Trice Stadium,” a Special Collections and University Archives exhibit that highlights the 24 years of student activism to name the football stadium after Trice. This exhibit is installed in the Parks Library lobby near the Main Desk. Stop in the SCUA Reading Room on Floor 4 of Parks Library to see more materials from Trice’s collection that didn’t make it into the exhibits.

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