One last game: Exhibition featuring Iowa State and Cyclone sports memorabilia makes final appearance Oct. 26

Visit the University Library’s Homecoming Tailgate to view artifacts, receive a limited-edition gift and more. 

A football signed by Dan McCarney, a facsimile of Jack Trice’s letter from 1923, a men’s freshmen beanie from 1909 and more will be stored away after kickoff at Iowa State University’s Homecoming Game. After Oct. 26, these items will only be available for the public to see by paying a visit to Special Collections and University Archives.

“May Her Colors Ever Fly”– a pop-up exhibition hosted by the University Library Special Collections and University Archives – will be open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cyclone Tent 17. In addition to free food and drinks, commemorative brochures detailing all 13 pieces of the display will be available.  

Although the exhibition is making its final round, visitors can still leave with a piece of Iowa State history! Attendees will have the opportunity to receive a limited-edition 2-inch by 3-inch button depicting one of the following Cyclone Football programs (while supplies last):

To check out additional Cyclone Football programs dating back to the 1890s, visit the library's homepage and select ISU Football Programs under Digital Collections & Online Exhibits. For more information about Special Collections and University Archives, visit 

Contact information

For media inquiries, please contact Nacuya Rucker, Iowa State University Library External Relations Director, at or 515-294-2155.