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University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives

100 Main Library, Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
+1 319-335-5921
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Research Collection and Archives with a personal touch

If you are looking for records or history of the University of Iowa, or if you are looking for... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
weitzeltim
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Iowa City, Iowa
Always a wonderful experience

walking, browsing through the campus brought many new experiences; the museums are wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
Darrell92104
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San Diego, California
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Rare book room, University Archives, scrapbooks, photographs, sci-fi pulps, artists' books, fine press, comics, broadsides, fanzines, letters and more. Open for researchers, students, and the public. Visit our exhibit space anytime the library is open. Located on the third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library, 8:30AM-5PM Monday-Friday during the summer and 8:30-5:30PM during the school year.
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19 Aug 2016
“Research Collection and Archives with a personal touch”
7 Jul 2015
“Always a wonderful experience”
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you are looking for records or history of the University of Iowa, or if you are looking for maps, rare books, women's archive and first editions from Iowa authors, be sure to add Special Collections to your research list. Also good for seeing rare...More

1  Thank weitzeltim
Reviewed 7 July 2015

walking, browsing through the campus brought many new experiences; the museums are wonderful and well thought out.

Thank Darrell92104
Reviewed 14 May 2015

The University of Iowa has long nurtured writers, and I am happy to report that its special collections staff also makes visiting scholars researching these writers feel welcome. I spent four days in the archives using a playwright's papers, and the curators and student staff...More

1  Thank feministdramaturg
Reviewed 2 May 2015

I visited this collection by chance at the invitation of a friend. I did not have high expectations of Iowa City's book collections and was delighted to find world class collections of, among other things, Leigh Hunt, a very important member of the circle of...More

2  Thank UKandFrance
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Iowa has a long and full record of women striving to make the world a better place. Those archives are extensive and include the records of women leaders from the beginning of Iowa history to the present. Archivists welcome submissions and prefer to do sorting...More

Thank modemo
Reviewed 23 July 2013

The Iowa women's historical archives collection is absolutely amazing. The archivist gave us a tour and an overview of how the archives got started and how they've built the collections. They have a treasure trove of materials on Latinas in the Iowa. If you're a...More

2  Thank LF96
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