Special Collections


  • Lessons from an Olson

    The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is looking for the next Olson Graduate Research Assistant. If you are a graduate student, or an incoming graduate student, find out more here. However, you might be asking what does […]

  • New Exhibit Tells Stories Worth Telling

    Throughout the history of journalism, there have been different mediums in which writers tell their stories. Print, TV and radio have all dominated the journalistic world at one point in time, and while there are many forms to share […]

  • Herky’s Birthday Celebration

    Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us! […]

  • Reflections of UI’s Furry and Feathery Mascots

    As we get ready to celebrate Herky’s 70th birthday, curator of the “Hatching Herky” exhibit, Chloe Waryan, looks back on her experiences and Iowa mascots of old.  In the summer of 2018, I was fortunate enough to be […]

  • Seth Torchia goes to Washington

    Special Collections student worker Seth Torchia spent a fascinating summer interning at the National Archives. We are excited for Seth to have had this wonderful opportunity and asked him to share his experiences below.  This […]

  • Manuscripts in the Curriculum comes to Special Collections

    With the new school year beginning, Special Collections has brought in 21 new manuscripts for the fall semester for professors, students, and enthusiasts to enjoy and learn from. These manuscripts are on loan from Les Enluminures, a […]