Collection Dates: 1854 -- 1909
1854 -- 1909
(Bulk Dates: 1870 to 1909)
.25 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: July 2002
Acquisition Note: This collection was left to the University of Iowa Libraries under the terms of Martha (Mrs. Mark) Ranney's will of 1916.
and Restrictions: This
collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
Photographs: Box 1
Digital Surrogates: Except where indicated, this document describes but does not reproduce the actual text, images and objects which make up this collection. Materials are available only in the Special Collections Department.
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Use of Collections: The University of Iowa Libraries supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted by their fragile condition or by contractual agreement with donors, and it may not be possible at all times to provide appropriate machinery for reading, viewing or accessing non-paper-based materials. Please read our Use of Manuscripts Statement.
The Mark Ranney Memorial Collection, more than 3,700 volumes of limited editions in fine bindings, illustrated books, art books, and Dr. Ranney's personal library of 19th Century books (English and American literature and books on religion, psychology, natural science, travel, history, etc.) is no longer an active collection except for additions to Corpus Vasorum. Bequeathed in 1907 by Mrs. Martha Wright Ranney in memory of her husband, at one time a member of the University College of Medicine, the collection was one if the earliest gatherings of rare material acquired by the University Libraries.