Past Exhibit 50 Years of Star Trek

April 25 – August 5, 2016

50 Years of Star Trek (April 25 – August 5, 2016)
Nick Meyer, sitting behind a camera, filming on the set of Star Trek II.

Nicholas Meyer filming on the set of Star Trek II.

Celebrate 50 years of Star Trek with the University of Iowa Libraries, featuring an exhibition of rare materials documenting the history of Trek and Trekkers. With a focus on the Original Series cast on television and in film, the exhibition highlights the early years of the franchise and illustrates the key role fans played in shaping its future.

Visitors to the exhibition will see the program from the first Star Trek convention, the first Star Trek fanzine, and a wide variety of fan-produced materials. A section of the exhibition will be dedicated to the 1980s movie era, with rare documents, photographs, memos, and production materials from the papers of Nicholas Meyer, director of Star Trek II and Star Trek VI and writer of Star Trek II, Star Trek IV, and Star Trek VI.

This is a prime opportunity to experience the history of Star Trek in a way that won’t be possible anywhere else..

Collectible figures from Star Trek’s original series standing in front of a small model of the USS Enterprise, courtesy of Lisa Martincik.

Collectible figures from Star Trek’s original series, courtesy of Lisa Martincik.

Current Exhibit

Upcoming Exhibits

February 2 - March 11

Invisible Hawkeyes

Invisible Hawkeyes chronicles black students who attended the University of Iowa. Helping these individuals’ stories to emerge more fully, this exhibit reflects the experiences that defined African American presence at a white, public Midwestern university.