Current Exhibit 25 Collections for 25 Years: Selections from the Iowa Women’s Archives

September 11 – December 29, 2017

25 Collections for 25 Years: Selections from the Iowa Women’s Archives (September 11 – December 29, 2017)

IWA 25th Exhibition Guide

The Louise Noun – Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women’s Archives opened to the public twenty-five years ago on October 28, 1992. The Archives celebrates 25 years of gathering and illuminating the history of Iowa women with a series of events and exhibitions in 2017/2018. The exhibition 25 Collections for 25 Years: Selections from the Iowa Women’s Archives will feature items from 25 of the more than 1200 collections in the Archives, providing a peek into the development and use of the Archives since 1992.

A series of events will take place throughout 2017/2018, kicking off in July 2017 with the exhibition Power to the Printers: The Alternative Press in Iowa City, 1965-1985 and a reunion of Iowa City feminists who were active in the Women’s Liberation Front and other feminist activities in the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. A 25th anniversary celebration of the Iowa Women’s Archives will take place in the Main Library and the Old Capitol Museum on November 10-11, 2017. And in the summer of 2018 we’ll recognize the long tradition of girls’ and women’s sport in Iowa with a travelling exhibit looking back at 6-on-6 girls’ basketball.

For more information visit www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/25-years/.

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.