• "Our trip...will long be remembered": Following the Trail of a Bird Watching Road Trip
  • Check out this blast from the past in Digital Collections.
    Check out this blast from the past in Digital Collections.
  • Reading room during open house
    Reading room during open house

New Archival Catalog - CARDinal

Special Collections and University Archives is excited to announce our new archives catalog, CARDinal. This catalog provides an efficient way for users to search our archival collections, and contains the most accurate versions of our finding aids. We will continue to add more collections to the archives catalog and refine the look and feel of the system up until the official launch in summer 2019, but we welcome you to start using CARDinal today!

More information on CARDinal

Department Hours

Special Collections and University Archives is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

October closures: Tuesday, October 8, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 29 & Thursday, October 31, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Winter break closure: Monday, December 23, 2019 – Friday, January 10, 2020.

New Collections Available for Research

Bruce S. Gathy Iowa State University Energy research House collection, RS 23/1/51
See the finding aid for more information.

John C. Baker papers, MS 546
See the finding aid for more information.

National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association records, MS-44
See the finding aid for more information.

Iowa Barn Foundation records, MS-284
See the finding aid for more information.