• See the exhibit in Special Collections
    See the exhibit in Special Collections
  • 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

Workshop on Rare Books

Beyond the Text: Rare Books as Artifacts

What will you discover when you approach a book beyond its text and examnie it as an artifact? Learn to identify unique features of early printed books (circa 1450-1850) and what they indicate about their design and production. This is a great opportunity to examine books from the library's rare books collection and discover what makes them so special and exciting. This workshop, led by Rare Books and Manuscripts Archivist Amy Bishop, will be held Friday, March 3, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Preregister through Learn@ISU.

For instructions on how to register for this workshop and to see other workshops being offered by the ISU Library, visit Library Workshops @ Parks Library.

Department Hours

Special Collections and University Archives is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


New Collections Available for Research

Iowa Forage and Grassland Council Records, MS 697
See the finding aid for more information.

Iowa Bankers Association Records, MS-45
See the finding aid (pdf file) for more information.

Roger Ginder Papers, RS 13/9/71
See the finding aid for more information.

Iowa Farmland Value Survey Records, RS 13/9/4
See the finding aid for more information.