Exhibits on Display in the Department

Current Exhibits

"Do[ing] their bit": Iowa's Role in the Great War 
January - July 2018


Past Exhibits

"This movement for a more beautiful Iowa...": The Early Years of Iowa's State Park System
May - December 2017
"For Married Students": Building a Community in Pammel Court, 1946-1978
January - May 2017


Campanile exhibit
October 2015 - May 2016


Iowa Cookbook Collection
December 2015 - April 2016


"I'll Pencil You In": Dances and Dance Cards at Iowa State
November 2015- April 2016


Homecoming and Cy: Birth of a Mascot
August 2014 - Spring 2015


The Smith-Lever Act and Extension in Iowa
May 2014 - Spring 2015


A Term to Remember: Congressman Edward Mezvinsky, the Nixon Impeachment, and Other Journeys
October 2013 - May 2014


Make Our Spirits Great: 100 Years of Homecoming at Iowa State University
September 2012 - May 2013


For I, For S, Forever: Commencement through the Years
April 2012 - August 2012


The "Mayor" Returns: Coach Hoiberg, Hometown Hero
February 2012 - August 2012


Head, Heart, Hands, and Health: The Iowa 4-H Experience


New Views: Recent Work from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers
March - May 2011


Campus Cottages on the Iowa State Campus
February 2009 - August 2010


Celebrating Darwin Day, February 12: Selection of Works from Special Collections
Special mini exhibit, Feb. 6-27


Treasures from the Archives: Celebrating 150 Years of Iowa State University
The Special Collections Department will share the historic images and artifacts in the University Archives.
May 16, 2007-February 16, 2009


Iowa State University: The Cat's Meow
Come view the Department's collection of photographs and Cat's Meow® Village building replicas of Iowa State University's most beloved landmarks. 
October 7, 2005-May 2006


Visions of Scientific Beauty: Mark Catesby's History of Carolina
4th Floor, outside Special Collections
Selected images from one of the Department's rare books.
May 2005-ongoing


Margaret MacDonald Stanton: Early Icon of Iowa State
Spring 2005-Summer 2006


Fifty Years of CY, our Iowa State Mascot 
August 2014 - Spring 2015


The Smith-Lever Act and Extension in Iowa
October 2004-January 2009