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Online Exhibits

The Special Collections and University Archives department launched the library’s digital exhibits program in 1998 with “Today’s Seeds for Tomorrow’s Harvest.” Since then, the library has developed digital exhibits that help to tell the stories found within the library’s unique, rare, and uncommon materials.

Some of these exhibits are nearly 20 years old. As time passes, websites decay. All of the historical exhibits below include a link to the preserved version of the website in the university archives’ web archives.

Are you interested in working with us to develop a digital exhibit? Let us know.

 

Iowa State University Sesquicentennial Exhibit: 1858-2008, 150 Years of Excellence

Iowa State University Sesquicentennial Exhibit: 1858-2008, 150 Years of Excellence

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2007 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Christian Petersen: Artist and Teacher

Christian Petersen: Artist and Teacher

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Descartes Pascal Glass Plate Negative Collection: A Digitization Project

Descartes Pascal Glass Plate Negative Collection: A Digitization Project

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Diamond Reflections: Iowa State's Baseball Tradition, 1892-2001

Diamond Reflections: Iowa State's Baseball Tradition, 1892-2001

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2001 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Fifty Years of Cy, Our Iowa State Mascot

Fifty Years of Cy, Our Iowa State Mascot

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2004 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

First Families of Iowa State

First Families of Iowa State

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2000/2005 revised version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

From Prairie Sod to Campus Cornerstones: Building Our Campus History

From Prairie Sod to Campus Cornerstones: Building Our Campus History

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2013 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

 

Homecoming at Iowa State

Homecoming at Iowa State

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2012 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiring Students to Become Their Best: The Legacy of George Washington Carver

Inspiring Students to Become Their Best: The Legacy of George Washington Carver

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2007 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Iowa Cookbook Collection

Iowa Cookbook Collection

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2014 version

2007 version

 

 

 

John Vincent Atanasoff

John Vincent Atanasoff

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Visit the Historical Exhibit (currently unavailable)

revised 2005 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Let's Go State! Cyclone Artifacts and Memorabilia from the 20th Century

Let's Go State! Cyclone Artifacts and Memorabilia from the 20th Century

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1999/revised 2005 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Margaret MacDonald Stanton

Margaret MacDonald Stanton

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2006 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

 

Michael Harker, Photographer: Barns of Iowa

Michael Harker, Photographer: Barns of Iowa

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2005 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

 

 

Morrill Hall: The Jewel of Iowa State University

Morrill Hall: The Jewel of Iowa State University

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2002 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Pammel Court

Pammel Court

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Reflections on ISU Extension

Reflections on ISU Extension

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Ringing in the Hearts of All: Centennial Celebration of the ISU Campanile

Ringing in the Hearts of All: Centennial Celebration of the ISU Campanile

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1999 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

The Road I Grew Up On: A Rural History Project

The Road I Grew Up On: A Rural History Project

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revised 2005 version (Internet Archive)

 

The Three Founders of Botany: Images of Rare Works from Special Collections

The Three Founders of Botany: Images of Rare Works from Special Collections

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2013 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

 

...The Times They Are A-Changing

"...The Times They Are A-Changing": Political Protests--Iowa State University--May 1970

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2002/revised 2005 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

 

Today's Seeds for Tomorrow's Harvest: The Impact of Women Nutritionists

Today's Seeds for Tomorrow's Harvest: The Impact of Women Nutritionists

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1998 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

Twentieth Century Women of Iowa State

Twentieth Century Women of Iowa State

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2001/revised 2005 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

VEISHEA: Iowa State's Rite of Spring

VEISHEA: Iowa State's Rite of Spring

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2010 version (Internet Archive)

 

 

 

Visions of Scientific Beauty: Selected Botanical and Butterfly Images from Rare Book Collections

Visions of Scientific Beauty: Selected Botanical and Butterfly Images from Rare Book Collections

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2003 version (Internet Archive)