Special Collections & University Archives, ISU Library


403 Parks Library
Ames, IA 50010
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Phone: 515-294-6672

The Iowa State University Library Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) collects, preserves, and shares documentation of the experiences, achievements, and memories of people and organizations reflecting the university’s major research areas – agriculture and rural life, life sciences, and engineering, with a special commitment to documenting the history of the university. Supporting the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology and human creativity to work, we strive to enrich learning and encourage investigation.


Mon-Fri 10-5. Check website for holidays and other schedule changes.


Free. Call ahead if there is a specific collection or item you are interested in.

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