Iowa State University Library is committed providing free, open access to digital materials that embody the scholarly, cultural, and creative activities of Iowa State University including the University Library’s rare, unique, and uncommon local cultural heritage collections. Our collection covers a large range of areas, including agriculture and rural life, life sciences, engineering, technology, and Iowa State University history.
We collect and preserve these materials to enhance scholarship and to help researchers understand the past and its relationship to the present.
We welcome and are open to all who want to see and research these materials.
Digital collections materials come from a broad range of sources and time periods. Some of these materials may be offensive, disrespectful, or contain negative stereotypes. Their presence should be viewed and considered within their historical context. They do not represent the views of Iowa State University or the Library, which strives to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment.