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First Christian Church Donates to the Drake University Archives

The First Christian Church at 25th and University Avenue was founded in 1888, under the name University Place Church of Christ, and historically had numerous ties with Drake. As the church closes in 2020, the University Archives has accepted documents, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts for preservation. Some of Drake’s Founding Fathers, as well as faculty [...] Read More...

Drake’s Presidents’ Papers collection is now open

The President of a University is the chief executive officer, responsible for being the educational and administrative head of the University. Many different kinds of papers, documents, photos, and people pass through the office of the University President.   Now, for the first time, public researchers, Drake faculty, students, alumni, and staff, can explore the history [...] Read More...

Drake Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow

Drake Librarian Selected as SPARC Open Education Leadership Fellow Teri Koch, Collection Development Coordinator & Professor of Librarianship at Cowles Library, has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program , a two-semester intensive professional development program to build a comprehensive understanding of the open education space coupled with practical know-how to lead successful open education [...] Read More...

Drake’s School of Journalism celebrates 100!

From now until the end of summer, the James M. Collier Room will exhibit historical photographs, awards, and other artifacts celebrating the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s centennial. Themes include “Our People,” “Places and Spaces,” “Technology,” and “Student Organizations.” The Exhibit is free and open to the public, and can be viewed during regular [...] Read More...

Alexander Downing materials

An exciting collection of documents has been uncovered belonging to Alexander G. Downing (1854-1932), pioneer Iowan and life member of the Drake University Board of Trustees.   Our Special Collections’ copy of “Downing’s Civil War Diary” (c1916, edited by Drake History Professor, Olynthus B. Clark) reveals that on June 24, 1865, Downing took leave to Louisville, [...] Read More...

The University Archives hours

This week, The Drake University Archives facility will close on Thursday (October 13) at 1:45 pm, and be closed all day Friday (October 14).

Grebner presents on Congressional Archives

On March 5, Assistant Professor Hope Grebner presented on a panel at the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA) 2016 Conference at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  The presentation was entitled, “Windows/Mirrors, Yesterday/Today:  Why You Should Visit Your Local Congressional Archive,” and focused on how modern congressional collections are a mirror into which we [...] Read More...
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