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Author Grace Grundmeyer Writes Geode Aventure

Meet Grace Grundmeyer, author. (Photo courtesy of G&R Rock Keepers.) Authors, even very young ones, are inspired by things that happen in their lives. That is especially true for our talented 10-year-old friend, Grace Grundmeyer. She stopped by the blog to share her debut picture book: The Adventures of Eli and Lincoln: The Hidden Treasure. [...] 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...

Tinker v. Des Moines celebrates 50!

The University Archives celebrates the 50th anniversary of Tinker v. Des Moines with a display about student free speech and the Tinkers, just outside the library’s 2nd floor Reading Room.  The display is free & open to the public now until March 8th.

Mayan Pottery Display

There are now some pieces of Mayan Pottery on display right outside the University Archives.  The collection was gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Marks of New York City to the Drake Art Department.   Dates are unknown, as well as any further information about the donors.   The pieces have not been authenticated.   Also on the [...] 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).

Drake Presidential Inaugurations exhibit now at Cowles

The University Archives  honors the installation of Earl F. Martin as Drake’s 13th President with a special exhibit: Drake Presidential History, Inaugurations 1881-2016.   Created by Archives Assistant and Drake senior, Cecilia Panella, the exhibit is in Cowles Library ’s Collier Room (2nd floor).   Along with reproductions, the exhibit also includes original documents and historical photographs.  The President’s mace and medallion [...] Read More...

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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