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News & Events

Cowles Library Receives Grant for Women’s Suffrage Discussion Project

Let’s Talk About It:  Women’s Suffrage Programming will begin in March Drake University’s Cowles Library is one of 25 libraries nationwide selected to participate in the American Library Association’s Let’s Talk About It (LTAI): Women’s Suffrage , a grant designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women’s suffrage movement. During the Spring Semester, five conversations [...] Read More...

Call for Volunteers: Archive Your Story

We are currently living through a historic moment. Historians of the future will want to know what our experiences were like. In the spirit of documenting this time, Drake University Archives & Special Collections is asking you to keep a journal of your experience during the COVID-19 epidemic. Feel free to type, write by hand, [...] Read More...

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 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...

Library Open House sessions – 7 March

Everyone at Drake is invited to attend one or more thirty-minute sessions designed to give you a brief overview of some of the many new resources and initiatives at Cowles Library! Refreshments will be served! No RSVP necessary; there are three sessions, which are each given two times, so come to whichever suits your interests [...] Read More...
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