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Morehouse Comet and more!

In the smaller display case, right outside the Archives, is an exhibit celebrating the 110th anniversary of the discovery of the Morehouse Comet.   Alumnus, astronomy professor, and Drake President (1922-1941) Daniel Walter Morehouse, discovered the comet that bears his name, in 1908 at Yerkes Observatory.   He was awarded the Donahue Comet Medal for his discovery. [...] 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...

We Knew Him When: an Exhibit of Jay N. “Ding” Darling

Curator and nationally recognized Darling expert, Sam Koltinsky is sharing some of his most treasured Darling Exhibit items ranging from personal artifacts to the artwork that the world seldom knows from March 26 to August 31, 2018 in the Cowles Library Collier Room and atrium. Darling’s legacy of leadership includes a strong link to Drake [...] Read More...

Women’s History Month display

“Women at Drake: A Bulldog Legacy” – The University Archives celebrates Women’s History Month.  Archives Assistant, junior, Riley Terzopoulos spotlights notable Drake women and others through a variety of photos, articles, and memorabilia.  The display is located on Cowles Library’s second floor, just outside the Reading Room, and is open to the public anytime the [...] 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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