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 of Drake University in an exclusive way through its’ Presidents’ Papers.
Over 3000 folders of newly arranged and preserved documents offer a unique understanding of events, as well as reflect how the University was shaped by its top leaders through times of growing pains and prosperity. The Presidents’ Papers are closed for 30 years from the last inclusive date of each term, so those through Wilbur Miller (1985) are now open. For more information, please visit the Collection’s online Finding Aid, or visit the University Archives, inside Cowles Library.