The mission of the Drake University Archives and Special Collections is to collect, arrange, preserve, and make accessible the permanent records of the University as well as rare and unique collections that support the University’s administration, teaching, research, and service.
To accomplish this mission, Archives and Special Collections will:
- Accept and arrange the materials of organizations and individuals that related to subject matter of research and educational endeavors of the University.
- Collect, preserve, and make accessible permanent University records, rare books, and other cultural heritage materials that relate to the subject matter of research and educational endeavors of the University.
- Collect, preserve, and make accessible materials that relate to the political and social history of Iowa.
- Provide reference and outreach services and make the collections available to researchers to support research, teaching, and lifelong learning.