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 Library’s second floor, located in the atrium case outside the Reading Room, are some very interesting Ding Darling artifacts!
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January 17, 2019
November 1, 2018
The Drake University Archives pays tribute to it’s many soldiers who have served our country in a new Veteran’s Day exhibit. The display, located in the small glass case just outside the Archives, was curated by Drake senior and Archives Assistant, Alexis Cruz. With 2018 being the 100th anniversary of WWI, Alexis gave special attention to that era – highlighting Charles Preston Howard (later a Drake Law graduate) who flew over France in 1918. The exhibit is free and open to the public, during regular Library hours, from now through the end of the semester.
September 6, 2018
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.
And during September, a book display by Professor Eduardo Garcia Villada will spotlight Hispanic Heritage Month. This display is in the Library’s Reading Room atrium.
The public is welcome to view both exhibits during regular Cowles Library hours.
March 27, 2018
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 University by granting him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on June 2, 1926. The Drake-Darling connection being researched in the rich archives housed in Cowles is certain to provide new insight and surprises for the exhibit whose outreach will be local, regional and national. Darling Exhibit and Events
March 19, 2018
“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 library is open
February 6, 2018
During the month of February, a display on the Library’s second floor (just outside the Reading Room) will tell the rich history of “Black Student Organizations at Drake University.” Curated by Archives Assistant, senior, Kori Ponder, the exhibit shares her research about student groups, publications, and the Black Cultural Center. Photograph reproductions are included, like that of Drake’s first African-American student, Simon Scott (class of 1887).
December 20, 2017
Come and peruse The University Archives’ newest display. On exhibit, just outside the Archives, are some of our latest donations and unique materials we’ve recently uncovered! The display is free & open to the public whenever the Library is open, now through spring semester.
November 9, 2016
The Drake University Archives honors veterans in a special display of photographs, memorabilia, and articles to commemorate Veteran’s Day, November 11th. From Drake’s President Martin, to former alumni and faculty, the exhibit shares how members of the Drake family have served our country. The display is located on the second floor of Cowles Library, just outside the Archives and can be viewed during regular Library hours, now through the end of fall semester.
October 12, 2016
The University Archives announces it’s latest collection of materials from the Drake University Divinity School (a.k.a. Bible College). An extensive, detailed, item-level finding aid is now available to researchers at: http://cowles-archon.drake.edu/?p=collections/controlcard&id=369
August 30, 2016
During this academic year, the University Archives is honoring Drake sports historian and alumnus (’39), Paul Morrison in a special main floor display. The exhibit can be viewed anytime Cowles Library is open, and is full of articles, quotes, and memorabilia. Come learn more about Drake’s treasured 99-year-old, “No.1 fan”!