Fourth Level - Tate Archives & Special Collections

The Tate Archives & Special Collections is located on the 4th floor. The archives document the history of IWU from 1850 to the present.

The primary purpose of the University Archives is to preserve all significant university publications. Included in the collection are minutes of administrative and faculty governance committees, materials related to specific academic departments, student organizations and athletic programs, as well as selected publications by faculty and alumni, and student honors theses. The collection also includes papers and memorabilia of selected individuals who have played a significant role in the history of IWU.

The Special Collections consist of individual items and collections, which because of their historical significance, physical format, or other distinguishing features, warrant extraordinary care and supervised handling. The primary purpose of Special Collections, apart from preservation, is to provide students and faculty of IWU with unique materials for reflection, study and research.

Tate Archives & Special Collections

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Last revised: July 31, 2013