The Archives contains records of our university history.
|Lackland Band Uniform|
This includes memorabilia (scrapbooks, dance booklets, photographs, the uniform to the right), as well as publications by students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
These items range from the personal to the public; they include first-hand accounts of a nurse in World War I, and artifacts of the first buildings on campus. These are all materials that are relevant to the University's history and are a part of our shared memory.
We have selected a small portion of historical materials to digitize. Click to view and search:
We also have a variety of materials in Digital Commons. These include publications (John Wesley Powell Research Conference materials, Honors Projects, meeting minutes and other permanent records of IWU), some of which do not exist physically in the Archives. Student works in Digital Commons are recommened by faculty or through peer reviewed editorial processes.
This is the physical structure of the Archives. This structure is reflected in the full Finding Aid (caution: large pdf).
I. Board of Trustees
II. Office of the President
III. Other University Administrators (Deans, Provosts)
IV. Administrative Offices and Auxiliary Services
V. University Publications and Reports
VI. Special Events
VIII. Departments and Programs
X. Faculty and Staff Governance
XI. Student Organizations
XII. Alumni Organizations
XIII. Student and Alumni Biographical Files and Publications
XIV. Faculty and Staff Biographical Files and Publications
XV. Associated Colleges (Hedding, Chaddock Colleges)
XVI. IWU History
XVII. Friends and Benefactors
XVIII. Special Formats (CDs, DVDs, VHS, etc.)
XIX. Awards and Honors
XX. Buildings and Grounds
Click here to view the Guidelines for Use, Mission Statement, Collection Policy, and Records Management Policy.