Archives/Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections area of the library is home to numerous unique collections. A sample of the collections is available below.

An Unusual Collection of Unusual Collections

Bibliography of Christianity and Higher Education

Chronological Bibliography of Rivers of America Series

Collection of American Sheet Music (1844-1949)

Inventory of American Sheet Music (1844-1949)

Summary History of the Synod of the West

The Papers of Arthur C. Cochrane

The Papers of the Hawkeye Bancorporation

The Papers of William Vandever (1817-1893)

The William J. Peterson Collection

To schedule an appointment to use the archives or for further information, please send an email to