The Special Collections and University Archives of Iowa State University Library is located in Parks Library in the City of Ames.  Created in 1969, the department’s mission is to collect, preserve, and share documentation of the experiences, achievements, and memories of people and organizations reflecting the university’s major research areas, with a special commitment to documenting the history of the university. Supporting the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology and human creativity to work, we strive to enrich learning and encourage investigation.

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  1. Ryan Trimbath


    I am very interested to hear about your avIan project. I am currently working on a NHPRC funded project to digitize the works of naturalists in the Cleveland, Ohio are from the 1930’s-50’s. Most of the work is from Arthur Baldwin Williams who focused on forest ecology and breeding bird communities. Very cool collection. Lots of very cool historical records as well as important scientific data. I found your project on the CLIR website and I was intrigued by the statement that the project will create archival materials as well as scientific data. What is the process and products you are using to do this?

    • Rachel Seale

      Hi Ryan, thanks for your inquiry! The materials are from Iowa State University Library Special Collections & University Archives but the project is being managed through the Iowa State Digital Initiatives Program. The official email for the avIAn project is: birds@iastate.edu.

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