New Library Guide for Oral Histories Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of a new library guide for oral histories in Special Collections & University Archives. Organized by subject, the guide lists more than 50 collections, including oral histories pertaining to agriculture, the arts, community & culture, diversity, government, ISU history, and science & technology.

Coach Harold Nichols, Ben Peterson, Chris Taylor (far right) at WOI-TV, 1972


Welcome Greg Bailey, University Archivist

Special Collections & University Archives is happy to welcome aboard Greg Bailey as Iowa State’s new University Archivist. Greg comes to us from Texas A&M, where he served as University Archivist and Clements Curator for the Cushing Library for five years. As University Archivist, Greg was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the university archives and related collections and served as the primary spokesperson for Texas A&M history.  As Clements Curator, he was responsible for the papers of two term Governor William P. Clements. Prior to his time at Texas A&M, Greg was the University Archivist and Records Manager at Stephen F. Austin State University for three years.  

Greg received his BA in History with minors in Geography and Political Science from Eastern Illinois University and his MLIS with a specialization in archives and records management from Indiana University—Bloomington. 

Greg’s professional contributions include service on SAA’s College and University Archivist Section Steering Committee, as well as SAA’s Mentoring Sub-Committee. He also served as the Vice Chair Brazos County Historical Commission, which works to ensure the preservation of historic buildings, sites, artifacts, documents and other important pieces of Texas history. In addition, Greg served as the Vice Chair of Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee and was the Lead Contact of the Bryan/College Station area for the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration. 

In his free time, Greg enjoys playing soccer and riding his motorcycle.

Greg Bailey, courtesy of Greg Bailey