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Grand View College Class Photographs 1896-1919 

Contributor: Grand View University Danish Immigrant Archives

Founded in 1896 as a "folkschool", Grand View served students in the Danish community in the United States as a training center for church leadership and as a school where Danish spiritual and cultural heritage could be conserved and transmitted to future generations.  The Grand View Danish Immigrant Archives houses materials relating to the founding and early years of Grand View College, which became Grand View University in 2008.  The collection contains yearbooks, student publications, photographs, college catalogs, and  more.  This digital collection contains class photographs dating from 1896 to 1919.

Henry A. Wallace Collection

Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Special Collection and University Archives

Iowa native Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965), the 33rd vice president of the United States, occupies a unique niche within American history, at the crossroads of some of the 20th century's most important moments: the economic and agricultural consequences of the Great Depression, the role of the vice president during World War II, and the subsequent development of alternative political party structures as the nation and the world recovered from the conflict and new power dynamics were formed. This digital collection of the Henry A. Wallace Papers features images, a collection index, and 67,000 pages of correspondence, memoranda, and other documents.

Historic Iowa Children's Diaries

Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women's Archives & State Historical Society of Iowa

Led by the staff of the Old Capitol Museum on the University of Iowa Pentacrest, this project seeks to connect Iowa 4th through 6th graders with state history by inviting them to record their thoughts on life in Iowa today, just as many young settlers did 150 years ago in diary entries now housed in Special Collections at the UI Libraries Iowa Women's Archives and State Historical Society of Iowa. This digital component of the project makes the diaries available to those students unable to attend the exhibit or to prepare visitors for their experience at the museum.

Iowa Women's Archives Founders

Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa Women's Archives

This digital collection includes photographs and scrapbooks featuring news clippings, newsletters, and correspondence formerly owned by Iowa natives Louise Noun and Mary Louise Smith. Noun was a social activist, art collector, and author of several books on women's history. Smith was a political activist who fought for equal rights and became the first female chair of the Republican National Committee. Together, they founded the Louise Noun - Mary Louise Smith Iowa Women's Archives, which opened in 1992 at The University of Iowa Libraries.