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We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa: Home
This guide is a collection of resources related to the We Are Hawkeyes exhibition in the Main Library Gallery. (Spring 2022.)
We Are Hawkeyes Exhibit
We Are Hawkeyes:
Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa
Resources for Gallery Visitors
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibit celebrates students at the University of Iowa, recognizing student life as the very core of the university. It offers a sampling of historical documents and objects found in the University Archives and the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries.
Popular aspects of the student experience are depicted: Academics, athletics, activism. Protest, public service, parties.
On display are snippets of student life from throughout the university’s history: the Iowa Memorial Union as a center of activity, the performing arts as a source of vibrancy, and military service and Greek life as time-honored traditions. Decades of student publications and glimpses of social and political activism are seen throughout, demonstrating the diversity of student voices on campus.
While not every student’s experience is recounted in this exhibit, we hope visitors to the Main Library Gallery will find something that speaks to their own time on campus – whether during this past year, or generations ago.
We Are Hawkeyes Exhibition Guide
Accessible PDF document. The complete guide to the exhibition, including curators' statements, an introduction, a comprehensive item list, and complete exhibition credits.
Explore the University Archives
The University Archives, located within the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives, collects, preserves, and provides access to information about the history of the University of Iowa. Special Collections & Archives is open to the public.
Explore the Iowa Women's Archives
The Iowa Women’s Archives holds more than 1200 manuscript collections that chronicle the lives and work of Iowa women, their families, and their communities. These personal papers and organizational records date from the nineteenth century to the present. Together with oral histories, they document the activities of Iowa women throughout the state and beyond its borders. The Iowa Women’s Archives is open to the public.
Iowa Digital Library
The Iowa Digital Library features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, fine art, historic newspapers, scholarly works, and more. Items from the Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs make frequent appearances in the exhibition.
The Daily Iowan Archive
Read digital scans of original newspaper editions. The archive includes publications between 1868 and the present day.