Digital Collections

Special Collections and University Archives has a tradition of digitizing and providing online access to its collections. The links below take you to websites where you can search these digital objects.

Digital Collections, managed by the University Library Digital Initiatives, highlight works and collections from the Iowa State University Library, including material from Special Collections and University Archives. These materials include photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, books, and audiovisual formats.

Iowa State University Digital Repository provides free and open access to scholarly and creative works, research, publications and reports by Iowa State's faculty, students, staff and administrative units. University publications, theses, and extension reports are included in the Digital Repository that are also available, in their original format, in Special Collections and University Archives.

YouTube displays films produced by Iowa State University and WOI-TV. These films mostly focus on the activities of Iowa State faculty, staff, students, and alumni. They cover the topics of agriculture, science, technology, home economics, and campus events. The videos shown were digitized from the original 16mm films.

Aviary provides closed captioning, full-text searching of captions and transcripts, and syncs captions with text.

Online Exhibits provide a curated look at some of the stories found within the library’s unique, rare, and uncommon materials.

Archive-It is a website preservation service provided by the Internet Archive. Browse historic websites created by Iowa State University or other organizations whose records we collect.

Flickr provides access to more than 5,000 images from the University Archives.