Rod Library Special Collections welcomes donations of books, papers, and other media that are in keeping with its collection development policy and within the limits of its staff and spatial resources.


Of special value to the book collections are local historical materials, fine press books especially from Midwest printers, and classic fine printing.

University Archives

UNI publications, records of UNI student and faculty organizations and committees, office records, diaries, class notes, and photographs are all potential candidates for inclusion in the University Archives.


In the area of manuscripts, Special Collections seeks to build on its strengths in local political history and professional education associations.  But other kinds of collections will also be considered.

If you have material that you wish to donate, please visit with the Special Collections staff in the Rod Library, call (319-273-6307), or drop an E-mail to