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What’s in the New University Archives?

December 7, 2013

Here’s a great photo set from Drake Marketing, featuring items from the University Archives.  The new space was officially dedicated Friday, Dec. 6.

Crunch Time Seating

November 21, 2013

Thanks to Sean Kehoe, University Events Manager, we’ve added 16 tables and 64 seats to the quiet study area of the Reading Room and Reading Room atrium for the end of semester crunch.

 

Picture of the reading room with temporary seating.

Noise Alert Cancelled!

November 18, 2013

 

The previously announced maintenance work scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23 has been cancelled.  There will no disruption to quiet study areas.

 

 

An exciting day at the Library!

October 25, 2013

Materials are moving in to the new University Archives and Special Collections space at Cowles Library.  The new, 6,000 sq. ft. area includes a large climate-controlled storage unit for archival preservation.  Special Collections materials — which include artifacts from Drake’s history and many rare and unique documents and items — have been scattered throughout the Library in file cabinets, boxes and “piles o’ stuff.”  The new area will also hold the papers of Senator Tom Harkin and be the site of a mass digitization project for the papers of Iowa Governor Robert Ray.   Not everything will move today, but it’s an important milestone for the Library and Drake University. Here’s a few pictures:

Workmen from Siddall Moving are handling the heavy work of moving fully loaded file cabinets.

Workmen from Siddall Moving are handling the heavy work of moving fully loaded file cabinets.

 

Many archival materials are stored in special, acid-free boxes.

Many archival materials are stored in special, acid-free boxes.

 

Archives/Special Collections staff members Claudia Frazer and Kathy Lincoln evaluate some of the many 'non-print' items in the Archives.

Archives/Special Collections staff members Claudia Frazer and Kathy Lincoln evaluate some of the many ‘non-print’ items in the Archives.

 

Kathy Lincoln, Digital Metadata Specialist and Kevin Protzmann, student assistant and a senior majoring in History & Politics, examine some of the archival materials newly moved into University Archives and Special Collections.

Kathy Lincoln, Digital Metadata Specialist and Kevin Protzmann, student assistant and a senior majoring in History & Politics, examine some of the archival materials newly moved into University Archives and Special Collections.

October 2013 Newsletter

October 15, 2013

Cowles Library’s October/November 2013 Newsletter is now available at http://newsletter.library-test.drake.edu

Mandala Time Lapse

September 19, 2013

The Comparison Project has posted a time-lapse video of the sand mandala event at Cowles Library.  Watch it here!

Library 2013 Annual Report Now Available

September 17, 2013

Check out what’s been happening at the Library!  Our 2013 (June 2012 – June 2013) Annual Report is now available.

Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet with the Gaden Shartse Tibetan Buddhist Monks

August 24, 2013

The Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery will offer lectures, teachings and cultural performances September 9 – 13 at Drake University. Visitors may also view the ongoing construction of the sand mandala in the Collier Heritage Room in Cowles Library between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during their visit.  Sacred Earth & Healing Arts Information

 

Brief Network Outage Saturday Morning, Aug. 3

August 2, 2013

OIT will be performing maintenance on network equipment on Saturday, August 3rd. Maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM and be completed by 7:00 AM. All Internet connectivity to and from campus will be down for approximately 30 minutes during the maintenance window.  Library services & resources will be unavailable during the outage.

University Archives to Receive Another Major Collection

July 17, 2013

A major new collection slated for the new Cowles Library — Drake University Archives & Special Collections:
“The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Drake University today announced a new partnership that will provide enhanced access to former Governor Robert D. Ray’s papers . . . “ Read More!

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