A list of digital image collections curated by Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa.
Events and exhibitions at the UNI Gallery of Art are open to the public throughout the academic year with no charge for admission.
Click here, to go to the Art Exhibitions Image Galleries.
Art on Campus
The Art on Campus digital collection highlights many art pieces on display across the UNI campus. This collection features photos of several of the campus sculptures that grace the grounds, as well as brochures produced by the UNI Department of Art. These brochures focus on Art on Campus, the UNI Permanent Art Collection, and works by former UNI Faculty member frje Echeverria.
Click here, to go to the Art on Campus collection.
Behrens Poster Archive
This is a collection of posters designed by Roy Behrens (Art Professor Emeritus) at the University of Northern Iowa, which used combined modified features from public domain photographs and other graphic elements.
To view the posters, go to the Behrens Poster Archive.
View photos of the Campanile, its presence on the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) campus, the chime masters and chimers, the bells, and the clock. The photos date back to it's beginning in 1926 and through all seasons. The most popular photo request in Special Collections is Campanile photos. The photos included here are a sample from the Special Collections Department in the Rod Library.
Click here, to go to the UNI Campanile Images collection.
Clothesline Project Photo Archive
The Clothesline Project is organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNI in conjunction with Relationship Violence Awareness month in October to create awareness about the continual violence against women, children, men, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized communities through the decoration (arts & writing positive words) of t-shirts.
To view the photos, go to the UNI Clothesline Project Photo Archive.
FORTEPAN IOWA is a digital archive that features curated photos taken by ordinary Iowans over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The photos represent the personal, whimsical, poetic, significant, and accidentally artistic moments of everyday Iowa life, and tell a rich story of Iowa’s great diversity and complexity.
Click here, to go to the FORTEPAN IOWA collection.
Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Image Gallery
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and the natural environment, a philosophy called organic architecture.
Over many years, Carl Thurman, a biology professor at the University of Northern Iowa, compiled a collection of approximately 420 photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright structures. All photographs were taken by Carl Thurman who has designated a Creative Commons 4.0 attribution license to each photo.
Click here, to go to the Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Image Gallery.
Korean Childhood Fantasies
View a series of ten digital illustrations by Soo Hostetler that present the designer's rediscovery of the beauty of Korean folk art.
To view the posters, go to the Korean Childhood Fantasies collection.
Malcolm Price Laboratory School Photographs
In 1950, construction began on the building we now know as Malcolm Price Laboratory School, named after President Malcolm Price who was instrumental in planning the building. The building was completed in 1957, and has been fulfilling its roles of educating elementary through high school students, and providing a real-world experience for university education students. The photos in this collection show the extraordinary range of these roles.
Click here, to go to the Malcolm Price Laboratory School Photographs collection.
Moving Words Photo Gallery
Students in the Three-Dimensional Concepts first-year art course partnered with a local non-profit, the Waterloo Writing Project (WWP), to create short films based on the writings of the k-12 WWP participants. The mutual goals for the instructor and WWP included giving voice to area youth and connecting college students to the community. All participants explored and reflected upon the importance of community engagement and citizenship by acknowledging their similarities and differences through creative lenses.
Click here, to go to the Moving Words Photo Galley.
Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive
This website provides a virtual tour of an archive of suffrage postcards gathered by Catherine Palczewski, Professor in the Department of Communication & Media at the University of Northern Iowa and her partner, Arnie Madsen, PhD, over the last 15 years.
To view the postcards, go to the Palczewski Suffrage Postcard Archive page.
Panther Athletics Photographs
From the gridiron to the hardwood, athletics have long been an integral part of life at UNI. This collection focuses on individual University of Northern Iowa men's and women's sports programs and features a variety of photographs from throughout the years.
Click here, to go to the Panther Athletics Photographs collection.
Research at the Capitol Photo Galleries
Research in the Capitol is a collaborative effort of the honors programs from the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. In the spring of every year, the three Regents universities send 20 students to provide poster presentations of undergraduate research. The event celebrates how undergraduates learn by doing research in a variety of fields. This event is hosted by the University Honors Program, but all UNI students are eligible to participate.
Click here, to go to the Research in the Capitol Photo Galleries collection.
RodCon Photo Galleries
The Rod Library has held several Mini Comic Cons, 2014 through 2016. The event is held in the spring and is free and open to the public. The goal is to provide an open forum for discussion about the theme of a networked society focused on popular culture, comics, and gaming. The panel presentations are also focused on providing a forum for discussion about the complex issues of race, gender, class and social justice in popular entertainment.
Click here, to go to the RodCon Photo Galleries.
Rod Library Maps
This extensive map collection consists of general Iowa Maps, Iowa County Maps, and includes some United States Maps. The maps, ranging from the mid 1800's to the present day, include quadrangles, soil maps, explorations and surveys for railroads, and topographic maps.
Click here, to go to the Rod Library Maps collection.
Whitson Pencil Sharpener Artifacts
This large collection of photographs of approximately 200 artifacts from Whitson's larger collection of pencil sharpeners. Also included in the collection are items that document other related events.
To view the images, go to the Whitson Pencil Sharpener Artifacts.