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Iowa Wesleyan University Records

Identifier: MsC1239

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Scope and Contents

The collection is organized in a way to maintain the original order and structure of the collections while in the custody of Iowa Wesleyan University.

The catalogs and yearbooks have been described out individually and organized chronologically. The letters in the Helen Braden Bryan and Ruby Eileen Costello Buck series are captured at a bulk date range but individual letters are housed in singular folders.


  • Creation: 1870-2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials may be unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility and potential liability based on copyright infringement for any use rests exclusively and solely with the user. Users must properly acknowledge University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives as the source of the material. For further information, visit


16.1 Linear Feet (42 containers)

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The Iowa Wesleyan University records is comprised of various collections that documented Iowa Wesleyan's history and various elements of their campus, individuals, and eudcational offerings. Upon their closure, the materials were transferred to the University of Iowa Special Collections and Archives. The collections that were selected for Iowa, specifically fit Iowa's collection areas. The remaining of IWU's archives was given to the Henry County Heritage Trust. The IWU records contain materials from the Deutsche college, catalogs, their quarterly publication, and two collections of letters from World War II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Iowa Wesleyan University in 2023 when the college shut down and is now defunct.

Jenna Silver-2024.
2024 July 9
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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