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Class and Faculty Photograph Album Collection

Identifier: RG30.0001.020

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Scope and Contents

The photograph albums include portraits of University administrators, faculty, and students and cover most of the 1878-1895 period.


  • Creation: 1878 - 1895

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

Most of the photograph albums that comprise this collection preceded the Hawkeye yearbook, which commenced publication in 1892. They were among the earliest attempts to document campus life at the University of Iowa. Generally the albums were produced commercially and were intended for the immediate University community, particularly graduating seniors and members of the faculty.


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Method of Acquisition

The photograph albums were donated to the University Archives by numerous donors at various times. The 1895 album was a gift of J. Lyle Kinmonth. Guide posted to the Internet April 2005; updated January 2008.

Related Materials

Yearbooks Collection (RG02.0010.001) Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs (RG30.0001.001)

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242