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Academic Records of Closed Iowa Institutions of Higher Learning; Office of the Registrar Historical Student Records

Identifier: RG24.0001.003

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Scope and Contents

List of closed institutions for which the University of Iowa maintains student academic records [updated 2023 June]:

AIB (Des Moines) (also known as AIB College of Business); Amity College (College Springs, Page County); Broadlawns School of Nursing (Des Moines); Capital City Commercial College (Des Moines); Cherokee Junior College (Cherokee); Covenant Radiological School; Des Moines University (Des Moines, 1865–1929; not affiliated with the current Des Moines University operation); Grundy College (Grundy Center); Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing (Des Moines); Iowa Methodist School of Nursing (Des Moines); Iowa Wesleyan University (Mount Pleasant); Jennie Edmundson Hospital School of Nursing (Council Bluffs); Keokuk College (Keokuk); Marshalltown Community School of Nursing (Marshalltown); Marycrest University (Davenport); Memorial University (Mason City); Midwestern College (Denison); Open Bible College (Des Moines); Ottumwa Heights College (Ottumwa); Parsons College (Fairfield); Perry Junior College (Perry); Sioux Empire College (Hawarden); Spencer College (Spencer); Tabor College (Tabor); Tabor Junior College (Tabor); Trinity College (Sioux City); Vennard College (University Park / Oskaloosa); Washington Junior College (Washington); Westmar College (LeMars)


  • Creation: 1865 - 2023


Conditions Governing Access

Records are governed by Federal, State of Iowa, and University regulations and may not be subject to disclosure.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored offsite; please allow for 2-3 business days for retrieval.


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Custodial History

The University of Iowa is the official repository for the academic records of closed Iowa institutions of higher learning. Iowa Code Chapter 264 states that when a post-secondary institution closes its doors for financial or other reasons, the academic records are transferred to the University of Iowa Office of the Registrar.

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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