University of Iowa

The University of Iowa has submitted 13 collections to Project STAND. Among the collections they submitted include Records of the Center for Draft Information and Counseling, Records of the Black Student Union, Records of the Latino-Native American Cultural Center, Records of the Afro-American Cultural Center, Anti-War Petitions Collection, Des Moines Register FBI Freedom of Information Act Request Collection between 1968-1973, Records of Students Against Sweatshops, and of papers of Civil Rights Activist Stephen Lynn Smith. They also have an impressive resource guide to student protest movements that covers the 1960’s, 1970’s and other periods. It can be accessed at this link. In 2016 they launched an online exhibit titled “UPTIGHT AND LAIDBACK: Iowa City in the 1960’s.

Featured collection

Image: AfroHouse -The Afro American Cultural Center.

Collection: Clubs and Organizations Vertical File Collection

Dates: 1970

Description: The UI Afro-American Cultural Center opened in September 1968 following release of a report earlier that year by Dean of Students Philip Hubbard advocating for such a center. This image is from a brochure distributed by the Center in 1970.

Primary contact: David McCartney (bio)