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Tyler Walters, Special Collections, (515) 294-0460
Anne Dolan, University Relations, (515) 294-7065


AMES, Iowa --The Special Collections department in Parks Library at Iowa State University will be closed this summer during the construction and installation of electrical shelving in the department's storage room. Special Collections includes the university archives.

From Monday, May 12, through Friday, Aug. 22, the department's collections will be closed to everyone, including researchers and ISU employees.

In addition to twice moving more than 10,000 linear feet of archival materials, the project includes adding more overhead lighting, expanding the electrical wiring to accommodate the shelving system and constructing a second floor, into which rails for the moving shelves will be built. The shelving project was scheduled in conjunction with the completion of the library's new storage building in the Pammel Court area.

The result of the project will be an improved and environmentally controlled facility so that the library can continue to collect rare and unique research materials on behalf of the ISU community. Tyler Walters, acting head of Special Collections, said the new shelving will give the department at least 20 years of growth space.

People who want to donate materials to Special Collections this summer are asked to first call the department at (515) 294-6672. The actual transfer of materials will take place after Aug. 22.

The library staff apologizes for any inconvenience these improvements may cause. Questions concerning this project should be directed to Walters, (515) 294-0460,


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