Archives

IIHR Archives

Contact the Archives:

Jackie Hartling Stolze
Lead Communications Manager, IIHR
319-335-6410

Photo of Connie Mutel

IIHR Founding Archivist Connie Mutel.

In 2000, IIHR established an archival repository specifically for materials relating to its rich history and research efforts. Founding Archivist Connie Mutel organized and catalogued vast numbers of documents, publications, and artifacts to create the IIHR Archives. The collection includes administrative, personnel, and research records and photographs tracing the evolution of IIHR from the early 1900s to the present.

IIHR also claims a History of Hydraulics Rare Book Collection that includes treatises dating from the Middle Ages to the 1900s. This valuable collection is housed in the UI Special Collections in the Main Library.In 2000, IIHR established an archival repository specifically for materials relating to its rich history and research efforts. The archives include administrative, personnel, and research records and photographs tracing the evolution of IIHR from the early 1900s to the present.

The heart of IIHR’s archive comprises approximately 50 linear feet of paper documents in the following 14 record groups. To locate specific holdings in any of these record groups, click on the record group in question and do a simple word search for the topic, person, or category of concern.

IIHR’s collection of thousands historic photographs is housed in the Photo Archive, which comprises the following categories:

  • Books and Reports, 1946–2000
  • Books and Reports—Oversized Items (two boxes), 1946–91
  • Buildings and Surroundings (two boxes), 1919–2003
  • Conferences, Director Travels, and Miscellaneous Oversized Items
  • Directors—Hunter Rouse, 1920s–94
  • Directors—John F. Kennedy, 1958–90s
  • Equipment and Instrumentation, 1930s–70s
  • IIHR Directors, 1920s–Present
  • People (two boxes)
  • Research Projects (two boxes), 1924–90s
    • Research Projects, Waste Heat Management (two notebooks), 1970–1990
  • IIHR Visitors, Conferences, and Events, 1920–2003

The IIHR Archives also includes a dozen scrapbooks of original clippings and articles; and additional reports, books, objects, and miscellaneous items of historic importance.

Supplementary materials relating to IIHR’s history are housed in the UI Library’s Special Collections, in these three record groups:

Scholars and students are encouraged to use IIHR’s archives. All materials must be used on-site; copies may be provided on a limited basis. Details of archive use are outlined in IIHR’s Collections Policy. If you have any questions or would like assistance with finding materials, please contact IIHR Archivist Jackie Hartling Stolze.