Chadwick Library has several unique items of historical interest related to both the university and the surrounding area. In addition to physical items in our collections and archives, we also have a digital collection of some items, which will continue to grow as more items are scanned. These digital collections are made possible through a grant from the Iowa State Library.

If you would like to use any of these images for non-commercial, educational purposes, you may do so. By electing to download the materials from this Web site the user agrees:

  • To use a credit line in connection with images.  Unless otherwise noted in the caption information for an image, the credit line should be “Courtesy of Iowa Wesleyan University.”
  • That the endorsement of any product or service by Iowa Wesleyan University must not be claimed or implied.

Chadwick Library also offers services such as guided visits, information sessions, and personal consultations with items in our collections. See below for contact information for any of these services or other questions.


Research Assistance
Ask a research question Get help with your research by phone, email or in person.

Class Instruction

Instruction information and scheduling Learn how our skilled associate can assist you in teaching your students how to conduct historical research, use primary sources, and handle rare materials. 


Special Collections Hours

By Appointment Only.
Please contact Joy Conwell at [email protected] or (319) 385-6317.