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The focus of the historical collection includes the following areas:

  • Rural education in Iowa (1850 – 1955)
  • UNI campus (1886 – present)
  • Costumes, Midwest (clothing 1850 – present)
  • Currency, international
Displaying 1 - 25 of 15308
Catalog # Name Description
1 00.1.0014 Marble

Exhibit box 27. The work of marble.

2 00.27.0039 Exhibit

Fifteen parts. a. Highland wool, yellow. b. Marshland wool, yellow. c. Heidschnucker wool, gray. d. Natural colored wool, brown. e. Shoddy wool, red brown. f. Washed wool, white. g. Black dyed wool, black. h. Carded wool, white. i. Wool combed & bleached, white. j. Dyed wool, white/red. k. Combing, brown. l. Roving, yellow. m. Roving, yellow. n. Worsted yarn, single; red. o. Dyed worsted yarn, double, brown/red. p. Dyed, brown. q. Raw cloth, black. r. Flannel, black. s. Homespun, brown. t. Chachemee, brown. u.Rough woolen cloth, brown. v. Worsted, black. w. Cheviot, brown. x. Wool felt, yellow. y. Half woolen, yellow. Color: ML

3 00.27.0040 Kit

For preparation of bones for glue, in brick case. a. Broken bone, #1, in clear bottle. b. Benzine, #2, in a cloudy bottle. c. Bone fat, #3, in a dark brown bottle. d. Unfatted bone, #4 in a white and brown bottle. e. Polished bones, #5 in a clear white bottle. f. Glue water, #6 in a cracked bottle; spilled. g. Bones free of glue, #7 white powder chunks. h. Bone powder, #8, white powder in a bottle. i. Unbleached glue, #9 dark brown square. j. Bleached glue, #10, light brown square. k. White russian glue, #11, smooth white square. l. White gelatine, #12 clear, rolled up flat. m. Red gelatine, #13, red, flat; rolled up.

4 Anode, converter

One vial. Used in the mining industry

5 Coin, commemorative

Anaconda mine, Butte Montana Color: BR

6 Novelty

Carved to resemble leather bound book.

7 Novelty

Carved in the shape of a book.

8 00.31.0038 Letter

Discusses shingle, #00.31.039. Color: BK,WH

00.31.0038 (Letter) image
9 00.31.0040 Remnant, wood

Block of wood. Tag says No. 68. Color: RD-BR

10 00.31.0046 Toy, gun

Marked with X's and V's. No. 2.388 on one side.

11 Coffeepot

Hinged dome lid, riveted top knob; tapered neck; large decorative handle, top thumb notch; curved long-necked spout; ribbed mid-band; base repaired & replaced by tin plate.

12 Teapot

Hinged shallow dome lid, riveted top knob; tapered neck; small decorative loop handle, top thumb notch; small curved neck spout; ribbed midsection; base repaired using tin plate. 1830s

13 Saucer

Blue flowers on a white background. Color: BL,WH

14 Cup

White with gold trim and flowers and words, "Forget me Not". a. Cup. b. Saucer. Color: WH,GD

15 Plate

Pictures a woman and child in a Roman garden. Marked "To Mona" and "A Shaw".

16 Cup

Small, with lavender trim with red flowers on the inside. "356" on sticker. Color: LV,RD

17 Pitcher

Pitcher and saucer. Grey Wedgewood. Ironstone china, pearl. a. Pitcher. b. Saucer. Color: GY,WH

18 lid Dish, candy

Two parts. a. Lid. b. footed dish

19 Dish, candy

b. footed dish

20 Cup and saucer

White with blue dragons. Color: WH,BL

21 Cup

Multicolored pictures of sheep, boys, and a dog. "Made in 1800. No. 2389" on it. Color: ML

22 Cup and saucer

Reddish brown Japanese sketch on saucer and cup. Sticker "357". a. Cup. b. Saucer. Color: RD-BR

23 Teapot

Small hole in bottom.

24 Teapot

Top of lid is broken off. (Teapot) image
25 Plate

Pewter Plate with a sticker on the back that reads "46". (Plate) image





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