Media Artifacts

Browse this collection of photos, videos, maps, and more. You may be surprised at what you uncover.

Time Frame Artifact Type Title(desc)
1910s Video African-American Athletes at the University Dr. Philip Hubbard (1921-2002), first African-American professor at the University of Iowa, recalls early athletes.
1910s-1930s Video African-American Legal Associations Charles P. Howard Jr. (1921-1994), a former president of the National Bar Association, discusses discrimination faced by black attorneys.
Video African-American Residents Recall the Challenges of Leaving Buxton, Iowa in the 1920s In the early 1900s, Buxton, Iowa was a booming coal town with first class amenities for its residents. As the...
Late 1940s Video African-Americans Labeled Communists Charles P. Howard Jr. (1921-1994), prominent attorney and former president of the National Bar Association, talks about black activists who...
1929-1939 Video Agriculture Adjustment Act Through the Agriculture Adjustment Act the government asked farmers to stop farming some of their land in order to balance...
1850s Video Alexander Clark and Early Abolitionists Before the Civil War, there were many abolitionists living in Eastern Iowa where Alexander Clark lived. Within a short time,...
1867 Video Alexander Clark and the First Successful School Desegregation Case in the United States In 1867, an African-American businessman named Alexander Clark filed a lawsuit against the Muscatine, Iowa, school district for denying his...
1884-1892 Video Alexander Clark Becomes an Attorney, Newspaper Publisher and Ambassador After winning the first successful school desegregation case in the history of the United States in 1867, African-American businessman Alexander...
1855 Video Alexander Clark Fights for Voting Rights in Iowa Iowa's first constitution of 1846 required blacks to pay a $500 bond to enter the state and barred them from...
1850s Video Alexander Clark Helps a Fugitive Slave Before the Civil War, some slaves escaped their slave owners and went to free states like Iowa. In this clip...
1863 Video Alexander Clark Organizes African-Americans in Iowa to Fight in the Civil War Iowan Alexander Clark mobilized African-Americans in Midwest states to fight for the North in the Civil War. In this clip...
1855--present Video Amana Colonies are Established In the 1850s the Inspirationists moved to Iowa and established the Amana Colonies.
1880 Photo Amana Colonies Street scene Street scene on a Sunday morning in the Amana Colonies. Shows people arriving for church in the foreground. ca. 1880.
Video Ambassador Quinn Describes Effort to Bring South Vietnamese Refugees to Iowa in 1979 Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn, former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, describes efforts by Iowa Governor Robert Ray to help bring Vietnamese...
2001 Video America Responds to 9/11 Attacks with the War on Terror On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked sites in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. The attacks sparked a response...
1941 Video America Responds to Pearl Harbor Attack Within days of the attack on Pearl Harbor, war was declared against what were now being called the Axis Powers:...
1929-1933 Video America Wants Change President Hoover was blamed for many of the problems associated with the Great Depression. At election time voters replaced him...
2001-2014 Video American Military Forces Help Rebuild Afghanistan When U.S. troops were deployed to Afghanistan, the country was war-torn and shattered due to many years of conflict. Along...
2001-2014 Video An Army Medic Deals with Casualties and Physical Danger during the War in Afghanistan Soldiers in traditionally non-combat roles face issues with emotional stress and physical danger in war zones. In this segment, a...
2000 Video An Hispanic Voice Lorenzo Sandavol talks to Iowans who are having an effect on Latinos in Iowa through the Hispanic media. This program...