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"Landmarks in Iowa History" collection

Identifier: 14/10/06

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 289 16mm film reels with episodes of "Landmarks in Iowa History." There are many duplicate reels. Each film is approximately 29 minutes in length.


  • Various dates


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Technical Access

"Landmarks in Iowa History" are recorded on 16mm film and require special playback equipment for access and use. Such films may require the production of a viewing copy. SC&UA staff will determine options for use on a case-by-case basis.

General Use, Reproduction, and Copyright Policies

Many items housed in the Rod Library Special Collections & University Archives, including unpublished images and manuscripts, may be protected by copyright, publication rights, trademarks, or model release rights which the library does not own and for which the library cannot grant permission or licensing. Materials currently under copyright are usually still available for research and limited reproduction under Fair Use laws. However, it is the sole responsibility of the patron to determine whether or not their use of a given material falls within Fair Use guidelines and to obtain permission for said use from the rightful copyright owner. If you are unsure where to begin, please consult the Copyright LibGuide. Please note that it is not the library's responsibility to locate or contact copyright holders for a patron, and neither the library nor library employees are responsible for copyright violations of the materials to which they facilitate research access.

Please see our full General Use and Service Policies for more information.

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code ยง 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.


54 Linear Feet (304 reels)

Existence and Location of Copies

A portion of films have been digitized in mp4 and mkv format and are are available online in UNI ScholarWorks.

Related Materials

Related archival materials can be found in 28/01/05/01 Addendum to Herb Hake Film Reel Collection (in a smaller reel-to-reel format) and 14/10/02/01 Herbert V. Hake papers, in Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Northern Iowa. Further related materials are available in RS 05/06 WOI Radio and Television records at the Iowa State University Audiovisual Collections.

Processing Information

In September 2020, University Archivist Jaycie Vos consolidated the "Landmarks in Iowa History by Herb Hake" collection of 16mm films, formerly record series 28/01/04, into one finding aid. The film inventory was created by student employee Ashley Thronson and student intern Nick Waters in 2017. Archival Processor Tessa Wakefield updated the finding aid in March 2021.

"Landmarks in Iowa History" collection
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository