Archives, Big and Small


Two Sessions (See Below)

Cost: $15




Time: Tuesday, October 22; 10:30-11:45 AM

Location: State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines

(Meet at the entrance to the State Historical Museum)

Class Limit: 30


People interested in history and genealogy will enjoy this look behind the scenes at the State Archives of Iowa. We will learn how this institution documents the rights of citizens and the actions of state officials and how the State Archivist appraises, identifies, receives and preserves state government records that pertain to the history of Iowa.


Instructor Jeffrey Dawson, a Certified Archivist, holds a master’s degree in library and information science. He has experience in archival consulting and has worked for the State since 1998. He now serves as State Government Records Archivist.





Time: Tuesday, October 29; 9:30-10:45 AM OR 11 AM-12:15 PM

Location: 507 SW 7th St., Suite 307, Des Moines

Class Limit: 15/session


The Hubbell family, whose members live all over North America, has established a museum and library here in Des Moines for the preservation of books, records, documents and artifacts. It is open to the public by appointment. A couple of examples of the wide variety of material in the collection are a 19th Century wedding dress, books and articles on the Hubble telescope and paintings from the American Impressionist, Henry Salem Hubbell.


Instructor Patricia Dawson holds an MA in history and a master’s in library science and has served as the Librarian/ Curator of the Hubbell Museum & Library since 1995. Her responsibilities include cataloging and processing gifts, receiving visitors, maintaining the website and responding to e-mail and phone queries. She created the index to the original source material housed at the Center.




3520 GRAND AVENUE, DES MOINES, IA 50312 |  (515) 244-0631  |  E-MAIL US!


NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Senior College of Greater Des Moines, Inc. admits students of any age, race, disability, sexual orientation, creed, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, sexual orientation, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its policies and procedures.